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The Environment Agency of Iceland

The Environment Agency operates under the direction of the Ministry for the Environment. Its role is to promote the protection as well as sustainable use of Iceland’s natural resources, as well as public welfare by helping to ensure a healthy environment, and safe consumer goods.

What we do


Pollution hazard
A pollution hazard at sea must be reported to the Icelandic Coast Guard, tel. 511-3333.
A pollution hazard on land must be reported to the police, tel. 112.

For hunters
All hunters of birds and mammals in the country must hold a valid hunting card. When applying for a hunting card for the first time, hunters must undergo an examination. Foreign hunters must both have a gun licence and a hunting card and no less than two Icelandic sponsors if they intend to hunt in this country.


Further Information

What is The Environment Agency of Iceland in...

  • Icelandic: Umhverfisstofnun
  • German: Isländische Umweltagentur
  • French: Agence islandaise pour l'environnement
  • Spanish: Agencia Islandesa de Medio Ambiente
  • Swedish: Isländska miljöbyrån
  • Italian: Agenzia Islandese per l'Ambiente
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