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Skálholt is one of the most historic places in Iceland. It was an episcopal see, a school, a seat of learning and administration for more than 700 years and a place of pilgrimage in medieval times. Skálholt of our time is more than history. It is a place of culture, spirituality and music run by…
Beautiful church and exhibitions to learn about Icelandic history.
The first church in Iceland was built at Skálholt around the year 1000. Today, Skálholt is visited for the new cathedral, the tomb of bishops, the museum, and the collection of ancient books in the tower - and not least "the unforgettable concerts held in the church".
Skálholt is one of Iceland's places of special historical interest. For seven centuries it was the scene of the most dramatic events which shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life in Iceland. Its early history is traced back to the 11th century when religious disputes were at their sharpest…
With its cathedral Skálholt of our time is more than history. It is the site of a deputy bishop and a local parish priest. Besides holy services every Sunday and morning (laudes) and evening prayers (vesper) on weekdays the cathedral has become renowned for its summer concerts attracting many…
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“Háifoss is one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls and is recognized for both its height and volume. Meaning “high falls”, this waterfall plummets 122 meters into a gaping canyon alongside its sister waterfall, Granni, which means “the neighbor”. Both waterfalls come from branches of the Fossá river and join the Þjórsá, the longest river in Iceland. These waterfalls are especially impressive during the Spring and early Summer months; during this time the snowmelt that feeds the Fossá reaches its greatest volume, and the waterfalls cascade into the canyon with a roaring intensity that echoes off the canyon walls.”
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“Don't expect a fancy cocktail menu, but you will get all the simple things. And a burger or pizza with your beer.”
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“Einu sinni var blómleg byggð í Þjórsárdal, sem leið undir lok við Heklugos á 11. öld. Stöng var grafinn upp og endurgerður svo það er gaman að sjá hvernig var til húsa hjá Íslendingum til forna. ”
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