Mengi Apartments opened in the spring of 2014 and is operated by Mengi, a collective of artists in Reykjavik. The apartments are located in the heart of Reykjavik in a standalone house, built in 1914 in classic Icelandic architectural style. The house was originally built as a merchants home with a shop on the ground floor but was completely rebuilt in 2004 and changed so it now holds three separate apartments all with a private entrance. The apartments were all re-modeled in 2014 and decorated with art by some of Iceland’s finest artists.
Mengi Apartments is located on a quiet side street of Reykjavik’s oldest and most famous shopping street, Laugarvegur, in the heart of Reykjavik where you can enjoy local culture, shopping and dining. The cities main bus stations are appr. 5-10 minute walk away and if you want to engage in the lifestyle of the locals you will find Sundhöllin, Reykjavik’s oldest swimming pool just a few blocks down the road.
Mengi also operates an art shop and a performance venue at Óðinsgata 2 which is a 5 minute walk away from the Mengi Apartments. In our performance space we host events by some of the most exciting contemporary artists as well as international artists that occasionally reside in the apartments during their stay in Iceland. Events are hosted every Thursday-, Friday- and Saturday evenings and guests that stay over those days are provided with a special guest pass to one event of their choice.
If you are interested in experiencing the local art scene of Reykjavik then Mengi Apartments is the right place!
Carolina, Copenhagen (Denmark) - June 2014
Olly, Bristol (UK) - May 2014
Daniel, Los Angeles (US) - May 2014
Claudia, Winter Haven (US) - May 2014