The Consulate General of Iceland was established as a trade office in 1939 and Consulate General in 1940, being the first Icelandic diplomatic mission after the establishment of the Icelandic Foreign Service earlier that year.
The Consulate is today first and foremost a trade and investment office and hosts the Icelandic Trade Commission for North America, Invest in Iceland, Film in Iceland, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce and Iceland Naturally in partnership with Business Iceland.
The Consulate as well carries out regular consular functions, including assistance to Icelandic nationals, distributing information about Iceland, and promoting Icelandic-American relations, in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Consulate is very much involved in Icelandic cultural events in its area and works closely with the Scandinavia House as well as other Nordic Consulates in New York.
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Consul General and Trade Commissioner
Hlynur Gudjonsson is the Icelandic Trade Commissioner to North America and the Consul General for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The office is focused on the economic opportunities between the United States and Iceland, specifically in the areas of food and beverages, tourism, energy, foreign direct investment and culture.
He has more than 20 years of experience as a strategist and managing director for public relations, advertising and political campaigns. Prior to joining the Consulate General’s office, Gudjonsson served as brand manager for Icelandic USA, Inc., a global seafood importer, wholesaler and manufacturer, where he developed and executed the company’s strategic branding initiatives.
Gudjonsson holds a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Political History from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. In addition to his role as Consul General and Trade Commissioner, he serves as the General Manager of the Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce and the Icelandic Canadian Chamber of Commerce and is one of two Managing Directors of Iceland Naturally. He is the founder of the Foreign Trade Commissioner’s Association in New York, and a chairman from 2006-2012. His master's thesis on nation branding was published in The Journal of Place Branding.