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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur


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.


Strings - to my heart

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erliA new exhibition by Eyrún Axels will be opened in gallery Klaustur today, Friday 5th August at 17:00. The artist dedicate the exhibitions to her parents who lived at Bessastaðir, next farm to Skriðuklaustur. The exhibition will be open until 31st August.

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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


...life renews itself,
springing young and fresh
and blood-warm from the
sterile rocks. Every summer.

The Black Cliffs 1929

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