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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Ceramics and furs

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samsettTwo exhibitions will be opened Saturday 28th March at 14:00. The Last Supper is a ceramic exhibition. Eight women artists show their works especially made for this exhibition which is put together by Design and Handcraft.  The curator is Sunneva Hafsteinsdóttir but the artists are: Elín Haraldsdóttir, Embla Sigurgeirsdóttir, Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir, Kristbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín Sigfríður Garðarsdóttir, Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir, Sigrún Jóna Norðdahl and Þuríður Ósk Smáradóttir. See more infos on Design and handcraft.

In gallery Klaustur the designer Elísabet Karlsdóttir exhibits her project STAND UP/ STAND OUT. It was sponsored by Eggert feldskeri and chosen to participate in REMIX 2015, an international fashion and fur competition in Milan combined to Vogue Talents. The main materials are: Icelandic sealskin, wool, silk, reindeer leather, red fox and bisam.

All are welcome to the openings. But the exhibitions will stand until 12th April at Skriðuklaustur. Opening hours over Easter are: The weekend 28th-29th March it is open  14:00-17:00 and also on Thursday 2nd April, Saturday 4th April and Monday 6th April. On Friday 3rd April it is open from 12:00 to 17:00 and lunch buffet at Klausturkaffi. The other day there is cake buffet at Klausturkaffi. On Friday 3rd April there is also a walk of passion from Valþjófsstaður church to Skriðuklaustur which starts at 11:00. We are CLOSED on Easter day, Sunday 5th April.


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.

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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
    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.

  • Lokað páskadag - Closed
    April 05, 2015 (12:00 - 13:00)

    Lokað á Skriðuklaustri á páskadag.