Öxarárfoss is a waterfall in Iceland and very close to one of Iceland’s well known tourist attractions: Þingvellir. This is a National Park and the area where around 930 poeple from Iceland started to gather for their first Parliament. They did this there until 1798. The bed of river Öxarár has been changed to supply the gathering masses with water in times of their gathering.
This turf church is one of only six icelandic turf churches still standing. They are preserved as historical monuments. This church was built 1834 and has turf walls, but timber gables both back and front.