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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur

May11

Ný sýning í gallerí Klaustri

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cakovaKatarina Cakova, sem dvelur um þessar mundir í gestaíbúðinni Klaustrinu, opnar sýningu sina Unexpected Connections nk. laugardag 13. maí kl. 14 í gallerí Klaustri. Á henni sýnir Katarina teikningar, muni og bækur en í listsköpun sinni vinnur hún með allt frá hefðbundnum aðferðum og yfir í margmiðlun. Hún hefur dvalið í tvö ár á Íslandi samtals síðan 2013.

 
Apr25

Art without boundaries

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giaverkSaturday 29th April a new exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur with works by Gía, the year's artist of Art without boundaries festival. Our Easter exhibition has also been extended to 1st May. In May we will be open every day from 11.00 to 17.00.

 
Apr18

Easter exhibition ends 23rd April

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Duftker eftir Jón GuðmundssonFrom dust you came... our Easter exhibition ends on Sunday 23rd April. On the exhibition are urns made of porcelain and wood by three artists, Kristbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, Jón Guðmundsson and Ólafur Sveinsson. We are open every day from 12:00 - 16:00 and on weekends the Klausturkaffi café is open until 17:00.

 
Apr07

Memory plate on Gunnarsson's house in Denmark

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fredsholm4fredsholm10This year there are 110 years since Gunnar Gunnarsson sailed to Denmark with his dream of becoming a writer. To celebrate that the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute and the Icelandic Embassy in Copenhagen put up a memory plate on the house Fredsholm in Birkerød where Gunnarsson lived from 1929 until he returned to Iceland in 1939. There he wrote for example The Good Shepherd. The house is now in use of a kindergarten and the kids helped Gunnar Björn Gunnarsson, the great grandson of the writer at the ceremony on 6th April.

 
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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

Quotes

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

Guest the One-Eyed 1912


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Upcoming events

  • Opnun myndlistarsýninga
    December 02, 2017 (13:00 - 14:00)

    Siggi Ingólfs og Birgit Jung opna sýningar kl. 13.

  • Rithöfundar lesa úr verkum
    December 02, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Rithöfundar lesa úr verkum sínum kl. 14. Aðgangseyrir kr. 2000. Kaffi og kökur innifaldar.

  • Svavar Knútur - stofutónleikar
    December 02, 2017 (20:30 - 21:30)

    Svavar Knútur með stofutónleika á aðventunni kl. 20.30. Aðgangseyrir kr. 2000.

  • Grýlugleði - Gryla Festival
    December 03, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Árviss Grýlugleði um Grýlu og hyski hennar kl. 14. Allir velkomnir.

  • Opið kl. 13-17
    December 09, 2017 (13:00 - 17:00)

    Opið kl. 13.17 og dagskrá í tilefni 20 ára afmælis Gunnarsstofnunar kl. 14.