The Muslim Association of Iceland hopes to begin construction of a mosque next summer after the Reykjavík City Council planning committee approved a plot of land on Sogamýri for the purpose.
Vice-chairperson of the association Salmann Tamimi welcomed the decision after the association and its members had waited for 13 years, visir.is reports.
The application was approved by a majority of the committee. The Independence Party abstained from voting.
Until now, neither group has been granted a plot of land to build a mosque.