Holar Hjaltadalur,

HOLAR CATHEDRAL


Hiking Trails Iceland

Icelandic Saga


HOLAR

VALLEY HJALTADALUR - DISTRICT SKAGAFJORDUR
How to get there

.

.
Flag of Iceland
In Icelandic


Travel information
Skagafjordur Area


Car rental Planner
Skagafjordur


Buses within Skagafjordur


Buses-Flights
Ferries-Car rentals

Holar is a school centre and a parsonage in the Hjaltadalur valley. About the year 1106, it was decided to divide the country into two sees and the proprietor of Holar donated the place "For the sake of god and the necessity of the holy church". Holar was the episcopal seat for the northern see, and a cultural- and educational centre for almost 7 centuries (1106-1798). The school was abolished in 1802. Many topographical names within the Holar area remind of its history.

The present church was said to be fully

constructed in 1763, when it was consecrated on the 20th of November. In 1881, the district authorities of Skagafjordur bought Holar and established an agricultural college there.

Holar is now the seat of one of two ordaining bishops in Iceland.  The other one is seated at Skalholt, the original episcopal seat (1056-1801).  The episcopal seat has been the capital of the country since 1801.

Natural hot water was pipelined to Holar from the farm Reykir in 1980 and 1981. A detour into the Hjaltadalur valley to Holar is well worth the time and to the farm Nedri-As, where archaeological excavations lead to the discovery the ruins of one of the oldest churches of the country.

The Holar University College is a growing institution offering quality graduate and undergraduate education and a strong research programme. The institution is an internationally recognised centre for education and research in three highly specialized fields; equine science, aqua-culture and aquatic biology, and tourism studies.
The main goal of the Holar University College is to enhance knowledge and professionalism in the economic sectors and cultural activities related to its fields of specialisation. The institution contributes significantly to the academic and professional communities both locally and globally by high standards in teaching, vigorous research programs, strong industry relations and active transnational collaboration. Hˇlar University College offers excellent research and study facilities.
Currently there are three academic departments:
Aquaculture and fish biology
Equine studies
Rural Tourism


Hiking Trails
.  All over the country, the old routes most used in ancient times have sprung to life again as the modern hiking trails.  Many of them have already been marked and others have to wait for the endeavours of the future generations, depending on their interest in healthy outdoor activity.

Siglufjordur 58 km, Hofsos km <Holar> Sau­arkrokur 37 km, 
Varmahlid 48 km via Blonduhlid.
.

hotels-hn.gif (1435 bytes)
Hotels
Guesth.

farmhouse-hn.gif (1299 bytes)
Farm

Acc.

youthhostels-hn.gif (1418 bytes)
Youth

Hostels

camping-hn.gif (1499 bytes)
Camping

Sites

cottages-hn.gif (1264 bytes)
Cottage

Acc.

dining-hn.gif (1383 bytes)
Rest-
aurants

bank-hn.gif (1544 bytes)
Banks

Changes

museums-hn.gif (1507 bytes)
Museums

Galleries

intrestingp-hn.gif (1586 bytes)
Places of

Interest

swimming-hn.gif (1323 bytes)
Swim.

Pools
intrestingp-hn.gif (1586 bytes)
Tourist

Info.

golf-hn.gif (1405 bytes)
Golf

Courses

fishing-hn.gif (1342 bytes)
Fishing

area

horse-hn.gif (1359 bytes)
Horse

Rentals

boat-hn.gif (1513 bytes)
Boat Ferries

highlandtours-hn.gif (1238 bytes)
Snow-

Mobiles

airport-hn.gif (1373 bytes)
Airports

Airlines

busstops-hn.gif (1318 bytes)
Sched.

Buses

carrentals-hn.gif (1393 bytes)
Car rentals
gasstations-hn.gif (1400 bytes)
Filling

Stations


BACK               Nat.is - Box 8593 108 Reykjavik- tel.: +354-898-0355 - nat@nat.is - about us - sources               HOME