Georg Olafsson
Georg Olafsson
Birth: 26 March 1909
Dalasýsla, Iceland
Death: 22 February 2017
Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Age: 107 years, 333 days
Country: Iceland ISL

Georg Olafsson [Icelandic: Georg Breiðfjörð Ólafsson] (26 March 1909 – 22 February 2017) was an Icelandic centenarian who was the oldest man to ever live in Iceland and also the first man from Iceland to live to the age of both 106,[1] and 107.[2]


Georg Breidfjord Olafsson was born in Dalasysla [Icelandic: Dalasýsla], Vesturland, Iceland on 26 March 1909, to parents Olafur Sturlaugsson and Agusta Sigurdardottir.[3] Olafsson married Thorbjorg Juliusdottir, and the couple had three sons. His wife passed away in 1994.

As of March 2015, he lived in a home for the elderly in Stykkisholmur [Icelandic: Stykkishólmur], Vesturland, where his 100 year old brother Eyjolfur also resides.[4] When interviewed in January 2016, he claimed he did not have the faintest clue about the secret to his longevity.[5]

Olafsson became the oldest man ever from Iceland on 11 March 2015, at the age of 105 years, 346 days, when he broke the record of Helgi Simonarson. He was the oldest living person in Iceland since the death of Gudridur Gudbrandsdottir on 25 June 2015.

Georg Olafsson died in Stykkisholmur on 22 February 2017 at the age of 107 years, 333 days.[6]


Iceland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Halldora Bjarnadottir
Valgerdur Fridriksdottir • Anna Jonsdottir • Margret Gisladottir • Adalbjorg Tryggvadottir • Kristin Hallgrimsdottir • Thordur Kristleifsson • Valfridur Gudmundsdottir • Sigridur Jonsdottir • Kristin Sveinsdottir • Helgi SimonarsonElin Magnusdottir • Malfridur Jonsdottir • Gudfinna Einarsdottir • Solveig Palsdottir • Kristin Gudmundsdottir • Thuridur Samuelsdottir • Torfhildur Torfadottir • Gudridur Gudbrandsdottir • Georg Olafsson • Jensina Andresdottir • Dora Olafsdottir

Iceland's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Gudmundur DadasonFreysteinn JonssonSigsteinn Palsson • Unknown • Kristjan Jons­sonGissur ErlingssonGeorg OlafssonJon HannessonTheodor JohannessonLarus SigfussonStefan ThorleifssonSnaebjoern Gislason

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