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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. Kirkjubaejarklaustur is in South Region. Use our Iceland planning app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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