Youth center for 10–16 year olds

Klettaskóli, Suðurhlíð 9
105 Reykjavík


About Askja

Askja Youth Center is one of seven youth centers in the Laugardalur, Háaleiti, and Bústaðir neighborhoods operated by the Kringlumýri Recreation Center. The target group is children and adolescents in grades 5-10 at Klettaskóli.

The director is Helena Vignisdóttir

Want to know more?

Want to know more about Askja? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the youth center activities.

Opening hours

13-16 years old:

Every weekday from the end of the school day until 5pm

Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm

Daily activities

At Askja Youth Centre, we place a strong emphasis on youth democracy and regularly hold adolescent council meetings. This way, adolescents influence the activities planned at the youth center.

We offer options every day. Adolescents pick from three options. After choosing, there's free time where they can enjoy a variety of activities. For instance, we offer a selection of board games, a PlayStation, foosball, and more. Additionally, we often go outside and come up with various fun activities.

On Fridays, we host Friday Fun, and it's truly a blast. We sing karaoke, play bingo, participate in games, watch entertaining movies, and much more, depending on what we feel like doing.

Child prosperity

The Act on the Integration of Services in the Interest of Children’s Prosperity has come into effect. The goal is to ensure children and guardians receive the right assistance, at the right time, from the right parties. Families and children in need of early support have guaranteed access to a prosperity contact in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The prosperity contact offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can reach the school prosperity contact to request integrated services.

Information on the prosperity contacts for children at the Askja youth center can be found on the website of Klettaskóli

For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at