Hvitahus – Snæfellsnes Iceland

Name of Residency: Hvitahus

Hvitahus in Iceland is a residency for artists including apartment and a good working studio with a double-height. Located by the door of Snæfellsnes national park and the famous Glacier Snæfellsjokull, that Jules Verne wrote about in his famous novel A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Hvitahus is the only remaining building from the old Krossavik harbour, surrounded by astonishing landscapes, special sea biosphere and bird life.

Originally an ice storage (ishus) the Hvitahus as called by the locals, has been recently renovated preserving its original characteristics and structure.

The restored 160 square meter building includes now a full equipped residency floor with a bedroom, toilet, kitchen and living room, a 30m2 double-height studio / exhibition hall and gallery facilities. The house can accommodate 2-4 people.

Conceived now as a place for art creation, special windows with magnificent views to the shore line and the Snæfellsjokull glacier have been installed all through the house in both walls and roof, allowing daylight in every room.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

Jokulhus ehf is holding company for the Artist Residency Hvitahus in Iceland.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Icelandic
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: KEFLAVIK International Airport
    Street & Number: Krossavuk
    Postal Code: 360
    City: Hellissandur
    Hellissandur 360 ISL
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