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Embassy Information

The Embassy represents Iceland vis-a-vis China, as well as Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea,Thailand and Vietnam. The Embassy's mission is to promote relations with the countries above in areas including trade, investments, tourism and cultural exchanges. Opened in 1995, the Embassy in Beijing was Iceland's first diplomatic mission in Asia.

Embassy of Iceland in Beijing

Address

1 Liangma Bridge North Alley

Chaoyang District

Beijing 100600, China

Phone: +86 (10) 8531 - 6900

Email: beijing[at]mfa.is

For visa related inquiries please contact visa application center: +86 (10)  8400 4176

Open all week days from 09:00 - 17:00

Visa section: Mon, Wed, Thu from 14:00 - 16:00

Ambassador

Thórir Ibsen

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

  • Ambassador of Iceland to China with accreditation to Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, 2021 -
  • Ambassador, Directorate for Bilateral and Regional Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, responsibilities included Chief Negotiator for the future relations with the UK, representative of Iceland on the Financial Mechanism Committee of the EEA Grants, fisheries negotiations, and Ambassador of Iceland to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, 2018 - 2021
  • Ambassador of Iceland to India with accreditation to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Sri Lanka, 2014-2018
  • Ambassador of Iceland to the European Union and to Belgium with accreditation to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and San Marino, 2011- 2014
  • Ambassador of Iceland to France with accreditation to Italy, Spain and Andorra. Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OECD, Permanent Delegate of Iceland to UNESCO and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Council of Europe, 2009-2011
  • Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, 2008-2009
  • Appointed Ambassador, March 2008
  • Director General, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2007-2008
  • Director General, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2007
  • Deputy Permanent Representative, Delegation of Iceland to NATO, 2004-2006
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Brussels, and Mission of Iceland to the European Union, 2002-2004
  • Acting Director General, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2001-2002
  • Minister-Counsellor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1998-2001
  • Counsellor for Environment, Industry and Commerce, Mission of Iceland to the European Union, 1995-1998
  • Head of International Affairs Division, Ministry for the Environment, 1993-1995
  • Policy Counsellor, Ministry for the Environment, 1991-1993
  • Producer, Icelandic Broadcasting Service, 1991
  • Taught political science and economics at Université canadienne en France and at York University, 1984-1990

Education

  • M.A. International Relations, 1984, Graduate Programme in Political Science, York University, Canada
  • B.A. Political Science, 1982, University of Iceland

Thórir Ibsen is married to Dominique Ambroise Ibsen, visual artist. They have one grown up son.

Þórir Ibsen, ambassador of Iceland to China

There are Icelandic Consulates in the following jurisdictions:

Public Holidays in 2021

1 January – New Years Day

11 - 15 January – Chinese New Year

2 April – Good Friday

5 April – Easter Monday (Tomb Sweeping Day)
 
3 May – May Holiday

14 June – Dragon Boat Festival

17 June – Icelandic National Day

21 September – Mid-Autumn Festival

1-5 October - Chinese National Day

24 December – Christmas Holiday

31 December – New Year’s Eve



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