This is a list of oldest people from Iceland.
All listed were born in a time when Iceland was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark (1814–1918).

Living (103+)

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 24 Oct 2020
1 Dora Olafsdottir F 6 July 1912 108 years, 110 days
2 Nanna Franklinsdottir F 12 May 1916 104 years, 165 days
3 Stefan Thorleifsson M 18 Aug 1916 104 years, 67 days
4 Hildur Palsdottir F 1 Nov 1916 103 years, 357 days
5 Jonina Valdimarsdottir F 29 Nov 1916 103 years, 329 days
6 Anna Steinthorsdottir F 28 Apr 1917 103 years, 179 days
7 Thordis Filippusdottir F 7 May 1917 103 years, 170 days
8 Helga Gudmundsdottir F 17 May 1917 103 years, 160 days
9 Anna Hallgrimsdottir F 7 Aug 1917 103 years, 78 days

Oldest Icelanders ever (106+)

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age
1 Jensina Andresdottir F 10 Nov 1909 18 Apr 2019 109 years, 159 days
2 Solveig Palsdottir F 20 Aug 1897 28 Oct 2006 109 years, 69 days
3 Gudfinna Einarsdottir F 2 Feb 1897 1 Apr 2006 109 years, 58 days
4 Gudridur Gudbrandsdottir F 23 May 1906 25 Jun 2015 109 years, 33 days
5 Gudrun Jonsdottir F 9 Aug 1906 12 Dec 2014 108 years, 125 days
6 Dora Olafsdottir F 6 July 1912 Living 108 years, 110 days
7 Halldora Bjarnadottir F 15 Oct 1873 27 Nov 1981 108 years, 43 days
8 Georg Olafsson M 26 Mar 1909 22 Feb 2017 107 years, 333 days
9 Gudrun Straumfjord [1] F 24 May 1911 17 Jan 2019 107 years, 238 days
10 Elin Magnusdottir F 4 Nov 1895 25 Feb 2003 107 years, 113 days
11 Torfhildur Torfadottir [2] F 24 May 1904 22 Aug 2011 107 years, 90 days
12 Malfridur Jonsdottir F 29 Aug 1896 7 Nov 2003 107 years, 70 days
13 Margret Hannesdottir [3] F 15 July 1904 3 Aug 2011 107 years, 19 days
14 Gudrun Thordardottir F 10 Sep 1879 27 July 1986 106 years, 320 days
15 Aldis Einarsdottir F 4 Nov 1884 31 Aug 1991 106 years, 300 days
16 Lovísa Bjargmundsdottir F 28 Aug 1898 2 May 2005 106 years, 247 days
17 Johanna Jonsdottir F 12 Feb 1900 26 Sep 2006 106 years, 226 days
18 Hlif Bödvarsdottir F 11 Apr 1909 12 Nov 2015 106 years, 215 days
19 Ingiridur Vilhjalmsdottir F 14 Nov 1906 18 May 2013 106 years, 185 days
20 Helga Brynjolfsdottir F 1 Jun 1847 2 Dec 1953 106 years, 184 days
21 Gudny Asbjörnsdottir F 20 Sep 1907 8 Mar 2014 106 years, 169 days
22 Kristin Sveinsdottir F 24 Aug 1894 18 Nov 2000 106 years, 86 days
23 Jenny Gudmundsdottir F 23 Jan 1879 14 Apr 1985 106 years, 81 days
24 Maria M Andresdottir F 22 Jul 1859 3 Sep 1965 106 years, 43 days

Oldest men (104+)

