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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 1067

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    Árni Bergmann 1935

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    Arnórr jarlaskáld 1012

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    Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson

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    Baldur Ragnarsson 1930

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    Bersi Skáldtorfuson

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    Bjarni Thorarensen 1786

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    Bólu-Hjálmar 1796

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    Davíð Stefánsson 1895

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    Egill Skallagrímsson 910

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    Eilífr Goðrúnarson

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    Eilífr kúlnasveinn

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    Einar Benediktsson 1864

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    Einar Kárason 1955

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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 1310

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    Grímur Thomsen 1820

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    Gunnar Gunnarsson 1889

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    Gunnar Hámundarson

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    Gunnlaugr Ormstunga 983

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    Guðmundur Kamban 1888

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    Guðný Halldórsdóttir 1954

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