Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Tuesday, 7 June - Skálholt
Skálholt plays an important role in the Conversion of Iceland. The first bishopric was founded here in 1056, with the first bishop, Ísleifur, taking seat. From then on it became the center of learning, culture and worldly power in Iceland.
The modern cathedral was consecrated in 1963. A reconstruction of the first cathedral stands alongside.
Between 2002 and 2007, excavations took place on the Bishop's residence at Skálholt. The remains are now partially uncovered alongside the Cathedral.
An interesting site with three man-made caves at Efr-Hvolshellar. There has been some dispute about the date of these caves. Originall...
A time to take a few more videos at Thingvellir. I will tidy them up later and look at incorporating them into one finshed video. Yo...
In 1104, an eruption of Mount Hekla destroyed some 20 farmsteads. One of these, at Stőng was excavated and later a reconstruction of the...