The campus is located conveniently within walking distance from the city centre of Reykjavík. It is served by several public bus lines and near the BSÍ bus terminal that operates one of the privately run airport buses.
Reykjavík is a city to recharge, restore and refuel. It’s a city surrounded by incredible nature – but at the same time, a city full of life. Life in Reykjavík combines the advantages of a small place while also being a capital city and most important urban area in the country. Stunning nature and the sea are never far away, while Reykjavík hosts major cultural events, sports activities, musical events and performances, along with a vibrant nightlife in the pubs and bars.
Rough estimates of living costs for a single person:
– Housing, including utilities: typically ISK 100,000/month.
– Food and daily expenses: ISK 50,000/month.
– Books and other study materials: ISK 40,000/semester.
– Local public transportation: ISK 6,000/month.
– Leisure activities: ISK 30,000/month.
The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students. The supply of on-campus housing is limited and students often live off-campus. Reykjavík is an expensive city and monthly rent for an individual is typically from 100,000 ISK (approx 725 EUR) and up. Due to the high demand for student housing in Reykjavík, finding a room or apartment on your own can take up some time and effort. It is important to take this into consideration and start your search early. You may also want to consider looking together with fellow ISLANDS students for shared accommodation.
The University is very conveniently located for public transport and many bus routes have stops close to a number of University buildings. The Icelandic word strætó means ‘bus’. It is, furthermore, easy to get around on foot or by bike.