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Things to do in Skaftárhreppur

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“A nice little restaurant in Kirkjubæjarklaustur that offers a wide variety of food. You can choose to have a burger or a pizza or more expensive meals like a local charr or a lamb. Only 12 km away. Unfortunately no WiFi!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Soon after a rainy day the waterfall can be really beautiful. It can be seen from the main road before entering Kirkjubæjarklaustur.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“There is really nice swimming pool located in Kirkjubæjarklaustur and a gym as well. But please notice that you have to take a good shower before jumping into the pool. The locals go full nude to clean themselves in the shower and we recommend that you do to! It is a friendly Icelandic thing.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“This restaurant is at the Hotel, it has nice options but it is more for finer dining, as one can see on the options on the Menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Systravatn (Sister's Lake) is located above Kirkjubæjarklaustur at the edge of the rocky belt. You can hike up to the lake from Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The nuns of the convent often went up to the lake to bathe. One day two of them saw a hand emerge from the lake, wearing a fine golden ring. They seized holde of the hand and were dragged down into the depths.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“It´s an information center, but they also sell books and souvenirs. I highly recommend to see the documentary about the Laki eruption”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“Here you can buy food and other essentials in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. This is the only grocery store in 100 km radius, so if you haven't bought food elsewhere then this is the place to go.”
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A nice little restaurant in Kirkjubæjarklaustur that offers a wide variety of food. You can choose to have a burger or a pizza or more expensive meals like a local charr or a lamb. Only 12 km away. Unfortunately no WiFi!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“This restaurant is at the Hotel, it has nice options but it is more for finer dining, as one can see on the options on the Menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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