Embassy of Iceland - Ottawa, Canada

360 Albert Street, Suite 710, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7 - Tel: (613) 482 1944



Iceland and Canada

Canada's relations with Iceland began over one thousand years ago when Icelander Leifur Eiríksson landed in L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.

Iceland's first honorary consulate was established in Winnipeg, Canada in 1942, shortly after the Icelandic Foreign Service was established in 1940. Iceland and Canada took up diplomatic relations in 1947. Mr. Thor Thors became Iceland's first Ambassador to Canada in 1948, with residence in Washington D.C. The first Canadian Ambassador to Iceland, Mr. Edward Joseph Garland, was appointed in 1949, with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Icelandic Canadian relations received an added impetus in 2001 due to the opening of the Icelandic Embassy in Ottawa in May 2001, when Iceland upgraded it's honorary consulate in Winnipeg to a regular consulate, and the opening of the Canadian Embassy in Reykjavik in November 2001.

Some Icelandic-Canadian Contacts

Links on the Emigration from Iceland to North America (late 19th century, early 20th)

 

 


Fax:

+1 (613) 482 1945


Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday
08:30 - 16:00


Languages:

Icelandic, English, French, Danish, Norwegian.


 




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