(Application form is further down on the page)

Residency prices

(One room for one month with studio)

Room 1 - 550 EUR
Room 2 - 550 EUR
Room 3 - 600 EUR
Room 4 - 500 EUR - no working area.(studio)
40% extra for each extra person.

Residence time starts at first day of each month.


4 rooms (1 - 4 persons each room) Sitting room and kitchen combined.
Toilet and shower. (Hot spring water from the island, you can take long showers)
Bed linen included.

Further information

Plan for rooms    PDF

Information about Hrísey
Information about the ferry
Information about Akureyri

More detailed information about Old school:


As of  2012 there is ongoing all year “Open call” applications for Old school artist residency and we welcome last minute applications. Application should include a complete application form, resumé or CV and samples of works.

Application form

Selection procedure

A panel of professional artists review the applications shortly after the receipt. Applicants are notified of the committee´s decisions within 1 week.

For further information and sending application contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All cancellations incur a 50 euro administration fee.

In addition to the administration fee, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations received more than 90 days in advance of start date of residency will receive a complete refund excluding 50 euro administration fee.
  • Cancellations received from 30 to 90 days in advance of start date of residency will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days in advance of start date of residency will not receive a refund.

Please note that all bank fees incurred by a refund payment are borne by the beneficiary.

In understanding this policy:
To attend the residency some people need time and plan well in advance before attending Gamli skóli, we have to turn people away when we offer you your place and you confirm your stay with payment. Should you cancel with late notice, other artists who apply are stripped of this preparation time and even of the opportunity to attend.