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FÉSTA – student housing at the University of Akureyri. 

University of AkureyriFÉSTA, or Félagsstofnun stúdenta, is a non-profit organization owned by the University of Akureyri, its students, and the municipality of Akureyri. FÉSTA has a variety of housing for students, from single-person rooms to two-bedroom apartments. The manager of FÉSTA is Jóhannes Baldur Guðmundsson, and the operations manager of FÉSTA is Haraldur Krüger. The office is located in D-house on the University campus, and the email address is festa@unak.is. 

The University of Akureyri was founded in 1987 and has grown steadily since. It offers a comprehensive range of quality programs in multiple fields of study, with emphasis on personal services and flexible learning. The University has an informative website, and the email address for the international office is international@unak.is. On campus students will find a well equipped gym, a library, and an eighteen-hole disc golf course right outside. 

The University has an active student union, SHA. It´s mission is to safeguard students right in cooperation with other student unions and associations, manage complaints and tips from students, and to organize events and social gatherings. There are seven student associations in the University, one for each department, that work as sub-unions within SHA. Students can sign up for SHA and their appropriate student association here. Students can download an e-card from app stores, named Stúdentafélag HA, for special discounts that work all over town. Students can reach out to their student association and SHA (sha@sha.is) with questions, for support, and to connect with other students.

The municipality of Akureyri is in Eyjafjörður, northeast Iceland. It is one of the biggest municipalities in Iceland, known for good weather, swimming pool and skiing area, vibrant culture scene, and, of course, the University of Akureyri. The town is located on Iceland’s route one and it takes 4-5 hours to drive there from Reykjavík. Flying is also an option, and Akureyri airport flies both domestically and internationally. There is also a convenient bus system, that is free of charge, with bus stops located all around town. For more information about Akureyri and all it has to offer, visit the website.   

Student housing

All apartments and single-person rooms include an fiber optic cable (i. Ljósleiðari) so residents can make their own arrangements regarding their internet with local providers. FÉSTA also provides kitchen appliances such as fridges, baking ovens and stoves, and laundry rooms in every building with a washer and dryer. Single-person rooms are also equipped with a bed, a desk, and a built-in wardrobe. Shared kitchens have appliances and most utilities, and shared living rooms have sofas, chairs and tables.

As is with most rentals, residents are asked to be respectful of their neighbors. In all FÉSTA houses, house rules apply that are made to make sure all residents are aware of their responsibilities towards their neighbors and their home. Those can be read here. When leaving the student housing, tenants will be asked to refer to a cleaning checklist to make sure that everything is as it should be for the next tenants. The list for rooms in Klettastígur 6 and Útsteinn can be found here, and the checklist for apartments can be found here

Útsteinn - Skarðshlíð 46 

ÚtsteinnÚtsteinn is a three-story building, with six apartments and twenty-two single-person rooms. On the ground floor are two-bedroom apartments, a laundry room, and storage units. On the second and third floor are four one-bedroom apartments, eight single-person rooms where two rooms share a bathroom and a kitchen, and fourteen single person rooms where two share a bathroom and a communal kitchen. Each floor also has a living room. The shared kitchens have most appliances and utensils needed, and all single-person rooms have a desk, a bed, curtains, and a wardrobe. The one and two-bedroom apartments include a fridge, a baking oven with a stove, and wardrobes. 

From Útsteinn there is about a ten-minute walk to the University. It is close to a bus stop and in walking distance from Bónus supermarket and Sunnuhlíð bakery.

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

Single-person room

18 m2

kr. 58.566,-

kr. 62.500,-

One-bedroom apartment

44 m2

kr. 112.132,-

kr. 118.000,-

Two-bedroom apartment

80 m2

kr. 140.205,-

kr. 148.000,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage. 

Photos from Útsteinn can be seen here.

Útsteinn can be seen on Google maps here.

Kjalarsíða 1A and B Kjalarsíða 1A og B

Kjalarsíða 1A and B are two apartment buildings with twenty apartments each. On each floor there are five apartments, the buildings have twelve one-bedroom apartments and twenty-eight two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment includes a separate storage room, and the kitchen is applied with a fridge, a baking oven and a stove, and the bedrooms all have a built-in wardrobe. Each floor also includes a laundry room equipped with a washing machine and dryer.

From Kjalarsíða there is a short walk to the University campus. There is also a bus stop close by, a bakery in Sunnuhlíð, a 24-hour convenience store, and an eighteen-hole disc golf course on campus. The municipality of Akureyri runs a kindergarten right next to the Kjalarsíða student housing, and an elementary school is also close by.

