Private housing for UW students in Ísafjörður is usually a shared flat where students share bathrooms and kitchens. On this page you can see a standardized overview of available rental flats. Names and emails of landlords are not listed, but UW can put enrolled students in touch with landlords if requested. Students and landlords are encouraged to have a written lease agreements. Students should seek information about what is included with the rooms, like duvets, duvet covers and so forth. 

The apartments listed below are a 5-10 minutes walking distance from UW. 

 

Aðalstræti 11: Shared Apartment

Type: Shared two level apartment in private house, 8 students max

Price range: PENDING ISK/student/month

Ratio student to kitchen/toilet: 4/1

Amenities: Furnished, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, Internet

Cleaning service: No

Garden: No

Location: See the house on a map here.

Description

This refurbished apartment is one of the closest housing options to the University Centre. The apartment offers 2 spacious kitchens, a cozy living room, and reasonably sized private rooms in two sizes with bed, blinds, and wardrobe spread over two floors. There is one bathroom on each floor. The lower, rather small one comes with a shower, sink, toilet, and cabinet. A washing machine and ample storage space are inside the apartment, also. The University Centre and all town services are within walking distance.  

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Aðalstræti 26a: Shared Apartment A

There are 3 separate apartments in this private house that is located in the heart of downtown Isafjordur.

Apartment A is a two level apartment on the second floor. it features a spacious kitchen (incl. dishwasher), cozy equipped living room, tub bathroom, and reasonably sized private rooms with bed, desk, blinds, and wardrobe. The apartment’s second floor houses all private rooms and is accessed via a rather steep flight of stairs from the living room. All private rooms have slanted sealing; the largest one features a walk in closet. Washing machine and dryer are within the apartment.

The University Centre and all town services are within walking distance. In fact, the old bakery, the bookshop & office supplies store, municipality building and main event space, and several shops are only a minute away.

Type: Shared apartment inside a private house with 3 apartments

Price range: 65-80.000 ISK/student/month (room size dependent)

Ratio student to kitchen/toilet: max. 3/1

Amenities: Furnished, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer, Internet, towels, linen

Cleaning service: No

Garden: No

See the house on a map here.

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Aðalstræti 26a: Shared Apartment B

There are 3 separate apartments in this private house that is located in the heart of downtown Isafjordur.

Apartment B is a two level apartment based on the second floor. It features a spacious kitchen, cozy equipped living room, dining room with table and chairs, reasonably sized private rooms with bed, desk, blinds, and wardrobe. Small bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and small cabinet. Washing machine in the kitchen. Some additional storage space inside the apartment.

The University Centre and all town services are within walking distance. In fact, the old bakery, the bookshop & office supplies store, municipality building and main event space, and several shops are only a minute away.

Type: Shared apartment inside a private house with 3 apartments

Price range: 60-75.000 ISK/student/month (room size dependent)

Ratio student to kitchen/toilet: max. 3/1

Amenities: Furnished, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer, Internet, towels, linen

Cleaning service: No

Garden: No

See the house on a map here.

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Aðalstræti 26a: Shared Apartment C

There are 3 separate apartments in this private house that is located in the heart of downtown Isafjordur.

Apartment C is based on the first floor. It features a spacious kitchen, cozy equipped living room, dining room with table and chairs, reasonably sized private rooms with bed, desk, blinds, and wardrobe. Small bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and small cabinet. Washing machine in the kitchen. Some additional storage space inside the apartment.

The University Centre and all town services are within walking distance. In fact, the book & office supplies store, municipality building and main event space, and several shops are less then 20 seconds away.

Students using this accommodation option have been successful when applying for housing support in the past. Please note that support approval is dependent on the students personal details and thus cannot be guaranteed.

Type: Shared apartment, 2 good size bedrooms and one larger double room.

Price range: 75-95.000 ISK/student/month (room size dependent)

Ratio student to kitchen/toilet: max. 3/1

Amenities: Furnished, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer, Internet, towels, linen

Cleaning service: No

Garden: No

See the house on a map here.

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Hrannargata 4: Shared Apartment

Type: Private owner, shared facilities, three rooms

Price range: PENDING ISK/month, depending on room size

Ratio kitchen/toilet: 3 people using one kitchen, two toilet, one shower

Amenities: Internet, washing machine, fridge, fully equipped kitchen

Cleaning service: None

Garden: Yes

See the house on a map here.

Description

This colorful, centrally located building is called the sheriff’s house, fittingly named after its historic resident and use. Today, this four floor building is in private hands. The University Centre and main amenities are all within easy walking distance.

