Courses and summer activities for children and adolescents

School and recreation

Summer and adolescents

This summer, Reykjavík offers a wide variety of entertainment and education options for children and adolescents.

Information on summer activities can be found on the recreation website, including after-school program activities, youth centers, sailing courses, summer camps, sports courses, riding courses, and much more.

Applications for summer activities administered by the City of Reykjavík should be submitted through the summer recreation application website. Note that an electronic ID or IceKey is required to register.

Registration opens:

  • For after-school programs (1st–4th grade) on Tuesday, April 23 at 10am
  • For special youth center activities (5th–10th grade) on Tuesday, April 23 at 10am
  • For sailing courses in Siglunes (3rd–6th grade) on Tuesday, April 23 at 12pm
  • For animal courses in the Zoo (4th–6th grade) on Tuesday, April 23 at 2pm
  • For summer workshops at youth centers (5th–7th grade) on Thursday, May 2 at 10am

Registration for after-school programs, special youth center activities, and sailing courses must be completed by 12pm on Friday for a child to start the following Monday. Parents are advised to register their children early as there are limited openings available.

The opening hours for after-school programs and special youth centers during the summer are 8:30am–4:30pm. Children enrolled in the respective primary school have priority at the after-school program operating in conjunction with the school.

If parents are of foreign origin, have legal residence in Reykjavík (one or both parents), and the child has lived in Iceland for less than one year, they are eligible for three weeks of summer activities at after-school programs and youth centers without charge upon application. This discount does not apply to children who have legal residence abroad and come to Iceland temporarily during the summer months. Note that this only applies if there are openings available during the week applied for and children must also be registered on the summer recreation application website.

School of Work

The School of Work of Reykjavík City offers students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades of primary school summer activities. Parents can register their adolescents on the School of Work's website, where they can also find more details about the activities.

For further information and help with registration, contact the Reykjavík City Service Center at 411 1111.

Registration for summer activities with organizations other than Reykjavík City is done directly with the respective organization.