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Welcome to Skálholt Cathedral

Skálholt is one of the most historical places in Iceland.  It was the center for culture and religion as well as the capital of Iceland for 750 years. An episcopal see was established there with the first bishop in year 1056. Today the bishop of Skálholt still resides there.  

Skálholt Cathedral is the 10th church on the site, built in 1963, and is open to the public daily from 9:00 – 18:00. Visit the beautiful cathedral, experience the spirituality, and explore the stained-glass windows and a mosaic altarpiece, made by two women who were the leading Icelandic artists of the 20th century.

Learn about the rich history and culture by visiting the archaeological site, underground tunnel and the crypt with the bishop’s sarcophagus and other artifacts that have been found in Skálholt.

In Skálholt you will find comfortable accommodation at Hotel Skalholt and delicious food in a friendly environment at Hvönn restaurant.

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How to get to Skálholt

Skálholt is one of the most historical places in Iceland. If you are looking for a beautiful church where you can learn about Iceland's rich culture and history, you have come to the right place.  
Skálholt Cathedral is located on the Golden Circle just a 2 minutes drive from road 35. If you are on your way to Gullfoss, Geysir or Friðheimar Tomato farm, please take a right turn on road 31 and drive for about 2 minutes. You will then see Skálholt Cathedral on your right. 

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