FAQ

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

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 it takes 45 minutes by bus to Reykjavik city center.

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 recerts 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:https://www.grundarfjordur.is/is/thjonusta/ithrottir-og-tomstundir/ithrottamidstod

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

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