Living at Hólar

Campus with charm and character
 
The community at Hólar has grown in tandem with the growth of  Hólar University College. The ecclesiastical site, community and  farm-land at Hólar is operated by Hólar University College, whose objective is to maintain the dignity and sanctity of the site. To that end, an ambitious environmental policy has been set.
 
The community at Hólar is small and close knit. The campus at Hólar in Hjaltadalur has excellent residential housing, both for individuals and for families. There is a primary school and a pre-school on campus, serving Hólar and the neighbouring rural area. 
 
There are diverse opportunities for outdoor activities in the area. Hólar forest borders the campus so it is easy to walk, jog, or go cross-country skiing and there are various longer hiking trails in the immediate area. There is also a sports hall and swimming pool. Facilities for horse riding are excellent. 
 
Most of the students and employees of Hólar University College and other institutions located at Hólar live in the area. Hólar is a popular destination and tourist services are operated there in the summer months. At Hólar the cafeteria where students and employees can purchase lunch is operated year-round. 
 
The nearest town and service centre is Sauðárkrókur, 30 km from Hólar. In the Sauðárkrókur campus there is a large dining room with a kitchen for students and employees, as well as easy access to the town shops and restaurants.
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