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Marriage ceremony

Skálholtskirkja is ideal for marriage ceremonies. The church is extremely bright and beautiful, and the acoustics are one of the best in the country. The church seats 250 people, but with additions it is possible to have seats for up to 280 people.

To order a marriage ceremony, it is best to send an email to


The following information must be provided:



Names and social security numbers of the bride and groom

Legal domicile of the bride and groom

Contact phone number and email address

The exact date and time of the wedding

Name of priest and organist



A ceremony that takes place in Skálholt Church must be a church ceremony and a priest must perform the ceremony.

It is a condition that all music in the church is performed live, i.e. not played by string. Access to microphones and a sound system is available, but must be requested in advance. Skálholtskirkja's organist is Jón Bjarnason and he likes to perform music at weddings. Jón's email address is

Relatives of the wedding from access to the church 1 hour before the wedding to set up and prepare. All decorations installed must be taken down and removed after the ceremony. It is not allowed to have rice on church steps or decorations spread over the floor and steps.

Church wardens always work during the summer. They help with preparations and make sure that people other than the wedding guests enter the church during the ceremony. If the wedding takes place in winter, this service cannot be provided.

The fee for using Skálholt Church is ISK 30,000. An invoice will be sent to your local bank after the ceremony.

To reserve Skálholt Church for religious ceremonies, it is best to send an email to

If you want a priest or organist from Skálholtskirkja, you can contact the person:

Axel Árnason Njarðvík parish priest

Ordaining Bishop Kristján Björnsson

Jón Bjarnason organist

If you require facilities for parties or catering, please contact Hotel Skálholt on phone 486 8870 or email:

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