Jón Gnarr At his office in the City Hall. The painting on the wall behind him is by Banksy. Photo/GVA
Jón Gnarr was elected the capital’s mayor in 2010 when his party, Besti flokkurinn (The Best Party), formed a coalition government with Samfylkingin (The Social Democratic Alliance). Jón will step down after the municipal elections in 2014.
Jón is a career comedian and writer. As a true rebel, his taste in music leans towards rock ‘n’ roll and punk.
Toxicity by System of a Down
To draw attention to air pollution in Reykjavík. The World Health Organization maintains that particle pollution from mobile emissions and nail-tires tearing up the asphalt in the winter is just as harmful as tobacco smoke and asbestos. Dead serious.
Fjöllin hafa vakað by Bubbi Morthens
An ode to Mount Esja (the mountain that dominates the view from Reykjavík)
Ó Reykjavík by Vonbrigði
Ó, borg mín borg by Björk and KK
The most beautiful poem ever written about Reykjavík