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About the Mission

Iceland established a Permanent Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the year 1999 and two years later, 2001 the Embassy of Iceland in Vienna which was closed on 1 May 2018.

The diplomatic representation of Iceland is now Permanent Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Preparatory Commission to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, all of which are located in Vienna.

You can locate us in Vienna's 1st district on Naglergasse 2/8. The nearest metro stations are Herrengasse (U3) and Stephansplatz (U1 and U3).

Permanent Mission of Iceland in Vienna


Naglergasse 2/3/8

1010 Wien

Phone: +43 1 533 2771



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

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Guðni Bragason

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Reykjavík, Iceland 1957. 


2018 -
  Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE, IAEA, CTBTO and UNOV, Vienna. 
2017 - 2018   Chief of Protocol, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Reykjavík. 
2016 - 2017   Director for Natural Resources and the Envionment, MFA, Reykjavík.
2015 - 2016   Senior Advisor, Dept. for Fisheries and Acquaculture, Food and AgricultureOrganization of the UN (FAO) in Rome. 
2013 - 2014   Permanent Representative and Minister Plenipotentiary of Iceland to FAO, World FoodProgramme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),Rome.
2009 - 2013   Director, Iceland Crisis Response Unit (ICRU), MFA. Responsible for Icelandicparticipation in Peace-keeping operations of ISAF, UNDPKO, EU and electionmonitoring of ODIHR, as well as for contribution of personnel and funds forHumanitarian Assistance (WFP, CERF, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF). 
2005 - 2009   Chargé d´Affaires, Embassy of Iceland in Rome and Permanent Representative to FAO, WFP, IFAD.
2001 - 2005    Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, USA.
1999 - 2001   Chief of Protocol, MFA, Reykjavík. Minister-Counselor.
1995 - 1999   Head of Division for International Organizations, Political Department, MFA.Counselor 1995 and Deputy Political Director 1998. Member of the Governing Boardof the Council of Europe Social Development Fund 1996 – 97, Committee of SeniorOfficials, Council of the Balitc Sea States (CBSS) 1996 – 97, Committee on HumanRights and Democratic Institutions, CBSS, 1997 – 98.  
1994-1995   Deputy Perm. Representative to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe(CSCE) and Chargé d´Affaires to the Organization for Security and Cooperation inEurope (OSCE), January to July 1995 (residing in Bonn).
1991 - 1995   First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland in Bonn, Germany. 
1989 - 1991   Division for Culture and Information, MFA, Reykjavík.
1988 - 1989   Defense Department, MFA, Secretary to the Iceland-US Defense Council. 
1985 - 1988   Foreign News Editor, Icelandic State Broadcasting Service TV, Reykjavík.



1983 - 1985    New York University, USA. M.A. degree in Journalism.  
1978 - 1983   Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München, Literature and Communications.
1973-1977   Reykjavík Secondary Grammar School. Division for Classical Studies. 



Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire 1990, Chevalier de la Legiond'Honneur 1990, Verdienstorden 1. Klasse 1995, Commander of the Order of the Lionof Finland 2001, Commendatore di Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana 2009. 

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