Conference Accommodations

Hostel/Hotel Information

Conference attendees can choose from a wide variety of hostels/hotels listed in the table below. Some hostels/hotels are located on or near the University of Iceland. The city centre of Reykjavik is approximately a fifteen-minute walk from the University campus. For each hostel/hotel, the distance to the University is shown in the table. There is no specific conference hostel/hotel. 
(Map of accommodation locations.) 

Special conference discounts are available for each of the hostels/hotels shown.  To receive the special conference room rate you must specify that your booking is related to the System Dynamics Society Conference or ISDC2018. Please note each property differs with cancellation policy as well as the date they will honor the Guaranteed Conference Rate, be sure to book by the date noted on the chart below to ensure you get your preferred hostel/hotel. If you wish to extend your stay, most hostels/hotels will accept room requests for three days pre- and post-conference, this will depend on availability of both space and conference-rate rooms.

If you have questions or problems regarding any of the information included in the chart below, please contact: [email protected].

2018 Conference Accommodations 

Accommodations Listing Key

Property Name/Link
Distance from Conference Venue
Quantity Available
Booking Information
Additional Comments
Cancellation Information

Accommodations Option 1

Student Hostel - Gamli Garður Building
Note: Do not make reservations via website/use e-mail listed below.  
On Property

9,900 ISK per Room per night; breakfast not included.
26-43 rooms available; depending on the night.

Book directly with Garður by emailing Vala at: [email protected]. Conference rate guaranteed until July 6, 2018.

Two single beds in each room (note one room can accommodate 3 guests, 1.5 room price).
Includes linen/towels.

Cancel up to 30 days before arrival: no penalty.

Accommodations Option 2

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel 
Less than 1 km
33,000 ISK; breakfast not included. 
30 rooms

Book directly at: Radisson Blu Saga ReservationsConference rate guaranteed until July 6, 2018.

Cancel until May 6, 2018: no penalty. After May 7, 2018: 33,300 ISK penalty.

Accommodations Option 3

Oddsson Ho(s)tel 
1.5 km

Suite: 53,550 ISK; Private Bath; incl. breakfast. (1 Suite)
Double: 27,489 ISK; Private Bath; incl. breakfast. (6 Double Occupancy Rooms)

Double: 20,825 ISK; w/ shared facilities; breakfast additional at 1,500 ISK per person per day.
   (11 Double Occupancy Rooms)

Twin: 20,825 ISK; w/ shared facilities; breakfast additional at 1,500 ISK per person per day.
   (10 Double Occupancy Rooms; 2 Single Bedded Rooms)

Single: 12,376 ISK; w/ shared facilities; breakfast additional at 1,500 ISK per person per day.
   (19 Single Occupancy; 1 Single Bedded Rooms)

6 Bed Dorm Room w/ shared facilities; 5,831 ISK per bed; breakfast additional at 1,500 ISK per person per day. (5-Six Bunk Bed Rooms)
8 Bed Dorm Room w/ shared facilities; 5,593 ISK per bed; breakfast additional at 1,500 ISK per person per day. (7-Eight Bunk Bed Rooms)

Book directly at: The Oddsson Reservations. Discounted rate is guaranteed on a space available basis. Rate available for August 1 through August 15.

Cancel until June 6, 2018: no penalty. Cancel June 7, 2018 or after: full payment for reservation.
Full payment will be charged June 2, 2018.

Accommodations Option 4

Hotel Reykjavik Natura 
2.0 km

Queen: 36,130 ISK; breakfast included.
Twin: 36,130 ISK; 2 single beds; breakfast included.
50 rooms available.

Book directly atHotel Reykjavik Natura ReservationsConference rate guaranteed until July 6, 2018.

Cancel by June 6, 2018: no penalty.

Accommodations Option 5

See additional information below.

Accommodations Option 6

University Apartments: Part of the University of Iceland - ALL AVAILABLE ROOMS HAVE BEEN BOOKED; NO VACANCIES
On Property

The Airbnb Option

For information on how Airbnb works please click here.

Tips on Using Airbnb:

If you are unfamiliar with Airbnb please see some tips below sent in by Society members who have used Airbnb in multiple locations. Airbnb is a great option in Iceland, please do your research to see if it works for you. 

  • Making an Airbnb reservation is not like reserving a hotel room. You must connect with the host first to decide. Only then can you conclude the reservation.
  • An Airbnb host can cancel the reservation, in this case you would receive a full refund.
  • Airbnb cancellation policies can vary from place to place.
  • It is worthwhile to check the Reykjavik Airbnb website regularly. 

Important Note: The System Dynamics Society/Conference Organizing Team have a relationship with the hostels and hotels listed on the accommodations page. We do not have any relationship with Airbnb; we advise you to carefully review all Terms & Policies listed on the Airbnb website. We also put together additional information on using Airbnb in Iceland which can be found here.  

Looking for a Roommate? 

If you are looking for a roommate we recommend that you connect with others through the Society's Facebook pages or the Student Chapter Facebook page. There are also dorm room options at the Oddsson Ho(s)tel where you will be placed with other ISDC guests.

University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland