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Beautiful charcoal drawings

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Ólöf Birna BlöndalÓlöf Birna Blöndal has opened an exhibition in gallery Klaustur. There are 12 charcoal drawings on display made in recent months. The motif is rocks, basalt columns, mountains and stone formations. The title of the exhibition is "At the rocks". Ólöf Birna Blöndal exhibited her works in gallery Klaustur last in the year 2001 but since then she has had many solo exhibitions and taken part in group exhibitions. Her last exhbition was this spring the the gallery of Icelandic graphic in Reykjavík.  The exhibition is on til 13th August and is open every day from 10.00 - 18.00.


Lagarfljot Colors

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arniharaldsThe Canadian-Icelandic photographer Arni Haraldsson has opened an exhibition in gallery Klaustur with 12 pictures of lake Lagarfljót. These pictures were taken in the summer 2001 when Haraldsson was an artist in residence at Skriðuklaustur. Back then he shot the landscape around Lagarfljót in various conditions and different light, not least in the bright summer night. Arni Haraldsson has now returned to the AiR program Klaustrid to take more photos in this series. He is associate professor at Emily Carr Universityr of Art in Vancouver and has exhibited his photographic work nationally and internationally.


New information sign at Skriðuklaustur

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Jón S. Einarsson afhjúpar skilti við Gunnarshús. Við hlið hans er Margrét dóttir hans.The celebration on the 22nd June was successful. The guest enjoyed the flute played by Áshildur Haraldsdóttir and they witnessed Jón S. Einarsson, one of few builders of the Gunnarsson's mansion from 1939 who still lives, when he revealed a new information sign by the house.  The great grandson of the writer, Gunnar Björn Gunnarsson, donated Gunnarsson's chair who was associated with his desk in the office again. The same day a gift shop was opened in the house with various things related to the site and to the writer. For example guest can now buy unique, unused orignial editions of some of Gunnarsson's works. Pictures from the 22nd June are to be found on our Facebook along with a photo contest that all who visit Skriðuklaustur this summer can participate in.


Celebration on Sunday

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afmaelislogoNext Sunday 22nd June we will celebrate the 75 years anniversary of the Gunnar Gunnarsson mansion at Skriðuklaustur. An information board about the mansion will be revealed by the house and a souvenir shop will be opened with items related to the site. The family of Gunnarsson will donate a chair owned by the writer to the Institute. Áshildur Haraldsdóttir will play the flute and we welcome all to enjoy the day with us.  The program starts at 14:00.

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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


A vague joy filled him as he
looked; he felt that his soul
was come of the race of
those great mountains,
as a line of kings.

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Upcoming events

  • Fljótsdalsdagur - Festival day
    August 24, 2014 (13:30 - 17:30)

    Tónleikar VALDIMARS kl. 13.30. Þristarleikar kl. 14.30. Guðsþjónusta kl. 16.30. Concert, sports competition and service by the monastic ruins. Hádegis- og kaffihlaðborð hjá Klausturkaffi.