Haukur Helgi Pálsson (born 18 May 1992) is an Icelandic basketball player for Andorra and the Icelandic national team, where he participated at the EuroBasket in 2015 and 2017.
Haukur played one year of high school basketball in the United States at Montverde Academy under Kevin Sutton.
Haukur came up through the junior ranks of Fjölnir and was first brought up to the senior team during the 2006-2007 Úrvalsdeild karla season when he was an unused substitute in seven games. During the 2007–2008 season he appeared in nine games in the Úrvalsdeild karla for Fjölnir, averaging 1.0 points. After spending the 2008–2009 season with Fjölnir in the second tier 1. deild karla, where he was named to the Domestic All-First team, he left the club to join Montverde Academy in the United States and in 2010 he joined the University of Maryland.
In October 2015, Haukur signed with Icelandic powerhouse Njarðvík. The team finished seventh in the Úrvalsdeild karla. In the playoffs they knocked out second seed Stjarnan in the first round before bowing out to the eventual champions KR in the semi-finals. After the season Haukur was selected to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team and as the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year.
He spent the 2016–2017 season with Rouen Métropole Basket in the LNB Pro B where he averaged 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4 assists per game. In June 2017 Haukur signed with the LNB Pro A club Cholet Basket.
On 18 July 2018 Haukur switched teams in the LNB Pro A and signed with Nanterre 92. On 5 February 2019, he helped Nanterre to the Round of 16 in the 2018–19 Basketball Champions League after scoring 12 points in a 74–62 victory against Hapoel Holon. On 12 March 2019, he scored 11 points in Nanterre's 62–60 victory against Beşiktaş in the Round of 16 in the Champions League.
During the summer of 2019, Haukur was offered to play with New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Summer League but turned it down due to the birth of his first child. In July 2019, he signed with Unics Kazan.
On July 8, 2020, he has signed with Andorra of the Liga ACB.
National team career
Haukur played his first game with the Icelandic national team in 2011. He participated with the team at EuroBasket 2015 and EuroBasket 2017.