Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík North Constituency
2003-2009, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2009-2016 and for the Reykjavík
North Constituency since 2016.
Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party since 2016.
Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2013-2016 and 2005-2007.
Member of the Budget Committee since 2013 (1st Deputy Chairman 2013-2016).
Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees
2013-2016 (Chairman 2013-2016) and 2003-2007 (Chairman 2005-2007).
Member of the EU-Iceland joint Parliamentary Committee 2013-2016 (Chairman
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2013-2014.
Member of the Economic Affairs and Trade Committee 2011-2013.
Member of the Health Committee 2009-2011.
Member of the Trade Committee 2009-2011.
Member of the Environment Committee 2003-2007 (Chairman 2004-2007).
Member of the Fisheries Committee 2003-2007.
Member of the Social Affairs Committee on 2003-2006 (Deputy Chairman 2003-
Minister of Health and Social Security 2007-2009.
Minister of Foreign Affairs 2016-
Born 19 December 1967. Married with two children and two stepchildren.