Skriduklaustur, Egilsstadir

4.6
#2 of 13 in Museums in East Region
Skriðuklaustur is an old farmstead and a historic site in the valley of Fljótsdalur in Iceland with the ruins of a 16th-century monastery which were revealed by an archaeological excavation between 2002 and 2012.


On site is the mansion of the famous Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889–1975), built in 1939 when he returned home after living in Denmark for more than 30 years. The mansion was designed by German architect Fritz Höger is now a centre of culture & history with exhibitions, personal guided tours and the renowned restaurant Klausturkaffi. Snæfellsstofa, one of the visiting centers for the Vatnajökull National Park is also at Skriðuklaustur.


Nearby is the end of the tunnel that is leading water from Kárahnjúkastífla Dam, approx 50 km away, to the power plant in Fljótsdalur near Skriðuklaustur.
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  • We stumbled upon this restaurant after hiking the Litlanesfoss waterfall located nearby. We loved the old farmhouse feel and the food seemed to be very fresh and authentic. They offer a very robust.....  more »
  • The building has lots of local information and an interesting story. The cafe has local fresh food and we had the Rhubarb tart which was lovely. They only have basic coffee and the whole system of...  more »
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  • Historical place in a beautiful place in Iceland. The food was fantastic, good old fashion Icelandic cooking with high quality ingredients.
  • Very nice place, good food and cakes. The lunch buffet and cake buffet (in the afternoon) are recommended!

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