Skriðuklaustur, a substantial farm for centuries, site of a monastery from 1493 until the Reformation, then a church till 1792. Home of a number of prominent men, e.g. sheriff Hans Wium (1715-88), who is buried there. In 1939 the author Gunnar Gunnarsson settled at Skriðuklaustur and built a large, unusual house, which he later presented to the Icelandic nation
For a time an experimental station for sheep-breeding and soil cultivation. In the summer of 2000, the Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson opened Skriðuklaustur with the intention of building it up as a seat of culture, history and research.
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