How tall is Hafthor Julius Bjornsson - Page 3

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6ft 7.5in (201.9cm)
Fern194cm-192cm said on 29/Apr/15
Rob, How tall do you think conan stevens is? Also, Will you consider adding him?
[Editor Rob: he claimed 7ft.]
ManKo said on 29/Apr/15
Conan Stevens left, since he was supposed to play an ork role in the Hobbit. I think that he was supposed to play Bolg. At the end, I think, Bolg was done with CG.

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joe 193cm night said on 29/Apr/15
Michael Kingma,seems more high cm
Andrea said on 28/Apr/15
Rob, how tall do you think the bald guy is?
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He's a famous italian presenter who has proudly claimed to be 185 for years, a few years ago i've read somewhere he claimed to have shrunk and to be 184 in a tv show and last years he claimed to be 183...
[Editor Rob: 182 range might be possible. He may well have lost 2cm.]
Sam said on 28/Apr/15
I still don't know why they recast The Mountain, Conan Stevens was the best in his one-off scene, he could pass as Rory McCann's older brother, was easily huge enough and was convincingly meaner than a snake. Ian Whyte although the tallest wasn't nearly intimidating enough in build. Thor I thought did ok but wasn't well cast as McCann's brother, especially as an older brother.
Arnoldo said on 27/Apr/15
Hey Rob, once again

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Does Colin Salmon have bad posture in this pic?
I wouldn't say Hafthor is definitely not as much as 4 inches taller than Colin Salmon. Even if Thor has great posture for a big guy he is still leaning and therefore bend a very very little bit.
I am still sure he could stand 1 or 2 cms better for measuring. (204 daytime max)

I saw Thor and Brian Shaw in real life and I have to admit that Hafthor always seems a bit shorter than he really is because of his lower shoulders.
Maybe this is why you dont perceive him as a barefoot 6'8" guy.
I respect your experience in estimate heights.

I dont say he is 6 ft 9. He never said that his self too.
He always said 204 - 205 cm. Other people made that to 6'9 and then to 206cm.
But he must be somewhere in 6'8 range compared to other tall Strongmen.
[Editor Rob: hafthor is standing near his measured height, I watched him and he stood great with most people...but Colin was up and down in his stances, even with taller people he sometimes didn't stand as tall as he could. With me, either he lost more than I did (and I dropped a bit in case he did) or the angle somehow knocked an inch from him because in reality I saw a big 6ft 4 range guy.]
Arch Stanton said on 27/Apr/15
Also a guy like Mariusz Pudzianowski deserves a page, he's won it many times. 6 ft 1 looks too high for him!
Arch Stanton said on 27/Apr/15
Rob is there any chance of adding Magnus Samuelsson and Magnús Ver Magnússon, two great legends of strongman, both were World's Strongest Man. Magnus has always been listed at 200cm I think, Magnusson at 6'3".
Arch Stanton said on 27/Apr/15
Yeah, you'll find that basketball sneaker often gives about 1.25 inches. 6'7.5 in person and looking near that 6'8 in most comparisons 6'7.75 is probably the best shout. it does seem an "exotic" looking listing though, agreed.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 26/Apr/15
Rob, it is time to add Brian shaw who was just crowned the worlds strongest man for a third time
Andrea said on 24/Apr/15
Rob, i know you're very precise when you guess other people heights but can you really distinguish a 6'7.75 and a 6'8 guy from 5'8? I mean, you're able to say "this guy is more 6'7.75 than 6'8"? Sometimes i find it hard to see 0.25 inches with people who are close to my height, let alone people who are near a foot taller than me! You're like a living ruler xD
[Editor Rob: in a photo comparison I think he comes in about 6ft 7.5, and the basketball 6ft 9 I believe might be in a bball sneaker so I thought almost 6ft 8 - with other people I feel it is a good fit.
I mean this guy stood great with a bunch of people before he started doing different poses. Whereas Colin Salmon that weekend really was up and down. I'd still say Hafthor really wasn't as much as 4 inches taller than Colin...]
Chaz said on 24/Apr/15
Click Here if you look at that at 10,50 Secs you will see a slim looking way past he's Mr Olypia days 5'10'' Dorian Yates weighd at 121kg 19st 266lbs, remmber one cup of muscle weighs the same as 2.5 cups of fat,so if he's still 19st,you can bet your life these 6'2''+ strong man are way more than him,the 23-30st 320-420 that they say is not much of a big weight.with their bulk.
Dong said on 24/Apr/15
Vegas.... i think that is Oberst in the back with the beard clearly a few inches shorter than shaw and Hafthor. oberst inflates his height by at least 2 inches
Matt said on 23/Apr/15
Hey Rob, I've noticed that most celebrities (and many athletes/models) usually add about an inch to their official height. Would you say that's about the average increase for celebs? Just enough to give an ego boost but not enough to look like you're lying.
[Editor Rob: there is a good chunk who are I think quite honest, but another big chunk who round up, call it in shoes (which I think a lot of '1 inch extra' comes from) or really go daft with 2-3 inch of exaggeration.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Apr/15
So Rob, could that 6ft9 could be an early morning measurement, perhaps?
[Editor Rob: I'm sure he would be around that out of bed.]
Bard said on 23/Apr/15
6'9 in normal shoes makes sense.
Bard said on 23/Apr/15
His head is at least 26 cm if Rob's is around 23 cm. His head is pretty proportional for his height. He looks 202-203 cm.
Moke said on 22/Apr/15
So his head is about 27 cm long then..That's a quite huge dome.
JT said on 22/Apr/15
Click Here That’s what 5’7.75” (~1/2 inch shorter than Rob) and 6’9.5” look like together Click Here Howard’s around 6’10” himself. By comparison, Rob's not too much under Bjornsson's chin and Bjornsson does not look to have a very large head for his height.

