About Skaftárhreppur

Skaftárhreppur is about 6,800 km2 and is one of the largest municipalities in Iceland. The municipality is about 7% of Iceland. To the west lies the boundary near Blautukvísl in Mýrdalssandur, around Höfðabrekkujökull / Kötlujökull and Mýrdalsjökull. To the east dominate county boundaries near Sandgígjukvísl in Skeiðarársandur. To the north are the boundaries of Vatnajökull and after Tungnaá.

The Skaftárhreppur district, the eastern part of West Skaftafellssýsla, stretches from the river Blautakvísl at Mýrdalssandur in the west, to the Sandgígjukvísl river at Skeiðarársandur in the east.

In the municipality there is one urban core, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, which is centrally located in the district. Kirkjubæjarklaustur has developed into a village, the only centre of population in the district, with about 120 inhabitants. There you find gas station, swimming pool, gym, grocery store, Health center, school, nursing home, ATM bank and more


Social Services

The Social Services Agency of Rangárvalla- and vestur Skaftafellssýsla Districts provide to individuals and families diverse services, such as social counselling, financial aid, domestic services, supportive services or services concerning housing problems. On the one hand, social counselling consists in information provision and instructions on issues of social rights and, on the other hand, in providing assistance in social and personal problems.

The Social Services Agency provides services to residents of Ásahreppur, Rangárþing ytra, Rangárþing eystra, Mýrdalshreppur and Skaftárhreppur Districts. The office is located in Hella; however, the officials provide services to individuals in Mýrdalshreppur and Skaftárhreppur Districts in their place of living at their request.

You can contact the Social Services Agency at 487 8125 or via e-mail at

Emergency call: 112



              logo félagsþjónustunnar


Service/Önnur þjónusta

At this page you find information about the service you can get in Skaftárhreppur. 


What is going on? 

There are a few pages on Facebook where you can see what is going on, who is selling what, who is giving something and can take passengers with me when I´m going to Reykjavík. Try to open these pages and follow to see what is going on in Skaftárhreppur. 

Few good pages on Facebook about Skaftárhreppur The Link Who can add to this page?
Skaftárhreppur, the news Skaftárhreppur - The Editor: kynning (hja), for travellers Centre of the South The Editor: framtid (hja)
News, jokes, what is happening next Við erum íbúar á Klaustri Everyone in the group
Information for the people in Skaftárhreppur Íbúar Skaftárhrepps - upplýsingasíða The Editor and the people in the group
Would you like to go with someone? Til og frá Klaustri Everyone in the group
Do you have something you want to sell? Sölusíða Klausturs Everyone in the group
Do you own something you want to give away? ALLT GEFINS - ENDURNÝTUM Everyone in the group
We talk about the garbit How to sort and more. 

Sorpmál í Skaftárhreppi

Everyone in the group