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Reverend Jón Steingrímsson chapel

The chapel at Kirkjubæjarklaustur was consecrated in 1974. It was built in the memory of reverend Jón Steingrímsson, fire cleric (1728-1791). He said the famous Eldmessa (Fire Mass) on July 20, 1783, in the church in Klaustur. Many believe that the Eldmessa stopped the stream of the lava that threatened habitation at the time. The place where the stream of lava stopped is now called Eldmessutangi and is to the west of Systrastapi, but the chapel is situated a little to the east of the old church site. According to the Icelandic church, there aren't many stories that are as powerful, clear, and reliable narratives of the value and power of religion and prayer like the ones associated with reverend Jón Steingrímsson and the church in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The old cemetery in Kirkjubæjarklaustur was fenced in with a concrete wall. There are a few gravestones in the cemetery, among them one at the grave of Reverend Jón Steingrímsson and his wife Þórunn. 

Reverend Jón Steingrímsson chapel

Reverend Jón Steingrímsson chapel

The chapel at Kirkjubæjarklaustur was consecrated in 1974. It was built in the memory of reverend Jón Steingrímsson, fire cleric (1728-1791). He said
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Skaftárstofa Visitor Centre, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur Swimming Pool

Kirkjubæjarklaustur Swimming Pool

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Kirkjubæjarstofa

Kirkjubæjarstofa

Exhibition and study centre on the nature, history and culture of the region.
Systrafoss Waterfall

Systrafoss Waterfall

Systrafoss is the name of the waterfall where the river Fossá falls from the lake Systravatn, over the mountain edge above Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Low do
Systrastapi

Systrastapi

In 1186 a nun monastery was established in Kirkjubær á Síðu. It was later called Kirkjubæjarklaustur, and the topographical names Systrastapi and Syst
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Prestsbakkakirkja á Síðu

Prestsbakkakirkja á Síðu

Prestsbakki has been an ecclesiastical site since 1859 when church activities at Kirkjubæjarklaustur ceased. The Rev. Jón Steingrímsson (1728-91), kno
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