3. Oct 2022 : Let's make sure our children shine bright this winter

Safety reflectors as a gift from Hafnarfjörður - health town

In recent years, in the fall, Hafnarfjörður health town has given a safety reflector to all the six-year-old children in the town's primary schools. 


22. Sep 2022 : Ornaments in three different cities

A new photography exhibition opens in the Hafnarfjörður Library this weekend, an exhibition created in collaboration between the city of Hafnarfjörður and the embassies of Germany and Japan. The photographer and owner of the exhibition is the German Thomas Hoeren, who chose Hafnarfjörður as the exhibition location because of the town's and the library's strong ties to Germany. 


21. Sep 2022 : Remembering the way - raising awareness about dementia

Let's be aware and help those who struggle with dementia to live meaningful lives
World Alzheimer's Day is September 21 every year, and the day is used to raise awareness of dementia. In connection with the Alzheimer's Association's awareness campaign , Let's Remember the Way, a purple bench has been placed on Herjólfsgata in Hafnarfjörður and in other places. The benches have a QR code that can be scanned and support the organization with money. The aim of the project and the collaboration between the association and the local authorities is to increase awareness of dementia and encourage an open discussion about dementia and its effects on people and their relatives.


21. Sep 2022 : Appolo is an art festival for young people organized by young people

Appolo - the young people's art festival will be held throughout October
Appolo, art festival for young people is the first art festival organized for young people and by young people in Hafnarfjörður. The name Apollo is very appropriate, as the colorful licorice confection was once produced in the same building that houses "Músik & Motor" today. The festival will be held throughout the month of October.


11. Sep 2022 : A variety of temporary and part time jobs

Is a temporary substitute job in a fun environment something that suits you?

The municipality of Hafnarfjörður has adopted the innovation of offering temporary jobs. This could be a particularly suitable option if you are looking for work experience, extra work or part-time work.


8. Sep 2022 : Empowerment course for refugee women in Hafnarfjörður

A personal journey for every woman
Fourteen refugee women in Hafnarfjörður participated in a course on empowerment and social participation. The course was structured as a personal journey where both self-understanding and social understanding were increased through education, time spent together, conversation and expression. A culturally sensitive and trauma-focused approach was used throughout the course, culminating the women's journey with a graduation exhibition of deliverables and projects and a video showing their story and highlighting the vulnerable situation of refugee women. A large number of people attended the graduation in the Hall of the Hafnarfjörður Library, where the women offered cuisine from their culture.


26. Aug 2022 : Outdoor Hammer autumn 2022 starts 7th of September

Úti-Hamarinn is an outdoor project managed by Hamarinn, Hafnarfjörður Youth House. The goal is to introduce young people to various outdoor activities and all that nature has to offer around the capital area. A presentation will be held in Hamarinn on Wednesday, August 31 at 20:00 and the first meeting/activity will be on Wednesday, September 7.


26. Aug 2022 : After-school shuttle service starts Monday. Registration

The after-school shuttle service is starting again Monday 30 August and all children in 1st - 4th grade are offered a shuttle service to sport practises that start at 15:00 and 16:00. Detailed information on departure times and places of departure from each school will be sent directly to parents within each school.


26. Aug 2022 : When you say FUN, we say LEISURE!

Role models who inspire and guide through play and creativity. Hafnarfjörður Municipality is looking for role models of all ages to work as school and after-hours employees at Hafnarfjörður primary schools. The work has preventive and educational value and the emphasis is on motivation and activity with positive guidance. Full-time and part-time jobs are available for people with diverse skills and an interest in working with children and young people. 


19. Aug 2022 : Primary schools start again after the summer vacation

School starts in Hafnarfjörður primary schools on Tuesday, August 23.
The schools will formally start on Tuesday, August 23th. Schools start according to the normal timetable on Wednesday, August 24. More information about the attendance schedule for each class can be found on the schools' website. Just over 4,000 children will be attending school in Hafnarfjörður's primary schools this fall, of which around 350 children will be starting 1st grade


10. Aug 2022 : Health walk - wild vegetables

Informative guided plant walk on August 10th at 17:00. A guided plant walk is led in English by Mervi Orvokki Luoma (MSc Environment and Natural Resources) with an Icelandic translation provided by the Library of Hafnarfjörður.

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