Master of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Thesis: Elderly in Iceland. Received study grants from the World Health Organization in Copenhagen and the Thor Thors Memorial Fund.
Advanced legal studies at Stockholm University, mainly focusing on insurance law. Received a study grant from Svenska Institutet. Thesis: Property Insurance in Iceland.
Cand.Jur. from the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 23 February 1980. Thesis: Störf og starfshættir barnaverndaryfirvalda (Functions and Practices of Child Protection Authorities).
Hamrahlíð College, University Matriculation Certificate, 16 May 1975.