Ólafur Friðrik Magnússon

Iceland Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir Reykjavík
Ólafur Friðrik Magnússon
Mayor of Reykjavík
In office
24 January 2008 – 21 August 2008
Preceded byDagur Eggertsson
Succeeded byHanna Kristjánsdóttir
Personal details
Born (1952-08-03) 3 August 1952 (age 68)
Akureyri, Iceland
Political partyF-list

Ólafur Friðrik Magnússon (born 3 August 1952) is a former mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland.[1] His term was from 24 January 2008 to 21 August 2008. He was originally expected to step down in March 2009, when a representative from the Independence Party was to assume the office of the mayor, as agreed upon in the coalition agreement between Ólafur and the Independence Party. According to that same agreement Ólafur would at the same time become the chairman of the executive committee of the City Council of Reykjavík.

However, in August 2008, the coalition between Ólafur and the Independence Party broke down. On 21 August Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir succeeded Ólafur as mayor. Ólafur made it into the news on 19 January 2010 when he was reprimanded at a meeting of the City Council for circulating a rude poem about Hanna.[2] He has been a prominent opponent of Reykjavík's first purpose-built mosque.[3]


  1. ^ "Reykjavík Mayor Wants Free Buses for Everyone". Iceland Review. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ Björn Þór Sigbjörnsson, Bergsteinn Sigurðsson, and others, Ísland í aldanna rás, 2001-2010: Saga lands og þjóðar ár frá ári (Reykjavík: JPV, 2012), p. 416.
  3. ^ Ingibjörg Rósa Björnsdóttir, 'A Mosque in Reykjavík Threatens Icelandic Culture', The Reykjavík Grapevine (July 10, 2013), http://grapevine.is/news/2013/07/10/a-mosque-in-reykjavik-threatens-icelandic-culture/.