Visit Holar in north Iceland 

- enjoy history and beutiful

landscape in a quiet valley


Quiet & peaceful

Hólar is a popular destination thanks to its many attractions, notably the beautiful nature and its important role in Iceland's history.  Hólar is surrounded by scenic mountains and stands on the edge of Hólar Woods. There is plenty of long and short hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. 

Holar Cottages and Apartments



The university restaurant is open to the public and is known for its innovative cuisine based on local ingredients.



Holar is a small quiet village just twenty five minute drive to Hofsos and Saudarkrokur. Perfect place to rest for a few days and enjoy nature.


Hólar forest has a cozy campsite with sheltered clearings and  a charming environment.




A swimming pool and a hot tub are accessible in the main building of Hólar University.


Visit the Cathedral in Holar, Icelandic Horse History Center, or examine Nýibær, a fine example of a 19th century North Iceland turf house.




A weekday lunch restaurant is open year round, with a dinner menu available in the summer. We offfer local food i.e. smoked arctic charr and lamb on our menu..


© 2016 by Tourist Office in Holar. GPS POINTS N65° 43' 57.349" W19° 6' 46.849"

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