Estonia and Norway

The Kingdom of Norway recognised the Republic of Estonia de jure on 5 February 1921. Norway never recognised the illegal annexation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union and after the Second World War some Estonian honorary consulates in Norway continued functioning. Diplomatic relations were re-established on 27 August 1991. In the autumn of 1991, Norway opened its Embassy in Tallinn and Brit Løvseth arrived as the first ambassador. Current Norwegian Ambassador Else Berit Eikeland presented her credentials to President Kersti Kaljulaid on September 14, 2020.

In February 1994, Estonia opened its embassy in Oslo under the direction of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Tiit Naber. From 1997 to 2000, Enno Turmen worked as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Oslo, while Ambassador Jüri Kahn resided in Copenhagen. Since 2000, the Estonia Ambassador has resided in Oslo. From 2000-2004, the Estonian ambassador in Norway was Peep Jahilo, from 2004 – 2008 the ambassador was Juhan Haravee. From 2009 – 2012 the Estonian ambassador was Arti Hilpus and from 2012 – 2016 Simmu Tiik. From September 2016 until March 2020 the Estonian ambassador to Norway was Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu. Currently the Estonian ambassador to Norway is Lauri Bambus, who presented his credentials to Crown Prince Haakon on 08 October 2020.

Estonia is also represented in Norway by six honorary consuls – Trond Bernhard Brekke in Trondheim, Per Trygve Kongsnes in Tromsø, Reidar and Oscar Maaseide in Stavanger, Eivind Lund in Kristiansand and Karin Ellis in Bergen.

For more information about bilateral relations of Estonia and Norway, please visit website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.