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  • Address: Skálholt, Iceland 801

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Skálholt Tours

From the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries, the town of Skálholt served as one of two episcopal bishoprics in Iceland. As a center for Christianity, it became one of the wealthiest and most influential settlements in the country. In 1550, the last Catholic bishop was beheaded (along with his two sons), marking the end of the Reformation in the area. The town remained a Lutheran center until the seat was moved to Reykjavik in 1797.

Modern-day visitors will find a large Protestant cathedral in Skálholt, built between 1956 and 1963 to replace one destroyed by an earthquake in the 1700s. An underground vault below the church houses what are believed to be the sarcophagus remains of Pall Jonsson, one of the town’s most powerful bishops, which were discovered during an excavation in 1954.

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Skálholt is located along Road 31 in the lower Biskupstungur Valley.

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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

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Hungry for adventure? Journey into the depths of a dormant volcano on this exhilarating 5-hour expedition from Reykjavik. After a hike through the lava fields ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $400.86
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Want to see some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on a day trip from Reykjavik? From spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls and ancient ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.46
Golden Circle with Blue Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle with Blue Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle and the Thingvelir National Park on this private 12-hour tour from Reykjavik. Follow the Golden Circle route through UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $417.55
Small-Group Golden Circle Plus Tour, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Golden Circle Plus Tour

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This small-group Golden Circle day trip include all the highlights of the popular Golden Circle route (Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss), plus an additional ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.92
Golden Circle Evening Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Evening Trip from Reykjavik

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Explore the best of Iceland — ‘land of fire and ice’ — on this 6-hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. To make your experience even more unique, this special ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.35
Small Group Golden Circle and Skalholt Minibus Day Tour from Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Small Group Golden Circle and Skalholt Minibus Day Tour from Reykjavík

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Overview Experience the best of Iceland‘s fire, water and history on a full-day tour of the „Golden Circle“ in a comfortable minibus. This Colden Circle ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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