Sports - Íþróttir
In Norðurþing you can find diverse sport activities and there are many sports clubs and youth associations.
Finacial support for childrens sport activity– Frístundastyrkur and Frístundakort
When you sign your child up for a sport training you will do so through Nora, the official webpage for registration in sport. In Norðurþing every child up to 18 years old can receive support to the value of 12.000kr each year.
Frístundakort is a yearly pass for children´s in the swimming pool. More information about this can be found in the office of Norðurþing: tel: 464 6100 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports clubs and Youth associations
Sport Clubs: Íþróttafélög
is the biggest sports association in . It offers different sports activities for both children and adults such as soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, handball, swimming and Taekwondo. There are also sport classes – „“ for preschool children.
Swimming - sund
Almost all villages in Iceland have a public swimming pool and in elementary school it is mandatory to learn to swim. People gather to swim and relax in the hot tubs, during winter as well as summer. There are 4 swimming pools owned by the municipality Norðurþing:
In Húsavík there is the GeoSea baths. Residents can purchase annual passes at Geosea or Cards at the swimming pools which offer great reductions on entry prices – ask at each location for information.
Sport centre - Íþróttahús
There are four sports centres run by the municipality. For information about opening hours and service:
Húsavík sport centre
Kópasker sport centre
Lundur sport centre
Raufarhöfn sport centre
Skiing - Skíði
In Húsavík there is a ski lift about 10 minutes’ drive, about 7 km. in the direction of Þeistareykir. There is also an area for cross country skiing.
Usually there is a cross country ski track from December until April. It always depends on the snow and weather. The same applies for the ski lift, it depends on how much snow we get.
It is best to check their Facebook page for opening hours and news of tracks and the ski slopes.
There are two golf courses in Norðurþing, Húsavík and in Öxarfjörður
Húsavík Golf Club has about 150 members, of which about 40 are kids. In recent years a lot of work has been done at the club to do even better in children and youth work. The golf course is called Katlavöllur, which is a nine-hole golf course, and in recent years there have been just over 20 tournaments and several of them are open.
This is their facebook page. The photo is from Katlavöllur taken by Unnsteinn Ingi Júlíusson
Golfklúbburinn Gljúfri has a golf course at Ásbyrgi in Öxarfjörður
Skotfélag Húsavíkur, Husavík Shooting Club is a member of the district association of Héraðssamband Þingeyinga. Members gain competition rights at tournaments organized by members of the Sports Federation of Iceland. The shooting and training facility of the shooting club is north of the town of Húsavík at the roots of Húsavík Mountain. You can practice with shotgun and rifle.
Gym and other sports
There is a private (paid) gym in Húsavík, called Töff heilsurækt above Húsasmiðjan