Artist Residencies


Skaftfell’s artist residencies are located in four historical houses in the town of Seydisfjörður, all within short walking distance to Skaftfell and to each other. The houses are set up as private or shared self-catering accommodation, each including 2 bedrooms, a combined living and working space, bathroom and kitchen, work tables, washing machine, and WiFi.

Seyðisfjörður is well known in Iceland for its unique ensemble of wooden houses, which were imported as kit houses from Norway in the late 19th century and early 20th century. They are covered in corrugated iron to protect them from the weather, and painted in individual colour schemes.

Examples for the residency apartments are the Draumhús residency,  located in Norðurgata in the heart of the old town, and the Skaftfell residency on the 3rd floor of Skaftfell’s main building on Austurvegur 42.


Draumhús residency – The Dreamhouse

Skaftfell residency – The artist apartment, 3rd floor