Háabakki in Hafnarfjörður

The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute is one of the most important institutes in Iceland. Not only is this by far the country’s largest research institute in the field of marine and freshwater research, but it also plays an important advisory role regarding the sustainable utilisation of those resources. A large part of the operation is related to international collaboration with foreign sister institutions and universities. The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, whose headquarters are in Hafnarfjörður, employs about two hundred people. Their workstations are in the centre, in various offices around the country, and in the two research vessels, the institute uses for research in the waters around Iceland.

The research vessels Árni Friðriksson and Bjarni Sæmundsson tied to Háabakki in Hafnarfjarðarhöfn. Behind the is the head office of the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, in the largest wooden house in the country, 4,100 square meters in size. It houses the institute as well as the Fisheries School of the UNESCO Development Cooperation Center in Iceland.

Hafnarfjörður 20/11/2021 09:11 – A7C: FE 2.5 / 40mm G

Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson