Places to Visit in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland, Europe

Places to Visit in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland, Europe

Kirkjubaejarklaustur is a village in the south of Iceland in Vestur-Skaftafellssysla County in the region of Suourland. Kirkjubaejarklaustur is locally called as Klaustur placed between Vík í Mýrdal and Höfn and village has services like fuel station, bank, post office and supermarket and there are few tourism places to visit near the village. Kirkjubaejarklaustur is situated at the distance of 260 kilometers from Reykjavik, capital of Iceland and bounded by mountain region and on the banks of a Lake. Kirkjubaejarklaustur coordinates are 63.7833° N, 18.0667° W.


History of Kirkjubaejarklaustur:

According to historians it is believed that Irish monks lived here before the establishment of Norse settlement in Iceland. The village became home to Kirkjubæjar Abbey, in 1186 until the reformation in 1550, the village was recognized during the Lakagigar volcano eruptions in the year 1783, and various churches were constructed in the village.


Must see in Kirkjubaejarklaustur:


Laki is also known as Lakagigar is situated 55 kilometers from center of the village is volcanic fissure and the mountain is known for its deadliest eruption in the historical times that caused a drop in the global temperatures, crop failures in Europe and killed millions of people globally.


Eldgja is a positioned 67 kilometers from heart of the Kirkjubaejarklaustur village is a volcano and a canyon in Iceland and the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 270 meters deep and 600 meters wide and there is waterfall named Ofaeufoss within the canyon.



Skaftafell is situated at the distance of 70 kilometers from the Kirkjubaejarklaustur is a part of Skaftafell National Park established in 1967, spans over an area of 4807 square kilometers (2884 square miles) is the second largest national park and landscape and valleys of the of the national park will mesmerizes the tourists.


Vatnajökull National Park:

Vatnajökull National Park is situated in the south part of the island at the distance of 100 kilometers from the town consists of Vatnajokull glacier and extensive enclosed areas and considered unique due to its nature or cultural heritage.


Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur:

  • Bird Watching
  • Biking
  • Kayaking Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing

Best time to visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur experiences polar tundra climate with warm cool summers and no dry season and average temperature varies from -3° C to 14° C throughout the year and best time to visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur is from June to September.


Kirkjubaejarklaustur connectivity:

Nearest airport to Kirkjubaejarklaustur is Keflavík International Airport located at the distance of 300 kilometers is the main international airport in the country connected to various cities in the Europe and from airport scheduled buses and coaches are available to Kirkjubaejarklaustur village at regular intervals. Route no 1 pass through the village connecting to other cities and towns in the country and well connected through buses from capital city Reykjavik. Kirkjubaejarklaustur is a small village and tourists can explore the village by food or can hire bike or bicycle to get around the town.


Accommodation in Kirkjubaejarklaustur:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur is a small village surrounded by mountain region and situated close to volcanic mountains, national parks and other interesting places and houses some of the best accommodation options to the tourists visiting the town. During the peak seasons hotels in Kirkjubaejarklaustur charge from $ 15 to $ 150 and above per day with all the world class amenities and one can book the hotels prior visiting the village through tour operators. Some of the hotels in Kirkjubaejarklaustur are as follows:

  • Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
  • Hótel Geirland
  • Hotel Laki
  • Hunkubakkar Guesthouse
  • Islandia Hotel Nupar
  • Dalshöfdi Guesthouse
  • Country Hotel Hofdabrekka
  • Loke Vik Guesthouse
  • Hotel Lundi Restaurant
  • Hotel Dyrholaey

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