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The Pirate Party (Icelandic: Píratar) is a political party in Iceland. The party's platform is based on pirate politics and direct democracy


The Icelandic Pirate Party was founded on November 24th, 2012 based on the political ideology of the Swedish Pirate Party, which Richard Falkvinge founded in January 2006, to bring about internet copyright reform.

There are now Pirate parties in over 60 countries. They each have their own policies and priorities, but all are united in calling for the protection and enhancement of civil rights, including free speech and the right to privacy.

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Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson
Jón Þór Ólafsson
Smári McCarthy
Björn Þór Jóhannesson
Jason Scott Katz
Founded 24-Nov-12
Headquarters Sigtúni 59 kjallari, 105 Reykjavík
Membership  (2015) 1,443
Ideology Pirate politics
  Direct democracy
European affiliation European Pirate Party
Colours          Purple and Black
Seats in the Althing 3 / 63






Website piratar.is

In the parliamentary elections of 2013, the Icelandic Pirate Party received 5% of the popular vote. Three Pirates became members of the Icelandic Parliament: Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Jón Thór Ólafsson. Jón Thór stepped aside in 2015 and his deputy, Ásta Guðrún Helgadóttir, took his seat in parliament. Pirates also have one representative in Reykjavik City Council, Halldór Auðar Svansson.

Next parliamentary elections in Iceland are to be held Saturday October 29th 2016. The Pirate’s election eve party will be held at Bryggjan Brugghús, Grandagarður 5.

Pirate Party Policies

The Icelandic Pirate Party’s adoption of a policy hinges on the ability to root it firmly in the core policies of the party. It must also receive sufficient support in the Pirate Party’s online voting system. The online voting system is the primary method through which Pirates settle disputes and reach consensus on policies. All accepted policies are published and viewable in Icelandic at x.piratar.is.


To register as an Icelandic Pirate, visit the registration page and provide your name, address and participation preferences. In order to vote in our web based voting system, you must also register at x.piratar.is using the IceKey if one is available to you as a resident of Iceland.

Pirate Party Election Manifesto 2016

1. Adopt the New Constitution

The Icelandic Pirates want to adopt the new constitution because:

  • It answers the nation’s call for a new social contract
  • It brings natural resources into national ownership
  • It protects important civil rights such as the right to the best possible health care
  • It empowers the public and thus promotes active democracy
  • It ensures that those in authority are held accountable to the public

2. Ensure a Just Distribution of the Wealth Generated by Iceland’s Natural Resources

Icelandic Pirates want to:

  • Enact the stipulations on natural resources in the new constitution
  • Ensure that a fair rent is paid for use of all nationally owned resources
  • Introduce new laws to prevents thin capitalisation
  • Auction off fishing rights

3. Restore Free Health Care

Icelandic Pirates want to:

  • Provide free health care for all, irrespective of residence
  • Put an end to the chronic underfunding of Iceland’s health care system
  • Make mental health care a part of public health insurance
  • Make dental care a part of public health insurance
  • Provide appropriate treatment for drug users instead of punishing them

4. Increase Public Participation in Decision-Making

Icelandic Pirates want to:

  • Ensure the public’s right to propose and veto legislation by adopting the new constitution
  • Increase public participation in common decision-making through active democracy
  • Keep the promise to hold a referendum on continued EU membership talks
  • Strengthen civil rights through increased individual self-determination
  • Increase freedom of employment, e.g. by permitting jig fishing
  • Strengthen democratic innovation through digital solutions and information technology


5. Restore Trust and Tackle Corruption

Icelandic Pirates want to:

  • Drastically increase the public’s right to information through increased government transparency
  • Open government accounts to the public
  • Strengthen institutions responsible for protecting the public interest
  • Abolish data-retention laws and ban the collection and sale of personal information about individuals
  • Make Iceland a global pioneer when it comes to protecting freedom of information, freedom of expression and freedom of the press














The headquarters of the Icelandic Pirate Party are called Tortuga. Tortuga is located by the sea in Fiskislóð 31, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. Our email is: piratar@piratar.is and our phone number is +354 564 2000.

Web Voting Portal: x.piratar.is

Twitter: @PiratePartyIS

Facebook: /pirate_party_iceland and /Piratar.Island