Communitiy Recreation Center


The goal of the community center at Gerðuberg is to prevent and reduce social isolation by providing a community and recreation center to the public in addition to offering a number of classes. The centre facilitates meetups, social interaction, and creative activities. Our goal is to activate each and everyone’s ambition and ability.

The community center at Gerðuberg is open 8:30–16:00 every day with a diverse program of events for people of all ages. The day-time program features a great number of fun and diverse projects under the supervision of experienced instructors and volunteers. It is not necessary to reserve a spot in advance, it’s fine to just show up. And of course, the coffee pot is always on! 

We offer courses/classes in, for example, glass cutting, woodcarving, visual art, knitting, book binding, and exercise. Water aerobics classes take place at the Breiðholtslaug swimming pool and they also have a putting course. Those who enjoy singing can take part in the Gerðuberg choir, which has been together for many years. 

At specific times, we open areas to the public for gatherings and games. The building is also rented out for various classes and for group and club meetings after hours and during the day if it’s possible. Guests have access to a computers and we typically have the latest newspapers. Religious assemblies under the guidance of a priest/deacon are held weekly. 

See also the community center‘s Facebook page.

Information on the community center on the City of Reykjavík website.

Opening hours

The community center is open weekdays 8:30–16:00. Call the office for more information: 411-6195.


Elísabet Karlsdóttir, project director of the Breiðholt community centre:
Einar Jónasson, wood shop 
Kári Friðriksson, choir director
Helga Ben, instructor
Guðbjörn Sigurgeirsson, instructor


The Cocina Rodríguez café is located on the second floor at Gerðuberg.

Lunch is served weekdays 11:30–13:00 and Saturdays starting at 13:00. Food is discounted on weekdays for senior citizens and residents of Reykjavik who are on disability.

Open 8:00–18:00 on weekdays (except Wednesdays, when it stays open until 21) and 13:00–16:00 on weekends.

Gerðuberg Community Centre User Committee 

The purpose of the user committee is to give voice to our community members and to ensure that the centre operates democratically with a fair distribution of power.  

User committee members: Þorbjörg Einarsdóttir, Erla Hallgrímsdóttir, Sigurbjörg Þórðardóttir, Sigurður Már Helgason, Sigurður Guðmundsson, and Hafsteinn Sigurðsson.