On campus facilities

Facilities for special needs students

Students are kindly asked to contact the International Office regarding their needs at the time they apply. Bifröst has in effect a non-discrimination policy and will review each case separately and do everything in its power to accommodate special needs students.

The teaching facilities and specially designed apartments in the residential buildings are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Medical facilities

There are no medical facilities on campus (except for first aid kits and a trained EMS person). The nearest healthcare centre is in the town of Borgarnes, 30 km from Bifröst. The nearest hospital is in the town of Akranes, approximately 70 km away. In case of a medical emergency, call the national emergency number: 112. Iceland has an excellent standard of medical care.

Study facilities

Bifröst offers excellent study facilities. Study rooms are open to students 24 hours a day and students are free to use lecture halls when these are not in use for teaching. The wireless LAN is in operation round the clock and printers and copiers are within easy reach from all over the campus. Teaching/study facilities are accessible for persons with disabilities.


There is no specific student cafeteria, mensa, or canteen at Bifröst. There is a restaurant which serves full meals at lunch such as hamburgers and hot sandwiches for dinner. However, most students choose to save money and cook their own meals. All apartments and rooms have excellent facilities for cooking. In many apartments students take turns cooking meals, cutting the cost down even more.

Laundry facilities

On campus there is a large laundry room for joint use by all residents, located in the basement of Hamragarðar. It is equipped with six washing machines, dryers, clotheslines, irons and ironing boards. There is no charge for using the laundry room (except washing powder which students need to buy for themselves). Users must respect the rules regarding use of the laundry facilities.

Student affairs office

By international standards, Bifröst is a very small university. All student affairs matters may be directed to the school administration office. The reception desk is located by the main door of the school. The reception staff will direct enquiries to the appropriate staff member. The office is open weekdays from 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16.00, and the telephone number is +354 433 3000.

The International Office is dedicated to making exchange students’ stay in Iceland and at Bifröst as enjoyable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or problems.  We are located in the school administration office and open the same hours. You can also send an e-mail to international@bifrost.is.

Business hours

Business hours in Iceland are typically 9:00-17:00 weekdays. There are exceptions to this, in the case of governmental offices, which typically close at 16:00 or even 15:00.

The school administration office at Bifröst is open weekdays from 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00. The international office is located within the main school office.

Student counselling office

The Student Counselling and Guidance Centre is located in Hamragarðar.

Opening hours are as follows: Wednesdays to Fridays 8:00-15:00

Students are welcome to drop by during opening hours. You can also book an appointment ahead of time. The best way to contact your counsellor is via email namsradgjof@bifrost.is

Halldóra Lóa Þorvalsdóttir is Bifröst University’s educational and vocational counsellor. 

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