A church site in Álftaver
Þykkvabæjarklaustur (Thykkvabæjar Cloister) is a church site that was originally the location of a catholic monastery, founded in 1168, which remained active until the Reformation. Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, a monk at Thykkvabæjar Cloister in the 14th century, composed the poem “Lilja“, one of Iceland´s most famous medieval devotional poems. A pillar of columnar basalt has been erected where the monastery is believed to have stood.
Celebrating Earth Heritage
How to visit the Katla Geopark
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is in central South Iceland