Practical Information

Accommodation in Reykjavik

There are many hotels in and around Reykjavik; please note that booking rooms in Reykjavik can be difficult due to the large number of visitors to Iceland; we highly recommend booking your hotel room as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Participants are responsible for the reservation and payment of their accommodation. Below is a list of hotels located conveniently for the university, but please feel free to explore other options.

In October, the average price for a hotel room in Reykjavik, Iceland, varies based on the hotel's rating and amenities. Depending on your budget and the type of accommodation you prefer, you can expect to spend anywhere from $87 to over $260 per night for a hotel room in Reykjavik in October.

Getting to Reykjavik

When you arrive in Iceland you will land at the International airport in Keflavik, which is approximately a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. Iceland has no train services, so you can either take the bus or a taxi or rent a car to get to the city. A taxi can be picked up outside the main arrivals lounge.

By Bus

The Flybus is operated in connection with all arriving and departing flights at Keflavik airport. Buses depart 35-40 minutes after each flight arrival and are located right outside the terminal. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Flybus desk in the arrivals lounge. A return ticket from the airport to Reykjavik costs 3500 ISK, FlyBus also offers a Hotel Drop off and Pick up service, a return ticket with hotel drop off and pick up costs 4500 ISK.

Reykjavik University: Getting to the campus

RU campus

Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Reykjavik, right next to Iceland's only geothermal beach, our campus can be reached by bus, road or by one of the many beautiful walking paths that lead to the university. Why not explore our campus and the surrounding area before you get to Reykjavik University?

By bus

The Reykjavik bus company, Straeto, operates the number 8 bus that serves the RU. The University is marked Nauthólsvík - HR and the bus stops at the main bus BSÍ, where connecting buses can be picked up.

You will need to have the exact change on entering the bus. If you are taking more than one bus, please ensure you ask for a ticket, which entitles you to ride the buses for the next hour.

By car 

There is free parking at the University except in zones A1- A3, which will have to be paid per hour from 08:00-16:00 on working days.  

By foot or bike

There are exceptional walking and cycling paths to the university, which take you along the forest or coastal paths.


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