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Jul09

Seven Days Darkness installation

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saelir1In gallery Klaustur is now an installation from the performing group Sviðsverkur which is going to show their version of Gunnar Gunnarsson's book, Seven Days Darkness, in the end of July here at Skriðuklaustur. The installation's title is "In the morning of the seventh day". The play will be on stage in various rooms in the evenings 25th-28th July.

 
Jun24

Trolls - nature & language

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kerlingsandiNew exhibition will be opened at Skriduklaustur on Sunday 26th June at 2 pm with the title Trolls - nature and language. The exhibition is a part of a project that Gunnarsstofnun has been working on, researching tales of trolls in East Iceland and how they are related to place names and landscape. The 6th volume of Gunnarsstofnun's paperback series with folktales will be presented at the opening with 34 troll tales. The exhibition is interesting for both children and adults and is open every day until September.

 
Jun06

New editions of Gunnarsson's works

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nyjarbaekur2016Bjartur Pulishing house has launched two new editions of Gunnar Gunnarsson's works. In Icelandic Saga Borgarættarinnar (Guest the one eyed) is now published for the first time as paperback. It is the book that opened the door for Gunnarsson to the world of literature, his first novel. In English Bjartur has printed the famous edition of The Good Shepherd that was published in USA in 1940 and sent out as gift book in Book of the Month Club.

Both these works are classics and should be welcomed by the summer readers, both Icelandic and foreign. Of course they can be bought at Skriduklaustur.

 
May31

Exhibition opening

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pbehrensThe artist Pétur Behrens will open an exhibition in gallery Klaustur next Saturday, 4th June at 14:00. On the exhibition are drawings and paintings that he has made the last year at the farm Langhús in Fljotsdalur valley. There are still standing and in use old turf buildings for the animals, some of them originally from 19th century. In his pictures Pétur Behrens has captured the atmosphere of these old stables and barns.  The exhibition will stand until 5th July.

 
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June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pm

May & September: Open daily 11am - 5pm

April: Open daily 12pm - 4pm

1.-15 October: Open daily 12pm - 4pm

November - March: 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 & guidance) 1100 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr
Students 750 kr
Senior citizens / disabled 550 kr
Groups (20+) 900 kr
Guided tour of the archsite for groups (10>)
Adults 600 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr

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...we all are nothing but

seaborne bodies...

on the shore of life.

Shore of Life 1915


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