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"Dogger" exhibit and memories

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charles rossSkriðuklaustur cultural center and Klausturkaffi restaurant are open everyday in September from 12:00 till 17:00. Saturday 5th September a new exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur at 15:00. The exhibition is named "Dogger" and is a video installation with music piece and artwork by Charles Ross who is a composer and music teacher in East Iceland. Same day, at 16:00, the actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir will share her memories about her stay as a 8 years old girl at the home of the doctor in Eskifjörður in the summer of 1944.


Closed Saturday 29th August

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skriduklaustur23We are closed Saturday 29th August, both the museum and the café, due to a funeral. And from Tuesday 1st September our opening hours will be 12:00-17:00 everyday until end of September. We remind you that Hjörleifur Guttormsson's photo exhibition, Islands off the East Coast, have been prolonged in our gallery until 3rd September.


Festival next Sunday

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fljotsdalsdagur2015Our annual festival day, the last the of Ormsteiti, is next Sunday, 23rd August. It starts at 11:00 with a Luterian/Catholic service by the ruins of the 16th century monastic church. At 13:00 the band Ylja will play outdoors and after that we will have fun competing in athletics like throwing rhubarb. Lunch and cake buffet at Klausturkaffi as usual. You can see more about Ormsteiti's program at www.ormsteiti.is.


Islands off the East Coast

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Frá BjarnareyA new exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur Thursday 13th August at 16:00. On the exhibition are photos taken by the biologist Hjörleifur Guttormsson in four islands off the East coast. The pictures are from Bjarnarey, Seley, Skrúður and Papey and give insight in the story and nature of the islands. Hjörleifur Guttormsson has written several books and articles about East Iceland.

The exhibition is open every day from 10:00 till 18:00 until 28th August.

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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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looked; he felt that his soul
was come of the race of
those great mountains,
as a line of kings.

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