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Embassy Information

The Embassy of Iceland in Paris was opened on January 10, 1946. The Embassy represents Iceland in France and is also accredited to nine other countries, i.e. Algeria, Andorra, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.

The Embassy is also a Permanent Delegation of Iceland to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The role of the Embassy is to protect the interests of Icelanders and to promote bilateral, political, economic and cultural links between Iceland and the above countries and organizations.

Embassy of Iceland in Paris


52, avenue Victor Hugo

75116 Paris

Phone: +33-(0)1 44 17 32 85


[email protected]

Open all week days from 09:30 - 15:30

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Anna Katrín VilhjálmsdóttirMinister Counsellor[email protected]
Berglind BragadóttirAssistant Attaché[email protected]
Jeanne HeisbourgSecretary[email protected]
Jónas HaraldssonFirst Secretary[email protected]
Kristján Andri StefánssonAmbassador[email protected]
Lilja Björk StefánsdóttirAssistant to the Ambassador[email protected]
Pálína Björk MatthíasdóttirFirst Secretary[email protected]
Sauveur LeonardisChauffeur[email protected]


Kristján Andri Stefánsson

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: 23 June 1967, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Mr. Davíð Samúelsson

University education

Cand. juris degree in Law (combined BA and Masters Degrees),
University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (1995)

Professional experience

2016- present:
Ambassador to France, Andorra, Algeria, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia
Permanent representative to the OECD and UNESCO

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Deputy Permanent Secretary of State

Director-General, Directorate for Legal & Executive Affairs

Ambassador, Directorate for Economic Affairs & External Trade, responsible for the Icesave file (negotiating 3rd agreement 2010-2011, chair of the case team responsible for the Icesave court proceedings 2011-2013)

Member of the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee (the decision-making body of EEA Grants 2009-2014) (vice-chair 2012-2014)

Chief Air Negotiator (responsible for negotiating air services agreements)

NIPAC (National IPA Co-ordinator) ensuring the overall coordination of pre-accession assistance (during EU accession process)

EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels
Member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority College (the governing body of the organization that is responsible for monitoring implementation of the agreement that extends EU's internal market to the EEA/EFTA-states, the EEA Agreement)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Appointed Ambassador and posted to Brussels

Minister Counsellor, Directorate for Economic Affairs & External Trade

Legal Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister’s Office
Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister responsible i.a. for providing legal counsel to the PM, preparing and promoting PM’s legislative initiatives and monitoring of government’s programme in parliament.

Secretary to the Cabinet, present at all cabinet meetings with responsibility for recording proceedings.

Ombudsman (Parliamentary Commissioner)
Legal expert (on leave from PM’s Office)

Other professional activities
2014-present     President of the Icelandic Lawyers’ Association


Ambassador Stefánsson's interview with the magazine Gay Iceland

FranceInfo: Interview with Ambassador Kristján Andri Stefánsson

Newsletter of the Polish Delegation - interview with the ambassador of Iceland to the OECD


There are 32 Honorary Consulates in the countries the Embassy is accredited to, seven in France, seven in Italy, one in Lebanon, two in Morocco, one in Monaco, three in Portugal, ten in Spain and 1 in Tunisia.

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