On arrival, we provide a pickup from Egilsstaðir Airport, and we offer two options for this: on the 1st or on the 2nd day of your residency period, based on the morning flight. We will be at the airport at 11:00 as the supermarket opens then. We don’t provide pickups for the evening flights.
We would ask you, if possible, to match your arrival to either of these pickups. However, if this is absolutely impossible for you, please, contact us and we will find another solution.
Other expenses for transport are the responsibility of each participant.
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 cost price in the Centre.
You can find more information about transport around the country under the tab “How to get here”.
You must depart from here on or before the last day of your residency period. When organising your return journey there is a bus service from Stöðvarfjörður to Egilsstaðir Airport. This only runs on weekdays and only in the mornings. If the last day of your residency period lands on a weekend and you do not have your own transport (hire car etc) then you must depart on a working day in order to use the public bus to get to the airport. It is the sole responsibility of the individual to get themselves to the airport with the full knowledge that there is no public transportation service available on weekends.
Here’s a link of the bus company where you can check your route: https://straeto.is/en
To get from Stöðvarfjörður to Egilsstaðir Airport choose the following route: Stöðvarfjörður – Brekkan to Egilsstaðir – Flugvöllur. The bus comes at 06:40 and it takes approximately 1.5h to get to the airport and that way you can catch the morning flight.
Shopping & Local transport
Once a week we provide a ride to the nearest supermarket and all passengers partake in gas cost.
If you need to apply for a Travel Visa to Iceland we advise you to be timely with your application. All information about Visa applications and where to apply is on 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 them via email. Here is a direct link to the website of the Directorate of Immigration; utl.is
We stock a variety of art supplies in the Centre which Artists can purchase; Clay and Glazes (detailed information and see prices here), Plaster, Concrete, Linoleum, Paper, Print Color (see prices here) 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 from the nearest hardware shop or ordered via phone from Reykjavík. The shipping takes 1-3 days maximum. Here are links to art supply stores in Reykjavík; Slippfélagið and Litir&Föndur.
Specialized materials might not be available in Iceland. In those cases, Artists may ship the materials here before their arrival but please, contact us about it beforehand. Note that customs charges apply on new imported items and receipt of purchase will be requested by customs. If shipping your materials or tools that are not newly bought, state on the parcel that these items are your personal belongings. In those cases, customs charges are usually not claimed.
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. Link to the print shop Héraðsprent; heradsprent.is
Living Costs Information
It’s hard to estimate living costs because every person has different eating and shopping habits but you can take a look at that website to have an idea about prices in Iceland; numbeo.com
Traveling in Iceland
In Iceland, the weather is unpredictable in all seasons. Bring warm waterproof clothes, thermal layers, and sturdy shoes/boots. We are surrounded by spectacular landscape. If you enjoy outdoor activities come prepared :) If you plan on driving around Iceland it is important to check the weather forecast and road conditions. Iceland can be a rough place to travel during the winter months and the conditions can rapidly change.
For weather forecasts in Iceland visit vedur.is
For road conditions in Iceland visit road.is
For travel advises and safety visit safetravel.is
Health Care & Pharmacy
Health Care Centers are in the municipality. If you need to see a doctor we will help you make an appointment. If you need to take subscription medicine on regular basis 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 hours vary according to season and summer vacations. These are listed 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 is their timetable.
The pool in Egilsstaðir is open all year around as well. Here is their timetable.
We have a very good postal service in Stöðvarfjörður. The post lady/man comes by most working day of the week. Information about prices for post & parcels at postur.is is on the MENU.
In Iceland, we use the common European power plug type C with two prongs and 220 – 240 V power.