Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (February 13, 2020)

Location: Iceland; severe winter storm conditions countrywide. The U.S. Embassy Reykjavik will be closed Friday, February 14, 2020 and will reopen on Tuesday, February 18 (Monday, February 17th is a federal holiday and all U.S. embassies/consulates will be closed.) Event:  The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a weather alert for February 14 for all of Iceland ...
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Ambassador Gunter in U.S. Delegation to Liberation of Auschwitz Event

U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter has been named to the U.S. delegation that will attend the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2020. Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, will lead the delegation traveling to Auschwitz, which will also include U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and U.S. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (January 8, 2020)

Location: Iceland Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.   Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert ...
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New Embassy Project Reaches Milestone

Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter took part in a signing ceremony on Oct. 17, 2019, to officially transfer ownership of the future U.S. Embassy building from ISTAK to the U.S. government. The transfer signals that the project is entering its final stages before the new U.S. Embassy opens in 2020. “I’m grateful and honored to witness ...
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Ambassador Gunter Highlights U.S. Arctic Engagement

Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter highlighted U.S. leadership in Arctic science, including the important role of the National Science Foundation, in remarks to the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik on Oct. 10, 2019. “The NSF is a champion of Arctic science and a key part of the role the United States plays in advancing a sustainable ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Leif Erikson Day, 2019

On Leif Erikson Day, we honor the spirit of exploration, courage, and faith that led this legendary Viking and his crew to sail across the Atlantic in search of new lands and opportunities more than a thousand years ago.  His dream — to venture beyond the known horizon and redefine the impossible ‑- still defines and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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