The modern cathedral was consecrated in 1963. It is well known for its works of modern art, as well as for artefacts from previous churches on the site. In the crypt is an exhibition from the National Museum, including the sarcophagus of bishop Pall Jonsson (bishop 1195-1211), unearthed in 1954. Since then archaeological excavations at Skalholt have revealed many interesting finds that can be seen and studied there. Besides holy services every Sunday and morning (laudes) and evening prayers (vesper) on weekdays the cathedral has become renowned for its summer concerts attracting many skilled musicians and lots of music lovers.