The Old School - Hrisey
The Old school arthouse residency in Hrisey Iceland is owned by the artgroup Nordanbal.
The Old School AiR aims at being a substainable and non profitable residency. The main objective of the residency is to provide an opportunity for artists in all media including writers and performing artists to work, meet, exchange ideas, possibly cooperate and enjoy the peaceful life and scenery of the island.
Each artist in the residency has a private studio shared by 3 other artists.
three different bedrooms, working area for three persons or groups, internet connection, sitting room combined with kitchen, shower, washing machine, television, library etc.
Wireless internet connection - The Residency does not offer any technical facilities.
The island of Hrísey 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.
The Old Schoolhouse is centered in the small village on the south coast of the island, with a good view over the area, ca. 10 min. walk from the harbour. Population is about 180 persons.
The island is 7,0 km2 and 7,5 km long.
The only way to get to the island of Hrisey is by the ferry Sævar from Árskógssandur. It’s scheduled every hour in the summertime (different winter schedule) and takes ca. 20 min. There is a bus from Akureyri to the harbour of Árskógssandur (ca. 30 min. drive).
Service in the village of Hrísey: restaurant, shop, post office, bank and swimming pool.
Easy access to beautiful nature, bird watching and walking trails around the island.