VP to Visit Iceland

On September 4, the Vice President will visit Iceland, where he will highlight Iceland’s strategic importance in the Arctic, NATO’s efforts to counter Russian aggression in the region, and opportunities to expand mutual trade and investment. Follow news of the visit on our Facebook page: @usembreykjavik https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/vice-president-mike-pence-travel-iceland-united-kingdom-ireland/ Read More»

Joint Statement on the Inaugural U.S.-Iceland Economic Dialogue

The United States and Iceland held their inaugural Economic Dialogue in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 7, 2019.  The Economic Dialogue was jointly announced by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson following their meeting in Reykjavik on February 15, 2019. U.S. Acting Under Secretary of State ... Read More»

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Iceland

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Reykjavik on February 15, 2019, where he met with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson. In their meetings, they discussed security issues in the North Atlantic, Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and growing economic relations. During the visit, Secretary Pompeo and Foreign ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Meets With Icelandic Foreign Minister Þórðarson

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, and Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met in Washington, D.C. on January 7, 2019, and issued the following joint statement: The United States and Iceland have for decades enjoyed a very close relationship including in security and defense, Arctic affairs, trade ... Read More»

U.S.-Iceland Student Exchange Continues to Grow

The number of Americans studying in Iceland increased 52.9 percent from the previous year, according to the latest Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Affairs. More than 1,000 Americans studied in Iceland in 2017, nearly quadruple the total from 2011, according to ... Read More»

Arts Envoy Visits Iceland

The U.S. Embassy in Iceland recently had the pleasure of welcoming current Department of State Arts Envoy, and former U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassador, Byron Nicholai to Iceland.  Byron, a singer, dancer, and musician from Toksook Bay, Alaska, is a member of the Yup’ik indigenous community.  He has performed at the White House and at concerts ... Read More»

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event showcasing investment opportunities in the United States. The 2018 Summit will bring together companies from all over the world and economic development organizations from every corner of the United States. The world’s top investment event. The world’s top investment destination. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 ... Read More»

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship is an intensive short-term exchange program, created to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

U.S.-Iceland Strategic Dialogue

December 6, 2017 Delegations representing the United States and Iceland met Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C., for the U.S.-Iceland Strategic Dialogue. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Sharon Hudson-Dean and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy Tom Goffus led the U.S. delegation. Ministry of Foreign ... Read More»

Two Icelandic Entrepreneurs Selected to Attend 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Two Icelandic entrepreneurs have been chosen by the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik to participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held Nov. 28-30 in Hyderabad, India. Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, Co-Founder and CEO of Platome, and Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson, CEO, President and Chairman of Kerecis, will take part in ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Secretary Visits Iceland

October 12, 2017 U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer is visiting Iceland this week to discuss U.S.-Iceland security collaboration, both bilaterally and through the NATO alliance. Spencer is scheduled to meet with officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice and the Icelandic Coast Guard. Spencer also will participate in a forum on Arctic ... Read More»

U.S.C.G Honors Icelanders for Heroism

October 12, 2017 Admiral Charles Michel, Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, was onboard the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Þór this morning to honor the Icelandic Coast Guard, the crew of the Icelandic Marine Research Institute vessel the Árni Friðriksson, ISAVIA flight crew, and the Icelandic Joint Rescue Coordination Center for their heroism ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Meets with Grammar School Students

Jill Esposito, chargé d’affaires, met with 6th and 7th grade students of the international program at Landakotsskoli to discuss and answer students’ questions about the structure of the U.S. government, the mission of the U.S. Embassy in Iceland, and U.S. passport and visa policy.  To learn more about the U.S. Embassy, visit our Facebook page . Read More»

Update on U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017

UPDATE: The provisional revocation of January 27, 2017, which had revoked all valid visas of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen in accordance with Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,”  is now lifted, and those visas are now valid for holders otherwise eligible for their ... Read More»

Travel Alert: Europe

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ... Read More»
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