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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 22 September 2021

You must visit this place- the owner , Gigi, of the restaurant is a generous, attentive and creative person. She and her family member have taken ownership fo this Cathedral restaurant and they are devoted and attentive. We had a group of 15 people- Merrie's friends and we were all pleased. 2 of the members of our group were vegetarian/vegan and those meals also were exquisite. All of our meals were artistically and Icelandic in display and cuisine. The chef's speciality was apparent in the taste and presentation- they were meals you don't want to end. Gigi and her staff were welcoming and offered excellent customer/guest care. The Cathedral is an intriguing historical setting with a cozy guesthouse. Even if you spend the day there you Must enjoy a meal with Gigi.

Date of experience: September 2021
1  Thank vickid696
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

The is easy and quick to visit as it is just off the road between Geysir and Selfoss. This is another historic site where hundreds of years ago there was a very large cathedral and religious school. The original cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake, but the church was rebuilt in the 1960’s. The church was closed when we stopped by. There as a view over the ruins and a lake but the whole visit should not detain you for very long.

Date of experience: June 2021
3  Thank NomadicTraveller7
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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
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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
3  Thank wilhelmm-norway
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