Icelanders celebrate a new president today

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid on ...

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid on the Parliament balcony. mbl.is/Júlíus


Dr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson was sworn in as the 6th President of the Republic of Iceland earlier today. After having signed the oath of office, President Jóhannesson and the First Lady Eliza Reid emerged onto the balcony of the Icelandic Parliament building and were greeted by cheering crowd of Icelanders, as well as a few bewildered tourists.

On the occasion the First Lady wore a traditional Icelandic Skautbúnngur costume with a headdress.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Eliza Reid arrive at the Parliament ...

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Eliza Reid arrive at the Parliament building Photo: Iceland Monitor/Júlíus

President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson delivers his inauguration address. ...

President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson delivers his inauguration address. Former Presidents Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (1996-2016) and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (1980-1996) look on. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Freyja Gylfa

Former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff ...

Former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff arrive at the Parliament building Photo: Iceland Monitor/Freyja Gylfa

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