Iceland 2015 - Brian W. Ogilvie
Skálholt chapel

Skálholt chapel

Skálholt was the site of the first episcopal see in Iceland. It was transferred to Reykjavik in the eighteenth century but re-established as a satellite in the twentieth. This modern chapel was built using traditional methods: a dry laid stone foundation, a wooden superstructure, and then a turf exterior (see below).