Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly Össur Skarphéðinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, called for reform of the United Nations Security Council in his address to the UN General Assembly this weekend.

Embassy Closed on Monday, October 8

The Embassy will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 8.

Icelandic presence at Montreal International Documentary Festival

Grandma lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir is an icelandic documentary showcasing the talent of cult figure Sigríður Níelsdóttir who started recording, producing and publishing her own music in her seventies.

Foreign Minister calls for greater political cooperation between the Arctic states

Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson gave the opening address at a three day Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians (CPAR) in Akureyri last week.

Absentee balloting on constitutional referendum

The Embassy and our Honorary Consuls across the country have organized absentee balloting in which the nation decides on the changes to the Icelandic constitution as drafted by the Constitutional Council.

You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík

Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.

'The Deep' on Toronto International Film Festival

One of the most anticipated Nordic films of the year, Baltasar Kormákur's The Deep is a proud representative of Icelandic cinematography on this years Toronto International Film Festival.

Iceland and Canada among the most peaceful countries in the world

The newly published Global Peace Index of 2012 from the international research organization Institute for Economics and Peace places Iceland and Canada among the four most peaceful countries in the world.

Canada Nordic-Baltic Parliamentary Friendship Group

The Nordic and Baltic embassies of Canada have created a Canada-Nordic-Baltic Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Of Monster and Men on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men made their debut on US television last night at the Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon. The band performed their most popular song to date, Little Talks.

Bright Nights - The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival April 19 - 28

In collaboration with Embassies of the Baltic and Nordic nations, the Canadian Film Institute is proud to present this second annual Festival of films from Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Estonia, and Norway.

Icelandic Government Scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships to foreign students for study of the Icelandic language, literature and history at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle A new Cabinet was unveiled in Iceland on 31 December. During the reshuffle former finance minister Mr Steingrímur J. Sigfússon was named Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture as well as Minister of Economic Affairs. Mrs Oddný G. Harðardóttur was promoted into Cabinet as Minister of Finance. Mr Jón Bjarnason, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Mr Árni Páll Árnason, Minister of Economic Affairs, stepped down from the Cabinet. Other ministers retained their posts.

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes Encouraging a nation-wide participation, The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has invited tourists to enjoy pancakes at his home in an effort to make tourists feel welcome in Iceland.

Forum on airlines and airports winter operations 10 October in Iceland

Keilir Aviation Academy announces "The first Winter Operation Forum", presented in partnership with AirTransportNews, ACI, AEA, SITA, Icelandair and the Ministry of Interior and Transport in Iceland.

Iceland completes IMF Programme

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed and approved on Friday the sixth and final review of Iceland's Economic Recovery Programme, supported by a Stand-By Arrangement, making the country the first to complete such a program following the international financial recession. The objectives have been met and the successful collaboration between Iceland and the IMF has drawn considerable attention.

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade An exciting programme in Harpa on August 20th from 13 until midnight culminating in the lighting of the glass facade by artist Ólafur Elíasson thirty minutes before the firework display.

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society. Application information.

Safe in Iceland

Safe in Iceland Iceland is the world's most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index 2011. There is minimum risk in almost all categories, including the one addressing the degree to which political instituions are sufficiently stable to support the needs of its citizens, businesses and overseas investors.

Grímsvötn Eruption is Over

The Department of Civil Protection has abated emergency levels to normal. Volcanologist Steinunn Jakobsdóttir at the University of Iceland, told AFP News, that no volcanic activity has been detected since 28 May.

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