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Skálholt

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Skálholtsskóli - the center for education, culture and dialogue of church and society - welcomes individuals and families as well as larger groups of different kinds for a longer or shorter stay all year round, offering housing accomodation and restaurant service.
In the summer Skálholt is a much visited place for tourists of many nationalities, some only looking around for a while or staying for a good meal or a cup of coffee in the restaurant. But Skálholtsskóli is also an ideal place for meetings, conferences and similar events during the winter.

Skálholt is 93 km from Reykjavík, very close to Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir and other key tourist attractions.
We offer excellent facilities for conferences, workshops, retreats and educational and cultural tourism.

Full accommodation is provided for up to 44 people in single and double rooms with and without private bath. An adjacent camp within short walking distance (4-5 min.) can accommodate 33 people in simpler housing at lower rates.

The dining hall can serve 120 people and offers, among other things, traditional Icelandic food made by recipes from the 12th century.
The conference room seats 60-70 people and can be divided into three smaller rooms.

Today, Skálholt is visited for the new cathedral, the tomb of bishops, the museum and thirteen century tunnel leading out to the excavations of the old bishopric and school.

The Cathedral is also renowned for its Summer Music Festival starting in 1975 and attracting many skilled musicians and lots of music lovers. Besides, many choirs,  Icelandic and foreign visit Skálholt to perform in the Cathedral because of its excellent acoustics and artistic surroundings.

The Skálholt Center (Skálholtsskóli) is a cultural and educational center and offers excellent facilities for seminars, conferences and cultural tourism. It is also a place for retreats, sometimes silent, during the peaceful winter time. In the summer it is becoming again a place of pilgrimage with a center of pilgrimage all year round. The Center offers accommodation and food for visitors and tourists.

Skálholt

Skálholt

Skálholtsskóli - the center for education, culture and dialogue of church and society - welcomes individuals and families as well as larger groups of

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Skálholt Church

Skálholt Church

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