LungA is an annual festival held in mid-July in Seydisfjordur. It is an art festival for young people and truly brings the town to life. Young people gather for a week to explore, invent and experience various art forms. It creates a unique vibe when the art forms are melted together and when the young people from all over the world unite in Seydisfjordur through their creativity. The festival ends off with a celebration with exhibitions, interactive performances, and concerts.
Skaftfell operates in the field of contemporary art, on a local and international level and its aim is to nurture and exhibit visual art. Its activities are based on exhibitions and events, alongside the residency and education program. It serves as a meeting point for artists and locals Â and is the main center for visual arts in East Iceland. It was founded in 1998 by a group of art enthusiasts in Seydisfjorudur. In the past decade, Skaftfell has hosted a large number of exhibitions by international, national and local artists and serves an important role in the area as a centre of information and education on art and art related subjects. Every year it organises various seminars with art students in collaboration with the Icelandic Academy of Arts and other educational institutions. In 2013, Skaftfell received an Icelandic award, Eyrarrosin, for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area.
The Technical Museum of East Iceland was established in 1984 and focuses on the influx of modern times from 1880 – 1950. All kinds of technical innovations in mechanics, electricity, communications, telephony, commerce and architecture are interlaced with changes in lifestyle. Exhibitions seek to recreate the atmosphere of the times they portray. The museum also serves as a research centre and teaching facility for all levels of educations, and the staff members carry out various independent research projects relating to the museum’s area of interest.