About the Mission
Iceland established a Permanent Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the year 1999 and two years later, 2001 the Embassy of Iceland in Vienna which was closed on 1 May 2018.
The diplomatic representation of Iceland is now Permanent Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Preparatory Commission to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, all of which are located in Vienna.
You can locate us in Vienna's 1st district on Naglergasse 2/8. The nearest metro stations are Herrengasse (U3) and Stephansplatz (U1 and U3).
Phone: +43 1 533 2771
Open all week days from 09:00 - 16:00Permanent Mission of Iceland in ViennaFacebook hlekkur
Born in Reykjavík, Iceland 1957.
|2018 -||Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE, IAEA, CTBTO and UNOV, Vienna.|
|2017 - 2018||Chief of Protocol, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Reykjavík.|
|2016 - 2017||Director for Natural Resources and the Envionment, MFA, Reykjavík.|
|2015 - 2016||Senior Advisor, Dept. for Fisheries and Acquaculture, Food and AgricultureOrganization of the UN (FAO) in Rome.|
|2013 - 2014||Permanent Representative and Minister Plenipotentiary of Iceland to FAO, World FoodProgramme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),Rome.|
|2009 - 2013||Director, Iceland Crisis Response Unit (ICRU), MFA. Responsible for Icelandicparticipation in Peace-keeping operations of ISAF, UNDPKO, EU and electionmonitoring of ODIHR, as well as for contribution of personnel and funds forHumanitarian Assistance (WFP, CERF, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF).|
|2005 - 2009||Chargé d´Affaires, Embassy of Iceland in Rome and Permanent Representative to FAO, WFP, IFAD.|
|2001 - 2005||Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, USA.|
|1999 - 2001||Chief of Protocol, MFA, Reykjavík. Minister-Counselor.|
|1995 - 1999||Head of Division for International Organizations, Political Department, MFA.Counselor 1995 and Deputy Political Director 1998. Member of the Governing Boardof the Council of Europe Social Development Fund 1996 – 97, Committee of SeniorOfficials, Council of the Balitc Sea States (CBSS) 1996 – 97, Committee on HumanRights and Democratic Institutions, CBSS, 1997 – 98.|
|1994-1995||Deputy Perm. Representative to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe(CSCE) and Chargé d´Affaires to the Organization for Security and Cooperation inEurope (OSCE), January to July 1995 (residing in Bonn).|
|1991 - 1995||First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland in Bonn, Germany.|
|1989 - 1991||Division for Culture and Information, MFA, Reykjavík.|
|1988 - 1989||Defense Department, MFA, Secretary to the Iceland-US Defense Council.|
|1985 - 1988||Foreign News Editor, Icelandic State Broadcasting Service TV, Reykjavík.|
|1983 - 1985||New York University, USA. M.A. degree in Journalism.|
|1978 - 1983||Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München, Literature and Communications.|
|1973-1977||Reykjavík Secondary Grammar School. Division for Classical Studies.|
Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire 1990, Chevalier de la Legiond'Honneur 1990, Verdienstorden 1. Klasse 1995, Commander of the Order of the Lionof Finland 2001, Commendatore di Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana 2009.