Hoppa yfir valmynd

Ministry of Welfare
Skógarhlíð 6
105 Reykjavik

Email: postur@vel.is

Tel: +(354) 545 8100

Fax: +(354) 551 9165

Opening hours are 08:30 to 16:00 daily, Monday to Friday.

The Ministry of Welfare in Iceland was established on January 1st 2011 in accordance with Act no. 121/2010. The Ministry has the responsibility for administration and policy making of social affairs, health and social security in Iceland as prescribed by law, regulations and other directives. 

Among the issues that the Ministry deals with are:

  • Affairs of the Disabled
  • Agencies
  • Employment
  • Family Affairs
  • Gender Equality
  • Health and Social Insurances
  • Housing 
  • Immigrants
  • Patient Rights
  • Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • Promotion of Information Technology in the Health Services in Iceland
  • Public Health
  • Operation of Hospitals, Health Centers and other Providers of Health Services
  • Refugees


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