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Famous Writers from Iceland

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 items, 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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    Ari Thorgilsson Died at 81 (1067-1148)

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    Árni Bergmann age 80

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    Arnórr jarlaskáld Died at 58 (1012-1070)

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    Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson

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    Baldur Ragnarsson age 85

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    Bersi Skáldtorfuson

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    Bjarni Thorarensen Died at 55 (1786-1841)

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    Died at 65 (1943-2008)

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    Bólu-Hjálmar Died at 79 (1796-1875)

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    Davíð Stefánsson Died at 69 (1895-1964)

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    Died at 68 (1930-1998)

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    Egill Skallagrímsson Died at 80 (910-990)

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    Eilífr Goðrúnarson

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    Einar Benediktsson Died at 76 (1864-1940)

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    Einar Kárason age 60

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    Einarr Helgason

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    Einarr Skúlason

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    Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

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    Eysteinn Ásgrímsson Died at 50 (1310-1360)

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    Eysteinn Valdason

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    Gamli gnævaðarskáld

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    Glúmr Geirason

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    Grímur Thomsen Died at 76 (1820-1896)

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    Gunnar Gunnarsson Died at 86 (1889-1975)

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    Gunnar Hámundarson

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    Gunnlaugr Ormstunga Died at 25 (983-1008)

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    Guðbergur Bergsson age 83

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    Died at 62 (1827-1889)

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    Guðmundur Kamban Died at 57 (1888-1945)

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    Guðný Halldórsdóttir age 61

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    Gyrðir Elíasson age 54

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    Hallar-Steinn

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    Died at 96 (1902-1998)

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    Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Died at 42 (965-1007)

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