List of Speakers of the Parliament of Iceland

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This is a list of Speakers of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament.

Speakers of the United Althing (1875-1991)[edit]

Name Period
Jón Sigurðsson 1875-1877
Pétur Pétursson 1879
Bergur Thorberg 1881
Magnús Stephensen 1883
Árni Thorsteinson 1885
Benedikt Sveinsson 1886-1887
Benedikt Kristjánsson 1889
Eiríkur Briem 1891
Benedikt Sveinsson 1893-1894
Ólafur Briem 1895
Hallgrímur Sveinsson 1897-1899
Eiríkur Briem 1901-1907
Björn Jónsson 1909
Skúli Thoroddsen 1909-1911
Hannes Hafstein 1912
Kristinn Daníelsson 1914-1917
Jóhannes Jóhannesson 1918-1921
Sigurður Eggerz 1922
Magnús Kristjánsson 1922-1923
Jóhannes Jóhannesson 1924-1926
Magnús Torfason 1927-1929
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson 1930-1931
Einar Árnason 1931-1932
Tryggvi Þórhallsson 1933
Jón Baldvinsson 1933-1938
Haraldur Guðmundsson 1938-1941
Gísli Sveinsson 1942
Haraldur Guðmundsson 1942-1943
Gísli Sveinsson 1943-1945
Jón Pálmason 1945-1949
Steingrímur Steinþórsson 1949-1950
Jón Pálmason 1950-1953
Jörundur Brynjólfsson 1953-1956
Emil Jónsson 1956-1958
Jón Pálmason 1959
Bjarni Benediktsson 1959
Friðjón Skarphéðinsson 1959-1963
Birgir Finnsson 1963-1971
Eysteinn Jónsson 1971-1974
Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason 1974
Ásgeir Bjarnason 1974-1978
Gils Guðmundsson 1978-1979
Oddur Ólafsson 1979
Jón Helgason 1979-1983
Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson 1983-1988
Guðrún Helgadóttir 1988-1991
Salome Þorkelsdóttir 1991

Speakers of the unicameral Althing (1991-)[edit]

Name Period Party
Salome Þorkelsdóttir 1991 – 1995 Independence Party
Ólafur Einarsson 1995 – 1999 Independence Party
Halldór Blöndal 1999 – 2005 Independence Party
Sólveig Pétursdóttir 2005 – 2008 Independence Party
Sturla Böðvarsson 2008 – 2009 Independence Party
Guðbjartur Hannesson 2009 Social Democratic Alliance
Ásta Jóhannesdóttir 2009 – 2013 Social Democratic Alliance
Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson 2013 – present day Independence Party

Sources[edit]

  • The official website of the Althing