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 September 2021Edit

Eight parties were elected at the September 2021 election. The box below shows the distribution of seats in the incumbent parliament.

Party Election
Ideology Spectrum Leader MPs
  Independence Party
D Liberal conservatism, Economic liberalism, Euroscepticism Centre-right to
Bjarni Benediktsson
16 / 63
  Progressive Party
B Liberal conservatism, Agrarianism, Euroscepticism Centre to centre-right Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
13 / 63
  Left-Green Movement
Vinstri græn
V Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism, Euroscepticism, Pacifism Centre-left to
Katrín Jakobsdóttir
(Prime Minister)
8 / 63
  Social Democratic Alliance
S Social democracy, Pro-Europeanism, Feminism Centre-left Logi Már Einarsson
6 / 63
People's Party
Flokkur Fólksins
F Populism, Disability rights Centre-left to
Inga Sæland
6 / 63
  Pirate Party
P Pirate politics, Direct democracy Syncretic None
6 / 63
  Liberal Reform Party
C Economic liberalism, Green liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre to centre-right Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
5 / 63
  Centre Party
M Conservatism, Populism, Euroscepticism Centre-right Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
3 / 63

Active parties, without representation in the AlthingEdit

Party[1] Ideology Election
Freedom Party
Right-wing nationalism[disambiguation needed] Þ
  Humanist Party
Humanism H
Icelandic National Front
Íslenska þjóðfylkingin
Right-wing populism E
  People's Front of Iceland
Anti-capitalism R
  Icelandic Socialist Party
Sósíalistaflokkur Íslands
Socialism J
  Liberal Democratic Party
Frjálslyndi lýðræðisflokkurinn
Classical liberalism O
Responsible Future
Ábyrg framtíð
Anti-vaccinationism Y

Defunct partiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ "Website publishing candidate lists and election news for the parties participating in the 2013 parliamentary election". 24 May 2012.

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