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Take part - make a difference!

16. Feb 2021

Take part and make a difference!

Do you have a suggestion to make, a story to tell of experience of our service or want to share an idea? At Hafnarfjarðarbær, equality and democracy are important, with the aim of giving all individuals equal opportunities and possibilities for influence. We encourage you to take an active part and contribute to the development of the municipality's services, on our society, environment and resources.

  • Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear all your stories – good or bad. By gathering these experiences, we can identity the strengths and weaknesses of the services we provide in order to respond and improve.
  • Do you have a suggestion to make? We welcome all suggestions! Is there some environmental aspect or service that we need to fix? Are there any other suggestions you would like to make to Hafnarfjarðarbær's staff? If so, please send us your suggestions.
  • Do you have a good idea that you would like to present to a wider audience? If so, then Better Hafnarfjörður is for you. Better Hafnarfjörður is consultation forum where residents are given the opportunity to put forward their ideas – however large or small.

Young people have the opportunity to influence the work of the town council through the Youth Council of Hafnarfjörður and there are also active Senior's Committee , Intercultural Council and Advisory Board of services for disabled.

More ways to contact your municipality with a general inquiry:


  • You can chat with a service representative in an online chat on the front page
  • You can call the Hafnarfjörður customer service at 585-5500
  • You can send an e-mail to:
  • You can visit the customer service at Strandgata 6 every working day from 8-16
  • You can write a letter to the town council of Hafnarfjörður
  • You can send a simple query through the town's Facebook page
  • You can book an appointment with the mayor at 585-5506
  • You can attend a residents' meeting and express your opinion 
  • You can take part in the surveys about Hafnarfjarðarbær's services


How can you follow the news and announcements of the town?

  • News and announcements are published on the front page of the town's website
  • News, announcements, advertisements and events are published on the town's Facebook page in English "Living in Hafnarfjörður"
  • My pages are your service portal to the municipality. There you can find information about fees and application forms for all kinds of services
  • Granni map browser. In the Granni town map browser you can find all drawings with the Building Representative, as they are scanned and filed as soon as they have been approved. In that way, both special and main drawings are accessible electronically in the town map browser.