I have to confess this is my favorite photo I shot of the Skálholt church. I wasn’t facing the building but I could resist the colors of this sunrise, reflecting in the snow and the moon, not wanting to set yet. Really beautiful.
The Skálholt church was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. From 1056 until 1785, it was one of Iceland's two episcopal sees, along with Hólar, making it a cultural and political center. Iceland's first official school, Skálholtsskóli (now Reykjavík Gymnasium, MR), was founded at Skálholt in 1056 to educate clergy. In 1992 the seminary in Skálholt was re-instituted under the old name and now serves as the education and information center of the Church of Iceland.
Golden Circle tourIcelandIceland's episcopal seeReykjavík GymnasiumSkálholtsskóliThe Skálholt churchcopyright May 2015cultural and political center. Iceland's first official schooleducation and information center of the Church of Iceland.