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Augustine monestary at Skrida

Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 65.0414° N 14.9833° W

The Augustine monestary at Skrida was established in 1494 at the initiative of bishop Stefan of Skalholt. In the beginning it was managed by a prior, and its firs abbot’s name was Narfi. He was ordained in 1497. Vague sources mention, that the monestary never housed many brothers and only one monk lived there in 1198. According to archaeological excavations in 2006 contradicts these sources. The monestary served until the reformation. See Travel Guide Skriduklaustur

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