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klausturkaffilogo   is a café/restaurant in the old dining room on the 1st floor of Gunnar's house. The focus is on the Icelandic cuisine with special interest in local food products as the Icelandic lamb, reindeer meat, stone bramble berries and mushrooms from the growing forrest of the area. All bread and cakes are baked by Klausturkaffi.

Every day in summer you can enjoy our lunch and cake buffet. Klausturkaffi is open at same time as the museum but dinners, banquests and refreshments for groups can be ordered by arrangement year round. Check our menus.

Klausturkaffi also produces local food souvenirs such as Dandelion syrup, Angelica jam, Stone bramble berry jam, and Sorrel pesto. Take a look at our Products page for more information.

We can easily take 50 guests in seats and on sunny days you can sit out on the south porch and enjoy a homemade ice-cream.

Klausturkaffi is associated partner of:

krasirlogo       ma_logo      saf_logo

Sími: 471-2992 / 899-8168
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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


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