Folk High School in Fårösund is an ideal location for individuals who want to pursue their passions. The school is located near the sea and offers a stunning view of Fårö. The natural surroundings are beautiful and provide a sense of peace and harmony. The school in Fårösund was founded in 2004 and is situated in former military barracks, known as KA3. As a student, you will be offered accommodation on the school grounds. Through Gotlands Sportscenter, you will have access to a gym, sports hall, and bathhouse.
The accommodation at the school is high quality and consists of 40 single rooms of approximately 20 sqm each. The rooms are equipped with a triple kitchen/kitchenette and a tiled bathroom with a shower and toilet. The rooms are fully furnished, and there are common areas for crafts, games, TV watching, and cooking. As a resident of the boarding school, you will receive half-board, which includes breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee from Monday to Friday. There is a shared kitchen, TV room, and living room for shared meals and activities. The laundry room is located on each floor. All rooms have broadband access, which is included in the boarding cost. However, please note that the internet connection at the accommodation has limited capacity, and if you require a more reliable connection, we recommend getting a mobile broadband subscription. The cost for accommodation with half-board* in a single room with a kitchenette, shower, and toilet, including the participation fee** (for 9 months), is SEK 5,400 per month.
*Half-board includes breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee from Monday to Friday. **The participation fee is paid by all students at Gotland Folk High School and covers joint lunches and packed lunches during theme days and excursions, morning and afternoon coffee every day, accident insurance, specific consumables, feasts (closing, Christmas table), and some class-common trips and tours.
The Story Academy conducts its teaching with the film crew at Filmstudion Kustateljén, located near the Folk High School's main building, accommodation, and restaurant. The film studio is one of Sweden's largest and boasts a studio area of 1080 square meters and 3360 square meter sound stages. It also has a production office, story department, writers' room, carpentry workshop, lodges, technology room, and more. Some examples of films recorded at Kustateljén include Lilla Jönssonligan på kollo, Rosa the movie, Främmande fågel, Kameleontens hämnd – LasseMajas detektivbyrå, Kvarteret Skatan flyttar till Laholm, Aniara, Dröm, and Andra sidan.
Fårösund is a community on the northern tip of Gotland with about 800 inhabitants. It is known for its beautiful views of the strait and Fårö, as well as its well-developed infrastructure and high level of service. The community and its surrounding countryside offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and other recreation.
Gotland has always been a popular destination for filmmakers and artists, attracted by its distinctive landscape. Many notable figures in film, such as Victor Sjöström, Ingmar Bergman, Andrej Tarkovskij, Kenneth Branagh, Olle Hellbom, Roy Andersson, and Hayao Miyasaki, have recorded productions on the island. Fårö, a part of Gotland, was where Ingmar Bergman chose to live and work for much of his life. He recorded six feature films, a TV series, and and two documentaries on Fårö.