Hólar in Hjaltadalur valley is one of Iceland’s best-known historical sites. Hólar was the northern bishopric from 1106 as well as the educational capital of the north. There has been a church on the site from the 11th century, and the present and oldest stone-built church in Iceland, Hólar Cathedral was consecrated in 1973. The Agricultural University in Hólar has been operated since 1882. Other sites worth visiting are the Nýibær, turf house from 1854 and Auðunarstofa, log-house. There are pleasant hiking trails to the mountain, Gvendarskál where you will find a guestbook and an altar.
HOW TO GET THERE
GPS: N65° 43′ 58.997″ W19° 6′ 44.973″