• Facebook Social Icon


Lindarbraut 4 

IS-840 Laugarvatn


e-mail: tomas@hi.is

Tel: (00354) - 5255460

South Iceland Research Centre

University of Iceland

The South Iceland Research Centre is one of seven independent research centres of the University of Iceland which are under the umbrella of the Institute of Research Centres. The centres carry out diverse research, utilizing unique research opportunities across Iceland on topics such as marine and terrestrial ecology, tourism, culture and history.

The Centre was founded in 2009 and is situated in Laugarvatn, South Iceland since 2017 but was placed in Selfoss and Gunnarsholt for most of its life. Laugarvatn is a small village next to the lake Laugarvatn. The village has been a rural centre for education at all levels for a long time, owing to its strategic placement and natural resources. Laugarvatn is also a great place for the research we do with high diversity of habitats and internationally important bird populations at our doorstep.

We run a dynamic research group with strong international links and a lively atmosphere in a place with a wealth of research opportunities. We are near full capacity at the moment but if you want to work with us you can send us an inquiry.