The location of our Residency is very central, in the heart of Akureyri located at the Art Street, in the same area you will find, the Art Museum, Galleries, Restaurants and Bars. Shops and most service are in walking distance. We have a beautiful Botanic garden and city centre both just around the corner. Short distance to open nature. The local bus is free of charge.
The facilites used to belong to the old Dairy fabric and as well as most of the buildings in the Art Street in the old day´s. When the Dairy fabric was moved to better location out of town, Artists and art culture interested people founded the Gil Assosiation with the aim of building up the Art Street as you find it today. This adventure started 25 years ago and is still going strong. The Gil Association is run by voluntaries and some support and good will from the city.