IABA world 2024

Practical Information

Conference Guidelines and Practical Information (pdf).


The conference takes place in Veröld and the Main Building. 


Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the main airport in Iceland, is located 40 kilometers from Reykjavík, the capital city. Over 20 airlines offer flights to and from Iceland through the airport. For information about flights to Iceland, see HERE.

Transportation to Reykjavík from the airport is available by bus, Flybus or taxi, see HERE.

The only public transportation in Reykjavík is the bus system, commonly called Stræto. See their website for information about fares, timetable, and a route planner, HERE.

The two main taxi companies in Reykjavík are Hreyfill, tel. +354 588 55 22 see HERE and Taxi BSR, tel. +354- 56 10000, see HERE . When calling for a taxi you can expect it to arrive within 10 minutes.

For a map of the University of Iceland see HERE.


The Internet can be accessed through Eduroam on the University premises.


The official currency in Iceland is ISK (Icelandic krona). Recognised credit/debit cards are accepted in all restaurants, shops, hotels and cash machines. For the official exchange rate of ISK towards major currencies, see HERE.


4 star hotels:
  • Hótel Borg
  • Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel
  • Hótel Holt
  • Icelandair Hotels (For example Alda Hotel and Hotel Reykjavík Marina)
3 star hotels:
  • Center Hotel Plaza
  • Fosshotel Baron
  • Fosshotel Lind
  • Loft Hostel
  • Kex Hostel


These options are all in the city center, or very close to it. The center of Reykjavík is about one kilometer from the University.

Some rooms on campus will be available at a reduced price. Further information will be provided during the registration process.

Refreshments on campus

HÁMA: Háma and the student cafés (kaffistofur stúdenta) offer a wide selection of food and beverages. Háma is located in the University Centre (Háskólatorg). For opening hours and menu, see HERE.

The Student Cellar (Stúdentakjallarinn), restaurant/bar is located in the basement of the University Centre. It offers a diverse menu as well as entertainment. For opening hours and menu, see HERE

Café Cuckoo: Cafeteria on the ground floor of Veröld – House of Vigdís, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. For opening hours and menu, see HERE.

Vera: Foodhall in Gróska

SONO Vegan Restaurant in the Nordic House

List of restaurants in Reykjavík:

Swimming pools

Not to be missed during your stay in Reykjavík is a visit to a local swimming pool The two closest locations are Sundhöllin and Vesturbæjarlaug. Be sure to pack a swimsuit and towel.

Vesturbæjarlaug in Reykjavík.