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Malla Olsen
Malla Olsen
Malla on her 100th birthday
Birth: 3 February 1915
Gjogv, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Death: 23 December 2019
Toftir, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Age: 104 years, 323 days
Country: Faroe Islands (Denmark)FRO,DenmarkDEN

Malla Olsen (née Berg; 3 February 1915 – 23 December 2019) was a Faroese centenarian who, at the time of death, was the oldest living person from the Faroe Islands.


Malla Berg was born in the village of Gjogv, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, on 3 February 1915, to parents Oli Berg and Anna Hansen. Her mother passed away when Malla was 2 years old.

In 1937, she married Bernhard Olsen. They had 6 children. Her husband passed away on 20 August 1991, aged 78. Olsen lived alone at her home until she was 97, and then she moved into the nursing home.

Malla Olsen died in the village of Toftir (Toftum), Nes Municipality, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, on 23 December 2019, at the age of 104 years, 323 days.



Faroe Islands’ Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna AskhamMargrethe Egholm • Unidentified (Runavik) • Anna Malene Weihe • Unidentified (Klaksvik) • Theodor Thomassen • Laura Hojgaard • Daniella Olsen • Malla Olsen • Kala Jensen