Suðurhólar 21
111 Reykjavík


About the preschool

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

Hólaborg Preschool is located at Suðurhóll in Efra Breiðholt. It was built in 1977 and opened in May of the same year. Gerðuberg Cultural Center is close by, there are good walking paths in the neighborhood, and a variety of recreational areas in Elliðaárdalur. Currently, about 50 children attend at the same time in three groups named Lóudeild, Spóadeild, and Krummadeild. The youngest children are in Lóudeild, the oldest in Krummadeild, and Spóadeild is the middle group.

Preschool Director: Sigrún Grétarsdóttir


Hólaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Hólaborg? 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 Hólaborg are happiness, health, and autonomy


In Hólaborg preschool, we follow the principles of social constructivism and the theories of Lev Vygotsky on areas of possible development, Bandura's belief in one's own abilities, Dr. Ferre Leaver's on experiential learning, and Nel Nodding's on caring. We highly value the learning and well-being of all children, recognizing that everyone is important and has the same rights. Our program is centered around play and emphasizes active participation, creative thinking, and free play, with tasks tailored to the children's interests and strengths.

Teikning af konu að kasta hlutum eins og sirkúslistamaður.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Hólaborg? In Hólaborg's 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 Hólaborg is being prepared

What's ahead for Hólaborg? 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.

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 Hólaborg

Hólaborg 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 Hólaborg