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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


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.


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.

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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


...life renews itself,
springing young and fresh
and blood-warm from the
sterile rocks. Every summer.

The Black Cliffs 1929

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