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Embassy Information

The Embassy of Iceland in Brussels is Iceland’s largest foreign post, mainly due to the extent of Iceland's relations with the European Union. These include Iceland‘s participation in the EEA Agreement, the Schengen Convention and various other European relations.

The Embassy is in addition accredited as a bilateral embassy to Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and San Marino.

Information about Iceland's consulates in the embassy's jurisdiction can be found below.

Embassy of Iceland in Brussel


Rue Archimède 17

1000 Brussels

Phone: +32 (0)2 238 50 00



Open all week days from 09:30 - 16:00

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Anna Pála SverrisdóttirFirst Secretary[email protected]
Auður Rán ÞorgeirsdóttirCounsellor (MRN)[email protected]
Francis G. AquinoChauffeur[email protected]
Gunnar PálssonAmbassador[email protected]
Hafdís ÓlafsdóttirCounsellor (FOR)[email protected]
Helga A. HaraldsdóttirCounsellor (ANR)[email protected]
Ingibjörg AradóttirAttaché[email protected]
Ive LeonidasSecretary[email protected]
Katrín SverrisdóttirDirector of EEA Cooperation[email protected]
Lilja Borg ViðarsdóttirCounsellor (DMR)[email protected]
Maríanna JónasdóttirCounsellor (FJR)[email protected]
Natalie MizeraSecretary[email protected]
Ólafur FriðrikssonCounsellor (ANR)[email protected]
Ragnheiður HarðardóttirCounsellor[email protected]
Þórður JónssonDeputy Chief of Mission[email protected]
Þorvaldur Hrafn YngvasonFirst Secretary[email protected]


Gunnar Pálsson


Born 25 January 1955 in Reykjavík. Divorced, three grown-up children

Positions held

Acting Director-General,  Directorate for External Trade and Economic Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2018

Chief of Protocol, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2015 - 2017

Ambassador of Iceland to Norway 2011 – 2015.  Ambassador to Greece, Egypt and Iran, resident in Oslo

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York, 2009 – 2011

Ambassador of Iceland to India 2007 – 2008.  Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Maldives and Mauritius, resident in New Delhi

Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík 2002 - 2006

Chairman, Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) of the Arctic Council, 2002 - 2004

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to NATO and WEU, Brussels, and OPCW, The Hague, 1998 - 2002

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York, 1994-1998

Deputy Permanent Under-Secretary for Political Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík, 1992-1994

Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), the negotiations on Confidence and Security-Building Measures (CSBM) and the negotiations on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1991-1992

Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík, 1988-1990

Member of the International Staff of NATO, Political Directorate, Brussels, 1986-1988

First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík, 1984-1986

Journalist at the daily Morgunblaðið 1977-1978 and periodically 1979-1983


Ph.D. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, New York, 1984. M.A. in Philosophy, The National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin, 1979, B.A. (Hon.) in Politics and Philosophy, The National University of Ireland, University College Dublin 1977

Languages: Fluent in English, Norwegian and Icelandic. Reading knowledge in German and French

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