12.12.2014

The Embassy closes at 12:30 today

The Embassy closes at 12:30 today, Friday 12 December 2014. In an emergency please phone the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Iceland on 00 354 545 9900.
24.11.2014

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Honours Icelandic Project

A picture of Freyja Haraldsdóttir, politician, project manager, human rights activist by Gabrielle Motola, was selected for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2014. An exhibition with the selected photos opened at the National Portrait Gallery last week and will be open to the public from November 13th until mid February 2015. This prize is a great honour as over 1700 photographers submitted over 4,000 photographs of which 60 were selected for the exhibition.
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19.11.2014

Photographic exhibition

Photographic exhibition Photographic exhibition "ICELANDSCAPES" by Mel Sewell (Sigvaldi) was opened 9 October 2014 at the Embassy.
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11.11.2014

Nordic Film Festival 2014

Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK with another diverse mix of fresh and classic features, docs and shorts, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region. This year’s theme is horizons as we explore the diverse and ever-expanding landscape of Nordic culture through cinema - from explorations to journeys, to cross-cultural experiences and collaborations. The Festival opens in London on 26 November and runs through to 7 December. The Festival then goes on to Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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29.08.2014

Aurum Jewellery in London

An introduction of Aurum Jewellery took place at the Embassy on 28 August 2014.
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23.08.2014

Small eruption in Dyngjujökull glacier

A small eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier in the Northern part of Vatnajökull glacier.
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22.08.2014

Live: Jón Gnarr and Penny Rimbaud at the Idler Academy

Following his recently published memoir Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World, the former mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, will appear at the Idler Academy with his hero Penny Rimbaud, founder of punk-band Crass.
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31.07.2014

The Embassy is closed on Monday 4 August

The Embassy is closed on Monday 4 August due to an Icelandic national holiday. Emergency contact number out of hours for Icelandic citizens: +354 545 9900.
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16.07.2014

KATE at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

KATE is a play by Icelander Agnes Þorkelsdóttir Wild, which will be taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this month.
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15.07.2014

Andri Snær Magnason wins the UKLA Book Award

Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason recently won a UKLA Book Award in the 7-11 years category for his book The Story of the Blue Planet.
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01.07.2014

Iceland Symphony Orchestra's debut at the BBC Proms

This summer, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra will make its debut performance at the BBC Proms.
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30.06.2014

Northern Light Season: Variations of Closer at the Sadler's Wells

UK premiere of Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's work Variations on Closer at the Sadler's Wells.
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16.06.2014

The Embassy is closed on Tuesday 17 June, the National Day of Iceland

The Embassy is closed on Tuesday 17 June 2014 for the National Day of Iceland. Emergency contact number out of hours for Icelandic citizens: +354 545 9900.
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12.06.2014

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson represents Iceland at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is currently being held in the ExCel Centre in London and is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. Iceland is represented by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.
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12.06.2014

True North: Literary Translations in the Nordic Countries

True North: Literary Translations in the Nordic Countries is a new book by B. J. Epstein, a Senior Lecturer in Literature and Public Engagement in the University of East Anglia
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14.05.2014

The South Iceland Chamber Choir - In Memoriam Sir John Tavener

Following the South Iceland Chamber Choir's hugely successful performance of Sir John Tavener's Three Shakespeare Sonnets in London last November, the choir will perform at the Salisbury International Arts Festival on Monday 2 June 2014
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14.05.2014

The Icelandic Choir's spring recital

The Icelandic Choir in London will hold a spring recital at St Mary's Church in Primrose Hill this Saturday 17th of May.
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09.05.2014

The Improvised History of the World

The Improvised History of the World is an interactive, immersive musical show with music written by three promising international composers, including Icelander Gunnar Karel Másson
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06.05.2014

Iceland in Form and Texture - Photographic exhibition by Hafdis Bennett

Icelandic sculptor and artist Hafdis Bennett recently opened her photography exhibition at the Embassy.
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30.04.2014

Bank holiday opening hours in May and June

The Embassy will be closed on the following days in May and June 2014:
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