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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Exhibitions at Easter

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kvoldmaltidThis Easter there will be two exhibitions at Skriðuklaustur. The main one is a ceramic exhibition were eight artists join under the title The Last Supper. The exhibition is organized by Crafts and Design with Sunneva Hafsteinsdóttir as curator. The ceramic artists are: Embla Sigurgeirsdóttir, Elín Haraldsdóttir, Sigrún Jóna Norðdal, Þuríður Ósk Smáradóttir, Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir, Kristbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín Sigfríður Garðarsdóttir og Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir. The exhibition will opened at 14:00 on Saturday the 28th March.  At the same time another exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur. There will Elísabet Karlsdóttir, cloth designer, show her design project STAND UP / STAND OUT. Both exhibitions will be up until 12th April and the opening hours are in our calender.



Winter at Skriðuklaustur

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des2013The New Year brings us more winter here in Fljótsdalur valley and the opening hours at Skriðuklaustur will not be regular for the next months. Groups can always contact us and we will do our best to arrange things from them. Individuals can also contact us via email or phone and we will see if someone is arround. But we wish you all a happy new year and look forward to host you in the rising sun of spring.


We wish you a merry Christmas

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jolakvedja2012Gunnar Gunnarsson's Institute and Klausturkaffi restaurant send their best wishes of merry Christmas and happy new year to all of you who visited Skriðuklaustur this year. And for those who have not yet come to the home of Gunnar Gunnarsson, you're welcome next year.


The Good Shepherd - reading

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The last event this year is ahead on Sunday 14th December, and as usual it is the reading of The Good Shepherd at Skriðuklaustur. This time it will be Vésteinn Ólason professor emeritus who will take us to the highlands along with Benedikt and his companions. The reading starts at 14.00 and will be in Icelandic. Coffee and cakes and peaceful moment in the preparation for Christmas. The forecast is not too good for Sunday but we hope it will be alright. 

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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


However - was not all
life a sacrifice - if lived
in the right manner?
Isn't that what the riddle
is about...

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Upcoming events

  • Síðasta kvöldmáltíðin - opnun
    March 28, 2015 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Síðasta kvöldmáltíðin er sýning 8 leirlistakvenna á sérunnum munum sem voru gerðir sérstaklega fyrir þessa sýningu. Páskasýning á Skriðuklaustri í samstarfi Handverks og hönnunar og Gunnarsstofnunar. Opnuð kl. 14 og opin til kl. 17.

  • Síðasta kvöldmáltíðin
    March 29, 2015 (14:00 - 17:00)

    Sýning 8 leirlistarkvenna í samstarfi við Handverk og hönnun. Opið kl. 14-17.

  • Opið - open 14-17
    April 02, 2015 (14:00 - 17:00)

    Opið kl. 14-17 á skírdag. Síðasta kvöldmáltíðin sýning 8 leirlistarkvenna í samstarfi við Handverk og hönnun.

  • Helgiganga, opið - open 12-17
    April 03, 2015 (12:00 - 17:00)

    Árleg helgiganga frá Valþjófsstað í Skriðuklaustur. Hefst við kirkjuna kl. 11. Opið á Skriðuklaustri kl. 12-17.

  • Opið - open 14-17
    April 04, 2015 (14:00 - 17:00)

    Opið kl. 14-17. Síðasta kvöldmáltíðin sýning 8 leirlistarkvenna í samstarfi við Handverk og hönnun.