Timeline of first ambassadorial appointments of Iceland by country

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This is a timeline of first ambassadorial appointments of Iceland by country.

Timeline[edit]

# Host country Ambassador Appointment Ref
1  Denmark Sveinn Björnsson 16 August 1920 Ref
2  United States Thor Thors 23 October 1941 Ref
3  United Kingdom Pétur Benediktsson 13 December 1941 Ref
4  Norway Pétur Benediktsson 4 May 1942 Ref
5  Soviet Union Pétur Benediktsson 21 January 1944 Ref
6  France Pétur Benediktsson 10 January 1946 Ref
7  Poland Pétur Benediktsson 5 February 1946 Ref
8  Belgium Pétur Benediktsson 13 February 1946 Ref
9  Czechoslovakia Pétur Benediktsson 30 April 1946 Ref
10  Italy Pétur Benediktsson 3 September 1947 Ref
11  Canada Thor Thors 19 September 1947 Ref
12  Finland Jakob Möller 29 December 1947 Ref
13   Switzerland Pétur Benediktsson 3 May 1949 Ref
14  Netherlands Stefán Þorvarðsson 28 July 1949 Ref
 Portugal Pétur Benediktsson Ref
 Spain Ref
17  Sweden Helgi P. Briem 28 December 1950 Ref
18  Iran Helgi P. Briem 5 May 1951 Ref
19  Ireland Pétur Benediktsson 3 July 1951 Ref
20  Israel Helgi P. Briem 23 August 1951 Ref
21  Argentina Thor Thors 24 March 1952 Ref
 Brazil Ref
23  Germany Vilhjálmur Finsen 22 October 1952 Ref
24  Yugoslavia Helgi P. Briem 29 April 1953 Ref
25  Hungary Pétur Thorsteinsson 28 July 1955 Ref
26  Cuba Thor Thors 7 February 1956 Ref
27  Romania Pétur Thorsteinsson 30 May 1956 Ref
28  Japan Magnús V. Magnússon 22 April 1958 Ref
29  Turkey Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson 21 October 1958 Ref
30  Greece Agnar Klemens Jónsson 4 December 1958 Ref
31  Luxembourg Pétur Thorsteinsson 1 June 1962 Ref
32  Mexico Thor Thors 13 May 1964 Ref
33  Bulgaria Kristinn Guðmundsson 29 April 1965 Ref
34  Austria Árni Tryggvason 19 July 1965 Ref
35  Peru Hannes Kjartansson 1 September 1970 Ref
36  Egypt Henrik Sveinsson Björnsson 10 November 1970 Ref
 Ethiopia Ref
38  Nigeria Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson 1 January 1971 Ref
39  China Sigurður Bjarnason 25 September 1973 Ref
40  East Germany Oddur Guðjónsson 18 December 1973 Ref
41  India Pétur Thorsteinsson 20 November 1976 Ref
42  Pakistan Pétur Thorsteinsson 7 December 1976 Ref
43  The Bahamas Hans G. Andersen 17 March 1977 Ref
44  Mongolia Hannes Jónsson 25 May 1977 Ref
45  Tanzania Haraldur Kröyer 17 November 1977 Ref
46  Holy See Niels P. Sigurðsson 3 December 1977 Ref
47  Thailand Pétur Thorsteinsson 4 December 1977 Ref
48  Kenya Haraldur Kröyer 10 February 1978 Ref
49  Iraq Pétur Thorsteinsson 20 April 1978 Ref
50  Albania Ingvi S. Ingvarsson 29 September 1978 Ref
51  Bangladesh Pétur Thorsteinsson 23 November 1978 Ref
52  Cape Verde Einar Benediktsson 24 September 1979 Ref
53  Tunisia Pétur Thorsteinsson 11 November 1980 Ref
54  Saudi Arabia Ingvi S. Ingvarsson 1 December 1981 Ref
55  North Korea Pétur Thorsteinsson 2 April 1982 Ref
56  South Korea Pétur Thorsteinsson 19 April 1982 Ref
57  Cyprus Sigurður Bjarnason 10 June 1983 Ref
58  Australia Pétur Thorsteinsson 17 April 1984 Ref
59  Indonesia Pétur Thorsteinsson 1 April 1985 Ref
60  Chile Ingvi S. Ingvarsson 12 November 1987 Ref
61  Uruguay Tómas Á. Tómasson 5 July 1991 Ref
62  Venezuela Tómas Á. Tómasson 12 July 1991 Ref
63  Lithuania Ingvi S. Ingvarsson 17 September 1991 Ref
