The village of
Kirkjubæjarklaustur was known in earlier times as „Kirkjubær á Síðu“ (Church Farm in Síða) and was an important farming estate. In 1186, a Benedictine convent was founded at Kirkjubær. The convent was active until the Reformation in 1550 when it was disbanded. Many local placenames and folktales reflect the presence of the nuns and ecclesiastical history down the centuries. Today, Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a small and beautiful village surrounded by breathtaking nature.
Celebrating Earth Heritage
How to visit the Katla Geopark
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is in central South Iceland