The 16 siblings from the farm Kjóastaðir in Biskupstungur, South Iceland, the oldest of whom is 73 and the youngest of whom, Sigríður Jónasdóttir, turned 48 on Tuesday, have reached the milestone of becoming 1,000 years old when their ages are combined.
“It’s pleasing to be able to boast such an achievement,” Sigríður told ruv.is. It will be celebrated later, she added.
The siblings are on good terms and meet regularly to strengthen the family bond, even though their direct descendants now number more than 160.
Sigríður said her brothers and sisters still consider her to be the baby in the group. “It’s nice to be the youngest and have all these great siblings, just wonderful. But they sometimes tell me that I got much more than they did.”