Can we have overnight visitors, friends and family for free during our stay?

When you have been accepted in the residency program and during your stay, you cannot sublet or host other people in the Residency facilities. The Residency program should be respected, and treated as an opportunity to work on your creative journey and the facilities should not be used like a family or friend get to gather hostel.

Due to insurance issues  and the fact that we are not in the Airbnb business, we need to make this clear.

if you want people to visit anyway,  there are  hotels, guesthouses and hostel in the village of Grundarfjörður.

How can I search for the Northern Lights? The Aurora Boreales?

You can follow the activity on this website:  Northern.Lights.Forecast

Just remember that you ne3ed to go out of the light pollution and be patient watching and hopefully finding the movements in the sky, when the the northern lights are visible.

We also recommend following a FB site:


What do I do in an emergency?         

You can call: 112 if you need the police assistance.   If you need an ambulance you call: 113

If you need to see the doctor, https://www.hve.is/english/

You can make appointment in the Heilsugæslan: HVE Grundarfjördur – health care clinic
Hrannarstíg 7
350 Grundarfjördur
Tel. 432 1350
Open 08:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:00 on working days.

In case of a catastrophe event, earthquake, volcanic eruption, or other events similar events:

All the information’s you might need about evacuation or other action taken, you find in the link below.

We recommend that you get familiar with it before or soon after your arrival.        https://www.almannavarnir.is/english/

How do I travel to Iceland?

You can fly to our international airport Keflavik/Reykjavík

How do I get from the Airport to Reykjavík?

You can take the bus it takes 45 minutes by bus to Reykjavik city center. Flybus

Or you can drive and take the ferry if you live in Europe.  Ferry to Iceland

Do I need a Visa to Iceland?

It depends on witch country you come from, you can find more information here: https://www.government.is/search/$LisasticSearch/Search/?SearchQuery=do+I+need+a+visa+to+iceland

How do I travel from Reykjavík to Grundarfjörður?

It takes  about 2-3 hours to travel  from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorður.https://goo.gl/maps/ZZ5sDSRFp5XgJycx7

You can rent a car and do self drive, if you do so make sure you ask for wither tires with spikes during winter. In the summer you only need summer tires. You should also check the weather conditions before you travel especially during wither: https://safetravel.is/en

/or you can take the bus https://straeto.is/en

more details: https://www.grundarfjordur.is/is/eng/public-transport


Can I apply to the residency  as a single Artist, without a artist partner/collaborative artist??

At the moment our program only accepts applications from a Artist DUO, two artist who work on their reserchs based art projects.

Do people in Iceland speak English?

Yes, most people in Iceland have at least some basic English knowledge.

Is there a swimming pool in Grundarfjordur? 

Yes, there is a public swimming pool, check it out on:Swimmingpool

Can I exhibit in your Gallery without staying in the Residency?

Yes you can apply, please send your application on: artak105gallery@gmail.com


What is the situation with Covid 19 in Iceland?

Find your answer on the Covid website: https://www.covid.is/categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland