About the Ministry

About the Ministry of the Interior

The Ministry of the Interior, began operation on 1 January 2011, with the merger of two ministries, those of Justice and Human Rights and Transport, Communications and Local Government. The ministry's staff complement stands at 70.


The ministry's main areas of responsibility are: Transport, Justice, Police Affairs, Security, Communications, Human Rights, Local Government, Elections, Immigration, Family Affairs, Religion and the National Church and Posts and Telecommunications.

Permanent Secretary

Ragnhildur Hjaltadóttir,  ragnhildur.hjaltadottir@irr.is