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Address: | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 471 2990
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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. Opening hours June-August 10:00-18:00 and May&September 12:00-17:00.

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Awesome lunch, fascinating ruins = an unexpected surprise

I found this place on TripAdvisor the morning we visited. We'd stayed in Egelisstador the night before and we were looking for a good place for a late breakfast early lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jkeene1866
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place on TripAdvisor the morning we visited. We'd stayed in Egelisstador the night before and we were looking for a good place for a late breakfast early lunch and this came up. So glad it did! We started with the fantastic buffet lunch in the restaurant Klausturkaffi downstairs. There were 2 delicious soups a couple of main... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few things worth stopping at this location for. The main buildings are the former home of the Icelandic writer Gunner Gunnerson. Downstairs is an excellent restaurant and outside are the ruins of a cloister from the middle ages with information boards. There is also a small maze to visit.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit with very friendly staff who gave us a brilliant guided tour. We only stopped by chance as the weather wasn't good but would highly recommend

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no understating how much we enjoyed our Skriduklaustur experience. The food was to-die-for, plentiful, and in comparison to other Icelandic prices, a complete steal. Further, the monastic ruins down the hill were so incredible to walk through. This place is a perfect mix of great history and great food. The best thing to do is to go over... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A very good choice of foods for lunch. Simple but filling $2,900 Kr per person. We enjoyed it very much and it was crowded when we came because of a bus tour group. Food was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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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!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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