Hólar is beautifully located in the valley Hjaltadalur in the Skagafjörður district of the mid-northern part of Iceland.
The nearest town is Sauðárkrókur (32 km). Hólar is 322 km from Reykjavík and 133 km from Akureyri. Skagafjörður is a farming district, renowned for horse breeding and training, history, heritage tourism and it´s tradition of choirs.
While the main campus of Hólar University is at Hólar in Hjaltadalur, the school also has a facility in the town of Saudárkrókur (the Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology).