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Skriduklaustur

Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent tour

This is the house of author Gunnar Gunnarsson. Included with admission fee was a guided tour. Our... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Kerry B
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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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try their cafeteria

The cafeteria features surprisingly good home-made food. If you are around, do take advantage of... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
otto228
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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 11:00-17:00. April & half October 12:00-16:00.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Fljotsdalsvegur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Stopped here on a whim; busy place! Took a tour (because we had to to look around), which was pretty good. Thought about eating there but it was way too busy. There's an archaeological dig behind the museum that was quite interesting to learn about....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This is the house of author Gunnar Gunnarsson. Included with admission fee was a guided tour. Our tour guide was fabulous. He walked us through the history of the grounds, the house and its occupants. The house sits on the site of a 15th gentry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The cafeteria features surprisingly good home-made food. If you are around, do take advantage of it. The exhibit itself is interesting, and its guides are extremely knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This awesome place is literally in the middle of nothing. We discovered it after visiting the waterfall Hengifoss. The restaurant is buffet based (eat all you can/want). It is Icelandic tradicional food; you can taste reindeer, lamb, fish and multiple cakes (and probably more, it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

A visit to Gunnarshús in Skrirðuklaustur was recommended to us as a place to see during our trip to eastern Iceland. The famous writer, Gunnar Gunnarsson, and his wife built and lived in the house. The house is lovely and historic. Plus, we really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We came in mid afternoon and there were not many guest so we got a personal guidance through the two main exhibits - that was wonderful. As Icelanders we of course knew about the the author Gunnar Gunnarsson, but the still learned a lot. But...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Agust_Hjortur
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

All you can eat buffet that changes from lunch to afternoon tea and pastry. As well as nice selection to order like hearty soup. The place is located near an interesting architectural site.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mystories
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We came here on a tour from our cruise ship the house is beautiful and inside the guide explained a little about Gunnar the author and his home and then we wandered around on our own we learnt about the Trolls and the different ones,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We came at lunch - fell for the brunch buffet - enjoyed the exhibitions, inside and outside and then lay in the grass afterwards and took a nap!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 54helga
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Fair price for a tour of the house. The staff member was very friendly and he gave us alot of historic information about the house and the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lashle16
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