Living Quarters


A view from one of the bedrooms. You can also see the sunset pouring through the main residency studio


The residency dorms are located on the same floor as the main studio, on the 2nd floor of the building. Each resident will have his/her own dorm room, which can view either north or south (ocean) side.

Each dorm room has a chair, ample closet/storage space, and 2 single beds. Most rooms also have a small desk.

The Textilsetur provides basic linens and towels as well.

A typical bedroom, featuring (often original) beautiful furniture and yearbook photos of classes from when the building was a women’s college.


All residents currently share one kitchen, which has 1 fridge/freezer and an electric 4-stove top. Basic kitchen tools and utensils are provided, and there is a small table for dining and limited counter space. There is also a large pantry cupboard where residents share shelf-space for their items.

Living Room / Lounge

Across from the kitchen is a living room or lounge area where there is a small library, couch, chairs, and a small table that can also be used for dining.



All residents share one bathroom on the same floor as their dorm rooms. It is of ample size with a laundry.  There is a toilet in this bathroom, plus more toilets located on the first floor of the building.


Located in the bathroom is a household washer and dryer and clothes-drying rack for residents to use. There is no cost to use it, and the residency also provides laundry detergent.


There is a heated outdoor pool close to Kvennaskólinn, which has hot tubs, sauna, showers, gym, and 25m lap pool.