Skálholtsskóli was the first school established in Iceland in 1056. From its origin in Skálholt, its mission and location evolved several times. In 1846, the educational institution moved to the capital city into this building called Menntaskóli. Menntaskólinn of Reykjavík is a high school whose goal is to prepare students for entry into a university. The building’s golden glow is curtesy of the setting sun.