The rental market in Iceland can be quite limited, because most housing is privately owned. Therefore, you should search for accommodation as soon as possible.
The University of Iceland retains a limited number of guest apartments for its staff, but due to high demand, these cannot be guaranteed. Most staff members from abroad rent apartments through private entities.
Occasionally private renters contact the International Office with housing offers, which are then forwarded to international staff in search of housing.
We also recommend these links below:
- Students' Association Housing Office
Private rental services and listings, such as:
Leigulistinn rental service
Húsaleiga rental service
- Morgunblaðið classified ads (Please note that this website is only available in Icelandic. We apologize for the inconvenience.)
- The education institution Keilir, which is situated close to Keflavík International Airport. Please note that the minimum rental period at Keilir is 6 months. The apartments are about 40 minutes’ drive from Reykjavík, and bus services also operate between Keilir and Reykjavík.