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Poetry reading on Saturday

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ljodahatid2017Litla ljóðahátíðin í Norðausturríki which is an annual poetry event in the north and east of Iceland, will drop by at the cultural centre next Saturday, 26th August. Some of the best Icelandic poets will read from their works at 14:00. They are: Þórunn Jarla Valdimarsdóttir, Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Lommi and as special guest, Steinunn Ásmundsdóttir. Poetry loveing people and others are welcome to listen. NOTICE: KLAUSTURKAFFI WILL BE CLOSED from 15:00 that Saturday due to a privat party so we recommend people to come for lunch if they have hunger for more the poetry.


Ormsteiti Festival Day

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fljotsdalsdagur2017The annual Ormsteiti Festival Day in the Fljotsdalur Valley area is next Sunday, 13th August. Then visitors are welcome to join hiking tours in the morning to Hengifoss or in Laugarfell. The powerstation Fljótsdalsstöð will also have organized tours between 10.00-12.00. And the Wilderness center has special offer on exhibition and soup between 11.00 and 14.00. Program with concert (Kólga) and unusual sport competition will start at 13.30 at Skriduklaustur and in the Vatnajökull visitor center the kids can enjoy Sudoku and nature lesson. The program at Skriduklaustur ends with a service by the medieval monastic ruins at 16.30. Klausturkaffi has lunch and cake bufffet and Fljotsdalsgrund has a special offer on camping the whole weekend.


New exhibition in gallery Klaustur

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snaelda webGuðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir who has been studying film art will open an exhibition in gallery Klaustur Saturday 29th July at 14:00. There she will exhibit videoart but she was awarded for a short film at Stockfish film festival last spring. The exhibition will stay open in August.


Art in Nature in the gallery

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karlchilcottSaturday 8th July at 2 pm a new exhibition will be opened in gallery Klaustur. It is the Swedish sculptor Karl Chilcott who will show a collection of pictures taken by his daughter Christine Chilcott of Art in Nature project that he worked on three years ago in the surroundings of the Icelandic village Skagaströnd. Karl and Christine Chilcott are now artists in residency at Skriðuklaustur, working on their project Lava Poetry, experiencing and working with the landscape around Vatnajökull glacier.
Further information about  Karl Chilcott are at www.karlchilcott-art.com.
The exhibition is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm until 26th July.um

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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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