Svandís Svavarsdóttir

Svandís Svavarsdóttir
  • Minister of Health since 2017. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Welfare.
  • Date of Birth: August 24th, 1964
  • Party: Left-Green Movement

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík South Constituency since 2009.

Party group

  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Left-Green Movement 2013-2017.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee 2017 (1st Deputy Chairman since 2017).
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees 2017.
  • Member of the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee 2016 and 2013-2014.
  • Member of the Environment and Communications Committee 2014-2016.
  • Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi 2014-2016.

Ministerial career


  • Minister of Health since 2017.
  • Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources 2012-2013.
  • Minister for the Environment 2009-2012.