Kvistaland 26
108 Reykjavík

Lóð leikskólans Kvistaborgar

About the preschool

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

Kvistaborg Preschool opened in September 1972. It is in the heart of Fossvogsdalur, where it is close to green areas and good trails. The preschool has 53 children ages 1 to 6 at the same time in four divisions called Reynilundur, Asparlundur, Birkilundur, and Víðilundur. Kvistaborg is a health preschool that emphasizes outdoor learning, music, and physical activity. We will be undergoing construction and we expect the preschool to grow and the number of children to increase.

Preschool Director: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir

Kvistaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Kvistaborg? 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 Kvistaborg are courage, warmth, sharing, and encouragement

The preschool is in the heart of the Fossvogur, where adventures are hidden everywhere you look. The location has a large influence on the philosophy of the preschool and outdoor learning, creativity, field trips, research, experiments, and experiences form the core of our work. Kvistaborg also follows the philosophy of John Dewey, who stressed that children should learn from their own experience, activity, and enthusiasm or in other words, they learn by doing and being allowed to experiment. In this way, Dewey viewed children as thoughtful, creative, and active individuals living their own lives.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Kvistaborg? In Kvistaborg'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 the school year 2022-2023 is being prepared

What's ahead for Kvistaborg? 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

When does Kvistaborg have professional development days? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.

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 Kvistaborg

Kvistaborg Preschool falls under North Center. North Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Laugardalur and Háaleiti 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 Kvistaborg is: Guðný Jónsdóttir

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


Kvistaborg Preschool has been under renovation for the last few semesters due to, among other things, moisture damage and general repairs of the preschool premises. Notably, the preschool's activities were partially moved to Safamýri 5 in fall 2021 and back to Kvistaland in January 2022. In 2019, we setup a mobile building at the preschool as a part of the implementation of the Bridging the Gap development initiative. With the changes and expansion of the preschool, we estimated that it will be able to accommodate around 100-110 children in total. An extension is currently under construction and it is expected to be completed in 2024.

Please note that project completion dates may change, as factors such as access to resources, the consequences of the pandemic, and global hostilities may affect the construction progress. Furthermore, recruitment may affect the timing regarding children's admission.