During the summer you are welcome to attend Sunday Mass at 14:00 led by Bishop Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir and concerts at 16:00.
The Church is open for tourists on week days for guided tours.
ICELANDIC HORSE HISTORY CENTRE
The museum of the Icelandic Horse History Centre displaying the history of the Icelandic horse is open from 10:00-18:00 from June 1st through September 15th.
Nýibær is an example
of 19th century turfhouse
in northern Iceland. The use
of space, building materials and techniques are typical of their time and place. The farmhouse is open free of charge for all visitors during summer months.
Hólar University is a growing institution offering quality education and a strong research program.
The institution is an internationally recognized center for education and research in three specialized fields: equine science,
aqua-culture and aquatic biology, and tourism studies.
If you wish to be closer
to nature consider staying
at campground in Hólar surrounded by one of the oldest forest in Iceland. While staying at campsite you are welcome to drop by our restaurant for a tasty meal.
The city is located at the foot of the Mt. Hólabyrða.
The trail is about 4 km to the top, 840 m elevation gain. Very strenuous and steep.
Gvenderskal is a ledge half way up to the top of Holabyrða, where bishop Guðmundur Arason was said to go daily
The trails is 2 km one way,
400 m elevation gain.
Small natural hot spring at the end of the valley near farm Reykir.
Unfortunately original pool
is currently overgrown but you can still see boiling river.
If you wish to know more about Hólar and its history, you are invited to follow Hólar History Trail.
The brochures about local history and area are also available in the University Building.
Follow the path upstream along the Grjótá river deep into the glacier valley to experience the beauty of this area and have a chance to see glacier.
Hólar is well known for its trained horses but also the ones that roam free on the fields in the valley. Their friendly attitude makes it easy to approach them during your short walks.
If you wish to know more about local area, there is a map with description of the trails hang on the wall close to the main entrance of the University building, or you can purchase paper map inside or ask about trails and area in the reception.
Located in University main building and is open 9 - 17
on week days.
You can enjoy open-air natural hot water swimming pool,
hot tub and sauna.
Bjórsetur Íslands is a brewpub run as a hobby bar. All the work at the bar is volunteering
so it is usually open on Friday evenings, but it happens that openings are canceled without notice.
Hólar Woods and the valley offers many opportunities for off-track skiing.
Thanks to remote location and low light pollution the valley
is a great place to gaze
at spectacle of mystical Northern Lights during long winter nights.