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Morgunblaðið Logo.svg
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Morgunblaðið's front page, 8 December 2005
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Vilhjálmur Finsen
Ólafur Björnsson
EditorDavíð Oddsson and Haraldur Johannessen
Political alignmentCentre-right
HeadquartersReykjavík, Iceland

Morgunblaðið (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈmɔrkʏnˌplaːðɪθ], The Morning Paper) is an Icelandic newspaper. Morgunblaðið's website,, is the most popular website in Iceland.[1]


Morgunblaðið was founded by Vilhjálmur Finsen and Ólafur Björnsson, brother of Iceland's first president. The first issue, only eight pages long, was published on 2 November 1913.

In a controversial decision, the owners of the paper decided in September 2009 to appoint Davíð Oddsson, a member of the Independence Party, Iceland's longest-serving Prime Minister and former Governor of the Central Bank, as one of the two editors of the paper.[2]

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  1. ^ " Traffic, Topplisti innlend umferð - Gallup". (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  2. ^ (24.9.2009). Davíð og Haraldur ritstjórar. MBL.

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