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Geislar Gautavík - Open farm
The farm Geislar Gautavík has a variety of activities.  Geislar Gautavík - Open farm is a 20-25 minutes drive from Djúpivogur to the north Open every day 11-16. Groups can come outside of that time if agreed in advance. Entrance fee (does not apply to the store) Included: Approx. an hour-long guided tour of the breeding grounds, the breeding center and the animals. After that, people are free to enjoy everything else on offer. Adults: ISK 1,500 Children 6-17 years: 750 ISK. • Shop with your own handicrafts and a selection of snacks, e.g. from small scale food producers  • Industrial hemp and aquaponics: Indoor and outdoor cultivation and training centers. Guidance. • Zoo: Horses (not for riding), piglets, sheep and lambs, laying hens, ducks, trout and dogs. Guidance. • Golf: Homemade 7 hole, par 3, golf course. • Outdoor toys. • Homemade indoor sports area in the barn for children. • Ancient trading post: A walk to the antiquities. • River, beach and cove to enjoy and play in.
Skriðuklaustur, Centre of culture & history
Skriðuklaustur is the former home of the famous author Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889-1975). Since 2000 it has been open as a centre of culture & history with various activities and exhibitions. It houses a museum about the author with personal guidance about his life and career as well as the adventure of building a mansion in Fljotsdalur valley in 1939. The house itself is one of Iceland’s most treasured buildings, donated to the Icelandic nation by the author in 1948. It was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger. At Skriðuklaustur, you can also have a look at the ruins of a medieval Augustinian monastery from the 16th century which was excavated at the beginning of the 21st century. The ruins are accessible all year round, close to the author's home. The exhibition about medieval life and the excavation can be found in the cultural centre which also houses the restaurant Klausturkaffi.  Opening hours April: Open daily 12pm - 4pm May: Open daily 11am - 5pm June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pmSeptember - october 17th: Open daily 12am - 5pm    

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