List of bishops of Hólar

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The Diocese of Hólar is a suffragan diocese of the Church of Iceland. The Bishop of Hólar is one of two suffragan bishops to the Bishop of Iceland. The Diocese of Hólar existed between 1106 and 1801 when it was amalgamated into the Diocese of Iceland under the leadership of the Bishop of Iceland. In 1909 the diocese was revived as a titular see of the Church of Iceland.

Diocese of Hólar

DenominationChurch of Iceland
Established1106 (As Diocese of Hólar)
1909 (As Suffragan Diocese of Hólar)
Dissolved1801 (As Diocese of Hólar)
CathedralHólar Cathedral
SuffraganSolveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir

The following people were bishops of Hólar, Iceland:

Roman CatholicEdit

Former bishopricEdit


The Diocese was amalgamated in 1801 and now forms part of the Diocese of Reykjavik.

Suffragan bishopricEdit

The see was discontinued from 1801 to 1909. It was revived in 1909 as a suffragan bishopric to the Bishop of Iceland,[1] with the bishop's cathedra in the traditional Hólar cathedral church. In 1990 fresh legislation increased the authority and responsibilities of the Bishop of Hólar as an assistant bishop in the Reykjavik diocese.[1]

  • 1909–1927: Geir Sæmundsson
  • 1928–1937: Hálfdán Guðjónsson
  • 1937–1959: Friðrik J. Rafnar
  • 1959–1969: Sigurður Stefánsson
  • 1969–1981: Pétur Sigurgeirsson
  • 1982–1991: Sigurður Guðmundsson
  • 1991–2002: Bolli Gústavsson
  • 2003–2012: Jón Aðalsteinn Baldvinsson
  • 2012–present: Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir



  1. ^ a b Hugason, Hjalti (1993). Together in Mission and Ministry: The Porvoo Common Statement, With, Essays on Church and Ministry in Northern Europe (Section: Episcopacy in our churches - Iceland) (First ed.). Church House Publishing. ISBN 0715157507.

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