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Gallery Klaustur


Gallery Klaustur is small room for art exhibitions on the 1st floor of Gunnar's house. Foremost it is used for contemporary art exhibitions by artists from the region or artists that have stayed in the Artist in Residence Klaustrid at Skriduklaustur. But it is available for other artists as well.

During summer there are usually 5-6 exhibitions in Gallery Klaustur but in wintertime it is occasionally in use.

The director of the Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson is in charge of Gallery Klaustur and those who are interested in exhibiting there can contact him by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Here you can also find a plan of the gallery room with measurements.


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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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