Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Iceland.
The EU enjoys a close and wide-ranging relationship with Iceland. Since 1995, the Agreement on the European Economic Area has been at the core of our relations, giving Iceland access to EU's internal market where goods, capital, services and people move freely across borders.
In addition, Iceland is an associated member of the Schengen Agreement, allowing for travel without a passport within the Schengen area, involving 25 European countries. Furthermore, Iceland participates fully in many EU cooperation programmes, in areas such as education and research.
Our relations have become even closer following Iceland's decision to apply for membership of the EU. The opening of an EU Delegation in Reykjavík will contribute to the rapprochement of Iceland and the EU in this dynamic phase of our relations.
Our role at the Delegation is also to provide factual and up-to-date information about the accession process and the EU in general, its policies and institutions. It is of high importance that the Icelandic public and civil society be active in the debate about EU membership and that reliable information about the EU is easily accessible. The purpose of our website is to provide you with one such source of information.
Ambassador Timo Summa
Head of the EU Delegation to Iceland