Welcome to Norðurþing

We hope you feel good with us

Our Services

Iceland has two administrative levels of government: The State and the Local Authorities

The local authority of the area is Norðurþing. It is responsible for many administrative functions and different services such as the operation of compulsory schools, preschools and music schools, youth, sport and leisure activities, etc.  As well as technical services that the residents enjoy generally, such as street construction, utility services, firefighting, etc.

Feel free to stop by for general information regarding Municipality services.

Opening hours: Mondays- Fridays from 09:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 16:00

Multicultural reprasentative of Norðurþing

Sigrún Björg Aðalgeirsdóttir



My name is Sigrún Björg and I am the multicultural reprasentative of Norðurþing.  My job is to assist our new residents of foreign origin to get to know our society and all the good things it has to offer, as well as to assist with any complications that you might run into when moving to a new country.

If you have any questions or need any help with adjusting to life here in Iceland and in Húsavík, please do not hesitate to cantact me and we will book an appointment. You are also welcome to drop by at my office at the Norðurþing Municipality building for some coffee and a chat if you want.

I look forward to the oppertunity to get to know you,

Sigrún Björg 


The Municipality Office in Húsavík is located at Ketilsbraut 7-9, in the Town Center.

Tel: 464 6100

Further information on various components can be found on our website: www.nordurthing.is

You can also send an email with any of your concerns to: nordurthing@nordurthing.is


The Municipality Office in Kópasker

Heimilisfang: Bakkagata 10, 670 Kópasker
Tel: 464-9802


The Municipality Office in Raufarhöfn

Address: Aðalbraut 23, 675 Raufarhöfn
Tel: 464-9854

The Service Centers of Norðurþing

Municipality service the area with diverse work such as snow clearing and maintenance of streets and sidewalks.


In the towns/villages the hot-and cold-water supply and sewerage/ drainage system is run by Norðurþing. It depends on where you live how you pay for it. If you own your own house, you pay hot and cold water and your council tax on your home. If you live in an apartment building sometimes it is paid for the whole building and you pay a share. If you rent, usually your landlord pays all this, and you don’t pay any bills other than rent.

Húsavík and Reykjahverfi

Hot-and cold-water supply and sewerage/ drainage system is run by Orkuveita Húsavíkur, that is owned by the Municipality. 

Tel: 464-0900 (Call tel. 464-0909 in case of breakdowns)

Contact Birna Björnsdóttir for information about billing and readings of water meters,  tel. 464-9850, email:  birna@nordurthing.is

Kópasker, Raufarhöfn and Lundur

Norðurþing Municipality runs the cold-water supply in Kópasker, Raufarhöfn og Lundur

For more information please contact the Municipality Offices 

Waste management (sorphirða)​

Húsavík and Reykjahverfi

Íslenska gámafélagið takes care of Waste management in Húsavík and Reykjahverfi. Every house has three trash cans for compost, recycling and general waste.  Please check and follow the instructions.  

In addition to this there is a waste depot in Húsavík open mon-fri 13:00- 17:00 and Saturdays 11:00- 14:00. It is situated in Víðimóar just outside of Húsavík in the direction of Akureyri. You will need a membership card that you can get at the Municipality Office.
At the waste depot you can dispose of all garbage that should not go into the trash cans such as lightbulbs, glass, paint, batteries, furniture, metal, wood and yard waste.

For more information call Norðurþing Municipality tel. 464-6100 or Íslenska Gámafélagið tel. 577 5757i

Kelduhverfi, Öxarfjörður, Raufarhöfn and Melrakkaslétta

Sel sf. in Kópasker takes care of Waste management in Kelduhverfi, Öxarfjörður, Raufarhöfn and Melrakkaslétta. There are three garbage bins. One for paper, one for plastic (and smaller
metal) and one for general waste.

For disposal of other garbage there are garbage containers in Höfðabrekka, Þverá, in Kópasker and Raufarhöfn. Please ask for further instructions at Norðurþing service centers.

Sel sf.

Address: Röndin 7, 670 Kópasker

Tel: 894 0172

Owning a pet - Gæludýr

While it is wonderful to enjoy the company of your beloved pet, there are strict rules on quarantine for importing a pet and it can be an expensive process.  Please check first with your own country rules as well as the quarantine station 

There are no formal kennels or doggy daycare services in Norðurþing although there are people who love pets and will be happy to care for your animal when you travel for a small fee.  

In the town/villages dogs and cats must be on a leash. The owner must clean up after the animal. It is not possible to bring a dog to outdoor events. It is not allowed to have more than 2 dogs and 2 cats in the same home (older than 3 months) 

There is one vet in Húsavík (dýralæknir)and in Akureyri there are two veterinary clinics that welcome all pets 

Dýralæknisþjónustan ehf 

Ketilsbraut 21, 640 Húsavík 

Tel: 464 1936 or 893 7901 

Email: vignirsigurola@simnet.is 

Dýralæknaþjónusta Eyjafjarðar, Akureyri 

Tel: 4614950 – dyrey@dyrey.is 

Dýraspítalinn Lögmannshlíð 

Email: dyraspitali@dyraspitali.is 

Tel: 461-2550 and after closing time  461 1550