About Einar

Einar Þorsteinsson is the Mayor of Reykjavík City. Einar is the City Council Chair of the Progressive Party and the party's first Mayor. He assumed office at the beginning of 2024.

Einar was born on December 24, 1978, at Landspítali Hospital in Reykjavík. He grew up in Kópavogur, the son of Soffía Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir, a Project Manager in the payroll department of Landspítali, and Þorsteinn Einarsson, a former human resources manager in Kópavogur.

Einar attended Reykjavík Junior College and studied political science and public administration MPA at the University of Iceland, as well as exchange studies at the University of Miami. During his university years, Einar was the chair of Politica, the association of political science students, and served on the board of Vaka.

In 2004, Einar joined the National Broadcasting Service (RÚV), starting as a sports journalist but mostly worked as a news reporter, news presenter, and program director for "Kastljós," a news and current affairs show on television. Einar led the election television coverage for the parliamentary, municipal, and presidential elections for many years.

Einar resigned from his role at RÚV early in 2022 when he joined the Progressive Party and ran as its lead candidate in Reykjavík for the March 2022 municipal elections. In those elections, the Progressive Party secured four City Councilors.

Einar lives with his family in the Seljahverfi neighborhood. He is married to Milla Ósk Magnúsdóttir, a Lawyer and assistant to the Minister of Health. He has two daughters from a previous relationship, Auður Berta and Soffía Kristín. Einar and Milla together have a son, Emil Magnús.