Government agencies in Iceland

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The government agencies in Iceland are state controlled organisations who act independently to carry out the policies of the Icelandic government.

Parliament[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Althing Ombudsman (Umboðsmaður Alþingis)
  • Icelandic National Audit Office (Ríkisendurskoðun)

Prime Minister's Office[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Office of the Attorney General (Ríkislögmaður)
  • Office of the Ombudsman for Children (Umboðsmaður barna)
  • Thingvellir National Park (Þjóðgarðurinn á Þingvöllum)

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture[edit]

Agencies[edit]

Education[edit]

Science[edit]

Culture[edit]

Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Icelandic Meteorological Office (Veðurstofa Íslands)
  • Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun)
  • Iceland Construction Authority (Mannvirkjastofnun)
  • Iceland Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins)
  • Iceland GeoSurvey (Íslenskar orkurannsóknir)
  • Icelandic Institute of Natural History (Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands)
  • Icelandic National Planning Agency (Skipulagsstofnun)
  • Icelandic Recycling Fund (Úrvinnslusjóður)
  • Institute of Freshwater Fisheries (Veiðimálastofnun)
  • Myvatn Research Station (Náttúrurannsóknastöðin við Mývatn)
  • National Land Survey of Iceland (Landmælingar Íslands)
  • State Soil Conservation Service (Landgræðsla ríkisins)
  • Stefansson Arctic Institute (Stofnun Vilhjálms Stefánssonar)
  • Vatnajökull National (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Icelandic International Development Agency (Þróunarsamvinnustofnun Íslands)

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Central Bank of Iceland (Seðlabanki Íslands)
  • Directorate of Customs (Tollstjóri)
  • Directorate of Internal Revenue (Ríkisskattstjóri)
  • Directorate of Tax Investigations (Skattrannsóknarstjóri ríkisins)
  • Government Construction Contracting Agency (Framkvæmdasýsla ríkisins)
  • Government Real Estate Agency (Fasteignir ríkissjóðs)
  • Icelandic State Financial Investments (Bankasýsla ríkisins)
  • State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland (Áfengis- og tóbaksverslun ríkisins)
  • State Financial Management (Fjársýsla ríkisins)
  • State Trading Centre (Ríkiskaup)
  • Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Íslands)
  • Taxation Reassessment Committee (Yfirskattanefnd)

Ministry of Industries and Innovation[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Central Bureau of Applied Research (Skrifstofa rannsóknastofnana atvinnuveganna)
  • Directorate of Fisheries (Fiskistofa)
  • Financial Supervisory Authority (Fjármálaeftirlit)
  • Freshfish Price Directorate (Verðlagsstofa skiptaverðs)
  • Icelandic Competition Authority (Samkeppniseftirlitið)
  • Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (Matvælastofnun)
  • Icelandic Patent Office (Einkaleyfastofan)
  • Icelandic Regional Development Institute (Byggðastofnun)
  • Icelandic Tourist Board (Ferðamálastofa)
  • Innovation Center Iceland (Nýsköpunarmiðstöð Íslands)
  • Marine Research Institute (Hafrannsóknastofnunin)
  • National Energy Authority (Orkustofnun)
  • NSA Ventures (Nýsköpunarsjóður atvinnulífsins)

Government-owned corporations[edit]

  • Matis (Matís ohf.)

Ministry of the Interior[edit]

Agencies[edit]

Government-owned corporations[edit]

Ministry of Welfare[edit]

Agencies[edit]

  • Government Agency for Child Protection (Barnaverndarstofa)
  • Directorate of Health (Embætti landlæknis)
  • Multicultural Centre (Fjölmenningarsetur)
  • Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority (Geislavarnir ríkisins)
  • State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre (Greiningar- og ráðgjafarstöð ríkisins)
  • Health institutions
  • Dalvík Health Centre (Heilsugæslustöðin Dalvík)
  • Clinics
  • National Hearing and Speech Institute of Iceland (Heyrnar- og talmeinastöð Íslands)
  • Housing Financing Fund (Íbúðalánasjóður)
  • Centre for Gender Equality (Jafnréttisstofa)
  • National University Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali – háskólasjúkrahús)
  • (Lyfjagreiðslunefnd)
  • Icelandic Medicines Agency (Lyfjastofnun)
  • State Mediator (Ríkissáttasemjari)
  • Akureyri Hospital (Sjúkrahúsið á Akureyri)
  • Icelandic Health Insurance (Sjúkratryggingar Íslands)
  • Social Insurance Administration (Tryggingastofnun ríkisins)
  • Debtors' Ombudsman (Umboðsmaður skuldara)
  • Administration of Occupational Safety and Health (Vinnueftirlit ríkisins)
  • Directorate of Labour (Vinnumálastofnun)
  • National Bioethics Committee (Vísindasiðanefnd)
  • National Institute for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind (Þjónustu- og þekkingarmiðstöð fyrir blinda, sjónskerta og daufblinda einstaklinga)
  • Nursing homes

See also[edit]