ON THE TRAIL OF STURLUNGAR
The history and art exhibition in Kakalaskáli gives insight into the tumultuous 13th century Iceland, focusing on the story of the Sturlungar clan chieftain Thordur kakali. The art exhibition is the fruit of on-site work by 14 artists from 10 countries, uniquely portraying the events of the era. Audio guides are available in several languages.
THE STAGING OF THE BATTLE OF HAUGSNES (THE STONE ARMY) - LARGE SCALE OUTDOOR INSTALLATION
The bloodies battle in the history of Iceland is undoubtedly the Battle of Haugsnes, April 19th 1246, which claimed 111 lives. The battle occurred during times of great turmoil in 13th century Iceland, as told by the Sturlunga Saga. The owner of Kakalaskáli and history enthusiast Sigurður Hansen, has arranged 1320 rocks, a total of 600 tons, each representing a warrior in the fateful morning of the battle, moments before the two feuding clans clashed. Those who died in battle and the following days are marked with crosses.
ONLY 5 MINUTES DRIVE FROM THE RING ROAD
Open daily June 1 – September 15 from 1PM – 5 PM
Other times open by appointment: Call Esther (+354) 6708822 or María (+354) 8658227
<h5>Á staðnum er Vinnustofa Maríu þar sem er að finna handverk og ýmislegt gamalt og nýtt.</h5>
Opnunartími sögu- og lístasýningar:
Alla daga frá kl. 13-17 frá 1. júní - 15. september
Opnunartími Vinnustofu Maríu: Eftir samkomulagi: 8658227 (María)