Apply now to Land, our new BETA programme.

General Information

The LungA School currently has two programme streams: one focusing on practices related to Art and one on practices connecting to Land. The programmes exist separately and simultaneously and take place in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, where you stay and live at the school for the duration of the programme.

for BETA Land Programme "In Between 1234" 9 January – 5 February 2023.

for 2023 Scholarship – Spring Art Programme (For Iceland residents only)

Application Process

Each round of applications is open for three months. After the deadline, the Programme Directors will take one month to read, contemplate and discuss the applications and group constellations they see as diverse, complimenting and intriguing. The Programme Directors will contact you about your application within four weeks of the deadline.


Participants pay a fee to attend a programme at the LungA School. The price includes tuition, workshops, food and accommodation, workshop material, various art supplies, equipment and tools related to the programmes. Check with your union, municipality or local companies for financial support.

If you are a current student at a gymnasium or an art school, you may be able to transfer credits from this programme.

The price for a 12-week programme is 575.000 ISK.
The price for the 4-week BETA programme is 175.000 ISK.

Please note participants must pay a deposit of 50.000 ISK within two weeks of acceptance to secure their spot on the programme.


All students live at the school facilities in Seyðisfjörður in either single, double or triple rooms. The school will provide accommodation for two days before the programme commences and two days after it concludes. Participants live together and take care of the houses and spaces together.


The school provides three meals a day during the week and brunch and dinner on weekends. Participants take part in making the breakfasts and meals on weekends.

How is Seyðisfjörður?

Seyðisfjörður is not a big town – but it is a great town! And despite its size, it has an indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a supermarket, a bar, a hospital, art residencies, a golf course, skiing possibilities, a cinema and much more.

How to get there

There are a few ways to get to Seyðisfjörður from abroad. One option is to take Norröna, the Smyril Line ferry. It sails weekly to Seyðisfjörður from Hirtshals in Denmark, stopping in the Faroe Islands. Another option is flying to Keflavík Airport and either driving for 8–10 hours or flying to Egilsstaðir (a 20 min drive from Seyðisfjörður).

Who can apply

Everybody can apply - no specific experience is needed. There is no age limit at the LungA School. Most of our students are between 18 and 30 years old.

How many

Each programme fits 18 participants plus internal and external lecturers, workshop leaders and programme directors.