31. May 2021 : "Friends you haven't met", a visual story about young people

The exhibition "Friends you haven't met", a visual story about young people from the twin towns, Frederiksberg in Denmark and Hafnarfjörður in Iceland is open at Ásvallalaug swimming pool. The exhibition will be open until June 23th.


25. May 2021 : Covid-19: Substantial easing of restrictions from 25 May

The maximum number of people allowed to gather together will be raised to 150 and the face-mask and 2-m social distancing rules are to be relaxed. Restrictions on numbers permitted in swimming pools and bathing facilities, skiing facilities, camp sites and museums will be lifted; the rules applying to fitness centres will be eased, with a maximum of 150 persons allowed in each separate area. The maximum number of people in the audience at a stage performance, or guests seated in a hall, will rise from the current number of 150 in each restricted area to 300, and the sale of refreshments during the interval will be allowed.


19. May 2021 : Garden waste collection at primary schools May 21 - May 24

From 21 May to 24 May 2021, residents of Hafnarfjörður can throw away garden waste in containers at the town's primary schools. The containers will be placed at the schools from 5pm on Friday 21 May until Monday 24 May. Residents of Hafnarfjörður are encouraged to take advantage of the service or bring the garden waste directly to Sorpa. 


12. May 2021 : Alert phase due to the risk of wildfires

The National Police Commissioner, in agreement with the Chief of Police and the Chief of the Fire Department in the Westfjords, West Iceland, the Capital Area, the South Peninsula and South Iceland have decided to declare a civil protection alert phase due to the risk of wildfires (see notification due to uncertainty phase). This decision is based on the fact that there has been little rain recently in this area and the weather forecast for the coming days does not show any precipitation to mention.


11. May 2021 : COVID-19 The restrictions were relaxed on May 10th

The restrictions on the number of people who are allowed in one location will be expanded from 20 to 50, swimming pools, spas and gyms will be able to receive 75% of their permitted maximum number of guests, the maximum number of participants in sports and stage art events will be 75 per each compartment or on stage, and the maximum number of seated guests at events will be extended from 100 to 150 persons. Additionally, the opening time of restaurants will be extended by one hour. Various rules about school activities will be relaxed as well. The Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has decided to make these changes in keeping with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations. They will enter into force on Monday, 10 May and are intended to remain in force for just over two weeks.


10. May 2021 : A special grant also applies to summer activities

Children who come from lower-income households and were born in the years 2005-2014 can receive ISK 45,000 in a special sports and leisure grant. The aim of the project is to equalize the opportunities for lower-income families to participate in organized sports and leisure activities. The application deadline is July 31, 2021, but various activities from September 2020 can be refunded.


10. May 2021 : Do you want to have a stall or event on June 17th?

Hafnarfjörður and the National Day Committee are looking for interested parties to rent a stall on June 17th. We are especially looking for people who intend to sell food and drink. The sales permit is valid on Thursday June 17th, where the celebrations will take place in Hafnarfjörður. A sales hut is included with the sales license


5. May 2021 : Vaccination of school staff in Hafnarfjörður has begun

Vaccations may cause temporary disruption to school work
Vaccinations against COVID-19 of employees in preschools, primary schools and music schools in Hafnarfjörður have begun and vaccinations for these groups will take place in the coming days and weeks. Extensive and ambitious work has been done to organize vaccinations. Employees will receive a message through "Heilsuvera" stating the location and time they are to come for their vaccination which can be during school hours. Their attendance is important so that the implementation can be successful.


5. May 2021 : Videos from the Icelandic Transport Authority - be safe!

The Icelandic Transport Authority has released three videos concerning traffic safety and the important purpose of which is to promote a positive and good traffic culture so that everyone returns home safe and sound. The videos all have Icelandic, English and Polish subtitles. Be safe!

4. May 2021 : Micro grants for projects - "Bjartir dagar"

"Bjartir dagar" is a cultural festival that reflects all the diverse cultural work that takes place in Hafnarfjörður. The festival began with singing on the last day of winter, but it has been decided that the festival will last throughout the summer in various ways, as permitted by disease control rules and restrictions on gatherings. Applications are now open for micro-grants to hold events and happenings throughout the town this summer. It is important that the project appeals to a wide range of people and with the aim that many will enjoy.


3. May 2021 : Summer jobs for students - open for applications

Various jobs will be offered at Hafnarfjarðarbær municipality in the summer of 2021 for students who have been studying in the spring semester of 2021 or are enrolled in studies in the autumn semester of 2021. These are summer jobs are connected to government actions with the aim to promote activity for the Icelandic economy. Hafnarfjörður will take an active part in the project and recruit at least 80 employees through this initiative in addition to recruitment through the Work School / Vinnuskóli. The application deadline is May 16th.