The Embassy of Iceland in London was opened in 1940, being the second Icelandic Embassy after the establishment of the Icelandic Foreign Service earlier that year. The Embassy represents Iceland in the United Kingdom and is also accredited to seven other countries, i.e. Ireland, Jordan, Malta and Qatar.
There are fourteen Icelandic honorary consulates in these countries, including 11 in the United Kingdom. The Embassy is also a permanent Mission of Iceland to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London.
The role of the Embassy is to protect the interests of Icelanders and to promote bilateral, political, economic and cultural links between Iceland and the above countries.
Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson took up his position as Ambassador of Iceland to the United Kingdom on 16 November 2020.
Foreign Service Career:
- Ambassador of Iceland to the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Malta, Jordan and Qatar 2020-
- Permanent Secretary of State, MFA 2017-2020
- Ambassador of Iceland to Canada, as well as Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica 2014-2017
- Ambassador of Iceland to Denmark, as well as Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria 2010-2014
- Foreign Policy Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister 2006-2009
- Ambassador of Iceland to India 2006
- Director, Political Department, MFA 2003-2006
- Director, Defence Department, MFA 2002-2003
- Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Brussels (EU) 2000-2002
- Deputy Permanent Representative, NATO & WEU Delegations, Brussels 1997-2000
- Deputy Permanent Representative, UN Mission New York 1996-1997
- Counsellor, UN Mission, New York 1994-1996
- Consul and subsequently Consul General in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut og Rhode Island 1994-1997
- Security Policy Desk Officer, MFA 1991-1994
- Officer, Political Affairs Division, International Staff, NATO HQ, Brussels 1988-1991
- First Secretary, Defence Department, MFA 1987-1988
- MA English Literature, University of Iceland 1985
- BA History and English, University of Iceland 1983
- Ambassador Sigurjónsson is married to Mrs. Elín Jónsdóttir and they have five children.