Hallgrímur Helgason was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1959. He spent one year at The Icelandic School of Arts and Crafts and a few months at the Academy of Fine Arts in München.
Since 1982 he has worked as a visual artist and writer. Hallgrímur has had over 20 solo exhibitions in his hometown, Boston, New York, Paris and Malmö and has been represented in over 30 group shows in various countries.
Elected as President of Iceland in 1980, and re-elected in 1984 and 1988, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, heads the magnificent land in the north.
The President was born on April 15, 1930 in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Her father was a civil engineer and professor at the University of Iceland. Her mother served as the chairman of the Icelandic Nurses Association for 36 years. Vigdis Finnbogadottir has known the value of education
HALLDÓR KILJAN GUDJÓNSSON (b. April 23, 1902, Reykjavík, Iceland. Feb. 8, 1998, near Reykjavík), Icelandic novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.
Laxness spent most of his youth on the family farm. As a young man he spent several years traveling in Europe, where he became a Roman Catholic and wrote his first major novel, Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír (1927; "The Great Weaver from Kashmir"), about a young man
Eidur Gudjohnsen was born in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital, on September 15th 1978.
He started his career with Valur Reykjavik after his family returned from Belgium, where he had been in the books of Brussegem, where his father was a professional footballer. Eidur made his debut for Valur at the age of 15, but had played for Iceland Under-16's at the age of 13 and won 30 caps at that level.