Settlement

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASolheimar is a sustainable community with a clear and positive vision of a rural village, attractive design of open spaces and buildings that fit into the landscape.

Solheimar encompasses residential and commercial buildings and aims to ensure that diverse people and businesses can continue to grow and develop.

Solheimar has perfect spaces for outdoor activities and togetherness, promoting the health and wellness of the population.

The Village of Solheimar is based on four foundational pillars:

Community
Solheimar is a diverse yet unified community where each individual is as important a link in the chain as the next.  Our community is really a modern form of extended family.  Trust and mutual respect exists between people, helping residents and visitors feel comfortable.

Work Life and Activities
Solheimar has a variety of opportunities in regard to the different work places and companies in the village.  This includes work in the organic vegetable nursery and forestry, in the different art and craft workshops, as well as in the bakery, kitchen, café, shop/gallery, on the maintenance team or in the guesthouses.  There are also positions relating to the promotion of nature and health tourism.

Nature
The natural world is an important part of the village grounds.  The nature is to be treated with respect and the natural cycle protected and considered at all costs.

Culture
There is a vibrant cultural life in Solheimar throughout the year that strengthens the community both within and outside it.  Various and versatile artistic and musical exhibitions take place with rich and devoted participants and visitors.  Over the last few years, two major annual art festivals have been established—the Summer Art Festival and the Advent Festival.

 

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Sólheimar sjálfbært samfélag | 801 selfoss | Iceland | Sími: 422 6000 | solheimar@solheimar.is