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Address: | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 471 2990
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Description: Centre of culture and history with monastic ruins, historical exhibitions...
Centre of culture and history with monastic ruins, historical exhibitions, art gallery, gift shop and a local food restaurant.
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Great food and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Valur S
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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

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Akureyri, Iceland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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 

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Koroni, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Reydarfjordur, Iceland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Stratford, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I had 3 servings of the mushroom soup. Home made bread, overviewing the countryside from the location. Servers were really friendly, spoke with a strong accent and were accommodating.

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