Atvest is the economic development agency for the Westfjords region of Iceland. Please feel free to contact us for specific information or questions.
Atvest is the economic development agency for the Westfjords region in Iceland. The region is a large peninsula in the north western part of Iceland. The population is around 7.400 and the largest town is Isafjordur with around 4000 inhabitants. The main characteristics of the region are high mountains and deep fjords (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westfjords).
As an economic development agency it has several responsibilities in the field of economic and socio-economic issues of the region.
Atvest works closely with municipalities, research institutes, universities, companies and entrepreneurs in its various projects. Atvest can provide services and consultancy in fields such as:
The services of Atvest are up to certain limits free of charge
The agency is run in accordance to an agreement with the Rural Institute of Iceland Byggdastofnun (www.byggdastofnun.is) to enhance the region’s economy and society. In that agreement the following goals and purposes are set and Atvest:
The services of Atvest are up to certain limits free of charge.
Tel: +354 450 3000
Employees and emails:
General manager: Shiran Thorisson
Project manager – Northern region projects: Jon Pall Hreinsson
Office manager – Accounts and general services: Margret Birkisdottir
Project manager – Southern region projects: Magnus Hansson
Project manager - Southern region projects: Valgeir Ingolfsson
Project manager – Strandir region projects: Viktoria Olafsdottir
Westfjords Cluster Management:
Project manager and manager of Vaxvest– Seafood, Clusters, investment projects, economic growth projects and other general Northern region projects. Manager is Shiran Thorisson