Blöndubakki 2–4
109 Reykjavík


About Bakkaborg

Bakkaborg is open from 7:30 am to 5 pm

Bakkaborg Preschool officially opened on December 1, 1972. It is in a mixed residential area in lower Breiðholt and can accommodate 112 children at a time. There are 36 employees. Bakkaborg is a five-group preschool divided by age. The groups are: Bakki for infants, Álfhóll and Dvergasteinn for middle-aged children, and Trölladyngja and Skessuból for the oldest children.

Preschool Director: Ágústa Amalía Friðriksdóttir


Bakkaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Bakkaborg? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the the Department of Education & Youth.


The values of Bakkaborg are joy, friendship, and respect


Bakkaborg is a multicultural preschool that promotes independence, social skills, and open-mindedness. It places a special emphasis on language stimulation and uses speech symbols to support the children’s language acquisition. The preschool works based on the parenting policy "Responsible Parenting", (“Uppeldi til ábyrgðar”) which helps build children's internal motivation to be good and productive individuals in harmony with their environment. Emotional intelligence and empathy are key elements in the preschool's work and the "Levels of Levels" (“Stig af stigi”) teaching materials are used to support increased emotional and social development.

Teikning af konu að kasta hlutum eins og sirkúslistamaður.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

The operational plan for the school year 2022-2023 is being prepared

What's ahead for Bakkaborg? In Bakkaborg's operational plan, you'll find, among other things, the school's internal and external evaluations for the last year, an improvement plan, the preschool calendar, and much more.

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Bakkaborg? In Bakkaborg's school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.

Parent partnerships

We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City preschools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in preschool activities. All Reykjavík City preschools have parent associations and parent councils.

Listaverk úr laufum í glugga Bakkaborgar.

The Center for Bakkaborg

Bakkaborg Preschool falls under South Center. South Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Breiðholt and is a comprehensive information source for municipal services. The Center provides welfare services, school services to preschool and primary schools, day care and recreational counseling, and various other services.


Photos from Bakkaborg