Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Hanna Birna.
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir
Minister of the Interior
Assumed office
23 May 2013
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Preceded by Ögmundur Jónasson
Personal details
Born 12 October 1966
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Independence Party
Spouse(s) Vilhjálmur Jens Árnason
Alma mater University of Iceland
Edinburgh University

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir (12 October 1966) is an Icelandic politician. She is the Minister of Interior after getting elected to the Althing (Icelandic parliament) and was Mayor of Reykjavík from 21 August 2008 to 15 June 2010. She represents the Independence Party (sjálfstæðisflokkur).[1][2]

She obtained a Bachelor degree in Political science at the University of Iceland in 1991. After that, she got a Master of Science in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University (1993).[2]


  1. ^ "Independents to Vote New Chair and Vice-Chair". Iceland Review. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
Preceded by
Ólafur F. Magnússon
Mayor of Reykjavík
August 2008 – June 2010
Succeeded by
Jón Gnarr