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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

3.8
Canyons · Waterfalls · Geologic Formations
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park. A small hamlet in south Iceland with barely 500 inhabitants, Kirkjubaejarklaustur owes its popularity as a stopping point for tourists to its perfect location. Situated halfway between the region's two most popular attractions-- Reynisfjara black beach and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon--it is also the only settlement on the Ring Road between Vik and Hofn that offers all the usual amenities like a bank, a post office, a supermarket, and a gas station. Known in olden times as an important church farming estate--the name of the village literally translates as "church farm cloister"--Kirkjubaejarklaustur was once home to a well-known medieval convent of Irish monks. The folk tales of good and sinful nuns are hidden in the names of the nearby waterfalls and lakes. Plan a Iceland trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Canyon
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Duration: 2 hours
Laki Craters ©
Volcano
Laki Craters
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 30 minutes
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Historic Site
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Glacier Lagoon
Water Body
Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Diamond Beach ©
Beach
Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Svartifoss Waterfall Skaftafell
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Systrafoss ©
Waterfall
Systrafoss
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stjornarfoss ©
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Stjornarfoss
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Duration: 30 minutes
Skaftareldahraun ©
Geologic Formation
Skaftareldahraun
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Foss a Sidu ©
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Foss a Sidu
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjugolf ©
Geologic Formation
Kirkjugolf
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar ©
Religious Site
Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar
1.4
Duration: 2 hours