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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this cathedral after going to the Secret Lagoon. To one side there is a big archeological dig. It is worth stopping by to see and take some photos.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jkskel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a short stop at Skalholt Cathedral - an important historic site. We didn't stay long, but we had a nice walk around and it's pretty cathedral with equally pretty views. We were the only ones there, so it's not a busy stop.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Maria C
Reviewed March 16, 2019

We seemed to be the only visitors one Sunday afternoon. Tried the door and it was surprisingly open. They asked for a donation to see the basement crypt so be sure you have a few Icelandic coins on you to drop in the box. Below...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ttoo
Reviewed March 1, 2019

The church is rather modern and minimalsitic while the surrounding area is beautiful with historic excavations on the grounds, no crowds and relaxing time. Good to visit the bible collection next door.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

The Cathedral at Skálholt is another example of the simple beauty of Icelandic church architecture. Compared with the crowds at the Hallgrimskirkja, Skalholt is much more quiet and offers an ideal opportunity for contemplation. The stained glass windows are magnificent in the setting Winter sun,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

It is well worth a visit when you are in Iceland. A very interesting history here. Leave the Cathedral via the secret passage.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Whilst this is a modern church, its simplicity and design make it more impressive than first impressions might reveal. It is also odd that it is a fairly isolated cathedral both in location and with respect to other buildings.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

What made this stop great was not this pretty but humble 1950's remake of the first Icelandic church, but our bus driver gave us a trumpet solo of "Ave Maria"and "Hallelujah". What a bonus!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Don't waste time here, keep your route, there is way to much to see and do in Iceland. This place does not offer anything of culture, history, arts or entertainment whatsoever.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edna L
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Skalholt cathedral is more of a church really and is an easy place to visit if you are doing the normal tourist route around the golden circle. Asthetically, it is similar to a lot of Icelandic churches in its modern, simplistic design. The hidden treat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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