28. Jun 2021 : Fishing competition at the harbor in the sun

About 500 children and young people aged 6-12 took part in a fishing competition in Hafnarfjörður. The municipality has held the competition for decades and the interest and participation has grown with each passing year. Now the competition has become one of the most populous fishing competitions and hundreds of children are looking forward to trying to catching the strangest fish, the biggest fish and trying to win the award of the highest number of fish caught.


28. Jun 2021 : Iceland removes all domestic COVID restrictions from 26th of June

The Government of Iceland has announced that all domestic restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted as of midnight tonight. Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced last week that requirements to wear masks, socially distance and restrict gatherings would be fully lifted.

22. Jun 2021 : Map and list of public art in Hafnarfjörður

In Hafnarfjörður are dozens of public artworks connected to the town. A lot of the artwork is in Hafnarfjörður center and around the harbor, though many are to be found in the sculpture garden at Víðistaðatún Park, in Hellisgerði Park or around the retirement home of Sólvangur.


16. Jun 2021 : Summer session in a social centre for those who were finishing 7th grade

"SumarFÉLÓ" is an open community center for those who were finishing the 7th grade. SumarFÉLÓ is located in Lækjarskóli and is open from 16: 30-19: 00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the period 14 June to 8 July 2021.

16. Jun 2021 : June 17th, in Hafnarfjörður

Celebrate Iceland's National Day with us in Hafnarfjörður. Happy National Day in Hafnarfjörður


15. Jun 2021 : COVID-19: Easing of restrictions on gatherings as of 15 June

As of 15 June, general limit of gatherings will go from 150 persons to 300 persons and the distance rule will be one metre instead of two. There will be no distance rules at sit-down events, but everyone in attendance will be required to wear a face mask. The opening hours of restaurants will be extended by one hour, i.e. they will be able to stay open until midnight. These measures are in line with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations.


14. Jun 2021 : Do you live or work in Iceland?

If you are over 16 years old, you are entitled to a free COVID-19 vaccination.
The vaccines used in Iceland are all effective against COVID-19.
The vaccines are safe but some people may not receive certain vaccines, e.g. due to allergies or certain diseases.
If you have a severe allergy, you need to talk to your doctor before getting vaccinated.
It is not possible to choose the type of vaccine or make an appointment for vaccination.
Vaccination notifications will be sent via text message. Those who do not receive a text message can be vaccinated when an open house is advertised for their age group.
If you should be given priority due to diabetes or other illness, you need to talk to your healthcare provider so that you can register for a vaccination sooner.


9. Jun 2021 : Great program for children and young people

Stella B. Kristinsdóttir is the director of leisure activities at Hafnarfjarðarbær and she works with the leisure centers and community centers located at all primary schools in Hafnarfjörður. She is one of those in charge of organizing creative summer activities for leisure centers in the town. Participation in organized work promotes both well-being and social skills.

8. Jun 2021 : Micro grants for projects - "Bjartir dagar" application deadline extended

Open for applications for micro-grants to hold events and happenings around town this summer. It is important that the project appeals to a wide range of people and with the aim that many will enjoy.  See here

The application deadline has been extended to June 20th 

Written applications for funding to organize events and happenings this summer should be sent to the project manager of "Bjartir dagar" as an attachment to before June 20th. It is best to combine the application into one pdf file with all the documents. Applications will be submitted to the Hafnarfjörður Culture and Tourism Committee, which will allocate funding in comparison with the Culture and Tourism Committee's rules on grants for cultural activities. The committee will allocate micro-grants before  July 1th for projects taking place in July and August.