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This church is located at Hjarðarholt Farm, approximately 3 km north east of Búðardalur Village. The farm is well known from the Icelandic Sagas.

It is believed that a church has stood at Hjarðarholt from the early 12th century, but the first written record of a church there dates back to 1355.

The present church was built in 1904. It was designed by Rögnvaldur Á. Ólafsson, the first Icelander to study architecture. It is a wooden building with a cross-shaped foundation, and its length and width are equal, or 10.06 m. A square tower, with a high pyramid roof surrounded by four gabled facedes, extends from the northwest corner of the church.

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