Diversity in Akureyri

Linguistically diverse children in Akureyri's preschools (spring 2021)

Iðavöllur

20

 

 

Lundarsel

8

 

 

Hulduheimar

10

 

 

Pálmholt

15

 

 

Krógaból

9

 

 

Kiðagil

5

 

 

Naustatjörn

13

 

 

Tröllaborgir/Árholt

4

 

 

Hríseyjarskóli

 -

 

 

Hólmasól

6

 

 

Total

90

 

 

 

Pupils of foreign origin in Akureyri's elementary schools (2020)

  • In total: 233 (8,63%) pupils
  • Oddeyrarskóli (site in Icelandic) has the highest number: 200 pupils (20%)
  • Other primary schools have around 5-10%
  • 118 (51%) pupils have both parents of foreign origin
  • 114 (62%) pupils were born in Iceland
  • 29 languages are spoken among the pupils

Find more information in the Division of Education's report (in Icelandic) on Akureyri's elementary schools 2019-2020.

Inhabitants of Akureyri with foreign citizenship (2021)

Citizenship

 

April 2021

AL

Albanía

1

DZ

Alsír

1

AR

Argentína

 -

AZ

Aserbaidjan

 -

AT

Austurríki

6

AU

Ástralía

2

US

Bandaríkin

21

BD

Banglades

1

BE

Belgía

10

BA

Bosnía-Hersegóvína

 -

BO

Bólivía

 -

BR

Brasilía

3

GB

Bretland

36

BG

Búlgaría

29

CL

Chile

 -

CR

Costa Rika

 -

DK

Danmörk

33

DO

Dómníska lýðveldið

 -

EG

Egyptaland

2

EE

Eistland

12

EC

Ekvador

 -

SV

El Salvador

 -

EH

Vestur Sahara

 -

ER

Erítrea

 -

ET

Eþíópía

 -

PH

Filippseyjar

15

FI

Finnland

7

CI

Fílabeinsströnd

 -

FR

Frakkland

26

GM

Gambía

 -

GE

Georgía

 -

GH

Ghana

3

GR

Grikkland

4

GT

Guatemala

1

CV

Grænhöfðaeyjar

 -

GL

Grænland

 -

NL

Holland

10

HN

Hondúras

 -

BY

Hvíta Rússland

6

IN

Indland

3

ID

Indónesía

1

IQ

Írak

6

IE

Írland

5

IR

Íran

2

IT

Ítalía

17

JM

Jamaíka

2

JP

Japan

 -

YE

Jemen

 -

YU

Júgóslavía

 -

CM

Kamerún

 -

CA

Kanada

3

KE

Kenía

7

CN

Kína

3

QR

Kósóvó

 -

HR

Króatía

30

CU

Kúba

1

LV

Lettland

60

LT

Litáen

53

LB

Líbanon

 -

LR

Líbería

 -

MY

Malasía

 -

MT

Malta

1

MU

Marítíus

 -

MA

Marokkó

9

MX

Mexíkó

2

MZ

Mósambik

 -

NA

Namibía

 -

NP

Nepal

 -

NG

Nígería

15

NI

Nikaragva

 -

NO

Noregur

12

NZ

Nýja Sjáland

 -

PK

Pakistan

1

PA

Panama

 -

PE

Perú

 -

PT

Portúgal

18

PL

Pólland

381

RO

Rúmenía

37

RU

Rússland

4

RS

Serbía

7

CS

Serbía og Svartfjallal

 -

SL

Sierra Leone

 -

SG

Singapúr

 -

SK

Slóvakía

8

SI

Slóvenía

 -

SO

Sómalía

8

ES

Spánn

38

ZA

Suður Afríka

 -

KR

Suður Kórea

1

CH

Sviss

2

SE

Svíþjóð

13

SV

El Salvador

1

SY

Sýrland

15

TH

Taíland

15

TZ

Tansanía

 -

CZ

Tékkland

41

TN

Túnis

1

TO

Tonga

 -

TT

Trínidad og Tóbago

1

TR

Tyrkland

1

HU

Ungverjaland

13

UG

Úganda

2

UA

Úkranía

7

UZ

Úsbekistan

 -

XZ

Án ríkisfangs (flóttamenn)

3

VE

Venesúela

1

EH

Vestur Sahara

 -

VN

Víetnam

2

DE

Þýskaland

71

XY

 

 -

 

Total

1.155

Diversity policies

Multicultural policy of Akureyri (in Icelandic)

Akureyri's Human Rights Policy

Research papers on diversity

Foreigners at the end of the fjord: Inhabitants of foreign origin in Akureyri.

Icelandic case study: Overcoming the underemployment of immigrant women in Akureyri.

Inhabitants of foreign origin in Akureyri 2012.

Migrating to the High North: Experiences of Happiness among the Immigrant Population of Akureyri. Barillé, S. & Meckl, M. (2018.). Migrating to the High North: Experiences of Happiness among the Immigrant Population of Akureyri. In G, Baruchello., J. T. Kristjánsson., K. M. Jóhannsdóttir & S. Ingimarsson (Eds.). No One is an Island: An Icelandic Perspective (pp. 41-58). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Nemendur af erlendum uppruna: Reynsla foreldra og kennara af námi og kennslu. (in Icelandic)

Samfélag án aðgreiningar? Viðhorf innflytjenda á Íslandi til símenntunar og íslenskunámskeiða. (in Icelandic)

Spatial mobility and tolerance towards immigrants: the case of Northern Iceland.

The Education of Students with Immigrant Background in Iceland: Parents’ and Teachers’ Voices.

Last updated 04. August 2021