Who are we?

The Icelandic Forestry Association (IFA) is a national umbrella organisation for local and regional forestry associations throughout Iceland, who together form one of the largest non-governmental organisations in Iceland. The IFA was founded in 1930, making it one of the oldest environmental associations in Iceland. The IFA is an advocate of all the forestry associations, guards their interests and speaks and acts on their behalf as needed. The goal of the IFA is to further the interests of forestry in Iceland and encourage all kinds of environmental improvements. Publishing and education form a large part of the IFA ‘s activities, but the IFA also supervises and plays a part in various specific forestry projects and provides guidance and information for its member associations, businesses and the general public.

Our people

Brynjólfur Jónsson

Director

bj@skog.is
+354 820 2113
Editor of Skógræktarritið – The Journal of the Icelandic Forestry Association

Einar Örn Jónsson

Project manager

ej@skog.is
+354 895 6061
Supervision of volunteers, editor of Laufblaðið

Hrefna Einarsdóttir

Office manager

hrefna@skog.is
+354 899 6833
Accounting

Jón Ásgeir Jónsson

Project manager

jon@skog.is
+354 865 3080
Supervision of Landgræðsluskógar - Land Reclamation Forests and skogargatt.is

Ragnhildur Freysteinsdóttir

Project manager

rf@skog.is
+354 897 1010
Co-editor of Skógræktarritið, supervision of Yrkja and social media

Þórveig Jóhannsdóttir

Project manager

thorveig@skog.is
+354 858 7851
Contracts, forestry statistics

Embla

Senior receptionist

Reception, bird and sheep inspection

Pjakkur

Junior receptionist

Reception, sheep inspection

News

september 23, 2020 in News

Siglufjörður Forestry Association 80 years

The Siglufjörður Forestry Association was founded on September 22, 1940 and thus just turned 80. The association initally got land in the eastern part of Hólsdalur and began planting there,…
Nánar
september 18, 2020 in News

Hafnafjörður Forestry Association Volunteer Day

The Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association hosts a Volunteer Day on Sunday September 20. Planting will be done at Hamranes between 11 and 13. The meeting point is near Hamranesflugvöllur on Hvaleyrarvatnsvegur.…
Nánar
september 15, 2020 in News

National collection of birch seeds

The Iceland Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland have joined forces and launched a campaign of seed gathering from birch. Everyone in Iceland is encouraged to go…
Nánar

Our work

Our publications

The association organises a variety of educational events, both by itself and in collaboration with others, and publishes an assortment of educational and informative material. Its regular publications are Skógræktarritið (Journal of the Icelandic Forestry Association) – the only journal focused on forestry in Iceland, a newsletter called Laufblaðið (The Leaf) and Frækornið (The Seed) – a small information leaflet dealing with specific topics, for example individual tree species. In addition to these regular publications the association has throughout the years published one-off or special publications, such as brochures related to specific projects or events.

Our areas

The association manages two forestry areas – in the Brynjudalur valley and at the Úlfljótsvatn farm, both about an hours drive from Reykjavík. At Brynjudalur the association has cultivated Christmas trees in a recreational forest setting for over a quarter of a century. The Úlfljótsvatn farm was bought by the association in 2011 and is co-owned with the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association and the Reykjavík Scouting Union.

Our projects

The IFA is a partner in or supervises several forestry projects, in collaboration with individual forestry associations and other organisations and funds.

The main projects that the association works on are Landgræðsluskógar (Land Reclamation Forests), Tré ársins (Tree of the Year), Kolviður (Iceland Carbon Fund), Opinn skógur (Open forest), Yrkja (Yrkja fund), Landgræðslusjóður (Land Reclamation Fund) and our volunteering programme.

The IFA has also participated in numerous other projects, both one-off projects and projects that ran for a limited number of years.

Our sponsors