"Au­unarstofa log-house at Hˇlar." Hjaltadalur Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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  Au­unarstofa log-house in 2015.
by Regina1965
 
  • Auðunarstofa log-house in 2015. - Hjaltadalur
      Au­unarstofa log-house in 2015.
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  • I at Auðunarstofa log-house in 2010. - Hjaltadalur
      I at Au­unarstofa log-house in 2010.
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  • Auðunarstofa log-house in 2010. - Hjaltadalur
      Au­unarstofa log-house in 2010.
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  • Inside Auðunarstofa log-house. - Hjaltadalur
      Inside Au­unarstofa log-house.
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  • Auðunarstofa log-house in 2015. - Hjaltadalur
      Au­unarstofa log-house in 2015.
    by Regina1965
 

There is a beautiful log-house at Hˇlar. It is raised in remembrance of the Norwegian Au­un rau­i Ůorbergsson, who was a bishop at Hˇlar from 1313-1322. While he was bishop he built a log-house from Norwegian wood which he carried to Iceland with him from Norway. It became the quarters of the bishops at Hˇlar for five centuries.

In the early 19th century the log-house was dismantled and in 2002 a new log-house was built. The Norwegians donated the wood and it was built with tools like were used in the 14th century.

In Au­unarh˙s are the offices of the ordained bishop at Hˇlar and a parlour where concerts are held and meetings. I read later on that in the cellar canonicals and old books are on display and the old chalices of the Cathedral at Hˇlar. I am sorry I missed that.

Au­unarh˙s is so beautiful, a true work of art, I think, and well worth a visit while visiting Hˇlar.

Address: Hˇlar Ý Hjaltadal, 551 Sau­ßrkrˇkur, N-Iceland

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2010
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Regina1965

“Bon Voyage :)”

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