Famous People From Iceland
Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
09 March 1943
Chess Grandmaster
Hafþór Júlíus BjörnssonHafþór Júlíus Björnsson
26 November 1988
Strongman

Leif EriksonLeif Erikson
0970 AD
First European to reach North America

Stefán Karl StefánssonStefán Karl Stefánsson
10 July 1975
Actor

Erik the RedErik the Red
0950 AD
First permanent European settler in Greenland

Gylfi Sigurðsson Gylfi Sigurðsson
08 September 1989
Football Player
Magnús SchevingMagnús Scheving
10 November 1964
Writer

Ólafur ArnaldsÓlafur Arnalds
03 November 1986
Musician

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945
Astronaut
Einar JónssonEinar Jónsson
11 May 1874
Icelandic sculptor

Jon Pall SigmarssonJon Pall Sigmarsson
28 April 1960
Strongman, Bodybuilder
Ólafur Darri ÓlafssonÓlafur Darri Ólafsson
13 March 1973
Actor

Eiður GuðjohnsenEiður Guðjohnsen
15 September 1978
Icelandic footballer

Magnús Ver MagnússonMagnús Ver Magnússon
22 April 1963
Sportsperson, Powerlifter

Thorfinn KarlsefniThorfinn Karlsefni
0980 AD
Explorer

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
1179 AD
Historian
Vladimir AshkenazyVladimir Ashkenazy
06 July 1937
Pianist, Conductor, Composer

Magnus MagnussonMagnus Magnusson
12 October 1929
Journalist

Benedikt MagnússonBenedikt Magnússon
06 April 1983
strongman, powerlifter

Aron GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson
22 April 1989
Association football player
Jóhann Berg GuðmundssonJóhann Berg Guðmundsson
27 October 1990
Icelandic footballer

Alfreð FinnbogasonAlfreð Finnbogason
01 February 1989
Icelandic footballer
Kolbeinn SigþórssonKolbeinn Sigþórsson
14 March 1990
Icelandic footballer

Birkir BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
27 May 1988
Association football player

Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD
Poet
Ragnar SigurðssonRagnar Sigurðsson
19 June 1986
association football player

Aron JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
10 November 1990
Association football player
Halldór LaxnessHalldór Laxness
23 April 1902
Icelandic writer

Ólafur Ragnar GrímssonÓlafur Ragnar Grímsson
14 May 1943
President

Viðar Örn KjartanssonViðar Örn Kjartansson
11 March 1990
Footballer
Arnaldur IndriðasonArnaldur Indriðason
28 January 1961
Writer

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Hermann HreiðarssonHermann Hreiðarsson
11 July 1974
Association football player, Association football
Björn Bergmann SigurðarsonBjörn Bergmann Sigurðarson
26 February 1991
Icelandic footballer

Jón Daði BöðvarssonJón Daði Böðvarsson
25 May 1992
Icelandic footballer

Hörður Björgvin MagnússonHörður Björgvin Magnússon
11 February 1993
Icelandic footballer

Kjartan SveinssonKjartan Sveinsson
02 January 1978
Musician, Banjoist
Sveinn BjörnssonSveinn Björnsson
27 February 1881
President
Emil HallfreðssonEmil Hallfreðsson
29 June 1984
Association football player

Geir HaardeGeir Haarde
08 April 1951
Former Prime Minister of Iceland

Arnór Ingvi TraustasonArnór Ingvi Traustason
30 April 1993
Icelandic footballer

Davíð OddssonDavíð Oddsson
17 January 1948
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Kristján EldjárnKristján Eldjárn
06 December 1916
President

Ásgeir ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
13 May 1894
Former President of Iceland

Hallgrímur PéturssonHallgrímur Pétursson
1614 AD
Poet

Jón ArasonJón Arason
1484 AD
Poet

Sæmundr fróðiSæmundr fróði
1056 AD
Priest
Jónas HallgrímssonJónas Hallgrímsson
16 November 1807
Poet

Gunnar GunnarssonGunnar Gunnarsson
18 May 1889
Author
Guðbrandur ÞorlákssonGuðbrandur Þorláksson
1541 AD
Bishop

Halldór ÁsgrímssonHalldór Ásgrímsson
08 September 1947
Prime Minister

Ólafur ThorsÓlafur Thors
19 January 1892
Politician
Arngrímur JónssonArngrímur Jónsson
1568 AD
Scholar

Hannes HafsteinHannes Hafstein
04 December 1861
Politician
Matthías JochumssonMatthías Jochumsson
11 November 1835
Poet

Guðjón BaldvinssonGuðjón Baldvinsson
15 February 1986
Icelandic footballer

Árni MagnússonÁrni Magnússon
13 November 1663
Scholar

Einar BenediktssonEinar Benediktsson
31 October 1864
Poet

Ari ThorgilssonAri Thorgilsson
1067 AD
Author
Guðbrandur VigfússonGuðbrandur Vigfússon
13 March 1827
Scholar

Davíð StefánssonDavíð Stefánsson
21 January 1895
Poet

Þorsteinn ErlingssonÞorsteinn Erlingsson
27 September 1858
Poet

Sigurður NordalSigurður Nordal
14 September 1886
Philologist and Writer
Stephan G. StephanssonStephan G. Stephansson
03 October 1853
Poet

Einar Hjörleifsson KvaranEinar Hjörleifsson Kvaran
06 December 1859
Author
Jóhannes úr KötlumJóhannes úr Kötlum
04 November 1899
Author

Eggert ÓlafssonEggert Ólafsson
01 December 1726
Explorer

Jóhann SigurjónssonJóhann Sigurjónsson
19 June 1880
Playwright
Tómas GuðmundssonTómas Guðmundsson
06 January 1901
Author

Bólu-HjálmarBólu-Hjálmar
29 September 1796
Farmer
Steingrímur ThorsteinssonSteingrímur Thorsteinsson
19 May 1831
Poet

Jón Thoroddsen elderJón Thoroddsen elder
05 October 1818
Poet

Guðmundur G. HagalínGuðmundur G. Hagalín
10 October 1898
Writer
Eysteinn ÁsgrímssonEysteinn Ásgrímsson
1310 AD
Poet

Jakob ThorarensenJakob Thorarensen
18 May 1886
Writer
Baltasar KormakurBaltasar Kormakur
27 February 1966
Actor

Gudmundur KambanGudmundur Kamban
08 June 1888
Playwright

Jón SigurdssonJón Sigurdsson
17 June 1811
Political Leader

Kristmann GudmundssonKristmann Gudmundsson
23 October 1901
Novelist
Bjarni ThórarensenBjarni Thórarensen
30 December 1786
Poet
Jón Magnússon þumlungurJón Magnússon þumlungur
1610 AD
Author

Jón Thorkelsson VídalínJón Thorkelsson Vídalín
21 March 1666
Author