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Situated in the lower part of the Biskupstungur valley between the rivers Hvítá and Brúará, Skálholt is one of Iceland's places of special historical interest. For seven centuries it was the scene of the most dramatic events which shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life in Iceland. Its early history is traced back to the 11th century when religious disputes were at their sharpest in Iceland. Within two centuries of the settlement of Iceland, the first bishopric was founded at Skálholt in 1056 for South Iceland, and soon a second at Hólar in 1109 for North Iceland.
Today, Skálholt is visited for the new cathedral, the tomb of bishops, the museum, and the collection of ancient books in the tower. A public high school is at Skálholt, the school building is used as a hostel in the summer.


Here you can see a version in b&w of this beautiful cathedral :)
...not the best conversion ...but i try my best

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Additional Photos by Anellise Anes (anes_lc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1075 W: 172 N: 1420] (14968)
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