Rank Name Birth Death Age
1 Georg Olafsson 26 Mar 1909 22 Feb 2017 107 years, 333 days
2 Helgi Simonarson 13 Sep 1895 24 Aug 2001 105 years, 345 days
3 Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 23 Jan 1884 21 Dec 1989 105 years, 333 days
4 Gudmundur Dadason 13 Nov 1900 12 May 2006 105 years, 180 days
5 Jon Hannesson 20 Jun 1912 26 Nov 2017 105 years, 159 days
6 Larus Sigfusson [4] 5 Feb 1915 13 May 2020 105 years, 98 days
7 Sigsteinn Palsson 16 Feb 1905 4 Feb 2010 104 years, 353 days
8 Theodor Johannesson 18 Sep 1913 3 Sep 2018 104 years, 350 days
9 Thorvaldur Jonsson 31 Dec 1884 23 Sep 1989 104 years, 266 days
10 Kristjan Jons­son 22 Apr 1908 16 Oct 2012 104 years, 177 days
11 Kristjan J Jonsson 9 Aug 1855 10 Dec 1959 104 years, 123 days
12 Thordur Kristleifsson 31 Mar 1893 24 Jun 1997 104 years, 85 days
13 Stefan Thorleifsson 18 Aug 1916 Living 104 years, 67 days
14 Gissur O Erlingsson 21 Mar 1909 18 May 2013 104 years, 58 days
15 Freysteinn Jonsson 17 May 1903 24 Jun 2007 104 years, 38 days
16 Sigurdur Magnusson 3 Apr 1880 7 May 1984 104 years, 34 days

Oldest (known) emigrants (104+)

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country
1 Gudrun Bjornsdottir F 20 Oct 1888 26 Aug 1998 109 years, 310 days CanadaCAN
2 Johanna Stefansdottir F 4 Dec 1873 26 July 1981 107 years, 234 days CanadaCAN
3 Gudrun Einarsdottir F 18 Mar 1877 27 Jan 1983 105 years, 315 days CanadaCAN
4 Margret Thorbjarnardottir F 17 Sep 1853 1 May 1959 105 years, 226 days CanadaCAN
5 Eirikur Sigfusson M 13 Oct 1890 25 May 1996 105 years, 225 days CanadaCAN
6 Malfridur Fridriksdottir F 19 Jun 1879 8 May 1984 104 years, 324 days CanadaCAN
7 Einar Gudmundsson M 29 Jan 1835 22 Oct 1939 104 years, 266 days United StatesUSA
8 Pauline Johnson F 14 Nov 1895 23 Apr 2000 104 years, 161 days CanadaCAN

