Change of Address

When moving in Iceland a change of address must be registered within 7 days. Advance notifications of change of address are not accepted. Please change your address online.

If you have moved from abroad and plan to stay for 6 months or longer you will need to register a legal domicile here. Different rules may apply depending on whether you have moved from another Nordic country, from a country within the EU/EEA or elsewhere. You will also need to apply for a social security number (kennitala). Forms and further information about moving to Iceland can be found on the official Registers Iceland website. The Multicultural Information Center provides also useful information on its website.

Cold Water

Cold water in Grundarfjörður is provided by Orkuveita Reykjavik. For individuals, no registration is required as there is no cold water meter for residential housing available. Here is an overview of the yearly rates for cold water usage.

Electricity

Please check this overview and select your electricity supplier. In Grundarfjörður, cold water is heated by electricity for heating the houses and hot water supply. This is different from many other towns in Iceland where geothermal hot water is used for heating.

Kindergarten and Schools

Grundarfjörður operates a kindergarten for children from 12 months old.

The primary school in Grundarfjörður is for children from ages 6 to 16. The school year starts in August and ends at the beginning of June.

The Upper Secondary School of Snæfellsnes is located in Grundarfjörður and provides education for all pupils living on the peninsula from 16 years old. The minimum requirement for entry into college or university in Iceland is obtained at this level of education.

Healthcare

Heilsugæslan, the Health Care Center in Grundarfjörður is open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00.

Address: Hrannarstíg 7, 350 Grundarfjörður
Phone 00354 - 4321350

After-hours medical assistance and service is available by calling 1700. If you’re calling from a foreign number, dial 00354 - 544 4113.
In case of an accident or emergency, please call 112.
Website Health Care Institution of West Iceland

Medication

Lyfja Pharmacy is open from Monday to Friday between 13:00 and 18:00

Address: Grundargata 38, 350 Grundarfjörður
Phone: 00354 4386745
Website Pharmacy Grundarfjörður 

Dental Health

The closest dentist is located in Ólafsvík - Ari Bjarnason

Address: Engihlíð 28, 355 Ólafsvík
Phone: 00354 – 4361010
Website dentists in West Iceland (in Icelandic)

Hospital

There is one district hospital in West Iceland, located in Akranes, open 24 hours

Address: Merkigerði 9, 300 Akranes
Phone: 432 1000
Website district hospital West Iceland 

Postal Service Office

There is a Postal Service counter located in the grocery store. Open from Mondays to Fridays between 11 a.m. and 15 p.m.

Address: Grundargata 38, 350 Grundarfjörður

ATM:

Arion Bank ATM
Address: Grundargata 30, 350 Grundarfjörður
Open 24/7

Landsbank ATM
Address: Grundargata 36, 350 Grundarfjörður
Accessible during the opening hours of the supermarket

Waste Disposal and Recycling

In Grundarfjörður, household waste is collected in 3 different bins.

  • Green bin: For all recyclable items such as paper, plastic, and metals
  • Gray bin: For mixed, light residential waste. It is forbidden to place paper or plastic in this bin
  • Brown bin: Organic waste

Garbage disposal calendar 2020 (in Icelandic)

The Grundarfjörður waste collection area is located in Ártún. It is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 16:30 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 12:00 to 14:00