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Business and Trade

Overseas Business Services (OBS)

The Overseas Business Services (OBS) was established in 1997 as part of the Icelandic Foreign Service. Its main task is to coordinate the work of trade counsellors in Icelandic Embassies around the world. It aims to meet demands of Icelandic firms concerning business opportunities abroad.

Supporting the foreign expansion of Icelandic companies

The OBS works with Icelandic business organizations, including the Trade Council of Iceland. The OBS works at strengthening the competitive position of Icelandic companies on international markets by providing specialised commercial services in Icelandic embassies.

OBS advisers can open doors for companies in the relevant regions, inter alia by assisting them to overcome difficult culture and language problems in different markets.

Specialized trade counsellors are posted in nine embassies abroad, i.e. in the USA, Great Britain, China, Japan, India, Russia, Germany, Norway and Denmark. 


  • Tariffs and dues
  • Rules of origin
  • Establishing a business in Denmark
  • Contact and communication with Danish authorities
  • Information about technical trade barriers
  • Market information from public sources


  • Partner search
  • PR and events
  • Establishing a business in Denmark
  • Investments in Denmark
  • Trade delegations

Special services

  • Listing of companies and business contacts
  • Follow-up
  • Business-watch

Contact info

For more information contact:
Stefanía Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Trade Representative, [email protected]
Andri Marteinsson, Project Manager, [email protected]

Business Links

Government and Public Organisations

Althingi (Parliament)
Central Bank of Iceland
Directorate of Fisheries
Iceland Naturally
Icelandic Customs Office
Icelandic Research Council
Icelandic Chamber of Commerce
Invest in Iceland
Film in Iceland
Marine Research Institute
National Energy Authority
Patent Office
Statistics Iceland
The Supreme Court of Iceland
Technological Institute of Iceland - IceTec

Business organisations

Trade Council of Iceland
Chamber of Commerce
Confederation of Icelandic Employers
Federation of Icelandic Industries
Icelandic Council for Standardization
Iceland Tourist Board


Icelandic Government Offices


Periodicals in English

Iceland Review
Statistical Yearbook of Iceland

Radio and Television

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service
Stöð 2
Skjar 1


Air Atlanta Eimskip

General Information Sites

Iceland Complete
Reykjavík City 
Explore Iceland
Iceland Worldwide 
Akureyri Region Business Agency
East Iceland
Destination Iceland
Reykjavik Travel Service
Arctic Images

South Iceland

Other Services

Telephone directory for Iceland

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