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A lovely modern cathedral with a beautiful image of Christ behind the altar. In a lovely location... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2024
Alanadjuster
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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This quaint cathedral in the tiny village of Skálholt, considered to be Iceland's first town, is a... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2022
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North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Historic cathedral with a crypt below. Wish there was more information available as it’s such an important piece of history. Centuries of cathedrals have been built here. There’s even a hidden entrance from the field into the crypt. It’s a nice stop along the Golden Circle route.

Date of experience: July 2021
Thank MarisaS979
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

Great church to visit for some excellent pictures. The church was locked, so could not venture inside. Just a few minutes here to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Located just off the Golden Circle.

Date of experience: May 2021
1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

Skalholt has an intriguing history that goes hand in hand with Iceland’s history since its christening around year 1000. Despite so much of historic importance being represented here, the history is so difficult to access and understand when you pay a visit to the church as this place today resembles nothing in comparison to how it symbolized power, knowledge and history 500-1000 years ago when this was the center of knowledge and religious power in Iceland. Those who are not well read up on Skalholt’s history before a visit will leave without being impressed. For such a site, there should be a resident guide available, and much more relevant information and history presented. Very disappointing presentation of such an important site!

Date of experience: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 April 2020

The cathedral and other buildings look great against the skyline as you approach. The interior is rather beautiful too. I would have liked to have tried the cafe too but it wasn't open.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank O5237VEjanec
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

The site has an amazing history and an incredible feeling of peace and calm. We were lucky to find the place virtually deserted, but the size of the car park indicated it could get very busy sometimes!

The cathedral itself is a bit scruffy and there are no tourist facilities so don’t expect to much. However, if you strike lucky and have the place to yourself, you may find it as magical as we did.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank BillfromKent
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