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Skriðuklaustur

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Klaustrið (the Monastery) is a residence managed by The Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson. It is situated at Skriðuklaustur Culture Center in East Iceland in the beautiful home of the Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson.
The living / working facilities consist of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and a living room with a big desk for working. Wi-Fi internet connection and a piano in place.
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  • Austfirskar krásir
  • Saga Trails in Iceland
  • Vakinn
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June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pm

May & 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

Quotes

...even their memory
only peeps out intermittently,
like stars between the breaks
in a cloud-covered sky.


Ships in the sky 1923

Upcoming events

  • Aðventa lesin - jólahlaðborð
    December 11, 2016 (14:00 - 17:00)

    Aðventa lesin - jólahlaðborð í hádeginu
    Kyrrðarstund í skrifstofu skáldsins við snarkið í kakalofninum. Að þessu sinni les Gunnar Stefánsson útvarpsmaður sögu Gunnars um Fjalla-Bensa og eftirleitir hans á jólaföstunni. Hægt að panta í jólahlaðborð hjá...