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Hofsstaðir

Hofsstaðir

Hofsstaðir

GPS Points N65° 41' 38.130" W19° 22' 24.103"
Opening period 01/04 - 20/09
Service Walking path Home catering Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted

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Réttarholt Farm
Tour Operators
  • Blönduhlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8201, 891-9161
Keldudalur
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Hegranesi
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-6233
Sauðárkrókur - Eagle Air
Domestic flights
  • Sauðárkróksflugvöllur
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 562-4200
Á Sturlungaslóð
Exhibitions
  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 455 6161
Lynghorse
Day Tours
  • Lynghóll
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 868-7224
History and Culture
20.28 km
Hólar Cathedral

Hólar Cathedral is the oldest stone church in Iceland, constructed in 1763. The church is built with red sandstone from the mountain Hólabyrða. A number of historically important items are on display at the church.

The church tower is 27m long and stands beside the church. It was constructed on the 400-year anniversary of the death of the last Catholic Bishop of Iceland, Jón Arason.

History and Culture
15.14 km
Flugumýri

Flugumýri is an ancient manor in Blönduhlíð, there the chieftan of Ásbirningar lived during the age of the Sturlings. Gizur Þorvaldsson, who later became the only Icelandic Earl, also lived there. In 1253 the enemies of Gizur tried to kill him by burning down his house during wedding feast of his son. Gizur escaped harm by hiding in a barrel of skyr (sour yoghurt) but all of his sons and his wife died.

More information at www.flugumyri.is

History and Culture
20.32 km
Hólar in Hjaltadalur

Hólar is one of the most famous historical sites in Iceland and was, for many centuries, an Episcopal See. It was also the capital of North Iceland for over 700 years. There has been a church on the site from the 11th century, and the present Hólar Cathedral was consecrated in 1763. It is the oldest stone built church in Iceland.

Hólaskóli School, founded in 1882, was an agricultural school, but there is evidence that some form of school has been present at Hólar right from the time of the first bishopric. Archaeological research has been carried out at Hólar over the past years and more than 40 thousand items found, some of which are now on display in the old schoolhouse.

History and Culture
24.23 km
Víðimýrarkirkja church

Víðimýrarkirkja church is one of the few preserved turf churches in Iceland. At the beginning of the 20th century its fate was uncertain, but luckily the immense cultural value of the building was recognised in time, and the National Museum of Iceland became responsible for its renovation. The church was built in 1834 and has turf walls, but timber gables both back and front.

Others

Hólar Church
Museums
  • Hólar í Hjaltadal
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-6300
Blacksmith´s Workshop
Exhibitions
  • Suðurgata 5
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-5389, 453-5020
Skagafjörður Archive
Libraries & Archives
  • Safnahúsið við Faxatorg
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 455-6075
Á Sturlungaslóð
Exhibitions
  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 455 6161
Safnahúsið - Museum
Museums
  • Faxatorg
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-6640

Others

Olís Varmahlíð
Diners
  • Varmahlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
Sauðárkróksbakarí
Cafés
  • Aðalgata 5
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 455-5000
Blafell
Shopping
  • Skagfirðingabraut 29
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453 6666, 860 2088
Gil
Bed & Breakfast
  • 453-6780, 849-6701
N1 - Service Station
Gas station
  • Ártorg 4
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 455-7070
KS Varmahlíð
Restaurants
  • Varmahlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 455-4500
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