Þingeyrarklaustur monastery

Þingeyjarklaustur

1133

Þingeyrarklaustur was the first monastery built in Iceland. It followed the monastic order of Benedicts of Nucia and its role in the literary culture of Iceland is of great importance. There, the saga of King Olaf was documented in 1190 by Oddur Ólafsson in Latin among many other king‘s and bishop sagas.

The monastery lasted until the Lutheran religion reformation of Iceland, which took place in mid 16th century.