Dagur B. Eggertsson is the mayor of Reykjavík since June 2014. 

Dagur B. Eggertsson

Mayor of Reykjavík

Curriculum Vitae

Dagur is born on June 19th, 1972 in Oslo.  He was brought up in a suburb of Reykjavik called Árbær. The son of Eggert Gunnarsson veterinarian and Berþóra Jónsdóttir, biochemist. Married to Arna Dögg Einarsdóttir, medical doctor at Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland. They have four children Ragnheidur Hulda b. May 2004, Steinar Gauti b. September 2005, Eggert b. August 2009 and Móeiður b. March 2011.


Masters degree in Human Rights and International Law  - University of Lund, Sweden 2005
Cand.med. et chir. - University of Iceland 1999

Professional career:

Lecturer in courses on public health, Reykjavik University, 2005-7
Doctor at the E.R. – Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik 2003-4 
Department of Microbiology – Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik 2002
Physician – Isafjordur health centre, summer 2001
Assistant doctor – Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik 2000-1
Author of a 3 volume biography of former prime minister Mr. Hermannsson, 1998-2000
Programme making on Icelandic National Radio, channel 1 1995-8
Managing director of The Icelandic Student Innovation Fund 1995-6
Chairman of the Student Council, University of Iceland 1994-5

Political career

Mayor of Reykjavík from June 2018
Mayor of Reykjavík from June 2014
Chairman of the City Executive Committee 2010 – 2014
Vice chairman of the Social Democratic alliance 2009 - 2013
Mayor of Reykjavik, from October 2007 – January 2008
Chairman of the City Planning Committee of Reykjavík, 2004-6
Member of the City Council of Reykjavik from May 2002