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Skálholt Cathedral

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Skálholt Cathedral

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This nighttime tour to the Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights is perfect if you’re trying to pack your days full of Iceland’s best or squeeze in sightseeing during a layover. Book it for a planning-free evening or a scenic alternative to nightlife. Your tour includes admission fees and transportation to top Iceland attractions, plus an Icelandic buffet-style dinner.
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wilhelmm-norway wrote a review Aug 2020
Fornebu, Norway180 contributions140 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2020
O5237VEjanec wrote a review Apr 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
BillfromKent wrote a review Feb 2020
Orpington, United Kingdom77 contributions11 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Simsim7 wrote a review Nov 2019
Norway573 contributions86 helpful votes
We drove down to this church as we thought it looked interesting. The church looks a bit more tired than in the pictures I had seen. The glass windows on the inside looks nice though. This is not a stop to do if you're short on time. Make a visit if you have some extra time and think it looks interesting. No one else visited when we went there, so we had the whole place to ourselves.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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O around the world wrote a review Sep 2019
United States65 contributions51 helpful votes
We would not return to this site, and would not include it on our itinerary if we had to do our trip over again. We rented a car and saw amazing places all over Iceland. However, this site was to us uninteresting and our time and fuel would have been better spent elsewhere on the myriad of things to do in this amazing country. All due respect to this location. It's a lovely site. It just can't compete with the natural wonders of Iceland.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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