Public Affairs Office

The goal of the Public Affairs Section is to help maintain the long-standing, excellent relationship between Iceland and the United States.  Its programs, from support of the Fulbright educational exchanges, grants to Icelandic educational and cultural institutions, strengthen the dialogue and bilateral ties between Icelanders and Americans.

The Public Affairs Section manages press relations with the Icelandic media, provides information about U.S. society & culture to the Icelandic public, and explains U.S. policies to opinion makers.  It seeks to promote the best of American culture in Iceland, encourages educational and professional exchanges among Icelanders and Americans, and advises the other members of the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik on issues of public diplomacy.

  • Public Affairs Officer – Oscar Avila
  • Information Specialist – Kristinn Gilsdorf
  • Culture/Education Specialist – Helga Magnúsdóttir
  • Social Media Specialist – Bryndís Friðgeirsdóttir