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Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between North America and Europe. It is linked culturally and politically with Europe, and is the region's most sparsely populated country.


Our standard dataset contains 471 entities connected with Iceland. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Iceland. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 329 entities identified as PEPs connected with Iceland.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Development Cooperation18-
Minister for the Environment, Energy, & Climate15-
Minister of Culture and Business Affairs1--
Minister of Education & Children's Affairs1--
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs (Iceland)15-
Minister of Food, Fisheries & Agriculture1--
Minister of Food, Fisheries and Agriculture (Iceland)-71
Minister of Health (Iceland)181
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (Iceland)--1
Minister of Higher Education, Science, & Innovation1--
Minister of Infrastructure1-1
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Social Affairs & the Labor Market1--
Minister of the Interior1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Alþingi-17513
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Director, Central Bank of Iceland1--
Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Iceland to Estonia-1-
ambassador of Iceland to Finland-1-
ambassador of Iceland to Germany--1
ambassador of Iceland to Japan-1-
ambassador of Iceland to Latvia-1-
ambassador of Iceland to Lithuania-1-
ambassador of Iceland to the European Union-1-
ambassador of Iceland to Ukraine-1-
ambassador of Israel to Iceland-11
ambassador of Spain to Iceland-31
ambassador of Sweden to Iceland-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Althing-3103
Member of the 2013-2016 Parliament of Iceland-65-
Member of the 2017–2021 Parliament of Iceland-65-
Member of the 2016-2017 Parliament of Iceland-621
Member of the 2021– Parliament of Iceland-261
Member of the 2007-2009 Parliament of Iceland-61-
Member of the 2009-2013 Parliament of Iceland-601
Minister for Nordic Cooperation-111
Minister of Justice (Iceland)-71
Prime Minister of Iceland-7-
Minister for the Environment-6-
Member of the 2003-2007 Parliament of Iceland-31
Minister of Commerce of Iceland-4-
Minister of Education, Science and Culture-4-
Minister of Industry of Iceland-4-
Minister of Social Affairs-4-
Speaker of the Althing-31
Minister of Communications-3-
Minister of Economy and Commerce of Iceland-3-
Minister of Finance of Iceland-3-
Minister of the Interior of Iceland-3-
Minister of Welfare-3-
Minister of Agriculture-2-
Minister of Education-2-
Minister of Fisheries-2-
Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Iceland-2-
Minister of Social Affairs and Equality-2-
Minister of Statistics of Iceland-2-
Minister of Transport-2-
President of Iceland-11
First Lady of Iceland--1
Minister of Industry and Commerce of Iceland-1-
Minister of Social Affairs and Children-1-
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing-1-
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation-1-
Minister of Transport and Local Government-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...