Residency in Iceland - Hrisey. Hrísey, the island, is by the north coast of Iceland, short from the arctic circle.

The island is surrounded with a breathtaking view of the mountains on the coast of Eyjafjordur and the atmosphere

will put you back in time of peace and wonderful nature. Perfect inspiration for artists. The Old Schoolhouse has

been decorated (facilitated) with three bedrooms and working area so individuals or groups can work their art.

The Old Schoolhouse is centered in the small village, with a good view over the area, on the south coast of the island,

ca. 10 min. walk from the harbour. Population about 200 persons. In Old Schoolhouse is everything you need for pleasant

stay: four different bedrooms, working area, internet connection, sitting room combined with kitchen, shower, washing machine, etc.

About the island

The island is 7,0 km2 and 7,5 km long. The only way to get there is by the ferry Sævar from Árskógssandur. It’s scheduled

every hour in the summertime (different winter schedule) and takes ca. 15 min. There is a bus from Akureyri to Árskógssandur

(ca. 30 min. drive). Service in the village of Hrísey: restaurant, shop, post office and swimming pool with natural hot spring water. 

Easy access to beautiful nature, bird watching and walking trails around the island.

Our vision

Is to be substainable and non profitable residency.

Main objectives

The main objectivel of the residency is to provide an opportunity for international exchange, where professional artists in all

media including writers and performing artists are given the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and possibly cooperate.