I had the incredibly hard task last year to make a list of Iceland’s sexiest women. How do you make such a subjective list? I ended up putting some remarkable women on it that I admire and look up to - and find attractive.
We decided to make a new one for this year – and I’m not sure if it’s a harder or easier list to make. I also got the task to write a list of the sexiest men in Iceland 2015, somehow that took me hours longer than I was expecting… it had nothing to do with me looking over pictures of sexy men and deciding which ones to put up, I swear.
Here is the list of the sexiest Icelandic women in 2014. Everyone from last year could, and should, still be on this list (and that would make my life easy, I would just do a copy-paste) – but I decided to do a whole new one this year. I also took some of the comments on the last list into consideration as I was making this year’s list. Although I could've put myself on here, I just about managed not to - but I can't promise it won't happen next time!
10. Fjóla Björk Jensdóttir
First up, I want to put this gorgeous girl, who is a professional ayurvedic consultant and vedic astrologer. She earned her spot on this year’s list by commenting on last year’s list and telling me I forgot to put her name on the list. (There you go, that works!) As a writer on Guide to Iceland I want to listen to my readers and make a note of their comments. I don’t know this girl but I felt obliged to include her on this year’s list. Who says the sexiest people are necessarily famous?
I got her permission and found out that she is very worthy of being here, not only is she absolutely lovely and stunning but she seems to be totally unaware of her looks and much more focused at her role as a mother than at posing for the camera. I had trouble finding a picture of her on facebook where she wasn’t surrounded by family and friends. She’s obviously a very caring and loving person – a quality that’s vital for being sexy!
Picture with permission from Fjóla's facebook account.
9. Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir
Hallgerður is a photographer with a background in fashion. She studied fine art photography in Glasgow and has been exhibiting work internationally since 2009. She used to be a reporter at a couple of Icelandic glossy magazines, Nýtt Líf and Hús & Híbýli, as well as a judge on a TV show about Icelandic photography.
Hallgerður is now working on her own work and you can currently see some of her work at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. Her father is a renowned author and her uncle a renowned actor, so talent runs in the family. This is a creative and strong, independent Icelandic woman, that’s not afraid to speak her mind. And I find headstrong and ambitious women ever so sexy.
Picture by Rakel Ósk.
8. Solla Eiríks
Solla Eiríks has become a household name in Iceland. She is a food designer with a passion for raw food and her restaurant chain Gló is the most popular health food restaurant in the country. As a child, she had a lot of allergies but then changed her diet completely and started a health food restaurant in Iceland. The food there is both incredibly healthy and nutritious – as well as being absolutely delicious. There are both vegetarian and meaty dishes on the menu, so don’t be put off hearing the words ‘raw food’. Trust me, you’ll love it!
Solla also produces a range of raw food that you can find in most supermarkets in the country. She obviously doesn't give up easily and thinks in solutions instead of focusing on what’s wrong. She always looks radiant, probably because she is healthy and feels good in her body - and when you feel good, you look good!
Picture from pjatt.is
7. Íris Hrund Þórarinsdóttir
I’m lucky enough to call this talented singer and musician my friend. I could just fill up the whole list with my friends – but I’ll try to set some limits. Íris released her first album, Penumbra, in 2014 to rave reviews. Besides doing the singing she plays most instruments herself and funded the release herself.
Íris is on this list because she both looks and sounds like a siren. Her fiery red locks in contrast with her pale skin, her tall figure and alluring voice are so otherworldly that you’ll feel like you’re in the presence of an elf queen instead of a mere mortal. As a plus, she speaks fluent French (and French can just be sooo sexy!)
Picture by Nanna Dís for Vísir.
6. Edda Björgvins
The legendary actress and comedian Edda Björgvins somehow didn’t make my last list. That needs to be remedied. She is a celebrated actress in Iceland, a national jewel. Although she is mostly known for her role in a comedy classic called Stella í Orlofi she has been in a variety of plays and films and regularly does comedy sketches on TV. Earlier this year she performed in a comedic play, based on her own life that was aptly named Eddan (also the name of the Icelandic Film and TV awards).
Edda leads a healthy lifestyle and leads ‘joy workshops’. This amazing woman spreads joy wherever she goes and I’ve never seen her without a big smile on her face. You can’t help but be attracted to her.
Picture from Midi.is
5. Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir
Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir is an actress and singer that I used to go to school with. Ever since she was a teenager she has had an incredible voice, earning her many awards. During high school it was evident that she would become an actress, as she was already immensely talented. She was accepted into the prestigious Guildhall school of Music and Drama in London and has been acting ever since. She was in a couple of Icelandic films and a TV host, before deciding to go back to the UK to be based there.
I've always admired Halla's acting talents and her gorgeous vocals - but she completely won me over during a talent show in high school where she neither sang or acted - but did a comedic show of her flexibility. So not only is she stunning and talented but also funny and loveable!
4. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir
I can’t believe I’m putting another Nanna on this list before putting myself on it! This Nanna on the other hand has the upper hand as she is an internationally known singer of one of the hottest bands in the world, Of Monsters and Men – and I’m completely out of key. Nanna Bryndís has a voice that sounds older than her young years and her experimental looks have earned her comparisons with Björk. Björk topped my list last year and is not a bad person to be compared to!
Picture by David Oppenheimer on Flickr.
3. Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir
Vilborg is an outdoor enthusiast who became the first Icelandic person to ski solo from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole in 2013. She wasn’t finished there as she went on to tackle the seven summits, ending with Everest in 2014. She never reached the top of Everest though, as a dreadful avalanche occurred, killing several people. Vilborg and her team abandoned the climb.
A year has passed and she went back a couple of months ago for a second attempt. The catastrophic earthquake that shook Nepal again stopped her from reaching the summit, as she was based in Camp 1 when the earthquake took place. This determined and courageous woman demands respect. Bravery is also a total turn-on!
Picture from Pinterest.
2. Katrín Jakobsdóttir
A politician is needed on this list and who better to put than Katrín Jakobs. Katrín is a member of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, the leader of the Left Green Movement and is the former Culture Minister of Iceland (2009-2013). When she became the Culture Minister she was only 33 years old, making her the second youngest person in parliament.
She fights for equality and is a great example, best shown in the fact that she is the most popular and trustworthy politician in the country at the moment. More and more people want her to run for presidency next year. Being such a leading example is an incredibly attractive quality.
Picture from Feykir.
1. Salka Sól Eyfeld
Finally, the girl that I place at the top is the Icelandic ‘it’ girl at the moment. You’ll see her everywhere. She sings, she’s worked both as a TV and radio presenter, she raps, she acts, she’s in a number of bands, both the rap band Reykjavíkurdætur and the reggae band Amaba Dama and she sings on her own and with other known performers. She’s cute, she’s funny and bouncy, she’s stylish, she’s talented and she’s constantly smiling. She’s a great rapper and writes fantastic lyrics and is a fantastic inspiration for young Icelandic girls who want to rap.
Here you can see her presentation of the Icelandic pre Eurovision contest, obviously all in rap. Don’t you just love her instantly?
Picture from Castingcallpro.