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About the Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of Infrastructure
Sölvhólsgata 7
101 Reykjavik

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +(354) 545 8200

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


The Ministry of Infrastructure‘s responsibilities cover various areas, including transport, local government affairs, regional policy, national registry, housing and planning.

The Minister of Infrastructure leads the Ministry‘s operations and is responsible for all its administrative decisions. The Permanent Secretary, acting under the Minister‘s authority, directs the operations of the Ministry.

  • The Minister of Infrastructure is Svandís Svavarsdóttir.
    Her political advisers are Iðunn Garðarsdóttir and Kári Gautason.
  • The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry is Hermann Sæmundsson.  

The Ministry's functions are divided between four departments:

Institutions and international co-operation

The Ministry of Infrastructure‘s scope includes seven institutes/agencies and two public corporations. The institutes are: The Icelandic Regional Development Institute, The Housing and Construction Authority, The Safety Investigation Authority, The Icelandic Transport Authority, The National Planning Agency, The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration and Registers Iceland. However, shares in the public corporations Isavia (Keflavik Airport) and Iceland Post are held by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, with the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs appointing its board members.

The Ministry of Infrastructure works closely with various international institutions, including the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Council of Europe, several institutions relating to the EEA, international transport institutions, OECD and others.

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