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The house was built between 1925-30 and was formerly one of the biggest dairy farms in Iceland. Today Korpúlfsstaðir is surrounded by one of Reykjavík's popular golf courses and houses approximately 40 studios for SIM artists, as well as a textile workshop, a ceramic workshop and an artist run gallery. 

Korpúlfsstaðir residency is situated 10km from the city center in the eastern outskirts of Reykjavík with a beautiful view to Mount Esja. It is surrounded by one of Reykjavík's popular golf courses, inspiring hiking trails, and long walks by the seashores.   


Close by are city bus stops, supermarkets, a hardware store, swimming pools and a cinema. Korpúlfsstaðir houses 40 studios for SÍM artists, as well as a textile workshop, ceramic workshop, graphic art center and artist run gallery. The workshops are not included in the residency fee, but access can be arranged with their curators.   


The residency apartment consists of two private bedrooms with separate studios, and five private bedroom/studios. On the upper floor all artists have access to a large, shared project space. This is the perfect location for longer residencies, as it is a peaceful and quiet location. Korpúlfsstaðir allows artists to develop their research, focus on art projects, and gain easy access to workshop facilities.   


The Reykjavík City bus stops in front of the house with Bus 6 going all the way downtown


The residency apartment consists of: 

- 5 private single bedroom/studios.

- 2 private single bedrooms with separated individual studios on the top floor.

*room 7 can be transformed into a double room.Each bedroom is furnished with a single bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, work desk, and chair.

Fee per month


Room 1 = 15 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)

Room 2 = 12 sqm / 700 EUR (Double Bedroom + separate individual studio a space in shared area)

Room 3 = 12 sqm / 700 EUR (Double Bedroom + separate individual studio b space in shared area)

Room 4 = 17 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)

Room 5 = 15 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)

Room 6 = 15 sqm / 700 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio)

Room 7 = 19 sqm / 800 EUR (Single Bedroom/Studio) can accommodate two people, the room costs 1040.00 EUR for an individuals or a pair).


The residency fee must be paid at least 9 weeks prior to arrival.

For residencies longer than one month, the fee for the first month is to be paid 9 weeks in advance, the fee for the second and third month can be paid at the start of that month, at the SIM Office using credit or debit card.

The granted residency period is not secure until fee payment is processed. If the residency fee and flight information are not provided by the artist 9 weeks prior to arrival, the granted residency period may be cancelled automatically without notification.

The residency fee covers the cost of running the program. It does not constitute rent, and the artist, therefore, does not obtain the legal status of tenant.

Two people can share rooms at Seljavegur (room 11 at 1140.00 EUR per month), and Korpúlfsstaðir (room 7 at 1040.00 EUR per month).

The Residency fee includes: wifi in all residency apartments and studios; parking in both locations; a set of towels and bedding; all communal utencils and equipment in the kitchen; cleaning equipment and supplies; iron and ironing board; washing machine; blow dryer; cost of electricity, heating, cold/hot water.

Not included in the resdiency fee: food, work materials or supplies, insurance, travel expenses, travel costs, other living costs, workshop fees, work materials.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled 4-8 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date, 50% of the residency fee is refunded.

If cancelled 0-4 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date, no refund is available.

The refund will always be in ISK, from the exact day the fee was received by SÍM. Bank transfer costs will be subtracted from the refund amount.

Amendments to the rules of the payment and cancellation due to COVID-19. Policy to be applied from 1st January 2021 till December 31st 2021:

-if appeared/extended restrictions or other reasons caused by global pandemic will affect artists' arrival, SIM Residency in the first place will offer to reschedule granted residency period to upcoming months, in the most complicated situations we will do a full refund. 

Amendments to the rules of the payment and cancellation due to COVID-19. Policy to be applied from 1st August 2020 till June 31st 2021:

-we do not require to proceed payment in advance for Residency stay, only if the artist wants to. As for booking confirmation, we will require to send a copy of the flight information as soon as possible. Payment for a stay can be made upon arrival at our SIM office with a credit or debit card.

-if appeared/extended restrictions or other reasons caused by global pandemic will affect artists' arrival, SIM Residency in the first place will offer to reschedule granted residency period to upcoming months, in the most complicated situations we will do a full refund.


SIM Residency does not require artists to pay a safety deposit.

However, on arrival, artist‘s are required to sign a Deposit Agreement between SÍM and the artist.

The Deposit Agreement requires artist‘s provide their credit card details as an insurance against loss of keys (35,00 EUR), guest cards (15,00 EUR) or in the case of a cleaning fee (80,00 EUR). SÍM maintains the right to apply extra charges to the artist if he/she or his/her guest/visitor violates SIM Residency rules or damages property, the household, or equipment. Charges will be applied accordingly for the cost of repairs or services required.

Credit cards will never be charged if the artist does not lose keys, guest cards, and leaves the residency apartment clean after their stay.

The Deposit Agreement will be cancelled, and the document destroyed one week after an artists departure, once an inspection of the room/studio has been undertaken.



Artists are responsible for their own travel insurance, including health insurance required by their country of residence.

Safety and Security

Upon arrival, artists receive an individual set of keys. Keys are for the main doors of the residency building, and for each artist’s room/studio.

Artists are responsible for their belongings and should keep their room locked at all times.

SIM Residency does not take responsibility for an individual artist‘s belongings in case of theft, fire, water damage, flood, or other accidents.

In extreme emergency situations artists should call 112 to seek help. In other cases, if the matter is not urgent or life threatening, contact the SIM Residency management.

Both SIM Residency apartments have licences from the Icelandic fire department, which adhere to safety regulations including the installation of smoke detectors in each room/studio and communal areas, as well as first aid equipment.

Project Space


On the upper floor, all artists have access to a large shared Project Space.

The textile, ceramic, and graphic workshops are not included in the residency fee but access can be arranged.

For more information please visit: https://sim-residency.info/workshops 


The living area includes a living room with TV and sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, communal bathroom and shower facilities, washing machine, hair dryer and iron. Included in the residency fee are sheets, towels, detergents, water, electricity, heating, and internet access for laptops. Free parking is available.




Artists in residence are allowed to have one guest staying with them at a time in the room. Children under 14 years cannot stay in the residency. Guests at Seljavegur can stay for a maximum of two weeks. The guest fee depends on the length of stay: 18.000 ISK for each week per person or 2.500 ISK per night for stays shorter than a week. Payment can be made during your stay at our office.  All guests are provided with bedding, towels and an extra bed.  We also urge you to look into staying at the SIM guest house at Hafnarstræti 16. For further information please visit: https://sim.is/residency/short-stay/ 

Guests have to respect the house rules and artists take full responsibility for their guests during their stay. 


Artists are required to keep their own bedrooms/studios and shared facilities clean and are expected to leave the apartment in good condition. A deposit agreement is made between SIM and artists on arrival.


A granted residency is from the second to the last day of the relevant month.



Living Room



- Single Bedroom/Studio  


- 15 sqm

- 700 Euro /month




- Single Bedroom + studio a


- 12 sqm

- 700 Euro /month



Studio a



- Single Bedroom + studio b


- 12 sqm

- 700 Euro /month



Studio b


Project Space