Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson was appointed The Mayor of Akureyri on the 15th of August 2010.
Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson was born in Reykjavík on the 6th of September 1966. He graduated from Fjölbrautaskólinn við Ármúla (The Comprehensive Secondary School at Ármúli) in 1987. He completed a degree in physical education at primary and secondary level from the Icelandic School of Physical Education in 1990 and a diploma from the Sport University of Cologne, Germany in 1994. Additionally he achieved a diploma in management skills from Kennaraháskóli Íslands in 2000.
Eríkur Björn was the youth and sports representative for the town of Egilsstaðir from 1994-1996 and the sports and leisure representative for the town of Akureyri from 1996-2002. In 2002 he was appointed the of Mayor of Fljótsdalshérað in East Iceland, a position he held until 2010.
Eríkur Björn is married to Alma Jóhanna Árnadóttir who was born on the 29th January1969, in Húsavík. Alma is a graphic designer and graduated from Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri (The Art College of Akureyri). They have three sons; Árni Björn (born 1997), Birnir Eiðar (born 2008) and Hákon Bjarnar (born 2009).