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Elf church which sits in the way of a new road will be moved today

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  • Moving house The Road Administration plans to move a  rock, which some believe to be the infamous elf church Ófeigskirkja, at 11 am today. Photo/GVA

The Road Administration plans to move a 70 tonne (154,324 lbs) rock, which some believe to be the infamous elf church Ófeigskirkja, at 11 am today, Wednesday.

The rock sits in the middle of the Gálgahraun lava field in the Reykjavík suburb of Garðabær, and in the path of a new road linking Álftanes to Garðabær. 

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“The circumstances are quite unusual as the rock is somewhat distinctive to the area. In this case people warned that the rock was likely the famous Ófeigskirkja, we felt the need to respect that belief,” G. Pétur Matthíasson, PR manager for the Road Administration, explained. 

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Elves are thought to be responsible for numerous heavy equipment breakdowns and other accidents over the decades, we can only hope that there will be no mishaps during today's move. 

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