Opening of the Honorary Consulate of Iceland in Prague

On the occasion of the Icelandic Sovereignty Day, December 1, 2020, the Honorary Consulate of Iceland in Prague officially opened. The Honorary Consul is Klára Dvořáková, attorney at Holubová advokáti. Though she is the only official representative of Iceland in the Czech Republic. The open-ing celebration took place online on the youtube channel of the Consulate of Iceland in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Honorary Consulate is the only official representation of Iceland in the Czech Republic. “For Czech citizens, we can arrange business contacts in Iceland, and also find partners for applicants for support from EFTA funds. Of course, we can also advise on the current conditions of travel to Iceland, “says Klára Dvořáková, the new Honorary Consul of Iceland. The Honorary Consulate is the place Icelandic citizens can turn to for assistance while in the Czech Republic as residents, tourists, students, and also if they have business and other interests in the Czech Republic. “Just as Czechs love Ice-land, Icelanders love Prague and life in the Czech Republic. Even some suc-cessful Icelandic entrepreneurs work in Prague, “adds Klára Dvořáková. The Honorary Consulate also support and develop bilateral Czech-Icelandic rela-tions in the business and cultural fields. “We don’t know much about Ice-land, we often think only of beautiful nature. But above all, it is a very eco-nomically and technologically developed country. Iceland is often placed at the top of quality and family life rankings and leads in the comparison of education or gender balance, “says Klára Dvořáková, who is one of the few women in the Czech Republic in the position of Honorary Consul.

Klára Dvořáková is a partner of the law firm Holubová advokáti s.r.o. The office is known for its consulting in the field of tourism, damages, property management and healthcare. As an attorney, Klára Dvořáková specializes in travel law and also in damages. Close to her heart is counseling in matters of professional responsibility, sports and mountain professions. She is also cur-rently the leader of the Group of Legal Experts of the International Moun-taineering Federation (UIAA). She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University and previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Department of Community Law. She is married and has two sons.

The address of the Honorary Consulate of Iceland is

Holubova advokáti s.r.o., Za Poříčskou bránou 21/365, 186 00 Praha 8, Tel. +420 212 242 091

Curiosities from Iceland:

  • Iceland is considered the safest place in the world for data cen-ters, due to political stability, favorable climatic conditions, rich renew-able energy sources and a relatively low risk of natural disasters. Data centers are located in the south of the island.
  • 98 percent of the population is connected to the Internet
  • In Iceland, you can pay virtually anywhere by card
  • Iceland already had a woman as president in 1980
  • The island, which has a population of around 350,000, is visit-ed by around four million tourists a year
  • Iceland ranks first in the rankings of quality of life or quality of family life
  • Icelanders do not use surnames, but they are also addressed in official contact by first names
  • Icelanders form a surname from the first name of the father or mother. Each member of the Icelandic family has a different surname
  • Alcohol had been prohibited on the island for almost a hundred years and the prohibition was abolished in 1989, to this day alcohol is only available in specialty shops or bars
  • There is almost no crime in Iceland, Icelandic police even serve unarmed Important Icelanders in the Czech Republic or their companies: ORKA Ventures – The key activity is the creation of successful fintech companies in the area of providing cash loans, debt collection and en-forcement of transaction business in Northern Europe. The majority owner is the Icelander Leifur Alexander Haraldsson, who has lived permanently in the Czech Republic since 2005.