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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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