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Address: | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 471 2990
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Centre of culture and history with monastic ruins, historical...

Centre of culture and history with monastic ruins, historical exhibitions, art gallery, gift shop and a local food restaurant. Opening hours June-August 10:00-18:00 and May&September 12:00-17:00.

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museum and cafe

Built by the famous iceland ic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Disigned by a famous Germany aritect Good cafe

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sæmundur G
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built by the famous iceland ic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Disigned by a famous Germany aritect Good cafe

Thank Sæmundur G
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Didn't actually go inside - we stopped at the visitor centre which is nearby and went for a short walk round this building to stretch our legs. It's a pretty location. If it had been nearer lunchtime we might have been lured into the café!

Thank GoldieGamgee
Reykjavik, Iceland
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Brilliant country food, lots of home made stuff and the all you can eat is so worth it. This family restaurant is set in the beautiful house of Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson and also houses a Museum about him and his works and then also a Museum about the monastery which ruins are close by

Thank Valur S
Akureyri, Iceland
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124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Although it's a little bit far way from the town of Egilsstaðir (38 km), Skriðuklaustur is worth the visit. The house is very beautiful both on the outside and on the inside. You can visit the ruins of the old cloister and then have a delicious piece of cake in the café. Recommended for people interested in the history of... More 

Thank Bryndis93
Koroni, Greece
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It really has locally sourced food when possible of Icelandic cuisine. The menu is fun, and you pay and eat as much as you can for one overall price, so excellent value.

1 Thank lisingreece
Reydarfjordur, Iceland
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have stoped at this place feew times trough the years and it is always nice. Interesting information about one of Icelandic great writers Gunnar Gunnarsson, his life, writing and dreams. The house is interesting, one of it's kind in Iceland. But the iceing on the cake is defenetly the coffe and cakes that you can enjoy there, home made... More 

3 Thank Eidurr
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and a restaurant with an authentic Icelandic buffet at a very resonable price. Excellent service and friendly staff.

3 Thank Gudmundur K
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the people who worked there they showed me around and told us all about the museum and the life in east iceland

2 Thank Rebecca M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came here accidentally and we're happily surprised by the cafe. The food was tasty and well prepared. Excellent value for the money. I can only recommend this place.

1 Thank Bohall
Stratford, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Learned a lot about Gunnar Gunnarsson, the history of the monastery ruins nearby, and the history of Iceland in general from visiting this museum. A really friendly and knowledgeable man guided us through the different artifacts throughout the museum. You can even touch the different volcanic ashes! Worth a visit if you're interested in Icelandic culture and history. The restaurant... More 

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