Iceland opened a Consulate General in the Fareos in 2007, following the conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement between the two nations, the Hoyvik Agreement, in 2006.
The Consulate General's main mission is to enhance political, trade and cultural relations between Iceland and the Faroes, in addition to providing assistance to travellers and promoting tourism.
Ydun, Reyngøta 9
Phone: +298 30 81 00
+354 545 7480
Open all week days from 10:00 - 15:00Consulate General of Iceland in TorshavnFacebook hlekkur
From left: Consul General Benedikt Jónsson, Brynja Ósk Birgisdóttir and Baldvin Harðarson
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Reykjavík, Iceland, November 25, 1954
- 1982 - M.A. hons. (Pol. Science)
- 1979 - B.A. hons. (History, Pol. Science, Philosophy)
- 2019 - Consul General of Iceland in the Faroe Islands
- 2014 - Ambassador of Iceland to Denmark, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
- 2009 - Ambassador of Iceland to the Court of St James’s, Ireland, Malta, Portugal
- 2008 - Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik
- 2006 - Ambassador and Chief Negotiator, Directorate of External Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
- 2001 - Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Moscow. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
- 1997 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, including WTO and EFTA. Chief negotiator for EFTA in free trade negotiations with Mexico and Chile. Chairman of WTO Committee on Least Developed Countries
- 1995 - Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
- 1991 - Minister-Counsellor and Head of Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
- 1988 - Counsellor, Embassy of Iceland, Paris
- 1988 - Deputy Permanent Representative, Council of Europe
- 1987 - First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Paris and Deputy Permanent Representative to OECD and UNESCO
- 1984 - First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Moscow
- 1983 - First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
Aðalheiður Óskarsdóttir. Four children, Pall, Stefania, Greta and Bjarki
Iceland opened a Consulate General in the Fareos in 2007, following the conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement between the two nations, the Hoyvik Agreement, in 2006. Prior to that date, Iceland maintained an Honorary Consulate in Torshavn since 1947. Below is an overview of Iceland's Consuls.
|2009-11: Mr. Albert Jonsson, Consul General.|
|1985-2007: Mr. Poul Mohr, Honorary Consul.|
|1956-85: Mr. Trygvi Samuelsen, Honorary Consul. Mr. Samuelsen (b. 1907, d. 1985, Cand.jur) served as Iceland's Consul for almost 30 years. He was an attorney and an influential figure in politics in the Faroes. He served as Member of Parliament from 1943-46 for the Union Party and later without interruption from 1949-74, the last four years as party leader. He sat on the City Council of Torshavn 1936-64. Trygvi's home was bought by the City of Torshavn and is now used for official visits and as an art museum. The Icelandic Consulate's Coat of Arms shield is still kept there on display. See further here.|
1947-56: Mr. Pall Olafsson, Honorary Consul.
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