About the preschool

Hálsaskógur is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm

Hálsaskógur Preschool opened in July 2011 with the merger of the preschools Hálsaborg and Hálsakot. The preschool has two locations and employs around 40 staff. At the Borg location, children aged 1-3 are divided into three groups: Furulundur, Lerkilundur, and Reynilundur. At the Kot location, children aged 3-6 are divided into three groups: Birkilundur, Grenilundur, and Víðilundur.

Preschool Director: Ásgerður Guðnadóttir


Construction is ongoing at the Hálsaskógur preschool, and part of the school is temporarily located in the Ævintýraborg in Vogabyggð. The construction should be completed in December 2024.

About the preschool

Want to know more about Hálsaskógur? 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 Hálsaskógur are play, respect, and friendship

Hálsaskógur Preschool uses "Raising for Responsibility" (“Uppeldi til ábyrgðar”) and positive psychology, which focuses on improving self-image and resilience to handle challenges. Hálsaskógur also has a rich tradition of environmental education, both inside and outside the classroom. Outdoor learning is a big part of the work, and the preschool has access to an outdoor area nearby. Hálsaskógur has received its eighth Green Flag award, as part of its ongoing Green Flag work which started in 2004.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Hálsaskógur? 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.

School curriculum

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

Parent cooperation

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 Hálsaskógur

Hálsaskógur 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.

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 contact person in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The contact person offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can contact the school contact person to request integrated services.

The contact person for Hálsaskógar is: Soffía Adolfsdóttir

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