Skriðuklaustur

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Gunnar Gunnarsson's house
The end of the tunnel at Skriðuklaustur leading water from Kárahnjúkastífla Dam to the power plant.

Skriðuklaustur is a farmstead in the valley of Fljótsdalur in Iceland. It was the home of author Gunnar Gunnarsson and in 1939 was built and designed by German architect Fritz Höger. The house today is a museum for Gunnarsson. One of the Visiting Centers for the Vatnajökull National Park is at Skriðuklaustur.

Nearby is the end of the tunnel that is leading water from Kárahnjúkastífla Dam, approx 50 km away, to the power plant in Fljótsdalur near Skriðuklaustur.

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Coordinates: 65°02′29″N 14°57′12″W / 65.0414°N 14.9533°W / 65.0414; -14.9533