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Skalholt Cathedral

| Skálholt, Fludir, Iceland
+354 486 8870
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| Skálholt, Fludir, Iceland
+354 486 8870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty church; Very plain outside but the stained glass windows are SPECTACULAR. Great location. Much history surrounds the church's background. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed November 4, 2017

The history of this cathedral helps you understand how Iceland was once a Catholic nation. Visit the sod house behind the church.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed September 20, 2017

This is a beautiful example of an early Icelandic church. The location is stunning. You can also enjoy an original sod house where you can also look inside it. As you can see from the small number of reviews, not many people know about this...More

Thank MainePeg
Reviewed September 17, 2017

The church stood out as one of the prettiest ones we visited. As well, there is a lot of history surrounding this location. The information center and excavation around the church offers more information that provides more information on the religious background of Iceland. Overall,...More

Thank David L
Reviewed September 12, 2017

The big new cathedral is interesting, but even more so for me was the sod church by its side. Definitely worth a stop to see something a bit different.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed September 8, 2017

After so many geysers and lakes and waterfalls and hot springs, you really need to see something else as well to be able to still fully enjoy the Icelandic nature. The Skalholt Cathedral is a great place to stop. The former religious and cultural capital...More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Made a nice stop here and a change from all the waterfalls, geysers and glaciers! The cathedral is simple in it's beauty and the turfed church adjacent was interesting. We had a nice picnic stop with lovely views and enjoyed a coffee in the cafe.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Took the short diversion from Route 35 to visit the Church. Easy access and a distinctive style. Modern interior but the site has a lot of history. Good views of the surrounding area and a chance to get a close look at an earth covered...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We stopped here on a whim. The church is lovely. Beautiful organ and stained glass. Striking altar mosaic. Older original church (adjacent) is also neat. Worth a quick stop. The surrounding area is beautiful.

Thank virginian9
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Nice little stop on a mini tour of the smaller attractions in the area towards the end of our holiday. Interesting place, plus some amazing views in all directions.

Thank Simon J
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