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Address: | Skálholt, Fludir, Iceland
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It's a church ;)

We pulled over and took a few pictures when we were passing by on our golden circle tour. It's a beautiful old church with an excellent view of the surrounding area.

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Jaime C
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Orange County, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As stated above, More of an "if you're there" thing. That being said, do it! It's not like you're going to regret it. You may spend less than 10 minutes there but you'll be glad you did (in my humble opinion)

Thank AnnonTraveler5150
Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful church that is truly a moving experience to visit. The grass hut exhibit outside is a neat walk through as well.

Thank darno3
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and it was ok but it's not a place you stay long unless your into Churches or excavations. 15 mins should do.

Conway, South Carolina
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very sweet church with an amazing history. Definitely visit. We went with a tour guide who told us about its history. Light a candle! Made the visit feel special!

Thank loganoc
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We pulled over and took a few pictures when we were passing by on our golden circle tour. It's a beautiful old church with an excellent view of the surrounding area.

Thank Jaime C
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Skalholt Cathedral LOCATION: Skálholt, Fludir, Iceland TIME OF YEAR: Late January RATING: 3/5 PRICE: n/a RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: n/a LENGTH: 30 minutes RAVE: Don't miss the small chapel behind the cathedral RAGE: Just missed sunrise LOWDOWN: We visited this attraction as part of the Gray Line Golden Circle tour. This was our first stop and we arrived right... More 

Thank RageW
Julian, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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!

Thank Samantha D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a big impressive church but there are also ruins which show that the site was a political and cultural centre, one of 2 episcopal sees. Iceland's first shool was in Skalholt also. There is some information to read in front of the ruins and you are of course welcome to go inside the church which is large and... More 

Thank manpoodle
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The church at Skálholt is located on the Golden Circle. For centuries it was one of Iceland's two Episcopal sees. It used to be the setting of our first school and the bishop resided there. The church is beautiful with excellent accoustics and the underground passage is interesting. You can also read up on the archaeology digs in Skálholt.

Thank Helgi Thor G
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not too much to say about this one - it's a church, a very quiet church - the ordained bishop lives here with his wife and it used to be an old village. Quite small but passes the time away.

Thank Dylan D

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