Hóf is a small community east of Skaftafell on the southern side of Vatnajökull. The church's construction is a bit special. Two of the walls are made from chunks of peat, and the other two from planks; while peat was a cheap, readily available building material, wood was quite the oposite. According to my guide book the, church was built in 1883 and churches like this used to be quite common in Iceland. Today there are only a few left.