The following day we saw the ruins of Skriðuklaustur (a closter) built at the end of 15. century and the house that Gunnar Gunnarsson's, a popular Icelandic writer built close to the ruins of the closter in the year 1939. Gunnar's house is a testament of the poet's big ambitions. His dream was to build a big farm like he had seen in Europe. Gunnar did not succeed an in the end he gave the Icelandic state the house in 1948. In Gunnarshús, we received a good guideance from a young woman named Skotta. My wife recognized her because she thought that the guide looked a lot like the family which lived in the farm Krokur where my wife was rased.
Skriðuklaustur. The monastery was below the hill that Gunnar's house is on. Skriðuklaustur. The monastery was below the height of which Gunnar's house stands. Close to Gunnar's house is Snæfellsstofa, an information center for Vatnajökull National Park. All of this was very enjoyable considering the information center was well placed and welcoming to guests. That evening, we tried Gudrun and Lilja to fish in Urriðavatn. We managed to land four small bleaks, but as strange as it is then there are only charles in Urriðavatn.
Skriðuklaustur. The monastery was below the height of which Gunnar's house stands.