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Embassy Information

The Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C. represents Iceland vis-a-vis the United States, as well as Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Embassy's mission is to promote political, economic and cultural relations with these countries.

The Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C. opened in 1941 and was among the first Embassies opened by Iceland, see Iceland and the US. The Embassy runs an Overseas Business Service for North-America, located in the Consulate General of Iceland in New York.

Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C.

Address

House of Sweden, 2900 K Street N.W. #509

Washington DC 20007-1704

Phone: +1 (202) 265 6653

Email

washington@mfa.is

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

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NameTitleEmail
Ásdís HreinsdóttirAmbassador's Assistant and Accountantasdis.hreinsdottir@utn.stjr.is
Bergdís EllertsdóttirAmbassadorbergdis.ellertsdottir@utn.stjr.is
Francisco A. JuliaChauffeuricemb.wahs@utn.stjr.is
Guðbjörg Bjarnadóttir ÖzgunConsular Affairs Officerguðbjorg.ozgun@utn.stjr.is
Hreinn PálssonMinister Counsellorhreinn.palsson@utn.stjr.is
Una Særún JóhannsdóttirCounselloruna.johannsdottir@utn.stjr.is

Ambassador

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Current position

2019 - Ambassador of Iceland to the United States of America.

Professional Career:

Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York, 2018-2019.

Ambassador of Iceland to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and San Marino, 2014-2018.

Head of the Icelandic Mission to the European Union, September 2014-2018.

Director, International Trade Negotiations. Chief negotiator Iceland-China FTA. Directorate for Trade and Economic Affairs, September 2012.

Deputy Secretary General. European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Brussels, 2007-2012.

Director General for International Security and Development Co-operation Affairs. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, January 2007.

Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iceland, 2005-2006.

Head of European Affairs, Deputy Director General. Trade Department. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2003-2004.

Deputy Director, Political Department. Dealing with security issues, NATO, OSCE, bilateral relations with the United States, Canada and Russia, 2000-2003.

Political Officer. NATO HQ, Political Division, Brussels, 1998-2000.

Deputy Head of Mission. Embassy of Iceland in Bonn with accreditation to Switzerland, Austria and the OSCE, 1995-1998.

First Secretary. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Trade Department, 1991-1995.

Education:

European Studies (M.A.), University of Essex, UK, 1988-1989.

Political Science and English (B.A.), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 1985-1987.

Political Science, English and History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, 1983-1985.

German, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 1982-1983.

Marital status:

Mrs Ellertsdóttir was born in 1962. She is married with four children. 

The role of Icelandic Honorary Consuls abroad is to protect and furthering the interests of Iceland and Icelandic nationals as appropriate.

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