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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Closed today, Thursday 18th September

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klausturhaust2012The cultural centre and café are closed today, Thursday 18th September due to a repair in the electrical system of the valley. Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday we are open from 12.00-17.00. But then it is autumn closing in the week. Open on the weekend 27th-28th September from 12.00-17.00.


Closed Tuesday 16th September

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klausturhaust2012We are closed Tuesday 16th September because of a funeral, both the museum and café. Notice that the sheep gathering in Fljotsdalur Valley which was supposed to take place on Saturday 20th has been rescheduled, due to the eruption, and will be on Wednesday 17th September around noon. Opening hours at Skriðuklaustur on Saturday 20th will therefore be as usual, from 12.00-17.00.


Land of Wonders

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loa2Friday 12th September at 16:00 a new exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur. Lóa Björk Bragadóttir (www.loabjork.com) will exhibit new works. The forces of nature are one of the primary influences of ideas in Lóa‘s work. The constant movement and metamorphosis which take place in nature are the main themes which are the foundation of her works. They are also inspired by the poetry of Sigurður Ingólfsson. Lóa has worked with different medias but mainly the painting, usually abstract using mixed media on paper or canvas.


Opening hours in September

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skriduklaustur23The autumn approaches and from 1st September the opening hours at Skriðuklaustur are from 12.00 - 17.00 daily until 21st September, with following exceptions. We are closed Saturday 6th September because of a funeral and on Saturday 20th September we are only open 15.00-17.00 because of the great sheep gathering in the valley. We are also open 12.00-17.00 the weekend 27th - 28th September. In gallery Klaustur the exhibition of temari balls by Auður Bergsteinsdóttir has been continued until 7th September. And a new exhibition will open Friday 12th September at 16.00. It is called the Wonderland and shows works by the artist Lóa Björk Bragadóttir  (www.loabjork.com).

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June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pm

May - 1/2 September: Open daily 12am - 5pm

October - April: Open occasionally. Ask for information.

Skriðuklaustur is in Fljótsdalur valley at the upper end of Lagarfljót lake - right by the highland road to Snæfell and Kárahnjúkar. Map

39 km from Egilsstaðir

11 km from Hallormsstaður forest

5 km from Hengifoss waterfall

A Visitor's centre for Vatnajökull National Park is also at Skriðuklaustur.

Adults (museum & guide) 1000 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr
Students 750 kr
Senior citizens / disabled 500 kr
Groups (20+) 800 kr
Guided tour of the archsite for groups (10>)
Adults 500 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr


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