List of the most popular authors from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Icelander authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Icelander writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.
Kolbeinn Tumason and Þórarinn loftunga are only the beginning of the authors on this list.
This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Iceland?" and "Who are the best Icelander authors?"For further information on these historic Icelander authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Icelander authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.