Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir
Drive from hotel
Oddi church is a major historical site located nearby the Rangá River. In fact, there has been a church and farm in this location since the mid 11th century. Sæmundur the Learned – a famous Icelandic personage – grew up on Oddi farm. He was a noted scholar who studied at the Black School in Paris and was perhaps one of the first Icelandic historians. Snorri Sturluson is another notable Icelandic poet, historian and policitian who hailed from Oddi. The current Oddi church was erected in 1924 and was recently restored. The church is small but beautiful and a wonderful place to be married. In fact, Hotel Rangá offers wedding packages that include Oddi as a ceremony location. Get married at this quaint country church just minutes from Hotel Rangá and then host your reception at Hotel Rangá. Contact our wedding coordinator to start planning your wedding today.
FAQ about Oddi Church
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Oddi Church is located in south Iceland at Rangárvellir between the Eystri and Ytri Rangá rivers. The church lies between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur and is only minutes from Hotel Rangá.
Iceland was Christianized in the year 1000. At that time, Christianity became the major prevailing religion by law. Oddi Church is thought to date back to the 11th century.
Distances from Oddi Church
It takes just about 7 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Oddi Church.
It takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Oddi Chruch.