Icelandic Export Center Ltd was established in 1972 by Óttar Yngvason, a practicing lawyer at that time fascinated by the possibility of harvesting delicious seafood from the Arctic seas. In the first quarter of a century the company marketed seafood from the Icelandic waters only - mainly coldwater prawns, scallops, and groundfish. In the late 1990's the company expanded to market seafood caught from various other fishing grounds in the North-Atlantic. Today our primary focus is on marketing and selling the coldwater prawn specie (Pandalus borealis) harvested across the North-Atlantic.
Over the last half a century the tasks have transformed with affiliated processing and fishing companies as well as with new technology. Improved fishing methods, automation and means of communication has led to more efficient production, improved quality, and stability of supply to our valued customers.
The company is privately owned by Óttar Yngvason, the founder of the company, and his son Yngvi Óttarsson.Head office
Icelandic Export Center Ltd
Tel: +354 588 7600