Artist Residency

Hafnarborg operates an Artist-in-Residence programme, with an apartment and studio space on the top floor of the museum’s building at Strandgata 34, in the centre of Hafnarfjörður. The program welcomes foreign artists of various disciplines.

The premises are 80 square metres, being divided into a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, studio space, and a large bedroom with a double bed. The apartment is fully equipped with utensils and appliances, linen, towels, washing machine, dryer, telephone and internet connection. The studio is located in the heart of Hafnarfjörður, close to the main bus stop in town, making commuting to Reykjavík easy.

The studio is allocated for one month at a time, beginning with the first date of each month and ending with the last. However, there is no requirement that artists stay for the entire duration of the residency. The residence fee is 500 euros per month, with payment being due at least three months prior to arrival. The fee includes electricity, heating, local telephone calls and internet connection.


To apply for the program, please fill out the form below. The application must include a CV and a sample of at least five pieces of the applicant’s works. Please email all applications to, marked “Residency Application”.

Download application form here.