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Embassy Information

Iceland and Finland entered into diplomatic relations in 1947. Initially Iceland's Embassy was in Stockholm. A separate Embassy was opened in Helsinki in 1997. The Embassy's jurisdiction, in addition to Finland, extends to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. There is one Embassy to Iceland in Helsinki, that of the Ukraine.

Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki

Address

Pohjoisesplanadi 27 C

FIN-00100 Helsinki

Phone: +358 (9) 612 2460

Email

emb.helsinki[at]mfa.is

Open all week days from 10:00 - 16:00

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Arna Lísbet ÞorgeirsdóttirTrade and Cultural Representativearna@mfa.is
Árni Þór SigurðssonAmbassadorarni.thor.sigurdsson@utn.stjr.is
Jyrki PeltonenAssistantjyrki.peltonen@utn.stjr.is
Päivi KumpulainenDeputy of the Ambassador, Consular Affairs Officer, Secretary for Administrative affairspaivi.kumpulainen@utn.stjr.is
Sigrún BessadóttirSenior Advisorsigrun.bessadottir@utn.stjr.is

Ambassador

Árni Þór Sigurðsson

Born

Reykjavík, Iceland, July 30, 1960.

Working experience:

2018- Ambassador of Iceland to Finland, also accredited to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

2015-2017 Ambassador for Arctic Affairs and Senior Arctic Official, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

2007-2014 Member of Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland. Deputy Speaker 2009-2010 and 2012- 2013. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-2013. Chairman of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) 2009-2013. Member of the Nordic Council 2011-2013, Chairman of the Nordic Council’s Committee for culture and education 2012. Co-chair of the Iceland-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. Delegate to the UN General Assembly 2009.

1994-2007 City Councillor, City of Reykjavik. President of the Reykjavik City Council 2002-2005. Chairman of the Board of the Port of Reykjavik 1994-2006. Chairman of the Icelandic Port Association 1997-2004. Project Manager, Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, Brussels 2005 (on leave as City Councillor). Member of the Board of the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities 2002-2007. Political Advisor to the Mayor of Reykjavik, 1998-1999.

1992-1997 Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs, Icelandic Teachers’ Union.

1989-1991 Head of Division, Ministry for Communication and Tourism.

1988-1989 News Reporter Icelandic State Broadcasting Service (RÚV), Reykjavik. News Correspondent for RÚV in Moscow 1988.

Education:

2015 M.A. in international Relations, University of Iceland.

2001 Dipl. in Public Administration, University of Iceland.

1986-1988 Research scholarship in Slavic Languages, University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Moscow State University, Russia.

1986 Cand.mag. in Economics, Russian and Czech, University of Oslo, Norway.

Other responsibilities:

2006-2008 Board member of the International Association of Cities and Ports.

2003-2008 Delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

2002-2006 Board member of the Eurocities’ Mobility Forum.

1998-2004 Board member of the Reykjavik Saving Bank.

1990-1991 Chairman of the Icelandic Students’ Loan Fund.

1989-1993 Vice-chair of the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Married to

Dr. Sigurbjörg ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR, they have three children and one grandchild

Árni Þór Sigurðsson, Icelandic ambassador to Finland

The Embassy's jurisdiction, in addition to Finland, extends to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Ukraine. The role of Icelandic honorary consuls abroad is to protect and further the interests of Iceland and Icelandic nationals as appropriate. 

Honorary Consuls in the embassy's jurisdiction:

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