Housing and rental assistance

Housing benefits

Apply for housing benefits with your electronic certificate.

Apply for an Equity loan.
*Equity loans are intended to aid first time buyers who are below a certain income possibility curve in order to enable them to bridge the equity gap when buying real estate property.

Depending on their socioeconomic status, individuals may be entitled to additional housing benefits ("Sérstakur húsnæðisstuðningur") from the municipality. An electronic application can submitted via Þjónustugátt on www.akureyri.is

Tenants' support 

An image of the Tenant's support's logo

The Icelandic Consumers' Association operates a Tenants' Support under a service level agreement with the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The Tenants' Support provides information, assistance, and advice to tenants on rent-related matters, free of charge, and their legal team answers questions and provides guidance when tenants need to seek their rights.

Tenants' support
Leigjendaaðstoðin

Open Tue-Thu from 12:30 - 15:00
Phone number: +354 545 1200
E-mail: ns@ns.is

For more information, click here.

Where to look for available housing

Facebook Pages

Til leigu Akureyri og nágrenni
Leiguíbúðir á Norðurlandi
Leiga á Íslandi – Rent in Iceland
Húsnæði til leigu / Óska eftir
Leigusíða Facebook (closed group)
Away from Home - For Rent in Iceland / Til leigu á Íslandi

Websites

Mbl
Visir
Heimavellir
Almenna Leigufélagið
Leigulistinn (paid service)
Leiga (paid service)
Leiguskjól
Bland (click Fasteignir > Til leigu, in the menu to the left)
Dagskráin

Translations for important words related to renting

 Translations for important words to know when looking to rent in Iceland

Social housing

To apply for social housing, contact Akureyri municipality's Division of Welfare.

You can apply for services online via www.akureyri.is/en though the Service portal ( Þjónustugátt ).
Use your electronic certificate (rafræn skilríki) or IceKey to log into the Service portal,
or book an appointment with the Division of Welfare via phone.
*Google Translate available on the service website

Division of Welfare
Velferðasvið

Glerárgata 26 (2nd and 3rd floor)
Open weekdays from 09:00-15:00
Phone number: +354 460 1400
E-mail: velferdarsvid@akureyri.is

For further information contact the Division of Administration or the Division of Welfare

Division of Administration
Stjórnsýslusvið
Geislagata 9 (1st floor)
Helpdesk open weekdays from 09:00-15:00
Phone number: +354 460 1000

Division of Welfare
Velferðasvið
Glerárgata 26 (2nd and 3rd floor)
Open weekdays from 09:00-15:00
Phone number: +354 460 1400
E-mail: velferdarsvid@akureyri.is

Last updated 24. September 2021