List of Famous people born in Iceland
Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, trip hop, classical, and avant-garde music.
Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Iceland national team.
Rúrik Gíslason is an Icelandic former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is an Icelandic professional football coach and former player who played as a forward. He is currently the assistant manager of the Iceland men's national team. Gudjohnsen saw his greatest success in England and Spain with Chelsea and Barcelona respectively, where he won the UEFA Champions League and La Liga with the latter and the League Cup and Premiership twice with the former. Along with two spells at Bolton Wanderers fourteen years apart, he also played in Iceland, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, China and Norway in a club career lasting 22 years.
Hannes Þór Halldórsson
Hannes Þór Halldórsson is an Icelandic filmmaker and professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Icelandic club Valur and the Iceland national team.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir is an Icelandic politician serving as the 28th and current Prime Minister of Iceland since 2017. She has been a member of the Althing for the Reykjavík North constituency since 2007. She became deputy chairperson of the Left-Green Movement in 2003 and has been their chairperson since 2013. Katrín was Iceland's Minister of Education, Science and Culture and of Nordic Co-operation from 2 February 2009 to 23 May 2013. She is Iceland's second female prime minister, after Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. On 19 February 2020, she was named Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.
Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which was awarded by Renzo Gracie after impressive results at the 2009 IBJJF Pan-Ams and the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. Gunnar is a teammate of UFC fighter and former Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, and is a member of Mjölnir gym in Iceland, and SBG Ireland.
Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al-Arabi and captains the Icelandic national team. He can play either as a defensive midfielder or a central midfielder.
Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic musician and composer. A classically trained cellist, she has played and recorded with the bands Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, Múm and Stórsveit Nix Noltes, and has toured with Animal Collective and Sunn O))). She has also produced solo works.
Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir known by her stage name Heida Reed, is an Icelandic actress and model. She is known for playing parts in One Day, Jo (2013), Silent Witness (2014) and the BBC drama Poldark.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic politician who was the youngest serving Prime Minister of Iceland from May 2013 until April 2016. He was also chairman of the Progressive Party from 2009 to October 2016. He was elected to the Althing as the 8th member for the Reykjavík Constituency North on 25 April 2009. He has represented the Northeast Constituency as its 1st member since 27 April 2013.
Birkir Bjarnason is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie B club Brescia and the Iceland national football team.
Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving is an Icelandic writer, entrepreneur, producer, actor and athlete. He is the creator, director, and star of the children's television show LazyTown, in which he also portrayed the character Sportacus.
Alfreð Finnbogason is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for German club FC Augsburg and the Iceland national team.
Kolbeinn Sigþórsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Allsvenskan club IFK Göteborg and the Iceland national team.
Dagur Valdimar Sigurðsson is an Icelandic retired handball player and current coach of the Japanese national team. He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Ragnar Sigurðsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as centre back for Ukrainian club Rukh Lviv and the Iceland national team.
Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson
Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal and the Iceland national team. In addition to Arsenal, Rúnar Alex has previously played for Dijon, FC Nordsjælland and KR Reykjavik.
Jón Gnarr is an Icelandic actor, comedian, and politician who served as the Mayor of Reykjavík from 2010 to 2014.
Alfreð Gíslason is an Icelandic former handball player and current coach for the German national team. He coached THW Kiel during 11 seasons.