We stock a variety of art supplies in the Centre which Artists can purchase; Clay and Glazes, Plaster, Concrete, Linoleum, Paper, Print Color and Wood Glue.
Team members can assist Artists in obtaining other materials that they need for their projects. Most common art supplies can be got in the nearest hardware shop or ordered via phone from Reykjavík. The shipping takes 1-3 days maximum. Here is a link to Slippfélagið, an art supply store in Reykjavík, slippfelagid.is
If you require specialized materials then they might not be available in Iceland. In those cases Artists have shipped the materials here before their arrival. Note that customs charges apply on new imported items and receipt of purchase will be requested by customs. If you are shipping your materials or tools that are not newly bought, it is good to state on the parcel that these items are your personal belongings. In those cases customs charges are usually not claimed.
On arrival we provide a pick up from Egilsstaðir Airport. Other expenses for transport are the responsibility of each participant.
Once a week we provide a ride to the nearest supermarket and all passengers partake in gas cost. The cost is usually around 500 isk kr. both ways per person.
You can use the public transport system to get your way around the fjords and here you can find the timetable.
Please note that the Centre does not provide transport to the airport on your departure. For this journey public transport is available from Stöðvarfjörður to Egilsstaðir Airport. The bus schedule only connects with the morning flights, so keep that in mind when booking your departure. It is possible to buy bus tickets on coast price in the Centre.
You can find more information about transport around the country under the tab “How to get here”.
If you need to apply for a Travel Visa to Iceland we advise you to be timely with you application. You can find all information about Visa applications and where to apply at the website of the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland. If you need any documents from us, (f.x. Confirmation of Stay & Payment Statements) we can provide that via email. Here is a direct link to the website of the Directorate of Immigration which has all information about Visit Visa; utl.is
Printers and Scanners
We have basic A4 flatbed scanners and simple Black&White A4 printers. There is a professional print shop in Egilsstaðir which Artists can contact for projects of larger scale and quality. Here is a link to the print shop Héraðsprent, heradsprent.is
We have a very good postal service in Stöðvarfjörður and the postlady comes by every working day of the week. If you need to send parcels during your stay you can find information about prices at postur.is in the MENU tap.
Health Care & Pharmacy
There are Health Care Centers in the municipality. If you need the assistance of a doctor we will assist you in making an appointment. If you need to take subscription medicine on regular basis we advise you make sure you have enough for your stay.
There is a Pharmacy open during weekdays in Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður and Egilsstaðir. You can click on the links for the opening hours. There is a small Pharmacy in Stöðvarfjörður at Túngata 2. The opening vary according to season and summer vacations and are announced on the front door of the Pharmacy.
The swimming pool in Stöðvarfjörður is open from 15th of May – 15th of September, Monday-Friday from 13:00-19:00 and Saturday-Sunday from 13:00-17:00.
Pools in nearby fjords, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Eskifjörður and Neskaupsstaður are open all year around. Here you can see their timetable.
The pool in Egilstaðir is open all year around as well and here you can find their timetable.
In Iceland the weather is unpredictable in any season. Therefore we recommend that you bring warm waterproof clothes and shoes with you. We are surrounded by spectacular nature that is nice to explore and if you enjoy outdoor activities you will need to prepare yourself for this one :) Here is a link to a website for weather forecast in Iceland, vedur.is
9-5 and the Morning Coffee
Team members are around and about the factory from 9:00-17:00 every weekday. Each morning team members meet up at 9:00-10:00 at the factory kitchen for morning coffee (or tea :) and a chat. Artist are very welcome to join in if they like and participation is not mandatory.