Stefán Pálsson

About Stefán

Born in Reykjavík on April 8, 1975, son of Páll Stefánsson, health officer and Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir, upper-secondary school teacher. Grew up in Vesturbær and studied at Melaskóli and Hagaskóli.

Married to congresswoman Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, they have two sons.

Career and education

Student from Reykjavík Junior College in 1995. Historian from the University of Iceland in 1998. M.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies from Edinburgh University in 2001.

Head of the Heritage Museum of Reykjavík Power Company, and later Reykjavík Energy from 1998 to 2010. Independent historian since 2010. Has authored several books on historical topics. Part-time teaching at the University of Iceland. Various media jobs, such as column writing and quiz game management.

Has been a Member of the Reykjavík Junior College School Board, has been a Deputy Member of the University of Iceland School Committee, and is a Member of the Gift of Jón Sigurðsson.

Social Activities

Has held various fiduciary positions for Fram FC, including in central management. Deputy Member of the Central Committee of the Campaign Against Militarism since 1999, and chair for a long time.