HAC logoÞekkingarnet 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.

HAC offers academic, vocational and recreational courses and study programmes, provides study facilities for students, serves as a center for interdisciplinary research in Þingeyjarsýslur and offers its services and facilities to researchers working in the region.

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Main Arctic Projects

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HAC‘s reasearches are focused on the region in the North-East of Iceland. HAC takes part in national and international researches many of whom the topic is ecucational, social and sustainable development in rural and arctic regions. HAC takes part in a local ongoing monitoring project for economic, environmental and social development: www.gaumur.is. From mid-year 2019 this homepage will be available in English as well as Icelandic.

Other running projects include general learning courses for adults, services for students and summer projects with students.

Main publications and reports

All HAC‘s published research reports are to be found on the institutions‘s home page. Most of them are written in Icelandic.


The website 

HAC in social media


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Name: Óli Halldórsson
Title: Director
E-mail: oli[at]hac.is
Telephone: +354 464 5100

Contact person

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Name: Guðrún Ósk Brynjarsdóttir
Title: Office Manager
E-mail: gudrun[at]hac.is
Telephone:  +354 464 5100 / +354 847 9884

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