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Due to COVID-19, buildings open until 9:00 p.m. will now close at 7:00. p.m. during the restrictions on the size of gatherings, or until further notice.

The University of Iceland operates in a number of buildings in three areas: in Vatnsmýri and Reykjavík West (Vesturbær), Stakkahlíð, and Laugarvatn. The combined area of all University buildings is approx. 100,000 m². The University is a vibrant community which offers students and staff excellent working facilities. Most buildings have reading rooms and good facilities for group work. Moreover, a number of computer labs can be found in various locations in the area.

Opening hours may change during organised events, such as conferences and meetings.

From August 17 until May 21 University buildings will be open as follows:

* = Open 07:30 a.m - 21:00 p.m. every day with Student access card.

Opening hours

Building Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
Aðalbygging (Main Building) 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Askja (Natural Science Building)* 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Árnagarður 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
Eirberg 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Hagi 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Laugarvatn By agreement Closed Closed
Læknagarður* 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Lögberg 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
Neshagi 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Nýi garður 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Oddi 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
Setberg 8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Closed
Skipholt 37 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Stakkahlíð* 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Stapi 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed
Tæknigarður (Centre for Technical Innovation) 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed
University Centre* and Gimli* 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
University Gym 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Closed
Veröld - House of Vigdís 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
VR-I 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed Closed
VR-II* 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed
VR-III 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Closed

An access card for students grants additional access to certain buildings. Click here for further information about student cards.

The University of Iceland offers classrooms and auditoriums for rental for various events. Click here to view price list for renting classrooms.

Code of conduct for use of University of Iceland buildings

Map of Campus

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Building information






















Vesturbær




Hringbraut

Stakkahlíð - Skipholt - Bolholt

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