Garbage collection tariffs increased around Iceland on Monday and swimming pool prices went up. In Reykjavík and suburbs the kindergarten fee was increased by nine percent.
The price of garbage collection went up by seven percent in Kópavogur, by ten percent in Hafnarfjördur and Gardarbaer, by almost 20 percent in Akureyri and by 23 percent in Reykjavík. Fréttabladid reports.
The price of hobby programs for pensioners in Reykjavík increased by almost ten percent on January 1, as well as the fee for lunches and dinners for older citizens.
In Akureyri the price of a year ticket in the Hlídarfjall skiing area went up and also the annual fee for the Akureyri Music School. But in Akureyri bus rides are now free.
It is also free to take the ferry to the island Hrísey near Dalvík in northeast Iceland and in Mosfellsbaer, outside Reykjavík, five-year-olds can go to kindergarten for free.