Stepping into the building through the garden, one enters the first floor with its kitchen, lounge and bathroom. A historic style stairwell leads to the second floor with its three differently sized private rooms. All rooms are provided with basic furnishings such as bed, table, chair, wardrobe space, and curtains.

Additional storage could be provided in the associated garden shed after request.

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Silfurgata 5: Studio Apartment

This centrally located building is a new conversion of an old listed building locally known as the Norwegian Bakery. The University Centre and main amenities are within walking distance.

The studio is located on the ground floor of the building and has its own entrance. It features parquet flooring, a new American bed, big flat-screen television, basic furniture and Internet connection. The kitchen is fully equipped including two spot stove, fridge, microwave and more. The washing machine is located inside the bathroom.

The owner of the studio has good experience in helping students get housing support. Please note that, while this support can be substantial, there is no guarantee that you will be approved. Further details can be obtained from the landlord.

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Silfurgata 5 - Shared Apartment (second floor)

This centrally located building is a new conversion of an old listed building locally known as the Norwegian Bakery. The University Centre and main amenities are within walking distance.

Second floor based, this common living space offers three smaller rooms and three larger rooms with own sink and running water. All rooms have double thick walls for sound insulation and feature parquet flooring, new American beds, television, basic furniture, and Internet connection. The shared kitchen is fully equipped including a large American-style fridge freezer. It is free to all tenants to use additional storage in the cellar.

The owner of this shared housing option has good experience in helping students get housing support. Please note that while this support can be substantial, there is no guarantee that you will be approved. Further details can be obtained from the landlord.

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Silfurgata 5: Shared Apartment (ground floor)

This centrally located building is a new conversion of an old listed building locally known as the Norwegian Bakery. The University Centre and main amenities are within walking distance.

First floor based, this common living space offers two smaller and one larger rooms. The apartment has its on, private entrance on the backside of the house. All rooms have double thick walls for sound insulation and feature parquet flooring, basic furniture, and Internet connection. The shared kitchen is fully equipped including a large fridge and separate freezer. It is free to all tenants to use additional storage in the cellar.

The owner of this shared apartment space has good experience in helping students get housing support. Please note that, while this support can be substantial, there is no guarantee that you will be approved. Further details can be obtained from the landlord.

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Sólgata 9: Studio Apartment A

This centrally located building is locally known as Gúttó and it has been newly renovated. The University Centre and main amenities are within walking distance (950m). This house has four different options, one bright and cozy studio apartment, two separate one bedroom apartments and one 4 bedroom apartment.

Type: studio apartment (located to the left of the house and has its own entrance)

Price range: 170.000 ISK/month.

Ratio kitchen/toilet: Studio apartment. The washing machine and dryer is located inside the bathroom.

Amenities: The kitchen is fully equipped including a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and more. Murphy-bed.

Cleaning service: None

Garden: private garden.


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Sólgata 9: Shared Apartment D

This centrally located building is locally known as Gúttó and it has been newly renovated. The University Centre and main amenities are within walking distance (950m). This house has four different options, one bright and cozy studio apartment, two separate one bedroom apartments and one 4 bedroom apartment.

Type: shared facilities, 4 bedrooms. Private entrance on the side of the house.

Price range:

70.000-80.000 ISK/month,
depending on room size.

Ratio kitchen/toilet: 4 people using one kitchen and bathroom with a shower.

Amenities: The apartment offers 4 separate bedrooms with basic furniture, common living space, shared kitchen with fully equipped utensils including fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, bathroom with shower, washing machine and a dryer. Extra storage space is also provided.

Cleaning service: None

Garden: None

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Þvergata 4: Shared Apartment

Type: Shared two level apartment in private house, 2 students/couples max

Price range: 180.000 ISK for the whole house, or 90.000 ISK for a room

Ratio student to kitchen/toilet: 2/1

Amenities: Furnished, fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher), washing machine, dryer, TV, Internet

Cleaning service: No

Garden: Sun patio

See the house on a map here.

Description

This is a renovated, 2 story house with 2 bedrooms and a lounge upstairs, an arrangement suitable for two students, a couple or a family. The kitchen, the dining area, and the bathroom are all downstairs. Electricity, water, and Internet are included in the rental price. There are only two apartments in this house, and each apartment has its separate entrance.

The house is located in the oldest part of town; close to the harbor, main street, the University Centre, and all town amenities. Distance to the university Centre is a relaxed 5-10min on foot.

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