About Skaftfell

Austurvegur_500 Skaftfell, based in Seyðisfjörður East Iceland, is a visual art center with the essential role of presenting, discoursing and encouraging the development of contemporary art. It is a meeting point for artists and locals and its activities are based upon exhibitions and events, alongside an international residency program and outreach program. Skaftfell is also the guardian of a very small house previously owned by a local naïve artist Ásgeir Emilsson (1931-1999). In March 2013 Skaftfell received an Icelandic award, Eyrarrósin, for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area.


In the gallery

  • The Assembly of the Hyperboreans

    04.06.16-18.09.16 Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir (IS), dj. flugvél og geimskip (IS), Frásagnasafnið / The Narrative Collection 2011-2012, Helgi Örn Pétursson (IS), Jesper Fabricius (DK), Luke Fowler (UK), Magnús Pálsson (IS), Nora Joung (NO), Ragnar Kjartansson (IS), Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (IS)


  • Folk Tale

    Sunday July 31 @ 20:00, Norðursíld. Magnús Pálsson (IS)

  • Artist talk #27

    Thursday August 18 @ 17:00 Jessica Auer (CA), London Fieldworks (UK), Miriam Jonas (DE)

  • Gursus

    Sven Midgren & Ida Karlsson (SE)
    Saturday Sept 3 @ 17:00

The house of Geiri

1266 Seydisfjordur Asge 001