Skaftfell was founded in the year 1998 by a group of art enthusiasts in the town of Seyðisfjörður . The centre is situated in a grand old house, built in 1907. It serves as a residency and an exhibition space. On the ground floor there is a Bistro with a good library featuring many art-books. Skaftfell is a meeting point for artists and locals and serves as a center for visual art in all East-Iceland.