64  Estonia Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 24 September 1991 Ref
65  Latvia Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 26 September 1991 Ref
66  Russia Ólafur Egilsson 8 December 1991 Ref
67  Liechtenstein Hjálmar W. Hannesson 26 June 1992 Ref
68  Ukraine Ólafur Egilsson 3 June 1993 Ref
69  Slovenia Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 15 September 1993 Ref
70  Czech Republic Eiður Svanberg Guðnason 9 November 1993 Ref
71  Slovakia Eiður Svanberg Guðnason 11 November 1993 Ref
72  Namibia Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 26 January 1994 Ref
73  Georgia Gunnar Gunnarsson 8 January 1996 Ref
74  South Africa Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 25 April 1996 Ref
75  Macedonia Eiður Svanberg Guðnason 24 October 1996 Ref
76  Vietnam Hjálmar W. Hannesson 15 November 1996 Ref
77  Costa Rica Einar Benediktsson 31 January 1997 Ref
78  Moldova Gunnar Gunnarsson 17 April 1997 Ref
79  Andorra Sverrir H. Gunnlaugsson 17 July 1997 Ref
80  Bosnia and Herzegovina Róbert Trausti Árnason 19 February 1998 Ref
81  Mozambique Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr 10 August 1998 Ref
82  New Zealand Ólafur Egilsson 22 October 1999 Ref
83  Armenia Jón Egill Egilsson 23 November 1999 Ref
84  Turkmenistan Jón Egill Egilsson 5 May 2000 Ref
85  Uzbekistan Jón Egill Egilsson 8 February 2001 Ref
86  Barbados Þorsteinn Ingólfsson 30 April 2001 Ref
87  Serbia and Montenegro Svavar Gestsson 21 February 2002 Ref
88  Malawi Björn Dagbjartsson 29 May 2002 Ref
89  Croatia Jón Egill Egilsson 12 June 2002 Ref
90  Jamaica Þorsteinn Ingólfsson 20 January 2003 Ref
91  Sri Lanka Svavar Gestsson 8 August 2003 Ref
92  Singapore Ólafur Egilsson 23 September 2003 Ref
93  Malaysia Ólafur Egilsson 1 October 2003 Ref
94  Lebanon Sverrir H. Gunnlaugsson 24 October 2003 Ref
95  Kazakhstan Benedikt Jónsson 5 November 2003 Ref
96  Malta Sverrir H. Gunnlaugsson 11 December 2003 Ref
97  Azerbaijan Benedikt Jónsson 18 February 2004 Ref
98  Kyrgyzstan Benedikt Jónsson 10 March 2004 Ref
99  Panama Guðmundur Eiríksson 30 March 2004 Ref
100  Dominican Republic Hjálmar W. Hannesson 2 August 2004 Ref
101  Colombia Guðmundur Eiríksson 27 August 2004 Ref
102  Kuwait Stefán Skjaldarson 2 November 2004 Ref
103  Cambodia Ólafur Egilsson 14 December 2004 Ref
104  Nicaragua Guðmundur Eiríksson 22 April 2005 Ref
105  Grenada Hjálmar W. Hannesson 28 April 2005 Ref
106  Uganda Benedikt Ásgeirsson 12 May 2005 Ref
107  Belarus Benedikt Jónsson 7 June 2005 Ref
108  Philippines Þórður Ægir Óskarsson 10 June 2005 Ref
109  Tajikistan Benedikt Jónsson 15 February 2006 Ref
110  Serbia Svavar Gestsson 5 June 2006 Ref
111  Lesotho Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir 6 September 2007 Ref
112  Montenegro Sveinn Björnsson 17 September 2007 Ref
113  Syria Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson 4 December 2007 Ref
114  Botswana Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir 27 February 2008 Ref
115    Nepal Gunnar Pálsson 30 April 2008 Ref
116  Laos Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson 6 May 2008 Ref
117  Maldives Gunnar Pálsson 8 May 2008 Ref
118  Guyana Hjálmar W. Hannesson 14 July 2008 Ref
119  Mauritius Gunnar Pálsson 13 November 2008 Ref
120  San Marino Þórir Ibsen 2 March 2012 Ref

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