Famous Writers from Iceland

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List of famous writers from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iceland is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Icelander writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Iceland and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different writers, including Hannes Hafstein and Einarr Helgason.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Icelander writers?" and "Which writers are from Iceland?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Iceland in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Iceland, but they're all of Iceland descent.
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    Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Copenhagen, Denmark

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    Paris, France

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    Búðardalur, Iceland

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    Sólveig Anspach Europe, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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    Denmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

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    Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Einar Kárason is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

    Einar Kárason Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Europe, Iceland, Northern Europe

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    Gunnar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

    Gunnar Gunnarsson Fljótsdalur

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    Hanover, Germany

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    Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Thor Vilhjálmsson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

    Thor Vilhjálmsson Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Guðmundur Kamban is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

    Guðmundur Kamban Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Guðný Halldórsdóttir

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    Sigvaldi J. Karason Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Jón Atli Jónasson Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson

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