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Flatey

The Flatey Church dates back to 1926 and is decorated by Baltasar Samper, a famous painter and father of renowned film director, Baltasar Kormákur. The altarpiece shows a picture of Christ with fishermen at the Flatey harbour. Christ is wearing an Icelandic woollen jumper, the ‘lopapeysa’ and bears an uncanny resemblance to the artist himself. Flatey was the biggest cultural centre in Iceland in the mid-19th century. The ferry Baldur sails from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur, stopping at Flatey twice a day in the summer months.

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