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List of famous politicians from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Icelander politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Icelander politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Iceland and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Iceland, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Albert Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Albert Guðmundsson Died at 71 (1923-1994) Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson was the first Icelandic professional football player and played for, amongst others, Rangers, Arsenal, FC Nancy and AC Milan. After retiring from his sporting ...more

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Árni Mathiesen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Árni Mathiesen age 60 Árni M. Mathiesen is an Icelandic politician. From September 2005 through 31 January 2009, he was Minister of Finance in Iceland. From 1999–2005 he was Minister of Fisheries. Mathiesen ...more

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Ásgeir Ásgeirsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson Died at 78 (1894-1972) Ásgeir Ásgeirsson was the second President of Iceland, from 1952 to 1968. Educated as a theologian, Ásgeir graduated with honours from the University of Iceland in ...more

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Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal Died at 86 (1924-2010) Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal was Prime Minister of Iceland for the Social Democratic from 15 October 1979 to 8 February 1980. Prior to that he was Minister of Foreign Affairs 1978–1980. ...more

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Bjarni Benediktsson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Bjarni Benediktsson Died at 62 (1908-1970) Bjarni Benediktsson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 14 November 1963 to 10 July 1970. His father, Benedikt Sveinsson, was a leader in the independence movement in Iceland and a member of ...more

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Björn Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Björn Þórðarson Died at 84 (1879-1963) Björn Þórðarson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 16 December 1942 to 21 October 1944, in the only government that did not rely on parliamentary support. He was prime ...more

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Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson age 46 Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson M.D. is an Icelandic politician who is the Mayor of Reykjavik City. He was the vice-chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance from 2009 until 2013. He ...more

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Davíð Oddsson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Davíð Oddsson age 70 Davíð Oddsson is an Icelandic politician and the longest-serving Prime Minister of Iceland, holding office from 1991 to 2004. From 2004 to 2005 he served as Foreign Minister. ...more

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Geir Haarde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Geir Haarde age 67 Geir Hilmar Haarde is an Icelandic politician and former head of government. In August 2014 he was appointed Ambassador of Iceland to the United States and several Latin American countries. He ...more

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Geir Hallgrímsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Geir Hallgrímsson Died at 65 (1925-1990) Geir Hallgrímsson was the 16th Prime Minister of Iceland for the Independence Party from 28 August 1974 to 1 September 1978. Geir was mayor of Reykjavík from 1959 to 1972. During ...more

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Gunnar Birgisson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Gunnar Birgisson age 71 Gunnar Ingi Birgisson is an Icelandic politician, currently mayor of Fjallabyggð. Gunnar Birgisson is a former member of Alþingi and the former mayor of Kópavogur. He coined the ...more

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Gunnar Thoroddsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Gunnar Thoroddsen Died at 73 (1910-1983) Gunnar Thoroddsen was the Prime Minister of Iceland from 8 February 1980 to 26 May 1983. Gunnar was the youngest man ever elected to the Althing, Iceland's Parliament. He was 23 years old when ...more

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Guðbjartur Hannesson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðbjartur Hannesson age 68 Guðbjartur Hannesson is an Icelandic politician and was welfare minister. He is affiliated with the Social Democratic Alliance. He won a seat in parliament for the Social Democratic Alliance ...more

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Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson age 74 Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson is an Icelandic politician and chairman of the Liberal Party from 2003 to 2009. He served as the captain of fishing vessels in the years from 1967 to ...more

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Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson age 51 Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson is an Icelandic politician. He has been a member of the Althing for the Independence Party since 2003 and served as the Minister of ...more

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Guðmundur Steingrímsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðmundur Steingrímsson age 46 Guðmundur Steingrímsson is an Icelandic politician and son and grandson of former Icelandic Prime Ministers Steingrímur Hermannsson and Hermann Jónasson.

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Guðrún Helgadóttir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Guðrún Helgadóttir age 83 Guðrún Helgadóttir is a prominent writer of children's literature in Iceland. She was born in Hafnarfjörður on 7 September 1935. Her first book, Jón Oddur og ...more

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Halldór Ásgrímsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Halldór Ásgrímsson age 71 Halldór Ásgrímsson is an Icelandic politician, formerly Prime Minister of Iceland from 2004 to 2006 and leader of the Progressive Party from 1994 to 2006.

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Halldór Blöndal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Halldór Blöndal age 80 Halldór Blöndal is a politician of the Independence Party. He is the son of Kristjana Benediktsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson's sister. He worked as a teacher and a journalist ...more

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Hannes Hafstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Hannes Hafstein Died at 61 (1861-1922) Hannes Þórður Pétursson Hafstein was an Icelandic politician and poet. In 1904 he became the first Icelander to be appointed to the Danish Cabinet as the Minister for ...more

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Hannibal Valdimarsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Hannibal Valdimarsson Died at 88 (1903-1991) Hannibal Gísli Valdimarsson was a politician from Iceland.

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Hermann Jónasson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Hermann Jónasson Died at 80 (1896-1976) Hermann Jónasson was an Icelandic politician of the Progressive Party, who was Prime Minister of Iceland on two occasions. He served his first term from 28 July 1934 to 16 May 1942. This ...more

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Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir age 64 Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir is an Icelandic politician from the Social Democratic Alliance, formerly Minister for Foreign Affairs 2007–2009 and leader of the ...more

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Jóhann Hafstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jóhann Hafstein Died at 65 (1915-1980) Jóhann Hafstein was elected to Althingi for Reykjavík in 1946 which he represented until 1978. Jóhann was Prime Minister of Iceland from 10 July 1970 to 14 July 1971, for ...more

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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir age 76 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is a former politician and the former Prime Minister of Iceland. She became active in the trade union movement, serving as an officer. Elected an MP from ...more

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Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson age 79 Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson is an Icelandic politician and diplomat.

