electrictreee asked: Hallo! I'm happy to see you answering questions, because I'm moving to Iceland from Toronto Canada this August and it's so hard finding housing sites for a flat. Going to school in Reykjavik and need a 1 bdrm or studio. What's The Best Way To Find Rent!? Thanks.
Yes I had quite a backlog of questions since I’ve been travelling for the past few weeks.
The largest site with rental apartments in Iceland is probably the one run by the mbl.is news site. You can probably find your way around it by running it through Google translate (Interestingly it translates the town of Garðabær as “California”).
If you are studying in Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) and you want to stay within walking distance, you should look for miðbær (downtown) or Vesturbær (west town) and perhaps Hlíðar. The University also has some apartments and dorms. Here’s the English website. It is a waiting list system, but recently the general price of rentals has gone down in Iceland and the student apartments are just a little bit cheaper than the free market. Therefor, last time I checked the waiting lists were minimal.