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Skalholt Cathedral, Fludir
(3.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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  • This Catherdral was amazing to see at night. The history behing this church is fascinating. We enjoyed reading the information and seeing the inside of the church. Beautiful! 
  • Accessed by the Carret. 35 and the 31.habia been the former first cathedral of Iceland. He is currently a Lutheran Church. It is not the seat of any diocese. Is successor of a medieval church destroyed today, which was the first cathedral in the country. In 1056, Skálholt was chosen as the first bishop of Iceland for its first bishop, Ísleifur Gissurarson. It seems that there were at least two previous cathedrals on the hill where the present Cathedral sits both built in wood. The first was built in the 12TH century, known as Gislakirkja. The current Cathedral measures about 30 m long. It has a Latin cross, with one main nave and two lateral. Inside, include stained-glass abstract Gerður Helgadóttir, which decorate the ships windows, and the mosaic of the altar, Nína Tryggvadóttir, representing Jesus. In the interior of the Cathedral remains the sarcophagus of Bishop Páll Jónsson, discovered during archaeological excavations in the 1950s.
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  • The former seat of the Bishop has to offer due to its turbulent history. Not how different the view of the surrounding area is to be expected, beautiful and worth of gear in the crypt. Due to the relatively long opening hours, a visit is recommended because it is quieter in the late afternoon. From the crypt out can be even in the old tunnel that leads to the cemetery. However, always a person on the inside of the door should remain, because this is for once, you can no longer open it from the tunnel. .
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  • A nice Cathedral with an interesting history which is well laid out for visitors. Make sure you don't go in the main entrance but round to the right where you'll find the historic underground entrance leading you through the exhibit underneath the building.
  • This is a very nice cathedral in one of Iceland's most important historic sites. It seems to be located in the middle of nowhere (similar to almost anywhere in Iceland). Beautiful landscapes around here.
  • Attractive church with beautiful scenery. Not lifechanging as a tourist attraction, but still nice.
  • Beautiful and peaceful place.
  • GG nice place