In order to welcome you we have compiled information about your new hometown.
Get to know the town’s walking and cycling paths, activities and swimming pools but children under 18 get free access to pools.
Children and youth in Hafnarfjörður have access to good education, after-school activities and recreation activities.
Practical information about buses, waste collection, street cleaning, traffic, animal control and more.
Hafnarfjörður hopes to secure financial and social security for all residents. Find out what support is available.
Enjoy culture in Bæjarbíó cultural house, at various museums or attend exciting events.
You can stay at great hotels, hostels or at a family friendly campsite in town.
You can find a lot of outdoors activities and various recreations in Hafnarfjörður.
Check-out upcoming events, or register a new one.
Search for employees or available jobs in town.
Hafnarfjörður Town council consists of 11 municipal representatives. All town council meetings are broadcast live.
Here you can find the town's fees for children, sports and activities and support services.
Contact us with ideas, suggestions, problems or emergencies.
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All residents of Hafnarfjörður should have financial and social security.
Most of us need support at some point in our lives. The municipality’s social workers assist residents in dealing with various challenges.
Social workers assist people with their personal and social problems. Social workers help to find the right social remedies, among other things.
Examples of consultancy and support:
All residents in Hafnarfjörður 18 and older can apply for social counselling on My Pages. You can request an interpreter if needed.
Those who already have a counsellor can call their counsellor through the Service Centre, tel. 585 5500, every weekday, except Tuesdays, from 08:30–9:00.
You can also call the Service Centre Mondays through Thursdays between 8:00 to 16:00 and Fridays between 08:00 and 14:00. The staff will provide you with information and you can ask to speak to the next free general counsellor.
In Hafnarfjörður, parents can receive specialised divorce counselling to promote better parental co-operation. The counselling puts the well-being of the child above all and is provided to prevent or minimise parental conflict during or after a divorce. The separation itself is not the most harmful, rather how it is executed in respect to the children.
Co-parenting after divorce (Samarbejde efter skilmisse – SES) was originally developed in Denmark. Research has shown significant difference in the wellbeing of those who are a part of the project and those who are not. The education material is meant for parents going through the challenging changes that are common following a divorce or separation.
• Electronic seminar. The seminar covers the effects of separation on parents, reactions of children and co-operation of parents.
• Specialised counselling provided by SES counsellors in Hafnarfjarðarbær. Applications for counselling are on My Pages.
The town employs a special team dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. You can speak to a specialist on the team by calling the Service Centre at 585 5500.
If you are in an abusive relationship or suspect someone is suffering violence, you should contact 112 through phone or webchat. On 112.is you can find various information on violence and what resources are available.
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