CBMI2024 will be hosted at Reykjavik University (RU). RU has seven departments, organised under the School of Technology and the School of Social Sciences. About 3500 students attend the various departments and over 500 people work at the there. After years of operating in multiple building RU moved into a new building in 2010 at Menntavegur 1 (translates to Educationroad 1).

Information on how to navigate to RU can be found here and the RU website also has a map of the building here.

The building is near the city centre and sits next to the domestic airport, just below one of Reykjavik’s Landmarks, Perlan, and just next to Nauthólsvík, Icelands’s only heated beach. Yes, you read that right, Icelanders are so desperate to escape the cold weather they created an artificial warm lagoon (38.5°C) with white sand brought in regularly.

Hotels

Iceland is popular tourist destination and Reykjavik has many hotels. Most are in the downtown area but Reykjavik Natura is very close to RU (walking distance) and is the hotel we would recommend for proximity and convenience.

Things to do in Reykjavik / Iceland

Iceland is know for its geothermal activity and abundance of hot water.
Almost 30% of Iceland’s electricity is produced with geothermal power but we also use it to heat the 163 swimming pools in the country (so don’t forget to pack you swimming gear). Where ever you choose to stay or go, you are sure to find a pool close by.

The tourism industry has recovered very quickly after the Covid pandemic. Iceland had 1.7 million visitors in 2022 and about 2.3 milliion in 2023. The most popular months are July and August but June and September are not far behind. If you are planning to stay a day or two extra there are lots of things to do both in and around Reykjavik.

Popular destinations in the city include:

If you are planning on an extended stay there are many bus trips available that will take you out of the city. Half day and day trips destinations such as the Golden Circle, trips to the south coast or around the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland are very popular. You could easily spend weeks discovering all the sights so we recommend using resources like https://guidetoiceland.is to plan ahead.