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Holar Cathedral

Holar i Hjaltadal, 551, Holar, Iceland
+354 453 6300
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Be aware Closed for winter September 11 onwards

The journey to, and the setting of, the Church is stunning. Sadly the Church is now closed for the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Michael H
via mobile
A Nice Break. Worth The Drive In.

My wife and I were touring the peninsula for a day out of Akureyri. Saw the blurb about Holar on a... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Holar i Hjaltadal, 551, Holar, Iceland
+354 453 6300
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The journey to, and the setting of, the Church is stunning. Sadly the Church is now closed for the winter, as is the information office in Holar. Outside the Church is a notice claiming that it is open EVERY day 10.00 until 18.00. The information...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My wife and I were touring the peninsula for a day out of Akureyri. Saw the blurb about Holar on a local tourist write up. Decided to take a break and visit. Delightful two hour stop. First, the ride in was scenic. It is a...More

Thank bobk56
Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you have the time, this historic little village is worth a detour. Holar Cathedral with surrounding cemetery and grounds is a very photogenic spot. Nice views from the Bell Tower top, but it’s not super high. The cathedral site is 1,000 years old, but...More

Thank NekoCat
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is a cathedral. But in an Ísland scale. A small church in a very peaceful surroundings. The guide for the day was a retired priest, the Bishops husband, and a very nice man. He had very good knowledge of the history of Christianity in...More

Thank Svend L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Out of the way but worth the drive. Attractive cathedral and bell tower. The lady inside the cathedral was really nice and made the trip worthwhile. A very rainy day didn't spoil this historically important place.

Thank 50oddtimes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

When you finally arrive at Holar and its beautiful church you really do have to admire the tenacity and dedication of the early settlers in Iceland. The early Icelanders established the headquarters of their Christian church here in the early 12 century in a very...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We took the short drive off the main road up to Holar Cathedral and it was lovely. The Cathedral has been there for around 1000 years, and make sure you go into the Church. Near the main door is a list of the Bishops in...More

3  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great location, and very nice cathedral - probably the most ornate we have been to in Iceland. I'm not religious, but enjoyed the visit there - worth the diversion to have a look.

Thank GrahamL
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We showed up in Holar, the ancestral town of my great grandfather, and stopped in the church. There was a young lady who was there and she gave an excellent history of the church, it's 4 predecessors, and the area. Go up the tower!

Thank kelownatraveller
Reviewed 24 March 2015

A little bit out of the way but worth a visit for the history of the place alone. A picturesque cathedral in a picturesque valley.

1  Thank LPOnTour
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