The village Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Icelandic for “church farm cloister”) is one of the smallest villages in the south of Iceland on the hringvegur (road no. 1 or Ring Road) between Vík í Mýrdal and Höfn. It is part of the municipality of Skaftárhreppur and has about 120 inhabitants. Kirkjubæjarklaustur’s geographical location makes it better known than other villages its size.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur is the only place between Vík and Höfn which offers services such as a fuel station, a bank, a post office and a supermarket. Nearby tourist attractions include Fjaðrárgljúfur, the Lakagigar craters, the Eldgjá canyon and Skaftafell – Vatnajökull National Park.