Skriðuklaustur Cultural Center

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About us

Skriðuklaustur historic site contains the ruins of a 16th century monastery with churchyard and hospital. Explore the home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson, built in 1939. Learn from exhibits and take a personal guided tours every day from April till October. Admission 1.100 kr. Ages 16 or less free. Klausturkaffi restaurant is located in the mansion house.
Open occasionally in winter. Ask for information.

Medieval monastery

At Skriðuklaustur you can visit a monastic site and walk around the ruins of 16th century monastery. It belonged to the Augustinian order, but was founded much later than any of the other Icelandic cloisters, around 1493, i.e. shortly before the country's 16th-century Reformation.

In the summer of 2000, a preliminary site investigation was conducted in search of the cloister ruins. It revealed extensive ruins hidden under the grass outside of the former cemetery walls. After this discovery, ten years excavation started in 2002. Today, this cloister is the only one in Iceland to have been completely excavated throughout. An exhibition about the cloister is inside the cultural centre with VR technology and guidance.

Skriðuklaustur
+(354) 471 2990
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www.skriduklaustur.is

GPS: N 65.041417 - W 14.953272

Opening hours
April & October, 12:00 - 16:00
June - August, 10:00 - 18:00
May & September, 11:00 - 17:00

Open occasionally in winter. Ask for information.


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