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Consulate Information

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.

Today the Consulate serves an important function as a trade, investment and cultural office and hosts the Icelandic Trade Commission for North America,  Invest in Iceland, Film in Iceland, and Inspired in Iceland: North America in partnership with Business Iceland.  In addition the Consulate manages the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce and represents Iceland at the Nordic Innovation Houses in New York and Silicon Valley.

The Consulate as well carries out regular consular functions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island and promotes Iceland and Icelandic-American relations. 

For tourist information or brochure requests, please go to Visit Iceland´s website.

We are ready to work with you to explore the people, products and places of Iceland.

Consul General and Trade Commissioner

Nikulás Hannigan


Nikulás Hannigan arrived in New York in August 2021. He 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 the Blue Economy, life sciences, energy, food and beverages, tourism, foreign direct investment and culture and the creative arts. 

Nikulás Hannigan has thirty years´ experience in trade and foreign affairs, most recently as Director-General of External Trade at the Foreign Ministry in Reykjavik. His diplomatic career includes postings as Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels and New York. He holds an MA degree in English literature and language from the University of Oxford and an MSc degree in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Nikulás Hannigan was born in Toronto, Canada in 1957 and is married to Dr. Rán Tryggvadóttir. They have two sons.

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