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Little cottage
Skálholt Cathedral
Little cottage
Skálholt Cathedral
Little cottage
This beautiful little cottage is located in Skálholt, right next to the Skálholt Cathedral. The cottage was closed and not a soul in sight to ask if it's ever open. It could be just a shed. The outside was really beautiful though. We had some dark clouds and very windy. I really thought we will get rain but instead we got this dark blue color that contrasted beautifully with the lush green roof. Although Skálholt is visited by tourists, when we got there, there was nobody. We had the place to ourselves, my favorite kinda place.
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Skálholt Cathedral
The current cathedral at Skálholt is relatively large in comparison to most Icelandic churches; its span from door to apse is approximately 30 meters. Some of its predecessors were even longer, reaching up to 50 m in length. The new cathedral was built from 1956 to 1963 as a part of the millennial celebrations of the Episcopal see. The other Scandinavian churches celebrated this along with the Icelandic church, and many of the new cathedral's items are gifts of theirs; for example, Gerður Helgadóttir's extensive stained-glass windows are a gift from the Danes. When we got there, we were completely alone so we really took our time with reading about it, kids were running around the lush grass, it was great. The little cottage was not open, not sure if it ever is but the church was beautiful inside. I really like the simplicity of Icelandic churches.
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