News and Press Releases

29.6.2016 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Joint Declaration between Iceland and the United States on security and defense affairs

The declaration stipulates continued support of the United States to the NATO air surveillance mission in Iceland and rotational presence of ASWs, close consultations on security and defense affairs, maintainance and operation of defense facilities, information exchange and practical cooperation in the fields of search and rescue and disaster relief.

22.6.2016 Ministry of Industries and Innovation New legislation on home sharing to take effect in Iceland

The parliament of Iceland (Althingi) passed a Bill amending legislation no. 85/2007 regarding tourist accommodation licensing (Icelandic: Lög um veitingastaði, gististaði og skemmtanahald) on May 31st, 2016. The new legislation will take effect on January 1st, 2017.

17.6.2016 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Over 70 Foreign Ambassadors participated in the National Day celebrations

The participation of foreign representatives has been an inseperable part of the official celebrations and an important venue for Icelandic authorities to strengthen ties with friends from all over the world.