Student services

Icelandic Student Services is a non profit organization with independent finances. It was founded by law in 1968 and began operating the 1st of June the same year. Members are all registered students at the University of Iceland.

There are five representative on the board. Three nominated by the University Student Council, one by the University of Iceland and one by the Ministry of Education.

The organizations main goal is to increase students quality of life by providing high quality services at a low price, adjusted to students needs. It’s current operations are: the University Bookstore, the Bookstore Café, Student pre-schools, Student Housing, the Student Cellar, and Háma food service.

The main office is situated on the 3rd floor at Háskólatorg.
It is open Monday – Thursday from 9 – 16 and Friday from 9 – 12.
Telephone: 5 700 700
Fax: 5 700 709

About FS

FS´s main goal is to offer students at the University of Iceland quality services at good rates and to secure funding for the foundation.

The University Bookstore offers text books and other study materials.

The Student Pre-schools offer care facilities and an quality curriculum, HighScope.

Student Housing offer students at the University of Iceland low-rent rooms and apartments, suitable and well located housing for individuals or families.

Háma can be found at Háskólatorg, Háskólabíó, Tæknigarður, Þjóðarbókhlaðan, Oddi, Askja, Læknagarður, Eirberg and in Stakkahlíð. Háma offers fresh, healthy and affordable choices in sandwices, salats, hot meals for lunch and all kinds of healthy snacks made on the premises. Háma salad bar is located in Háskólatorg.

The Student Cellar is a café, restaurant and a bar serving students, staff and others. The Student Cellar also offers great facilities for concerts and other events.

The Bookstore Café is located in the University Bookstore. They offer quality coffee and sweets at a students price range.

The student co-up is also located in the University Bookstore. They offer all kind of useful and fun.

Contact us

You can contact us by either calling 570-0700, sending us an e-mail to or fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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    FS Staff

    Main office FS

    Guðrún Björnsdóttir


    Ingunn Elín Sveinsdóttir

    Human Resources

    Ólöf Dröfn Matthíasdóttir


    Valdís Elísdóttir

    Salary and Human Resources

    Heiðu Anna Helgadóttir

    Public relation officer

    Sara Bragadóttir

    Public relation officer

    Student Housing

    Heiður Anna Helgadóttir

    Service Manager

    Sara Bragadóttir

    Service Manager

    Signý Gísladóttir

    Service and Marketing Representative

    Baldur Smári Gunnarsson

    Property management – Operation manager

    Elvar Þór Steinarsson

    Property management

    Geir Örn Ingvarsson

    Property management

    Magnús Orri Einarsson

    Technical and Property Manager

    The University Bookstore

    Jón Sigurður Friðriksson

    Store Manager

    Hannah Jensson


    Ólafur Björn Tómasson


    Reinharð Reinharðsson

    Purchasing of Books

    Arnþór Páll Hafsteinsson


    Food and catering: Háma and the Student Cellar.,

    Stefanía Sunna Róbertsdóttir

    Head chef at Háma

    Agnes Huld Ragnarsdóttir


    Sveinn Þorgrímur Sveinsson


    Auðunn Orri Sigurvinsson

    Bar and event manager Student Cellar

    Marcin Nowakowski

    Kitchen manager Student Cellar


    Student Preschool

    Sigríður Stephensen

    Preschool Administrator – Sólgarður and Leikgarður

    Ásta Rós Snævarsdóttir

    Assistant Preschool Administrator – Sólgarður and Leikgarður

    Soffía Emelía Bragadóttir

    Preschool Administrator – Mánagarður

    Íris Dögg Jóhannesdóttir

    Assistant Preschool Administrator – Mánagarður

    Grants to Student Associations

    FS supports the student council and student associations with publication grants and more. Fill out the form below to apply.

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      Job Application

      Available jobs are advertised on the job search portal Alfreð, other job agencies or in newspapers. To hand in a general application or inquire about jobs contact Ingunn Elín Sveinsdóttir, human resources,

      The University Centre

      The heart of the university campus

      Háskólatorg is located in the center of campus, in between the Main building and they University gymnasium. You can also access the building from Suðurgata and from within the nearest buildings. Háskólatorg is the place where students and faculty members gather, to meet for coffee, grab a quick bite, have lunch or just hang out.

      In Háskólatorg you can find most of the Student Services and University service units; a service desks, reading rooms, classrooms and lecture halls. A stage is located at the center of the University Centre for all kinds of events and a reception hall for big or small occations.

      The Student Service and Student Housing offices are located on the third floor. The University bookstore, the bookstore café, the student co-up and Háma are located on the second floor and the Student Cellar is located on the first floor.