List of Olympic athletes born in Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Iceland have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Iceland who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Iceland Olympians were born in Iceland, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Vilhjálmur Einarsson and Hreiðar Guðmundsson are only the beginning of the athletes on this list.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Iceland?" and "Which Olympians were born in Iceland?"