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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 11 September 2018
Kerry B
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 11 September 2018
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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Fljotsdalsvegur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 471 2990
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Reviewed 22 September 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

Reviewed 11 September 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

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 11 September 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.

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Reviewed 29 August 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

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Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 July 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

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Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank mystories
Reviewed 14 July 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

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 14 July 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!

Thank 54helga
Reviewed 9 July 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.

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1 October 2016|
Response from Sigríður Huld J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during summer.