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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Writers and Gryla Festival

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hofundar14Our annual events the month before Christmas are coming up. In a week the Christmas buffets will start at Klausturkaffi on Friday and Saturday night. Annual reading with writers is on Saturday 29th November where we will welcome  Gyrðir Elíason, Þórarinn Eldjárn, Soffía Bjarnadóttir, Kristín Eiríksdóttir and Gísli Pálsson along with some writers and translators from our region. The reading starts at 14.00 and admission is 1000 kr., 500 kr. for children and seniors. Coffee and cakes included. On Sunday 30th November the annual Gryla Festival will be at 14.00, free admission. Klausturkaffi will offer a special family christmas buffet from 12.00-14.00 and after the festival of course there will be a cake buffet.  Sunnudaginn 30. nóv. er síðan komið að árvissri Grýlugleði. Orders for the family buffet by Elísabet in 471-2992 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Welcome to Skriðuklaustur.


Our Christmas buffet

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haustfolThe winter is crawling down to the valley with the white color. Klausturkaffi will offer the famous Christmas buffet at Skriduklaustur on Fridays and Saturdays, 28th-29th November and 5th-6th December. Convenient for small groups and families and the guesthouse Fljotsdalsgrund offers a special deal for our guests (8.100 kr. breakfast included). Don't wait to long to order by phone    471-2992 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you read Icelandic the menu is here.


Opening hours in October

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loa2Next weekend, 27th-28th September is the last weekend we are open for the next weeks. Last chance to come and enjoy the buffets at Klausturkaffi. Open Sunday and Saturday from 12.00-17.00 In gallery Klaustur is The Wonderland, an exhibition by Lóa Björk Bragadóttir and the exhibition about the medieval monastery of Skriðuklaustur will be up until end of October. Opening hours in October are concentrated on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10.00 - 16.00 in connection with the ferrytime of Norröna. Group can of course always contact us for guided tours and service of Klausturkaffi.


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.

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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 white-shining, black-sparkling cloud of sea birds
which, like a continuation of
the breakers, swirled up at the
black cliffs, and disappeared
in the mists of the mountain.

The Black Cliffs 1929

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Upcoming events

  • Jólahlaðborðin hjá Klausturkaffi
    November 28, 2014 (19:00 - 20:00)

    Jólahlaðborð. Húsið opnað kl. 19.

  • Rithöfundar lesa
    November 29, 2014 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Rithöfundalestin brunar í hlað kl. 14. Aðgangseyrir 1000 kr. og 500 kr. fyrir börn og eldri borgara. Kaffi og kökur innifalið.

  • Jólahlaðborðin hjá Klausturkaffi
    November 29, 2014 (19:00 - 20:00)

    Jólahlaðborð. Húsið opnað kl. 19.

  • Grýlugleði
    November 30, 2014 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Árviss Grýlugleði þar sem sagt er frá og sungið um Grýlu og hyski hennar. Hefst kl. 14 en fjölskyldujólahlaðborð frá kl. 12-14 og jólakökuhlaðborð á eftir gleðinni.

  • Jólahlaðborðin hjá Klausturkaffi
    December 05, 2014 (19:00 - 20:00)

    Jólahlaðborð. Húsið opnað kl. 19.