Skaftfell Center for Visual Art

An independent, non-profit organization, Skaftfell serves as the principal visual art center for East Iceland. The center was created in 1996 by a collective that included the renowned Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998), and was officially founded in 1998. Roth moved to Iceland in 1957 and thereafter had a profound influence on the development of contemporary art in Iceland and the cultural life of Seyðisfjörður, where he lived and worked for periods of time in the last decade of his life.

Located in timber-frame house built by Norwegian fishermen in 1907, Skaftfell has long been an important meeting place for artists and the community, welcoming all visitors. On the first floor, the building houses a gallery with year-round changing exhibitions that are open to the public free of charge. The Skaftfell Bistró on the ground floor was designed by the artist Björn Roth and includes a library of artist books as well as changing displays of works by contemporary artists.

Skaftfell also hosts a distinguished artist residency program for national and international artists.

For opening hours, please refer to www.skaftfell.is.

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