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Fljotsdalsvegur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 471 2990
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Interesting Place, Great Food

Stopped here to visit the Gunnar Gunnarsson home and learn a bit about this well known author... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EtonCapital
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Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Good lunch

The place is friendly and the staff very welcoming. We had the lunch buffet and could select from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andri J
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch buffet” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fljotsdalsvegur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
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+354 471 2990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to visit the Gunnar Gunnarsson home and learn a bit about this well known author. Afterwards, dined in the onsite restaurant. It served be best, freshest local food imaginable and the staff could not have been nicer. English is spoken here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is friendly and the staff very welcoming. We had the lunch buffet and could select from a lot of options, great food and good atmosphere. Well worth a visit, you won´t regret it.

Thank Andri J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a cup of coffee after our hike and ended eating the lunch buffet at this place, it was hands down the best food we had in Iceland. For a very reasonable price you get soup, different local dishes (reindeer meatballs etc) and...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Gunnar´s House was built in six months in 1939 by the author Gunnar Gunnarsson who donated it to the Icelandic state in 1948. Since 1997 the house is the home of the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute where one can study the life of Gunnar Gunnarsson. Nearby...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Beautiful building and grounds with a newly discovered archaeological site. An easy walk around the building and grounds gives you a great sense of its importance and history.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

What a little gem of a place to both visit and eat at. The lunch buffet, all 'home' cooked was excellent with soup, several mains, salad, condiments, cakes, tea and more all for a reasonable price. It was a lovely stop during our Iceland travels.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The fact that this was the site of a major Augustinian monastery circa 1500, the most easterly in Iceland is remarkable. The major hospital for the region. Today the foundations of the cloisters have been excavated and the results are on display in the field...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The young lady who was working there gave us a private tour (as no one else was there) and it was very informative and interesting. Definitely worth a stop and the entrance fee of 1100 ISK.

Thank Satina B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Like almost everything in Iceland, admission fees for attractions are usually expensive. This site has a relatively inexpensive admission fee, and yet each group receives a personal guided tour by delightful guides. I heard tours being given in Icelandic and English; I am not sure...More

Thank Delaware720
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

After a long hike up Hengifoss it's really worth the little drive down the road to this quirky little cafe. Very stylish service and fab cakes. The lunch buffet looked amazing too, and the locals were piling in which is usually a good indicator of...More

Thank Karen M
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