Magnea Gna Johannsdottir

About Magnea Gna

Magnea Gna Johannsdottir was born in Reykjavik on April 3, 1997, but grew up in Bolungarvik. She earned an International Baccalaureate from the United World College RCN in Norway in 2017. That same year, Magnea moved to Thailand, where she worked as an intern on the development of the international school United Word College Thailand. In 2021, Magnea completed a BA degree at the University of Iceland Faculty of Law and she is currently pursuing a master's degree at the same department. She is the daughter of Johann Hannibalsson, a long-time farmer in Hanholl in Bolungarvik who now works as an avalanche observer and teacher and Gudrun Stella Gissurardottir, who is the director of the Westfjord Directorate of Labor.


Magnea Gna is the chair of Youth Progress (I. “Ung Framsókn”) in Reykjavik and the former publicist of the Association of Young Progressives. Prior to joining City Council, Magnea studied law at the University of Iceland Faculty of Law and held the position of International Secretary of Orator, the society of law students at the University of Iceland. She has been active in social activities, including on the Equal Opportunities Commission of the University of Iceland Student Council and the United World College Red Cross Nordic Student Council.

Magnea has had various jobs over the years including running a maritime and natural heritage museum, as a tourist guide, assistant teacher, and recreational instructor at Throttheimar Youth Center, and for the Kopavogur Privacy Office, the Westfjord Nature Research Center, as well as for a legal repository and a book publisher.


2021 Bachelor of Arts in Law
2017 International Baccalaureate

Committee Duties

Welfare Council
Chair of the Multicultural Council
First Vice-President of City Council
Chair of the Welfare Appeal Board

Non-Reykjavik Committee Duties

Board of Hamrahlid Junior College
Council of United World College Red Cross Nordic

Office Hours

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