Herhúsið residency since 2005

Herhús in Siglufjördur was built in 1914, and renovated as an artist-in-residence home and workshop. Located in the centre of town next to all services, the artist's residence is open to both Icelandic and foreign artists. Herhúsið is dedicated to artists of all media and to the creation of contemporary art. Herhúsið provides a unique workshop, spacious and bright for one artist at a time.

The house, commonly referred to as Herhúsið (the Armyhouse), belonged to the Salvation Army and many of the inhabitants of Siglufjörður cherish joyful memories from the meetings held there in the old days.

The artist's residence is a 2-level house with a 70 square meter (750 sq ft) workshop on the main floor and a bright, furnished studio apartment in the upstairs loft.

The studio appartment contains two beds, chairs, a table and stools, radio and CD player. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, food processor and two hotplates. The house is wireless ADSL enabled.

The workshop has 4 metre (10 ft) ceilings, hardwood floors, an industrial sink, an easel, 3 working tables and a sofa. The bathroom and shower are located on the main floor.


Norðurgata 7b,
580 Siglufjörður