Work environment

Hafnarfjörður Township’s focus

  • A positive work environment where the wellbeing of the staff is a priority.
  • Employees feel like a part of a team.
  • Management and staff value diversity and treat each other with respect.
  • Work facilities and equipment enable employees to perform their work in the best possible way.
  • Employees feel that their work is valued and that they have the opportunity to maximise their performance at work.
  • Prejudice, bullying, violence, or gender-based and sexual harassment are not tolerated.
  • Employees can balance work and family life with flexible working hours, part-time jobs, or job transfers.
  • Workplaces are non-smoking, and it is not allowed to be under the influence of drugs during working hours.


Emphasis is placed on targeted occupational safety and health promotion of employees.

Employees of Hafnarfjörður Township get free access to swimming pools and a fitness grant. Employees also receive better offers on bus cards and a free library card at Hafnarfjörður’s library.