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Iceland since 1985

      Under 110       Living

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan
? 2 Dec 1953
Helga Brynjolfsdottir F ? –106 1 Jun 1847 – 2 Dec 1953
106 years, 184 days
? 3 Sep 1965
Maria M Andresdottir F ? –106 22 Jul 1859 – 3 Sep 1965
106 years, 43 days
? 2 May 1973
Kristin Halldorsdottir F ? –103 16 Mar 1870 – 2 May 1973
103 years, 47 days
 ? 27 Nov 1981
Halldora Bjarnadottir F ? –108 15 Oct 1873 – 27 Nov 1981
108 years, 43 days
? 14 Apr 1985
Jenny Gudmundsdottir F ? –106 23 Jan 1879 – 14 Apr 1985
106 years, 81 days
14 Apr 1985 27 July 1986
(1 yr, 104 days)
Gudrun Thordardottir F 105–106 10 Sep 1879 – 27 July 1986
106 years, 320 days
27 July 1986 13 Dec 1986
(139 days)
Gudmundur Arnason M 102–103 20 Oct 1883 – 13 Dec 1986
103 years, 54 days
13 Dec 1986 21 Dec 1989
(3 yrs, 8 days)
Sigurdur Thorvaldsson M 102–105 23 Jan 1884 – 21 Dec 1989
105 years, 333 days
21 Dec 1989 31 Aug 1991
(1 yr, 253 days)
Aldis Einarsdottir F 105–106 4 Nov 1884 – 31 Aug 1991
106 years, 300 days
31 Aug 1991 22 Sep 1992
(1 yr, 22 days)
G Elisabet Jonsdottir [5] F 103–104 19 Jun 1888 – 22 Sep 1992
104 years, 95 days
22 Sep 1992 15 Feb 1993
(146 days)
Gudrun Hallvardsdottir [6] F 103–104 17 Oct 1888 – 15 Feb 1993
104 years, 121 days
15 Feb 1993 12 Nov 1993
(270 days)
Rannveig Josefsdottir F 103–104 24 Apr 1889 – 12 Nov 1993
104 years, 202 days
12 Nov 1993 5 Nov 1994
(358 days)
Valgerdur Fridriksdottir F 104–105 3 May 1889 – 5 Nov 1994
105 years, 186 days
5 Nov 1994 29 Mar 1995
(144 days)
Anna Jonsdottir [7] F 103–104 15 Jan 1891 – 29 Mar 1995
104 years, 73 days
29 Mar 1995 6 Oct 1995
(191 days)
Margret Gisladottir [8] F 104 6 Mar 1891 – 6 Oct 1995
104 years, 214 days
6 Oct 1995 20 Sep 1996
(350 days)
Adalbjorg Tryggvadottir F 103–104 4 Dec 1891 – 20 Sep 1996
104 years, 291 days [9]
20 Sep 1996 29 Mar 1997
(190 days)
Kristin Hallgrimsdottir [10] F 103–104 17 Oct 1892 – 29 Mar 1997
104 years, 163 days
29 Mar 1997 24 June 1997
(87 days)
Thordur Kristleifsson [11] M 103–104 31 Mar 1893 – 24 Jun 1997
104 years, 85 days
24 Jun 1997 5 Mar 1998
(252 days)
Valfridur Gudmundsdottir F 103–104 8 Jan 1894 – 5 Mar 1998
104 years, 56 days [12]
5 Mar 1998 14 Sep 1998
(193 days)
Sigridur Jonsdottir[13] F 104 8 Feb 1894 – 14 Sep 1998
104 years, 218 days
14 Sep 1998 18 Nov 2000
(2 yrs, 65 days)
Kristin Sveinsdottir [14] F 104–106 24 Aug 1894 – 18 Nov 2000
106 years, 86 days
18 Nov 2000 24 Aug 2001
(279 days)
Helgi Simonarson M 105 13 Sep 1895 – 24 Aug 2001
105 years, 345 days
24 Aug 2001 25 Feb 2003
(1 yr, 185 days)
Elin Magnusdottir F 105–107 4 Nov 1895 – 25 Feb 2003
107 years, 113 days
25 Feb 2003 7 Nov 2003
(255 days)
Malfridur Jonsdottir F 106–107 29 Aug 1896 – 7 Nov 2003
107 years, 70 days
7 Nov 2003 1 Apr 2006
(2 yrs, 145 days)
Gudfinna Einarsdottir F 106–109 2 Feb 1897 – 1 Apr 2006
109 years, 58 days
1 Apr 2006 28 Oct 2006
(210 days)
Solveig Palsdottir F 108–109 20 Aug 1897 – 28 Oct 2006
109 years, 69 days
28 Oct 2006 8 Jan 2008
(1 yr, 72 days)
Kristin Gudmundsdottir F 104–105 11 May 1902 – 8 Jan 2008
105 years, 242 days
8 Jan 2008 2 Aug 2008
(207 days)
Thuridur Samuelsdottir F 104–105 19 June 1903 – 2 Aug 2008
105 years, 44 days
2 Aug 2008 22 Aug 2011
(3 yrs, 20 days)
Torfhildur Torfadottir F 104–107 24 May 1904 – 22 Aug 2011
107 years, 90 days
22 Aug 2011 25 June 2015
(3 yrs, 307 days)
Gudridur Gudbrandsdottir F 105–109 23 May 1906 – 25 Jun 2015
109 years, 33 days [15]
25 Jun 2015 22 Feb 2017
(1 yr, 242 days)
Georg Olafsson M 106–107 26 Mar 1909 – 22 Feb 2017
107 years, 333 days
22 Feb 2017 18 Apr 2019
(2 yrs, 55 days)
Jensina Andresdottir F 107–109 10 Nov 1909 – 18 Apr 2019
109 years, 159 days
18 Apr 2019 Present
1 years, 189 days
Dora Olafsdottir F 106–108* Born 6 Jul 1912
108 years, 110 days

