Skalholt Cathedral, Fludir

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in South Region
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  • This is a place we have driven past a few times but never stopped at until today. This is a pretty little cathedral with a history. There is a small museum underneath which tells you about this histor...  more »
  • A beautiful church with a special shrine. On the unique history of the well. Cultural Centre.
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  • This church (cathedral) is the latest of several built on this spot through the centuries. While the church may seem Stark it has beautiful modern stained glass windows and houses a small museum in th...  more »
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  • Beautiful church, the biggest Catholic Church in Iceland, also one of the only church that allowing us to enter the church. There is a small turf house beside the church, too bad there's no explanation on the function of this turf house. Interesting part is there is a small tunnel on the side of the church, also no explanation of this tunnel. Beautiful landscape around, worth the detour and spend some time here.
  • The cathedral isn't all that exciting to look at from the outside, but the interior is beautiful. There is also a more traditional structure next door. The views from the cathedral steps are good too.
  • There aren 't any intresting places, the church isn 't looks good, the town is really died out.
  • The rooms are a cozy lodge style. Don't expect anything modern. The Wi-Fi is very fast and the view is stunning. There is a lot of moss on the grass and many mountains around. It's a one hour ish drive out from Reykjavik so the surroundings a very quiet and pristine. From my experience, the beds are also very comfy. I give it 3 stars because the building I'm staying km is very far from the main building where meals are served. This is quite inconvenient but if u manage to get a room in the main building, you will be closer to the dining hall. ( the main building doesn't have as good of a view though ) . I hope this has helped you ( ^ω^)
  • What a wonderful and modest church, archeological site and village. The entrance to the Museum inside the church has a box asking you to contribute to it with cash (300 kr/p as far as I remember) which I recommend. When we went there today (2017/01/18) there was no one in sight, inside nor outside, but some postcards available in the entrance hall of the church as well, with the same honor system of the cash box (100kr/card I believe). There is a very cute (and opened!) Viking looking house on the left of the church that is very picturesque too. The bathroom is in another building, which also asks for donations as you enter and use it. All in all and besides all these donation boxes, this place is very beautiful and has a very intense (and important I believe) place in the history and religion history of Iceland. I highly recommend it!

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