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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 writers, 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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Arnaldur Indriðason is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Baltasar Kormákur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Halldór Laxness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Halldór Laxness Died at 96 (1902-1998)

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Bobby Fischer Died at 65 (1943-2008)

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Sjón is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Sjón age 55

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Ólafur Elíasson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Jón Þór Birgisson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Dagur Kári is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Dagur Kári age 44

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Valdís Óskarsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Olaf de Fleur Johannesson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Snorri Sturluson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Snorri Sturluson Died at 62 (1179-1241)

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Ágúst Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Runar Runarsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Jóhann Jóhannsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Kjartan Sveinsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Óskar Jónasson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ísold Uggadóttir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Þráinn Bertelsson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Georg Hólm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Georg Hólm age 41

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Sólveig Anspach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Sólveig Anspach age 57

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Jon Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Jørgen Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Jørgen Jørgensen Died at 61 (1780-1841)

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Einar Már Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ólafur Egill Egilsson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Orri Páll Dýrason is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ragnar Bragason is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Róbert Ingi Douglas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Einar Kárason is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Einar Kárason age 62

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Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Hrafn Gunnlaugsson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson age 69

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Gunnar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Gunnar Gunnarsson Died at 86 (1889-1975)

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Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Dieter Roth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Dieter Roth Died at 68 (1930-1998)

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Arni Asgeirsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Omar Orn Hauksson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Andri Snær Magnason is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Thor Vilhjálmsson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Thor Vilhjálmsson Died at 86 (1925-2011)

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Marteinn Thorsson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Guðmundur Kamban is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Guðmundur Kamban Died at 57 (1888-1945)

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Hallgrímur Helgason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Guðný Halldórsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Guðný Halldórsdóttir age 63

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Sigvaldi J. Karason is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Sigvaldi J. Karason age 44

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Jón Atli Jónasson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Jón Atli Jónasson age 45

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Bjarni Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland

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Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Iceland
Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson Died at 70 (1918-1988)