Skriðuklaustur - Centre Of Culture & History
East of Iceland History Museums

Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History

Historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery and the home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Built in 1939 it is one of Iceland’s most valuable buildings, donated to the nation by the writer in 1948. Museum about Gunnarsson with exhibitions and events of various kind concerning local culture and nature. Personal guidance guaranteed. Lunch and cake buffet every day during the summer at the Klausturkaffi restaurant with local food specialities.


Gunnarsstofnun, Skriðuklaustur,
701 Egilsstaðir
+354 4712990

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