Variety of summer activities and courses for children and adolescents

Covid-19 School and recreation


This summer we will offer a variety of leisure and educational activities for children and adolescents in Reykjavík.

You can also find information about summer activities on the leisure website, that is, information regarding leisure center activities, sailing courses, summer camps, sport courses, horse riding courses, and many other activities offered.

Registration for leisure centers’ summer activities (sumarfrístund), specific social center activities, a sailing course in Siglunes, and an animal course at Húsdýragarðurinn, starts on Tuesday April 28th, at 10:00 am, but registration for summer workshops for children finishing grades 5-7 starts on Wednesday May 13 th, at 10:00 am.

Registration for summer activities offered by the City of Reykjavík takes places on the website Please take note that the log-in takes place on, where you can use Íslykill or Electronic ID for phones. Registration for leisure centers’ summer activities, specific social center activities, and sailing course must take place before 12:00 pm on Fridays, should the child start the course on the following Monday. Registration for the animal course must take place on the Wednesday of the week before the start of the course. Parents are asked to register their children in a timely manner, as courses can fill up quickly.

If parents are of foreign origin and have a legal domicile in Reykjavík (one or both parents) and the child has lived in Iceland for less than two years, parents can apply for a three week period free of charge to the leisure centers’ summer activities/specific social center activities/summer workshops. A written application needs to be delivered to the relevant leisure center. This discount does not apply to children who have a legal domicile outside of Iceland and come temporarily to Iceland during the summer months.

Please note that if parents are not able to utilize the electronic registration, they can receive assistance with registration at the city’s leisure centers (preferably before noon). It is not possible to register children for Reykjavík’s summer activities by phone, but it is possible to receive instructions by phone if parents are by an internet-connected computer, by calling the Reykjavík phone service center at 411-1111.

Registration for summer activities with other associations takes place with them.

The Work School
The Reykjavík Work School offers summer jobs to students in grades 8, 9 and 10 in elementary schools. Registration for Reykjavík’s Work School has already started and everyone who has registered is offered work. Parents must register their teenagers at the Work Schools website, where they can also find further information about the work.

Parents, please note! 
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, changes to the city’s offers of summer courses are possible, based on recommendations of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Chief Epidemiologist each time. If changes occur, parents will be informed as soon as possible.

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