Iceland has had an honorary Consul in Winnipeg since 1942 and in 1999 a professional diplomat was sent to head the new Consulate General that was opened that year.
The Consulate´s most important function is towards the tens of thousands of people of Icelandic descent who live in Manitoba and Western Canada to help them stay in touch with their history and heritage by giving information and facilitating cultural events.
Promotion of Icelandic culture, heritage and history continue to be important factors in the mission in Winnipeg. Every year artists, scholars and authors visit western Canada to share their art and expertise with the people of Icelandic descent.
The Consulate distributes information about Iceland and promotes Icelandic buisinesses and Icelandic Canadian relations in general. The Consulate also assists Icelandic nationals and firms as may be needed.
One Wellington Crescent, suite 100
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3Z2
Phone: +1 (204) 284 1535
Open all week days from 09:00 - 16:00Consulate General of Iceland in WinnipegFacebook hlekkur
Þórður Bjarni Guðjónsson
(Thordur Bjarni Gudjonsson)
Born in Iceland, July 24, 1956
1983 Graduated from the University of Iceland with BS Honours Degree (Cand. oecon.) in Economics and Business Administration.
1986 Graduated MSc in Economics and Business Administration (Cand. merc.), Copenhagen Business School.
1987 First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
1987-1991 First Secretary, Icelandic Embassy and the Icelandic Mission to the European Union, Brussels.
1991-1995 Counsellor, External Trade Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
1995-2000 Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Icelandic Embassy, London
2000-2004 Deputy Permanent Representative, Delegation of Iceland to the North Atlantic Council (NATO), Brussels.
2004- 2006 Deputy Director, Security and Disarmament, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
2007 – 2010 Director, Department of International Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland.
2010 Director, Security and Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland.
2012 - 2016 Consul General of Iceland in the Faroe Islands.
2016 - Consul General of Iceland in Winnipeg, Canada.
Married to Jórunn Kristinsdóttir. One son.
Chevalier de l´Orde de Mérite (Luxembourg).