Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga or Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) is dedicated to promoting and facilitating lifelong learning, university studies and interdisciplinary research. The center is located in the town of Húsavík, Iceland, but serves all of Þingeyjarsýslur, a region in the northeastern part of Iceland (see the shaded area on the map on right).
To see a brief history or meet our staff click on these links.
What we do
HAC offers academic, vocational and recreational courses and study programes to people in the community in collaboration with universities and regional parties of interest, such as municipalities, labor organizations and the business community.
HAC also provides study facilities for students who live in the region and attend university or other schools at upper educational levels.
HAC serves as a center for interdisciplinary research in Þingeyjarsýslur and offers its services and facilities to researchers working in the region, whether they are independent or affiliated with institutions or universities. View our mission statement.
The facilities of HAC in Húsavík, Þórshöfn and Mývatnssveit include a study room, full internet access, printing and copying as well as a class/conference room equipped with other class room equipment. The facilities also include access to a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Where we are – Húsavík and Þingeyjarsýslur
Húsavík, with a population of about 2500, is the largest town in Þingeyjarsýslur county which has a total population of about 5200. The perimeter of Þingeyjarsýslur is defined by the fjord of Eyjafjörður in the west and Langanes peninsula in the east, spanning the entire area from Vatnajökull glacier in the south down to the coast in the north.
The region is rich with unique and interesting places to visit and to study. Of particular interest for scientists are its unique geological features and rich birdlife. Húsavík has also become the most popular whalewhatching port in Europe.
For more information about the region, see our links page.
Husavik Academic Center (Icelandic: Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga)
Tel: +354 4645100