Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art

Skaftfell invited three frontier artists to live and work in the town of Seydisfjord, a small community in the remote rural settings of East Iceland where creativity is applied to everyday life. This fishing village, situated in a long and narrow fjord and surrounded by high mountains, was once an important center on the Eastern coast of Iceland but with urbanization of the Icelandic countryside the population has dwindled down to 637, making Seydisfjord one the smallest municipalities on an island dotted with small rural communities.

The isolating environment has only one road connecting to neighboring towns and it's often closed in, during winter. There is a weekly ferry connecting the local residents by sea to the mainland of Europe and their livelihoods are impacted by frequent tourist ferry visits. Twitter Facebook Instagram