List of political parties in Iceland

This article is a list of political parties in Iceland. Iceland has a multi-party system with many political parties, in which often no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Political partiesEdit

Parliamentary representation from October 2017Edit

Eight parties were elected at the October 2017 election. The box below shows the distribution of seats in the incumbent parliament.[1]

Name List Ideology Spectrum Leader MPs
Progressive Party
B Agrarianism, Euroscepticism, Populism Centre-right Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson 8
Independence Party
D Liberal conservatism, Economic liberalism, Euroscepticism Centre-right to right-wing Bjarni Benediktsson 16
Left-Green Movement
Vinstri græn
V Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism, Euroscepticism, Feminism, Pacifism Centre-left to left-wing Katrín Jakobsdóttir

(Prime Minister)

Centre Party
M Populism, Euroscepticism Centre-right Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson 7
Social Democratic Alliance
S Social democracy, Pro-Europeanism, Feminism[2] Centre-left Logi Már Einarsson 7
Pirate Party
P Pirate politics, Direct democracy Syncretic Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir 6
Reform Party
C Economic liberalism, Green liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre-right Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir 4
People's Party
Flokkur Fólksins
F Anti-immigration, Populism, Disability rights Centre-left to right-wing Inga Sæland 4

Active parties, without representation in the AlthingEdit

English name[3] Icelandic name[4] List[4] Website[4]
Bright Future Björt framtíð A
Dawn Dögun T
Freedom Party Frelsisflokkurinn Þ
Humanist Party Húmanistaflokkurinn H
Icelandic National Front Íslenska þjóðfylkingin E
People's Front of Iceland Alþýðufylkingin R
Icelandic Socialist Party Sósíalistaflokkur Íslands J

Defunct PartiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Icelandic parliamentary election - 2017". Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  2. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version
  3. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine)
  4. ^ a b c "Website publishing candidate lists and election news for the parties participating in the 2013 parliamentary election".

External linksEdit