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Coordinates: ISN93 425529.88 E, 403335.42 N
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Skálholt, a farm and a church, the seat of bishops 1056–1796, a school after the Reformation and inter­mit­tently in Catholic times.

Many historical events are connect­ed with Skálholt, such as the execution of the last Catholic bishop, Jón Arason, along with two of his sons in 1550.

A memo­rial has been erected on the spot where Jón Arason was beheaded.

A new ca­thedral has been built and deco­rated with import­ant works by Ice­landic artists.

A tomb of the bishops and a related museum is there, and a large collection of books is preserved in the tower.

Concerts every week–end in summer. A Visitor Centre.

Skálholt og Þorláksbúð

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Your key to Iceland in one handy volume. Iceland's entire road system, including the highlands and all mountain roads, plus its geography, culture and history. Easy to use for travel in either direction.

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