Extracurricular and leisure activities

Bifröst is located in the countryside, 35 km away from the nearest town. With volcanoes, mountains, lava fields, birch forests, a lake and a spectacular waterfall all in walking distance, the surrounding area is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. The possibilities for outdoor recreational activities are very diverse here. In addition to numerous hiking trails, Bifröst has an on-campus football/soccer field and basketball court, and a golf course is located only minutes away.

For typical big-city pleasures such as theatre, cinema and art exhibitions, one must usually go to Reykjavík. However, it’s hard to be bored at Bifröst. Typical of campus universities, students at Bifröst naturally spend a lot of time together and there are endless opportunities for making new friends, as well as frequent lectures, concerts, formal dinners and informal parties in the school café.

Sports facilities

At Bifröst there is a two-story gym open to all students, staff and their families. Access is included in the tuition fees.

Bifröst has an outdoor football/soccer field and basketball court, and there is a golf course only 5 minutes away. There are also hot-tubs and a sauna for campus residents. There is no indoor sports hall at Bifröst, but students get together twice a week to go to Varmaland (10 minutes by car) for a game of football, volleyball or basketball. At Varmaland and Borgarnes there are also a larger swimming pool.

Student associations

The Bifröst Student Association (Nemendafélagið), is an umbrella organisation for all student associations on campus. Membership is free for all students. Other student organisations apply each year to the Student Association for funding. Exchange students have one contact person in the Student Union that they can contact at all times. Students will meet their contact person at the orientation held for exchange students at the beginning of the semester.


The library is located on the ground floor of Hamragarðar. The entrance is from the University Square.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 16:00

Contact information:     Phone: +354 433 3099

Icelandic language courses

If students are serious about learning Iceland language and would like to take additional courses, they have the possibility to attend at the University Centre of Westfjords.

More information can be found here.

Why Bifröst?

  1. Constant workload trains students in group and team work
  2. Small university that emphasises personal service
  3. We aim for personal development and social participation
  4. Friendly campus for individuals and families
  5. Active quality control and innovative teaching methods