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Embassy Information

The Embassy represents Iceland in Denmark (incl. Greenland).

The Embassy in Copenhagen is in addition accredited to Australia and Turkey. There are 22 Honorary Consulates in these countries. Information about each consulate can be found below.

Copenhagen is host to 18 foreign embassies that are accredited to Iceland as well.

Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen


Strandgade 89

DK-1401 København K

Phone: +45-3318 1050



Open all week days from 09:00 - 16:00

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Árni Þór Sigurðsson

Work experience:

2023-              Ambassador of Iceland to Denmark, also accredited to Australia and Türkiye.

2020-2023       Ambassador of Iceland to the Russian Federation, also accredited to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

2018-2020       Ambassador of Iceland to Finland, also accredited to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine.

2015-2017       Ambassador for Arctic Affairs and Senior Arctic Official, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

2007-2014       Member of Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland. Deputy Speaker 2009-2010 and 2012- 2013. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-2013. Chairman of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) 2009-2013. Member of the Nordic Council 2011-2013, Chairman of the Nordic Council’s Committee for culture and education 2012. Co-chair of the Iceland-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. Delegate to the UN General Assembly 2009.

1994-2007       City Councillor, City of Reykjavik. President of the Reykjavik City Council 2002-2005. Chairman of the Board of the Port of Reykjavik 1994-2006. Chairman of the Icelandic Port Association 1997-2004. Project Manager, Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, Brussels 2005 (on leave as City Councillor). Member of the Board of the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities 2002-2007. Political Advisor to the Mayor of Reykjavik, 1998-1999.

1992-1997       Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs, Icelandic Teachers’ Union.

1989-1991       Head of Division, Ministry for Communication and Tourism.

1988-1989       News Reporter Icelandic State Broadcasting Service (RÚV), Reykjavik. News Correspondent for RÚV in Moscow 1988.


2015                                    M.A. in international Relations, University of Iceland.

2014                Scholarship in Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

2001              Dipl. in Public Administration, University of Iceland.

1986-1988       Research scholarship in Slavic Languages, University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Moscow State University, Russia.

1986                Cand.mag. in Economics, Russian and Czech, University of Oslo, Norway.

Foreign languages:

English; Norwegian; Swedish; Danish; Russian.

Ambassador Sigurdsson was born in Reykjavik on 30 July 1960. He is married to Dr. Sigurbjörg Þorsteinsdóttir (non-resident), they have three children and two grandchildren.

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