Preschool with a nursery division

Drafnarstígur 4 / Seljavegur 12
Dvergasteinn Preschool, Seljavegur 12
101 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Drafnarsteinn is open from 7:45am to 4:30pm

In 2011, the preschools Drafnarborg and Dvergasteinn were merged into one operation under the same management. The preschool therefore has six groups in three buildings. In fall 2019, the buildings were divided by age, with children aged 1-3 in Drafnarborg and children aged 3-6 in Dvergasteinn. The divisions are called: Hlíð, Hóll, Ljúflingsholt, Hulduhólar, Álfheimar, and Trölladyngja.

The Preschool Director is Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir


Drafnarsteinn Preschool

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


The values of Drafnarsteinn are communication, friendship, and respect


At the preschool, we focus on creating a productive and imaginative atmosphere where children can have fun and learn from their own experiences and surroundings by using their curiosity and need for physical activity. We use the project "Amazing Adventures" (Ótrúleg eru ævintýrin) by Sigríður J. Þórisdóttir, which is based on McCracken's philosophy of "holistic learning". This philosophy serves as the foundation of our learning and work environment. 

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

Operational plan

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

What's ahead for Drafnarsteinn? In the 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. 

Preschool calendar

Here is the preschool calendar for Drafnarsteinn. The preschool calendar provides information about professional development days and other useful information for parents and guardians.  

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. 

The Center for Drafnarsteinn

Drafnarsteinn Preschool falls under West Center. West Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Vesturbær, Miðborg, and Hlíðar 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 Drafnarsteinn