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70th Anniversary of U.S.-Iceland Relations

70th Anniversary of U.S.-Iceland Relations

January 20, 2012

On Jan. 20 at NASA, the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik hosted a celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Iceland. U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Luis Arreaga and Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson opened the event. Master of Ceremonies was actor Darren Foreman. Special musical performances included Lay Low with Jason Dodson, of Seattle, and Of Monsters and Men. Almost 700 high profile people attended the event and all raved about the hip atmosphere and cool musicians.

Below is a photo gallery from the event.

To view more photos from the event click here.

To view a specially produced video shown at the event marking the 70th anniversary click here.