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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


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


Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson
Age: Born 13 July 1953 in Reykjavík Iceland

Positions held

2016-2018 Special assignment as Brexit coordinator, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

2010-2016 Ambassador to Germany, also accredited to Poland, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro with residence in Berlin.

2006-2010 Ambassador to The People's Republic of China, also accredited to Australia, New Zealand, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mongolian Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Kingdom of Cambodia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and The Republic of Korea with residence in Beijing.

2002-2006 Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

1997-2002 Ambassador to the European Union; also accredited to Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Principality of Liechtenstein with residence in Brussels.

1994-1997 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, including EFTA and the WTO.

1991-1994 Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Under Secretary for External Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affaris, Reykjavík.

1988-1991 Minister Counsellor, Icelandic Embassy, Brussels (European Communities, Belgium, Luxembourg).

1987-1988 Deputy Permanent Representative in the Icelandic Delegation to the North Atlantic Council, Brussels.

1984-1987 Councellor, Icelandic Embassy, Paris, Depyty Permanent Representative to OECD and UNESCO.

1981-1984 First Secretary, Icelandic Embassy, Paris, also Deputy Permanent Representative at the Icelandic Mission to the OECD and UNESCO.

1979-1981 First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.


1972-1977 M.A. Hons. Edinburgh University 1977, English literature and philosophy.

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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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