Chronological list of the oldest living man in Iceland since 1997

      Under 110       Living

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan
? 10 Dec 1959
Kristjan J Jons­son ? –104 9 Aug 1855 – 10 Dec 1959
104 years, 123 days
? 17 Dec 1971
Petur F Johannsson ? –103 22 May 1868 – 17 Dec 1971
103 years, 209 days
? 7 May 1984
Sigurdur Magnusson ? –104 3 Apr 1880 – 7 May 1984
104 years, 34 days
? 13 Dec 1986
Gudmundur Arnason ? –103 20 Oct 1883 – 13 Dec 1986
103 years, 54 days
13 Dec 1986 21 Dec 1989
(3 yrs, 8 days)
Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 102–105 23 Jan 1884 – 21 Dec 1989
105 years, 333 days
? 12 June 1994
Erlendur Magnusson ? –103 28 Sep 1890 – 12 Jun 1994
103 years, 257 days
? 24 June 1997
Thordur Kristleifsson ? –104 31 Mar 1893 – 24 Jun 1997
104 years, 85 days
24 Jun 1997 12 Feb 1999
(1 yr, 233 days)
Einar Jonsson 102–103 7 Mar 1895 – 12 Feb 1999
103 years, 342 days
12 Feb 1999 24 Aug 2001
(2 yrs, 193 days)
Helgi Simonarson 103–105 13 Sep 1895 – 24 Aug 2001
105 years, 345 days
24 Aug 2001 2 Apr 2004
(2 yrs, 222 days)
Agust Benediktsson 101–103 11 Aug 1900 – 2 Apr 2004
103 years, 235 days
2 Apr 2004 12 May 2006
(2 yrs, 40 days)
Gudmundur Dadason 103–105 13 Nov 1900 – 12 May 2006
105 years, 180 days
12 May 2006 24 June 2007
(1 yr, 43 days)
Freysteinn Jonsson 102–104 17 May 1903 – 24 Jun 2007
104 years, 38 days
24 Jun 2007 4 Feb 2010
(2 yrs, 225 days)
Sigsteinn Palsson 102–104 16 Feb 1905 – 4 Feb 2010
104 years, 353 days
4 Feb 2010 16 Oct 2012
(2 yrs, 254 days)
Kristjan Jons­son 101–104 22 Apr 1908 – 16 Oct 2012
104 years, 177 days
16 Oct 2012 18 May 2013
(214 days)
Gissur O Erlingsson 103–104 21 Mar 1909 – 18 May 2013
104 years, 58 days
18 May 2013 22 Feb 2017
(3 yrs, 280 days)
Georg Olafsson 104–107 26 Mar 1909 – 22 Feb 2017
107 years, 333 days
22 Feb 2017 26 Nov 2017
(277 days)
Jon Hannesson 104–105 20 June 1912 – 26 Nov 2017
105 years, 159 days
26 Nov 2017 3 Sept 2018
(281 days)
Theodor Johannesson 104 18 Sept 1913 – 3 Sept 2018
104 years, 350 days
3 Sept 2018 13 May 2020
(1 yr, 253 days)
Larus Sigfusson 103–105 5 Feb 1915 – 13 May 2020
105 years, 98 days
13 May 2020 Present
0 years, 164 days
Stefan Thorleifsson 103–104* Born 18 Aug 1916
104 years, 67 days

References

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  15. Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir, Iceland's oldest person, dies at 109 Iceland Mag, 26 June 2015

See also

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