In response to the list Sexiest men in Iceland 2014, written by a male, I decided to make this list of the top 10 sexiest women in Iceland, written by a female.

There are so many remarkable and sexy women in Iceland that it was hard to choose only 10, but here goes:

10. Steinunn Ólína

Steinunn Ólína

Steinunn Ólína is an actress that I have admired since I was a little girl. Today she runs an internet magazine, dedicated to women's rights, first founded in 1895 by her great grandmother Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir, one of Iceland's first advocates for female liberation. Talent, entrepreneurship and working for equal rights is sexy.

Picture from Vísir

9. Dorrit Moussaieff

Dorrit Moussaieff

Dorrit is Iceland's First Lady. She is stylish and elegant and yet very endearing at the same time.

Picture from Vísir

8. Helga Braga

Helga Braga

Comedian, actress, air hostess and one of the funniest women I can think of. I had the privilege to work with her for a couple of days and spent the entire time laughing. Being funny is very sexy and Helga is also full of sexual, bellydancing confidence.

Picture from DV

7. Björk Jakobs

Björk Jakobs

I wanted to put myself on this list but apparently that’s not allowed! Instead I’ll put my cousin, the beautiful and talented comedic actress, director, writer and party host Björk Jakobs. She does everything she's afraid of - that fearlessness is incredibly sexy. (I’m repeatedly told I resemble her and am flattered every time!)

Picture by Steinar Hugi

6. Margrét Erla Maack

Margrét Maack

Margrét has endless energy and is always busy. Besides being busy as a TV presenter, a circus performer, a bellydance/bollywood/Beyoncé dance instructor, a party and karaoke presenter, a DJ and a few other things (it’s hard to keep up!) she’s also a fabulous cook and hilariously witty and funny. Her enthusiasm for life is incredibly sexy.

Pictures from Viðskiptablaðið

5. Margrét Gnarr

Margrét Gnarr

Margrét Gnarr is a world champion in fitness and daughter of Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavík. You just can’t get any fitter than this.

Picture by Lárus Sigurðarson 

4. Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini is an Icelandic singer, best known for her single Jungle Drum and for her song in Lord of the Rings. Besides being an enormously talented singer and songwriter, she has an endearing personality that shines through and makes people happy and want to smile.

Picture from Music Hot Tip

3. Ragga Ragnars

Ragga Ragnars

Besides being Iceland’s Olympic swim queen with numerous Icelandic swim titles and records, Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir (or Ragga Ragnars as she is known here) also designs clothes with her grandmother under the label M-design, writes about health and lifestyle, is a mother, a model, a make-up artist and always looks Stunning, with a capital S.

Picture by Arnold Björnsson

2. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

The world’s first nationally elected female president, from 1980-1996 who now works as a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO, continuing her work for women’s rights. THE best role model I can think of, glamorous, smart, down to earth and always incredibly welcoming and sweet to everyone she meets. I’ve had the privilege to meet and talk to her on a few occasions and have been in awe of her every single time. Loved by the nation, being both awesome and powerful, she demands everyone’s attention.

Picture from DV

1. Björk

Björk

Björk doesn’t need to be introduced to anyone. She has been doing music for decades and is a musical genius. She’s quirky and fun and doesn't seem to age - and musical talent is oh-so-sexy.

Picture from Interview Magazine

Who did I forget to include on this list ?

Text by Nanna Gunnarsdóttir