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Iceland’s ancient bishopric. The seat of Hólar is located in the beautiful valley of Hjaltadalur in north Iceland. The first printing press in Iceland was established here in 1530. From the information slate at Hólar: “The bishopric at Hólar was founded in 1106 to serve the northern part of Iceland. There had been a church […]

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As you come down the Öxnadalsheiði pass in north Iceland and into Öxnadalur valley, you are met with the atmospheric sight of Hraundrangi. The serrated ridge crowned by this pinnacle (1075 m) rises from the valley floor almost like a vertical wall. One of Iceland‘s great men, Jónas Hallgrímsson, was born here. (There is a […]

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