Vaka for over 70 years
Vaka was founded in 1949 by Danish people, Hans Frost and Niels Jörgensen. The company’s original purpose was outlined in a press release in Morgunblaðin on the 28th. September 1949.
The Vaka company has taken on many types of relief work. It has a tow truck ready day or night to go to the scene if there is an accident, if vehicles are damaged so that they are not in a drivable condition, if vehicles go off the road or get stuck in the snow, etc. s. etc.
To this day, these are Vaka’s main projects, and the company has therefore been in the hands of car owners for over 70 years.
In 1958, Hjalti Stefánsson acquired the company and ran it until 1974, when he sold it to Ingólfur Sigurðsson and his family.
In 2004, the brothers Einar and Sveinn Ásgeirsson bought the company and have been running it ever since.
Vaka provides multi-faceted services related to automobiles, and most people are familiar with Vaka’s tow truck service and Vökuportið, where you could pick up spare parts for cars for a long time. Tire service is also an important part of the business, both the sale of new and used tires as well as retreading and balancing. Vaka is also the largest receiver of cars for disposal and receives around 400 cars every month.
Today, the company has around 30 employees.
Questions and answers about Vaka's activities
Yes, Vaka is the largest receiver of scrap cars in Iceland. You can fill out a request for the disposal of a car on this page and we will prepare a return certificate that you hand over to the Transport Agency. We will pick up the car for free within the capital area, but you can also bring it to us at Héðinsgatu 2.
You will receive ISK 20,000 from the Processing Fund.