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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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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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