Jón Gnarr

Former Mayor of Reykjavík


Jón Gnarr is an Icelandic actor, writer, philosopher and comedian, and was Mayor of Reykjavík in 2010 - 2014.  He is also an active advocate for human rights, both domestically and internationally. He is a member of a number of organizations, including Amnesty International, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, and PEN, and a honorary member of The National Queer Organization of Iceland. In 2009 Jón Gnarr, together with a group of other artists, founded The Best Party which won the 2010 local elections.