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

One-bedroom apartment

approx. 60 m2

kr. 131.770,-

kr. 142.000,-

Two-bedroom apartment

approx. 73 m2

kr. 159.344,-

kr. 169.000,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage.

Photos from Kjalarsíða can be seen here

Kjalarsíða can be seen on Google maps here.

Tröllagil 29 Tröllagil 29

Tröllagil 29 is a nine-story apartment building with thirty-five apartments. On the ground-and second floor is a kindergarten that FÉSTA owns and the municipality of Akureyri runs, as well as a locked storage unit for bikes and such. The upper floors have five apartments each, and laundry rooms. Each apartment is equipped with a fridge, a baking oven and a stove, built-in wardrobes, and a storage room.

From Tröllagil there is a short walk to the University campus. There is a kindergarten on the ground floor of the building, and an elementary school close by. Right across the street is a 24-hour convenience store, and close by is a bus stop, a disc golf course, Glerártorg mall, and various bakeries.

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

One-bedroom apartment

64 m2

kr. 131.770,-

kr. 139.000,-

Two-bedroom apartment

75 m2

kr. 159.344,-

kr. 169.000,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage. 

Photos from Tröllagil 29 can be seen here

Tröllagil can be seen on Google maps here

Drekagil 21 Drekagil 21

Drekagil 21 is an eight-story apartment building with twenty-nine apartments. On the ground floor are storage units for all apartments, as well as a larger storage room for bikes and such. Every floor has four apartments and a laundry room equipped with a washing machine and dryer. All apartments have a fridge, a baking oven and a stove, and built-in wardrobes in every room.

From Drekagil there is a short walk to the University campus. Drekagil is close to the kindergarten in Tröllagil, and an elementary school. There is also a 24-hour convenience store right across the street, a disc golf course, and close by there is a bus stop, Glerártorg mall, and various bakeries.  

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

One-bedroom apartment

57 m2

kr. 118.861,-

kr. 126.000,-

Two-bedroom apartment

75 m2

kr. 147.655,-

kr. 156.500,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage.

Photos from Drekagil 21 can be seen here

Drekagil can be seen on Google maps here

Klettastígur 2-4 Klettastígur 2-4-6

Klettastígur 2-4 are two apartment buildings, both with nine apartments. Eight apartments are a two-bedroom, and ten are a one-bedroom. The apartments are equipped with a fridge, a baking oven and stove, built-in wardrobes, and there is space in the kitchen for a washing or dishwashing machine. On the ground floor of each building is a laundry room equipped with a washer and dryer, and a storage room for bikes and such.

From Klettastígur there is a ten to fifteen-minute walk to the University campus. There is a kindergarten right across the street and an elementary school close by, as well as the local swimming pool, a disc golf course, a gym, Glerártorg mall, bus stops, and the downtown area of Akureyri. 

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

One-bedroom apartment

54 m2

kr. 118.291,-

kr. 125.000,-

Two-bedroom apartment

64 m2

kr. 137.016,-

kr. 145.000,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage.

Photos from Klettastígur 2-4 can be seen here.  

Klettastígur 2-4 can be seen on Google maps here

Klettastígur 6 Klettastígur 2-4-6

Klettastígur 6 is an apartment building with three apartments, each with four single-person room. Two rooms share a bathroom, so each apartment has two bathrooms. There is also a shared kitchen with appliances and utensils, and a living room. The rooms have a bed, a built-in wardrobe, and a desk. The building has one laundry room with a washing machine and dryer, and separate storage rooms for each room.

From Klettastígur there is a ten to fifteen-minute walk to the University campus. There is a kindergarten right across the street and an elementary school close by, as well as the local swimming pool, a disc golf course, a gym, Glerártorg mall, bus stops, and the downtown area of Akureyri.

Price for July 2022*

Size

Price in ISK

Including electricity and heat (estimated**)

Single-person room

14 m2

kr. 62.380,-

kr. 66.500,-

*The price varies based on consumer index.

**The price varies from month to month based on usage. 

Photos from Klettastígur 6 can be seen here

Klettastígur 6 can be seen on Google maps here

Applications

To apply for student housing please fill out an application form. If you do not have an Icelandic social security number (i. kennitala), please put your date of birth and 9999 in the end in that field (DDMMYY-9999). 

For more information or questions regarding student housing, email us at festa@unak.is