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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


Short opening on the 24th

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motorhjolOn Saturday 24th September we will be open only 15:00-17:00 due to the sheep gathering in Melarétt (close to Skriduklaustur). The sheep gathering starts is from 11:00-15:00 and is open for all. At Skriduklaustur the exhibitions and café will be open after Melarétt. In gallery Klaustur are the last days of KOX photo exhibition. Except from the 24h we are open every day from 12:00-17:00.


Strings - last days

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eyrunaxEyrún Axels's exhibition in gallery Klaustur, Strings - to my heart, is coming to an end. This is the last weekend that it will be open and it ends on 31st August. We are open from 10:00 till 18:00 until the end of August but from 1st September the opening hours change to 12:00-17:00.


We close at 17:00 today Wednesday

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Attention! Today, Wednesday 24th August, we will close the museum and café at 17:00 due to a staff evening. But the rest of August we are open every day from 10:00 till 18:00. In September we will be open 12:00 - 17:00.


Festival Day next Sunday

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fljotsdalsdagur2016Our annual festival day in Ormsteiti is next Sunday 14th August. It starts with a service at the monastic ruins at 11:00. Klausturkaffi will both have lunch and afternoon buffet. At 13:30 the Icelandic musician Júníus Meyvant will have outdoor concert and by 14:30 we will start our unique sports competition with rhubarb throwing, sack running and more fun. The Fljotsdalur valley will be full of fun next Sunday.

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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


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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