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Jón Gnarr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jón Gnarr age 51 Jón Gnarr Kristinsson is an Icelandic actor, comedian, and politician who served as the Mayor of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, from 2010 to 2014. Born Jón Gunnar ...more

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Jón Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Jón Sigurðsson Died at 68 (1811-1879) Jón Sigurðsson was the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement.

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Katrín Jakobsdóttir age 42 Katrín Jakobsdóttir is an Icelandic politician and a member of the Althing for the Reykjavík North constituency since 2007. She is the leader of the Left-Green Movement and ...more

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Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir age 63 Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir is an Icelandic politician with the Left-Green Movement. She was a member of the Althing for Reykjavík constituencies from 1999. She didn't get ...more

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Kristján Eldjárn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Kristján Eldjárn Died at 66 (1916-1982) Dr. Kristján Eldjárn was the third President of Iceland, from 1968 to 1980. His parents were Þórarinn Kr. Eldjárn, a teacher in Tjörn, and Sigrún ...more

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Kristján Þór Júlíusson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Kristján Þór Júlíusson age 61 Kristján Þór Júlíusson is an Icelandic politician, a member of Alþingi and the current Minister for Health. He completed degrees in Icelandic, literature ...more

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Magnús Stefánsson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Magnús Stefánsson age 58 Magnús Stefánsson is an Icelandic politician. He has been member of the Althing for the Progressive Party for the West Iceland constituency and for the Northwest Iceland ...more

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Markús Örn Antonsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Markús Örn Antonsson age 75 Markús Örn Antonsson was the Mayor of Reykjavík from 1991 to 1994.

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Ólafur Jóhannesson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Ólafur Jóhannesson Died at 71 (1913-1984) Ólafur Jóhannesson was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Iceland for the Progressive Party on two occasions. He was a member of the Progressive Party, serving as party chairman

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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson age 75 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, is the fifth President of Iceland, having served since 1996; he was unopposed in 2000, re-elected for a third term in 2004, re-elected unopposed for a ...more

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Össur Skarphéðinsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Össur Skarphéðinsson age 65 Össur Skarphéðinsson is an Icelandic politician who was Minister for Foreign Affairs from February 2009 - 2013. Össur matriculated from the Reykjavík Grammar School ...more

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Róbert Marshall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Róbert Marshall age 47 Róbert Marshall is an Icelandic politician. In April 2009, he was elected as a Member of Althingi for the Reykjavik Constituency South, representing the Social Democratic Alliance. On 12 ...more

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson age 43 Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic politician who has been Prime Minister of Iceland since 2013. He has also been chairman of the Progressive Party since 2009. He was ...more

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Sigurjón Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Sigurjón Þórðarson age 54 Sigurjón Þórðarson is an Icelandic politician. He was a member of the Althing for the Liberal Party from 2003 to 2007. In 2010, he was elected leader of the Liberal ...more

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Sigurður Kári Kristjánsson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Sigurður Kári Kristjánsson age 45 Sigurður Kári Kristjánsson is an Icelandic Member of Parliament for the Independence Party. Kristjánsson graduated with a law degree from the University of Iceland in ...more

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Siv Friðleifsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Siv Friðleifsdóttir age 56 Siv Friðleifsdóttir is an Icelandic politician. Rarely used full name is Björg Siv Juhlin Friðleifsdóttir. She was a member of the Althing for the Progressive Party ...more

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Sólveig Pétursdóttir is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Sólveig Pétursdóttir age 66 Sólveig Guðrún Pétursdóttir is a former speaker of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, serving between 2005 and 2007. She was a parliament member from 1991, ...more

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Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson Died at 86 (1894-1980) Stefán Yaldi Jóhann Stefánsson was the first actual Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iceland from 18 November 1941 to 17 January 1942. He was Prime Minister of Iceland from 4 ...more

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Steingrímur Hermannsson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Steingrímur Hermannsson Died at 82 (1928-2010) Steingrímur Hermannsson was Prime Minister of Iceland.

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Steingrímur J. Sigfússon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon age 63 Steingrímur Jóhann Sigfússon is an Icelandic politician. He has been a member of the Althing since 1983 and is the founding chairman of the Left-Green Movement. He was the ...more

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Steingrímur Steinþórsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Steingrímur Steinþórsson Died at 73 (1893-1966) Steingrímur Steinþórsson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 14 March 1950 to 11 September 1953. He was a member of the Interim Triumvirate from 26 January to 31 July 1952, ...more

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Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir age 53 Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir is an Icelandic politician, and a former mayor of Reykjavík. She was the mayor from 30 November 2004 to 13 June 2006; took over after ...more

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Thorkild Fjeldsted is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Thorkild Fjeldsted Died at 56 (1740-1796) Thorkild Jonsson Fjeldsted Icelandic lawyer, practised law in Copenhagen from 1763 to 1769, and from 1769 to 1772, he was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands. After that, he moved to Norway. ...more

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Tryggvi Þórhallsson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Iceland
Tryggvi Þórhallsson Died at 46 (1889-1935) Tryggvi Þórhallsson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 28 August 1927 to 3 June 1932. He was a member of the Progressive Party.