Consulate General of Iceland in Nuuk was officially inaugurated on November 8th , 2013 , when the Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and the former Premier of Greenland Aleqa Hammond revealed the Icelandic coat of arms on the building at Hans Egedesvej 9, Nuuk.
Iceland was the first foreign state to establish a permanent consular representation in Greenland.
The purpose of the consulate is to strengthen relations, friendship and cooperation between the neighbouring countries Iceland and Greenland. The Consulate's task is to provide consular services for Icelanders in Greenland, increase trade between the countries and promote Iceland and Icelandic culture.
The Consulate General is also intended to cooperate with Greenlandic authorities in issues relating to the Arctic and West-Nordic cooperation.
Hans Egedesvej 9
Phone: +299 348 380
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Geir Oddsson is Iceland’s General Consul in Nuuk as of 1 August 2022. He comes to Nuuk from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Reykjavik where he was Head of Climate, Oceans, Energy and Environment at the Directorate of International Affairs and Development Cooperation. He has been Director of Bilateral Development Cooperation at the MFA and was Senior Policy Advisor Oceans and Bioeconomy at the Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat in Copenhagen. He was Head of Mission at the Embassy of Iceland in Managua, Nicaragua and Head of Development Cooperation in Kampala, Uganda.
Geir has represented Iceland at the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund, Sustainable Energy for ALL, and IRENA, as well in the World Banks PROBLUE and ESMAP funds. He was responsible for Iceland’s role as a United Nations Global Champion for Renewable Energy and has been a part of Iceland’s climate negotiations team, latest at COP26 in Glasgow. Geir has degrees in marine and fisheries biology and natural resource management from the University of Iceland and University of Washington in Seattle.