Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art

Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art

Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art
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Skaftfell, est 1998, operates in the field of contemporary art on a international level. It’s activities are based upon exhibitions and events, alongside a residency and education program. The curatorial focal point is a high-quality mix of progressive contemporary art and traditional art, either by domestic or international artists. A Bistro is located on the ground floor.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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RLphoenix
Phoenix, AZ78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This small gallery is well worth your time to visit. It has rotating exhibitions. When we visited, we saw a wonderful showing by a modern kinetic and mixed-media artist. This is just one of many places to visit on a day's walk in Seydisfjordur. There is a cafe and gift shop to round out your visit.
Written July 22, 2021
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Kelly21830
Long Beach, NY153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Skaftfell is a small center with a fantastic bistro and it's a worthwhile visit to both. I saw the Arctic Creatures Revisited exhibit and it was quite eye-opening, sad and humorous at the same time. Their use of found objects to create art pieces and photographic props is ingenious. I wish there was more to see! Afterwards, I went down to the Bistro and had the a terrific meal of fresh caught cod with apples and veggie. I could've done without the mustard though. But it was seriously delicious and well-worth $18.00!
Written June 30, 2023
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NSCYNM
San Francisco, CA116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Our quick visit to this progressive art gallery was a treat. The art was esoteric at times, but quite impressive considering how remote this little village is on earth.
Written July 26, 2018
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Jacob
Washington DC, DC275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This small and unique arts space is worth a visit when you are visiting the tiny town of Seydisfordur. There is a restaurant / cafe on the first floor that I did not eat at (though, I wish I would have) and then on the second floor is a visual arts gallery. The pieces that make up the collection are unique and interesting. There is also no fee to get it.
Written June 15, 2018
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gatortunor
Clemmons, NC657 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art is a small exhibition space with modern Icelandic art located around above a cafe. It's worth a stop if you like modern art and even if you don't because it will be a quick stop.
Written November 6, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Located over a pizza place, this is a tiny modern art exhibition, which is quirky and fun.
Examining the exhibits takes no more than 2 minutes.
Written March 25, 2017
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Well if you pop into the cafe then the center is free and just upstairs. Depending on when you visit the exhibitions vary so that depends on your taste as to whether you will enjoy it. It was "modern art" when we visited and certainly "left field" (which means it was weird !) and not quite for us. But hey if you come here the town is beautiful and just worth the trip alone. Which was the main reason for us to visit.
Written September 19, 2016
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gudrunpalina
Akureyri, Iceland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Liked some of the art displayed there. Nice bookstore. Nice to have food in the same house and be abel to sit outside in the sun.
Written August 10, 2016
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Rikhardur H. F
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
One of the best visual arts galleries in Iceland on top. At the bottom is a very cozy café/restaurant. Highly recommended.
Written April 20, 2016
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Doug W
New York City, NY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This exhibition space is located above the Restaurant Skaftfell and had limited operating hours when we were there in October 2015,
but still had some interesting art on view.
Written January 24, 2016
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