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Visitor Centres

Located at most of the larger and more popular nature sites, museums and cultural establishments, visitor centers provide information and the chance to purchase souvenirs.

Skaftfell Center for Visual Art
Skaftfell Center for Visual Art is situated in Austurvegur 42 in Seyðisfjörður, in a grand timber house built-in 1907. The house contains the Skaftfell gallery and bookshop on the middle floor, the artist residency apartment on the top floor, and the Skaftfell Bistro and library on the ground floor. Skaftfell’s role is to present, discuss, and encourage the development of contemporary art in East Iceland. The center was founded in the year 1998 by a group of art enthusiasts, the Skaftfell Group, in memory of the artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) who lived and worked in Seyðisfjörður for periods of time during the last decade of his life. In the Skaftfell Bistro you can find many of his prints and artist books on display. Skaftfell is an important meeting point for artists and locals. The art center’s activities involve exhibitions and events throughout the year, alongside an international artist residency program and an art education program. Every year Skaftfell organizes and hosts seminars with art students in collaboration with the Icelandic Art Academy and other schools and institutions on all school levels. Skaftfell is also the guardian of a minuscule house in Seyðisfjörður, Geirahús, previously owned by the local naive artist Ásgeir Emilsson (1931-1999). Now a tiny museum, Geirahús can be visited by appointment. Another artwork to visit is Tvísöngur, a sound sculpture on the hills of the fjord, developed by Lukas Kühne with Skaftfell in 2012. Since its foundation, Skaftfell has hosted a large number of exhibitions and projects by international, national and local artists, with an emphasis on contemporary art. Skaftfell has an important role in the area as a provider of information and education about art and art-related subjects. In 2013 Skaftfell received the Icelandic Eyrarrósin award for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area. For opening hours please visit our website  For more information please contact us: skaftfell@skaftfell.is or by phone 00354 4721632.
Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Skriðuklaustur
Snæfellsstofa is the information center for the eastern territory of Vatnajökull National Park. It is situated at Skriðuklaustur in an environmentally friendly building. The house itself is the first of its kind in the country. It is designed and built according to environmentally sound standards (BREEAM). In Snæfellsstofa you can find an exhibition about nature and wildlife in the area, multimedia and activities for children. Souvenir shop with focus on local products, coffee sale and internet on site. Free admission. Vatnajökull National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Europe. It was established in 2008 and covers an area of around 14000 square kilometers which is about 14% of the surface of Iceland. The glacier covers about half of the Park, offering a unique interplay between fire and ice, volcanic activity, glacial and geological formations and waterfalls. The Park contains many areas of historical interest and an extraordinary variety of landscapes which contain some of the nation´s greatest natural treasures. It occupies a very important place in the world of natural science, due to, among other things, the dynamic interaction between fire and ice, which is still very much at work today. For opening hours, please visit this website here.

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Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center Kaupvangur 17 700 Egilsstaðir 470-0750