Discover Ancient Ruins at Skriduklaustur

Calling all history lovers! Are you looking for something exciting to spark your imagination, on your next day off? Well then, look no further than Skriduklauster. This fascinating site contains ruins of a medieval monastery, which were discovered in the area in 2000, being excavated from then until 2012. The site is steeped in history, with the monastery believed to have been there since the 1500s, however, many believe that there was a church there long before this.

Why should I visit Skriduklauster?

This amazing site has something for everyone if you love history, literature or even food, it can also give you a fascinating insight into the history of the area.

The area is also home to the house of the world-famous author, Gunnar Gunnarsson. He had this house built by architect and friend, Fritz Hoger, as his primary family home in 1939. The mansion now stands as a testament to Gunnar’s intentions upon returning home, after 30 years in Denmark. Gunnar and his wife, lived here for over 9 years until they decided to move and gift it to the Icelandic people. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off and visit Skriduklaustur!

  • Open June to August, 10am to 6pm.
  • Open May and September, 12pm to 5pm.
  • Adult admission starts at 1,100 KR.