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 Ukraine.
Ambassador Auðunn Atlason took up his position as Ambassador of Iceland to Finland in July 2020, with Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine in the Embassy´s jurisdiction. His former positions abroad include being the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna, and Ambassador of Iceland to Austria, with Slovakia, the Czech Republik, Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the jurisdiction. He has also served in the embassies of Iceland in New Delhi and Washington D.C. Before assuming duties in Helsinki, he was Director for Nordic Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Reykjavik and Deputy Director of the Directorate for Political Affairs.
Ambassador Atlason graduated with PolDipl. degree (Political Science) from Freie Universität Berlin in 1996. HE speaks English, German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
He is married to Sigríður Ragna Jónsdóttir and they have four children.
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: