Iceland opened a Consulate General in the Fareos in 2007, following the conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement between the two nations, the Hoyvik Agreement, in 2006.
The Consulate General's main mission is to enhance political, trade and cultural relations between Iceland and the Faroes, in addition to providing assistance to travellers and promoting tourism.
Ydun, Reyngøta 9
Phone: +298 30 81 00
+354 545 7480
Open all week days from 10:00 - 15:00Consulate General of Iceland in TorshavnFacebook hlekkur
From left: Consul General Benedikt Jónsson, Brynja Ósk Birgisdóttir and Baldvin Harðarson
2022 - Consul General of Iceland in Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
2019 - 2022: Director for Strategic Partnerships, MFA, Reykjavík, Iceland
2016 - 2019: Chargé d’affaires a.i. Embassy of Iceland, Lilongwe, Malawi
2014 - 2016: Director for Bilateral Cooperation at Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) and MFA, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010 – 2014: ICEIDA Country Director and Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Embassy of Iceland, Maputo, Mozambique.
2008 - 2010: Director for Bilateral Cooperation at ICEIDA, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 - 2008: ICEIDA Country Director and Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Embassy of Iceland, Lilongwe, Malawi.
2001 - 2004: Administrative Director, ICEIDA, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1997 - 2001: Fisheries Expert, ICEIDA Maputo, Mozambique.
1995 - 1997: Fisheries Expert, ICEIDA Walvis Bay, Namibia.
1987 - 1995: Branch Manager, Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories (IFL), Iceland.
1987: Food Chemist at IFL in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1983 - 1984: Food Scientist at IFL in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1981 - 1983: Dietary Advisor, National Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Other Work Experience
Oct - Nov 1994: Member of Parliament (deputy)
1994 - 1995: Lecturer, Fisheries Training Board, Ministry of Fisheries, Iceland.
Nov. 1992: Member of Parliament (deputy)
2010: Diploma in Project Management and Leadership, Continuing Education University of Iceland.
1992: Diploma in International Fisheries Management, HIFI, Hull, UK.
1984 - 1986: Masters studies in Food Chemistry at UW Madison, USA.
1980: B.Sc. in Food Science, University of Iceland.
Icelandic, English, Portuguese, Danish and Swedish.
Iceland opened a Consulate General in the Fareos in 2007, following the conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement between the two nations, the Hoyvik Agreement, in 2006. Prior to that date, Iceland maintained an Honorary Consulate in Torshavn since 1947. Below is an overview of Iceland's Consuls.
|2009-11: Mr. Albert Jonsson, Consul General.|
|1985-2007: Mr. Poul Mohr, Honorary Consul.|
|1956-85: Mr. Trygvi Samuelsen, Honorary Consul. Mr. Samuelsen (b. 1907, d. 1985, Cand.jur) served as Iceland's Consul for almost 30 years. He was an attorney and an influential figure in politics in the Faroes. He served as Member of Parliament from 1943-46 for the Union Party and later without interruption from 1949-74, the last four years as party leader. He sat on the City Council of Torshavn 1936-64. Trygvi's home was bought by the City of Torshavn and is now used for official visits and as an art museum. The Icelandic Consulate's Coat of Arms shield is still kept there on display.|
1947-56: Mr. Pall Olafsson, Honorary Consul.