This trip is primarily intended for water colour artists and for people who are interested in learning to paint with water colours. The tour is for people who share interest in art and want to experience the unique nature of Iceland and learn about Icelandic art and culture. The trip will also give the course participants chances to meet and talk with Icelandic artists.

The Icelandic Travel Company Art Travel is setting up courses for groups having different interests but all sharing the desire to visit Iceland and to enjoy at the same time associating and learning with others sharing their interests. All our courses feature a special understanding of nature and culture presented to course participants in a personalized, enjoyable, and different manner.

We offer a trip to Iceland’s northenmost town, Siglufjörður, a historic fishing town who’s fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. We will stay 5 nights at Siglunes Guesthouse in the village by the fjord. In addition to the Water Colour Course the group will be provided by a full-day excursion to Akureyri and Mývatn and it will also be possible to take shorter trips from Siglufjörður in the afternoon/nights during our stay in the north.
In the end of the week the group will get 2 nights in Reykjavík. Sunday, we will use to explore the city, it‘s culture and meet Icelandic artists at their studios followed by a Farewell dinner/party in the evening.
Keith Hornblower has been a teacher, demonstrator and lecturer in the art of watercolour for many years. He will inspire you to paint with freedom, spontaneity and passion, using just a few colours and simple techniques.
If you have a fear of a blank sheet of paper, or think that watercolour is difficult and unforgiving, then join Keith in an exploration of this wonderful medium and have fun along the way. There is no pressure to create masterpieces and all abilities are catered for.”
Vallý Pálsdóttir owner of the Travel company Art Travel will be the Driver Guide and Administrator.



  • Monday, 3rd of September
    Pick up at Keflavik airport in the morning and in Reykjavík for those who have already arrived Iceland.
    11.00 We will drive to Siglufjörður in North Iceland, stopping for lunch break in the little town Borgarnes. We will have two more stops along the way to Siglufjörður.
    18.00 Arrival in Siglufjörður. Check-in at Siglunes Guesthouse
    19.00 Welcome-dinner
  • Wednesday 5th of September
    7.30 – 9.00 Breakfast
    9.00 Course
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
    13.00 – 17.00 Course
    19.00 Dinner
  • Tuesday 4th of September
    7.30 – 9.00 Breakfast
    9.00 Watercolour Course with Keith Hornblower begins
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
    13.00 – 17.00 Course
    19.00 Dinner
  • Thursday 6th of September
    7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast
    8.30 Full day excursion:
    We will drive to Akureyri which is the Capital of the north, sight-seeing and lunch.
    After lunch we will drive to Goðafoss, the falls of the Gods and further to Mývatn area, enjoying several interesting and beautiful seneries that bears signs of the volcanism, among them: Leirhnjúkur, Námaskarð and Víti.
    18.30 Back in Siglufjörður
    19.00 Dinner
  • Friday 7th of September
    7.30 – 9.00 Breakfast
    9.00 Course
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
    13.00 – 17.00 Course
    19.00 Dinner
  • Sunday 9th of September
    7.00 – 9.00 Breakfast
    9.00 – 13.00 Time on own
    13.00 – 17.00 Reykjavík sight-seeing. Culture experiences, museums, visiting Icelandic artists.
    19.00 Farewell dinner/party
  • Saturday 8th of September
    7.30 – 9.00 Breakfast
    9.00 Course
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
    13.00 – 15.00 Course ending
    16.00 Driving from Siglufjörður to Reykjavík/Hafnarfjörður
    21.00 Arrive in Reykjavík. Check-in at the hotel in Hafnarfjörður in the capital area
  • Monday 10th of September
    Breakfast and departure


  • Price: 245.000,- ISK /1.700 GBP
  • Booking and payment before 1st of July 2018

• Water Colour Course
• Coffee/tea, cookies/fruits
• 5 nights double room/breakfast at Guesthouse Siglunes
• 2 nights double room/breakfast at a hotel in Reykjavík
• 5 two course dinners
• 1 farewell dinner/party
• 2 entrances to museums
• Meeting Icelandic artists
• Excursions/sight-seeings in the north and in Reykjavík
• Driverguide during the whole stay
• All transport

Not included:
• All drinks exept from water
• Transport to the airport for departure
• Colours, paper, brushes
• One dinner and lunches

For booking and information please contact
Valgerður Pálsdóttir – Vallý
E-mail: info@arttravel.is
Phone number: +354-8979990