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The convent of Reynistadur

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.6696756° N 19.5785996° W

The convent of Reynistadur was initiated by Jonrundur, bishop of the northern see, and Hallbera, who later became it s abbess (1295). Bishop Jorundur had donated a few estates for this purpose, and the convent was built at Stadur in Reynisnes. He convinced Hallbera and other wealthy women to donate handsomely to the convent. Jorundur and his successors remained the protectors of the convent, which served until the reformation.

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