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Skriduklaustur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 471 2992
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (7 reviews)
“soups” (11 reviews)
Soups, Scandinavian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Skriduklaustur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hiking up to the magnificent Hengifoss waterfall, drive a little further down the road and treat yourself to a delicious lunch or dinner at Klausturkaffi in the Skriduklaustr house. This restaurant/house is out in the middle of nowhere but obviously has built itself a...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Klausturkaffi at Skriouklaustur served us the best fish soup that we have had in our trip around Iceland. Lovely place in a beautiful setting with a great view.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch. Lunch buffet roughly $35, so expensive! Food was not hot, nor a large variety. Great building history and the buffet fits the flavor of the area. In the area, your choices are extremely limited. This location will not fill the bill!

Thank January2013Visitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch after visiting the Hangfoss Falls. It’s a wonderful building as well with a grass roof. There are a variety of food options. But the all you can eat buffet is great with fresh home made food including soup, hot...More

Thank ozallan
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this cafe for lunch. The house it is located in has a long history, including being a monetary at one point. It offers a buffet for lunch, lamb curry, quiche and other dishes. We arrived after 1 and the food was hot...More

Thank Gottago1950
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We came here by accident after have to climb the waterfall! Such a wonderful surprise though! The family that run this cafe is lovely and we were about on time for the buffet which had such a big selection that you didn’t know what to...More

Thank Vicmaris
Reviewed August 26, 2018

My wife and I visited Gunnarshús, this is located on the lower floor of Gunnarshús. We were going to have lunch here, but did not. The menu is limited and the food expensive. The restaurant has a cake buffet, which looked interesting, but my wife...More

Thank David M
Klaustur, Owner at Klausturkaffi, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you didn't find what you were looking for in our restaurant. We try to keep the prices fair and thought we were doing well in that according to others' reviews. We are famous for our lunch...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

What a great little kaffi in a scenic setting! The food was all laid out on a table where you just helped yourself buffet style. All homemade, all absolutely delicious (especially the lamb curry!) and the staff were all lovely as well. Definitely recommend if...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Exellent place to visit. The coffee table is great and made me think of my grandmother and her coffee table.

Thank Alda M
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

The drive was worth it. The lunch buffet had seafood casserole, reindeer meat balls, and lamb in curry sauce. Both the tomato and mushroom soup were great. The selection of fresh veggies was very welcome, as you dont find them very often in Iceland. The...More

Thank jdwalden
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from miltonman196 |
We will be in the area May 25. We will be trying to find Hengifoss and Tofufoss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $57
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skriduklaustur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Egilsstadir
  • Phone Number: +354 471 2992
  • E-mail
Klausturkaffi is located in the former home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. It is a mansion built in 1939 and donated to the Icelandic nation in 1948. Now a cultural centre in memory of the writer. Opening hours of the restaurant are: May&Sep. 11:00-17:00. June-August 10:00-18:00. April & half October 12:00-16:00. Focus on local food.
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