Icelandic diaspora refers to both historical and present emigration from Iceland. The countries with the largest number of people of Icelandic descent are Canada, the United States and Norway.
Famous people of Icelandic descent [ edit ]
William Stephenson, a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II.
, a Canadian author and poet. David Arnason
, an English-Icelandic clothing designer and entrepreneur. Linda Bennett
, a football player from Iceland, who currently plays for Swedish club AIK. Helgi Daníelsson
, a politician in Manitoba, Canada. Henry Einarson
, a founding member of the Magnus Eliason Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation.
, a Canadian ice hockey centre. Frank Fredrickson
, a Canadian film director. Sturla Gunnarsson
, an Icelandic composer, currently living in Edinburgh. Hafliði Hallgrímsson
, an Icelandic-born actor and author best known for playing Gunnar Hansen Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
, a singer-songwriter from Iceland who now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hera Hjartardóttir
, was an American poet, essayist, memoirist, and musician. Bill Holm
, a Norwegian poet, children's writer and translator, born in Iceland. Jón Sveinbjørn Jónsson
, a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. k.d. lang
, a Canadian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films. Guy Maddin
, a television presenter, journalist, translator and writer. Magnus Magnusson
, was an Icelandic editor, journalist, and poet. Jón Ólafsson
, an Australian actor, singer and writer. Peter Phelps
, a singer-songwriter and the frontman of the Canadian folk punk band John K. Samson The Weakerthans.
, was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Peter Steele Type O Negative.
, a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Vilhjalmur Stefansson
, was a Stephan G. Stephansson Western Icelander, poet, and farmer.
, a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor and spymaster. William Stephenson
, was an Icelandic-American inventor who eventually held nearly a hundred patents. Chester Thordarson
, an Icelandic-born singer currently living in London. Emilíana Torrini
, an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. Bjarni Tryggvason
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.
Destinations [ edit ]
North America [ edit ]
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