Privacy statement

Data protection policy of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA)

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) collects and stores personal data pursuant to IRCA Act no. 120/2012 and Icelandic Road Act no. 80/2007, as well as regulations and other laws that may apply to the projects and operations of the administration. Personal data is not passed on to other parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

The following are examples of data, which the IRCA collects on individuals in connection with its work: 

  • Name
  • Address/legal domicile
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • ID-No.
  • Car registration number

A cookie is a file that is uploaded to a web browser or a user's computer. The IRCA uses cookies to, among other things, ensure the normal operation and secure connection to the website of the IRCA: The IRCA also uses cookies to, among other things, count the number of visits to the IRCA website and track website traffic through the Google Analytics service. If users of the website choose not to authorise the use of cookies, they can disable cookies in the settings of the browser they use.

Contact us
You can contact the IRCA through our website. Queries are sent to vegagerdin (at) and transferred to the IRCA's archive system. The queries and replies from the IRCA are stored in the archive system and web content management system.

Mailing lists
The IRCA maintains mailing lists to send information and press releases to the media, tourism entities and individuals, concerning, for example, road or weather conditions. The contact information on IRCA mailing lists is used for no other purpose than to send information or notifications to those who have requested to be on the mailing lists.

IRCA cameras
In order to monitor weather and traffic on roads administered by the IRCA, webcams have been installed on the national road network, see here: The purpose of these cameras is to ensure the safety of travellers, transport safety and the provision of information to travellers.  Surveillance cameras are also installed in tunnels to support the safety of travellers.

Access and dissemination to third parties
The IRCA does not provide personal data to third parties unless obliged to do so under the law, to carry out IRCA projects or with the approval of the registered party.

Retention period of personal data
The retention period of personal data is in accordance with Public Archives Act no. 77/2014  and electronic surveillance regulations no.837/2006.

Data Protection Officer
Contact information for the Data Protection Officer of the Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) is personuvernd (at)