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    Stjórnarfoss waterfall totally frozen in...
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  • The 16th century old door-stone from a...

    Behind the chapel at Kirkjubæjarklaustur you will find a door stone which was found in the remains of the 16th century convent, which was located in this area, at Kirkjubær.The door stone is extremely worn and it is possible to see the nuns´ footsteps in the stone plus the scrape from the door. This door stone connected two rooms.There was a...

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  • Stjórnarfoss waterfall

    Just 2 km north of Kirkjubæjarklaustur you will find a small waterfall, Stjórnarfoss waterfall, situated between volcanic hills. What is lovely about this waterfall is that it is almost round :)The waterfall is next to an ancient site, Kleifar, which was a regional assembly.I read on the news in August 2014 that a tourists walked up to the...

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  • "Byrði sögunnar" - The Burden of History...

    On the 20th of July 1997 on the "Eldmessudagur" or the Day of the Mass of Fire a lovely sculpture was unveiled in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. It is called "Byrði sögunnar" or the Burden of History made by Magnús Tómasson.It depicts 2 monks carrying a heavy burden. And this area has had several heavy burdens, f.ex. the volcanic eruption in Skaftáreldar in...

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  • Systrastapi rock.

    Systrastapi (Sisters' rock) is a very beautiful rock hill, the hike to the rock is ca 30 minutes from the village, take care not to walk through the land of the farmer there. The story goes that 2 nuns were buried up on the rock after being burnt at the stake for breaking their vows.After the Reformation the second nun was regarded as innocent and...

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  • Skaftáreldar volcanic eruption in 1783.

    On the 8th of June 1783 took place in Iceland the largest volcanic eruption for millenniums on this earth - called Skaftáreldar. The volcanic ash went as far as to China, Africa and America and this summer is referred to as the blue summer in Europe due to the volcanic ash.On the 20th of July on a Whitsunday the lava flow was only 2 km away from...

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  • The natural church floor - Kirkjugólf.

    In Kirkjubæjarklaustur there is a very strange natural columnar basalt formation which looks like a tiled church floor, thus the name "kirkjugólf". It is 8 fm2 and looks like it is man-made. But it is actually the top of many vertical basalt columns which have been abraded by the surf and glaciers.It stands there alone with grass all around it very...

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  • Systrafoss waterfall and Systravatn...

    There is a lovely waterfall by the town Kirkjubæjarklaustur called Systrafoss "Sisters' waterfall". It is special in that there are two equal waterfalls side by side, almost running like two white rivers down the mountain. The source of the waterfall is the lake on top of the mountain, Systravatn or "Sisters' lake". You can only see the waterfall...

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  • Sandars and glaciers

    From Kirkjubaejarklaustur it is very easy to get to the vast, soul-destroying sandars and to Skftafell.

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  • Kirkjugólf

    It used to be thought that this honeycomb of basal columns, so regimented, regular and precise, was an old church floor. However, there have occured here naturally. Literally in the middle of nowhere and seemingly with no rhyme or reason. Strange and nice.There is a small space for parking and then it is a short walk.

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