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VMA Introduction

Akureyri Comprehensive College.
Verkmenntasklinn Akureyri, VMA

VMA PIC number for Erasmus applications947240309

See a slideshow about VMA in English.

Information in English for new students and guardians/parents.

Information in Polish for new students and guardians/parents.

Information in Thai for new students and guardians/parents.

Contacting VMA:


Principal. (sklameistari)
Sigrur Huld Jnsdttir huld@vma.is

Assistant principal. (astoarsklameistari)

Anna Mara Jnsdttir annamaria@vma.is
(On study leave 2017 - 2018
Benedikt Barason bensi@vma.is

Course director. (fangastjri)
Sigurur Hlynur Sigurssonshs@vma.is
Quality manager. (Gastjri) andProject manager, curriculum design.(verkefnastjri nmskrr)
Jhannes rnasonjarn@vma.is

Student counsellors.(nmsrgjafi)
Svava Hrnn Magnsdttirsvava@vma.is
sds Birgisdttir disa@vma.is on study leave 2016 - 2017
Harpa Jrundardttir harpajora@vma.is
HannesnaScheving(sklahjkrunarfringur school nurse) maria@vma.is

Information about Akureyri for visitors

Srpsko hrvatskom Polski Pусский

Tel: (+354) 464 0300

E-mail: vma@vma.is

Please feel free to contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Office director. (Skrifstofustjri)
Hrafnhildur Haraldsdttir hrafnhildur@vma.is

International projects.
VMA works with schools and other partners on international projects.
International coordinator. (verkefnastjri erlendra samskipta)

Hildur Fririksdttir hildurfri@vma.is
Jhannes rnason jarn@vma.is

Library. Head librarian. (Bkasafn. Bkavrur.)
Sigrur Sigurardttir sirry@vma.is

Click here for basic practical information for students and families; attendance, reporting sickness, dropping courses, minimum requirements, email, exams, selecting study for next semester, etc. (.pdf)

Directors of study for different study lines.

Baldvin B Ringsted
Technical studies,
(Innm, vlstjrn) and Distance education(Fjarnm)

Harpa Jrundardttir
General skills
(Brautarbr) and Special education for students which need special assistance and individuals study plans.(Starfsbrautir, srhft nm fyrir nemendur sem urfa einstaklingsmia nm.)

mar Kristinsson
Science, sports science, art studies, s
ocial science, business line andassistant nursing.

(Nttrufr.br. rttabraut, listnm, flagsfribraut, viskiptanm og sjkraliabraut)

Breaking the language barrier

VMA offers assistance to foreign students and students whose first language is not Icelandic.

  • Svava Hrnn Magnsdttir, student counselor, serves as a special adviser to foreign students. Interpreters are available for attending meetings with non-Icelandic speaking students and parents,
  • VMA has diverse multicultural teaching and support staff allowing students to find assistance in understanding how the school works and how to seek help.
  • As often as possible, VMA strives to have basic information available in foreign languages.

Individual needs:

  • VMA takes pride in trying to meet the needs of all students.
  • Students and parents are encouraged to contact VMA if they wish the school to take into consideration any special circumstances.
  • Students are likewise encouraged to contact VMA should they wish to accelerate their studies.
  • Students living outside Akureyri can rent a room in the dormitory which is located close to VMA and serves both VMA as well as The Akureyri Junior College (MA, an academic college).

Brief history of VMA.

VMA was founded in 1984 by the merging of institutions that offered programmes in trades, mechanics, household studies and additional studies after 10th grade. Duringthe first school year VMA had 780 students, however recent years have seen that number increase to over 1200. In the last few years the number of students has been around 1100. In addition, each year VMA has 300 - 500 part time students using distance learning for their studies.

The current number of staff at the school is almost 200.

VMA is a comprehensive college offering academic and vocational studies: (the school years 2015 - 2016 and 2016 - 2017 we are changing the curriculum and in some cases we can not link to the specific lines of study)

Last updated in july 2016 (JR)


Hringteigi 2
600 Akureyri
Smi 464 0300 / Fax 464 0301

Kt. 531083-0759

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