Study in Akureyri

Study in Akureyri

The University of Akureyri is a place where students feel comfortable, in a personal environment which fosters their creativity. Teaching usually takes place in relatively small groups, providing a good learning experience for students. We make sure that students have good access to their teachers, so that they can work together to facilitate the students’ education and solve potential problems.

Graduates of the University of Akureyri speak of it positively and are happy with the education and experience they have acquired.

We welcome you to join us in the academic community at the University of Akureyri – it will be an experience of a lifetime.

Akureyri – a university town

Akureyri is a university town where students have a big role to play. Distances are small and local services are always nearby. The University is located on an attractive campus in the heart of Akureyri.

Student accommodation is located in three areas in Akureyri and students also rent private flats in various parts of the town.

Icelandic nature with all its variety from black deserts to glaciers and mountains can be enjoyed and experienced within a short travel distance from Akureyri. Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss, glaciers and various other nature reserves are only a few hours’ travel by car from Akureyri.

Explore and enjoy,
Akureyri welcomes you.

How do you get around?

Public buses are free of charge in Akureyri. Familiarise yourself with the route network of Strætó.

Air Iceland Connect schedules a few flights each day between Akureyri and Reykjavík.

Sports and outdoor activities

Interest and participation in sports is high and sports facilities are good. Winter sports facilities are first class with a skating rink and a skiing area just a few minutes’ drive away.

Sports facilities

Outdoor recreational areas


Culture and music

Cultural life is thriving, in particular theatre, concerts, and other creative arts.



Health care services

There are good health care services in Akureyri. Here, the largest hospital outside the capital is located.

The Akureyri Health Clinic attends to emergency services during weekdays for those who need to immediately see a doctor.