Being a foreigner in Iceland can be quite difficult, especially if something as important as your computer or laptop suddenly goes kaput. What could be worse than losing your lifeline to your friends, your family and the rest of your support network while you’re overseas?
A computer repair technician can help immensely with troubleshooting, preventing the need to dig deep into your pockets or holiday budget just to purchase new equipment.
Though you may know exactly where to go and who to contact for laptop or PC repairs nearest to where you live, trying to figure out where the nearest computer repair service is in a different language and country may be a whole other kettle of fish.
Whether you’ve been living in Iceland for years or if you’re just visiting, having a local to point you in the right direction can be a lifesaver during the worst of times.
Down below, you’ll find a list of computer and laptop repair shops in Iceland. I hope that this will be of some benefit to you if your laptop won’t turn on, if you are looking for someone to fix a crashed computer, or even if you’re just in need of some miscellaneous computer parts!
Useful Computer Terminology in Icelandic
computer – tölva
laptop – fartölvu
email – tölvupóstur
tablet – spjaldtölva
Internet – internet
webpage – vefsíða
wireless network – þráðlaust net
electrical cord – snúra
charger – hleðslutæki
download – niðurhal
upload – upphal
scanner – skanni
socket or outlet – innstunga
socket / outlet
Where to Get Your Computer Fixed in Iceland
If you don’t want to void your warranty, then it’s best to take your equipment to an official service point in Iceland. While some may be able to repair your items on-site, it is also possible that you may have to send your equipment abroad. In any case, be sure to ask about their turnaround time.
Official Computer Repair Services in Iceland
The best place to get your PC or laptop repaired in Iceland depends on the brand of your equipment. Start by selecting your brand below.
Location: Raftækjaverkstæðið, Síðumúla 4, 108 Reykjavík.
If you are looking for new computer parts such as cases, motherboards, memory, hard drives and storage, check out Vaktin for a price list across all of the major computer stores in Reykjavík. Here, you’ll find a price comparison for brands such as AMD, Intel, nVidia, Seagate, Corsair and more, collated from @tt, Tölvutækni, Kísildalur, Tölvulistinn, Tölvutek and Computer.is.
What has been your experience with getting your laptop or computer equipment repaired in Iceland? Have I left out any places that you know about? While I travel around the country often, I may not be aware of new computer repair shops that open up or reliable computer technicians who work from home. As such, feel free to help me keep this list of computer and laptop repair stores in Iceland up-to-date by leaving a comment below!