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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Events in November and December

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klausturrodiWE ARE CLOSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER EXCEPT FOR GROUPS THAT HAVE CONTACT IN ADVANCE. Planned events are: Saturday 26th November a Christmas lunch buffet and writers will read from their works. In the evening there is concert with Svavar Knútur and dinner can be booked in connection with that. Sunday 27th is the annual Gryla festival with singing and storytelling and cake buffet in the afternoon. Sunday 11th December is the annual reading of Advent (The Good Shepherd) by Gunnar Gunnarsson and there will be offered a lunch buffet before the reading.


Opening hours in October

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klausturhaust2016The autumn is here and next two weekends are the last of two of our exhibitions: a photo exhibit by KOX and the exhibit Trolls - nature and language. In October we will be open as follows: weekends 1st-2nd and 8th-9th October we will be open from 14:00-17:00 and Klausturkaffi will offer an afternoon cake buffet. All Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October we will be open from 11:00-15:00 and Klausturkaffi will offer a lunch buffet. Service for groups can be ordered in advance at other hours.


Short opening on the 24th

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motorhjolOn Saturday 24th September we will be open only 15:00-17:00 due to the sheep gathering in Melarétt (close to Skriduklaustur). The sheep gathering starts is from 11:00-15:00 and is open for all. At Skriduklaustur the exhibitions and café will be open after Melarétt. In gallery Klaustur are the last days of KOX photo exhibition. Except from the 24h we are open every day from 12:00-17:00.


Strings - last days

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eyrunaxEyrún Axels's exhibition in gallery Klaustur, Strings - to my heart, is coming to an end. This is the last weekend that it will be open and it ends on 31st August. We are open from 10:00 till 18:00 until the end of August but from 1st September the opening hours change to 12:00-17:00.

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June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pm

May & September: Open daily 11am - 5pm

April: Open daily 12pm - 4pm

1.-11. 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


...a white-shining, black-sparkling cloud of sea birds
which, like a continuation of
the breakers, swirled up at the
black cliffs, and disappeared
in the mists of the mountain.

The Black Cliffs 1929

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