Deadline: Open call

Winter is beautiful

Winter in South Iceland is an ideal place to be for the mind searching for a place to think and work

Winter is beautiful!

Gullkistan is an artist run residency for creative people, artists and scholars of any profession.

The residency is located in a quiet village by the Laugarvatn lake with a view of (and in a safe distance from) the Hekla volcano. It has two studios with shared tools, materials and wifi. Accommodation ranges from single rooms to studio apartments. 

Gullkistan is a quiet and remote place, but only 70 km from Reykjavík and 40 km to Selfoss, the center for south Iceland services, accessible year round.

We do our best to run the residency as we would like a residency to be run. A place where each individual has the chance to work on his own ideas in a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere in beautiful surroundings and nature with everything it provides.

We are there on the sideline to help with whatever needed although we are not always there in person but not far away.

Accommodation is in two buildings in the village of Laugarvatn. One of them, a cabin, houses 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. The other one, the Studio house, has 2 bedrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen and the studio spaces.
These are both single and double bedrooms. The houses are fully equipped with modern facilities, washing room and Wi-Fi connection. The view is wide and beautiful, lake in front and farther away Mt. Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.

The residency is located on the edge of the Laugarvatn village just off the main road. Behind the houses is a hill covered with a small forrest. The residency is in easy walking distance from the town center, grocery shop and bus stop.

Fees for one month:

850 € Small single room
950 € Single room
1150 € Double room for one person
1450 € Double room for two persons
Apartments for families can sometimes be arranged and the fee may vary.

Artists work on their own things. Sometimes there are possibilities of open studios, student visits or other interaction with the community. Residents are not obliged to take part.

Minimum stay is usually one month although sometimes off the summer months we can be more flexible.

Please fill out the application form on our website.

Winter is beautiful

Winter is beautiful


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