Arch, most guys will “fill out” in their 20s, which Bjornnson would have done. However, there’s no way IMO his wrist and hands are getting to what look like acromegalic size without massive HGH use.
Chaz said on 22/Apr/15
ManKo says on 22/Apr/15
Thor and Shaw are the same height, Thor may be 1-2cm taller max, but thats all.

That is all he's saying anyway,Show says he's 203cm and Thor says 205cm,it's other people rounding up and down he's height and weight,I remmber the First year Show won the Arnold Strongman He said he was 422lbs,that was then listed at 200kgs 441lbs,
Arnoldo said on 22/Apr/15
Maybe my comparisons were bad, that's right. I thought Rory Mccann was really 196-197cm

No, Thor and Shaw aren't the same height.
There is 2-2,5 cm difference. You can see it in a lot of strongman competition videos, Thor has always an inch or more about Shaw or other 6,7 guys.

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you can see there is a small difference. Both have not their best posture.
Shaw claimed he is 6'7.5" (202cm) from that Hafthor must be taller than 202,5cm.

Rob you say he has great posture for a tall man and yes he has.
He has also great proportions for a 170kg guy but it must not be his best straightest posture like when he gets measured.
So I think one photo isnt enough to say how tall he exactly is.
Yes, you can see he is not 6'9" and of course taller than 6'7.5" but I'd still guess him somewhere between 6'8" and 6'8.5" because he is always surrounded by 6'7 or 6'8 guys and seems a few cms taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/15
Rob, could he be a guy who loses 1in throughout the day?

204-205cm out of bed
[Editor Rob: the longer your spine the more chance yes, so in the inch range is quite likely, maybe even a bit more.]
ManKo said on 22/Apr/15
Thor and Shaw are the same height, Thor may be 1-2cm taller max, but thats all.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/15
What I mean Crash is not that the majority are underweight, rather I mean for those guys who are bulkier later on, at 18 they had a MUCH thinner frame and build with average muscle development.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/15
Crash says on 20/Apr/15
Arch, what a load of BS about most guys being skinny at 18-20 lol. At that age, or any age in fact, most people are overweight.

How is it? Most guys will weigh significantly more at 25 or 30 than they did at 18. And a lot of guys who are fatter later on with a lot simmer at that age. Most guys at that age have not "filled" out. Look at Joe Manganiello for instance, he was a skinny runt at that age. How many 18 year old guys are able to have the bulky muscular look of a 30 something year old? I'm sure Alex would agree with me too.
babau said on 21/Apr/15
So this must be the tallest celeb u took a photo with am i correct
[Editor Rob: ian whyte is still tallest.]
Meh said on 21/Apr/15
That's awesome, the tall chap is actually me haha, it's crazy to think it's possible to look nearly 6'8 with proper footwear and hair. :P
pablo77bar said on 21/Apr/15
@Chaz
Interesting,he looks smaller than listed 6ft 5 Joe Manganiello in that picture
184.3cm said on 21/Apr/15
Is that Ralf Moeller standing on the far right next to Shaw?
He claims 196cm today (6'5) so i really cant see Shaw over 6'7.5 in that pic. He claims 6'8.
See Joe Manganiello there as well looks 2 inches or so shorter than Thor using Arnie as a reference point.
Vegas said on 21/Apr/15
pablo77bar thats an interesting shot. on the right thats ralf moeller looking quite a bit shorter than brian shaw Click Here
Chaz said on 21/Apr/15
The thing is that photo that mrtguy posted on here of him,in the yellow tshirt, is next to 189cm 6'2.5''Magnus ver Magnuson and he's under Hafther's nose,so more than 6'' shorter,so Unless Magnuson has lost height since the last time I met Magnuson,about 2008,the 205cm it says on that Ironmind photo is stop on.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/15
James B forgets that muscle weighs more than fat. James, Laird Hamilton has weighed 225 pounds at one point, at 6'2" range. A muscular 6 ft 8 guy is going to be easily 17 stone.
James b said on 20/Apr/15
Well Rob anything over 16 stone 4 for a man his height according to bmi is in the overweight range
Crash said on 20/Apr/15
And to the guy who says he looks about 28, no way. I'd say he looks 40-45.
Even his hairline is that of a much older man. It's certainly the steroids that did it.
Crash said on 20/Apr/15
Arch, what a load of BS about most guys being skinny at 18-20 lol. At that age, or any age in fact, most people are overweight.
Ras said on 20/Apr/15
Arch Stanton says on 17/Apr/15
@Ras Samuelsson doesn't take roids. Yes, he's maxed out on supplements, but I believe him. He's campaigned against the use of steroids in strongman actually and he thinks it's cheating and takes away the pride in strength achievements. Just watch the guy in that Swedish power thing, if you think he's really a cheat after watching it then... In Magnus's case even his mother was a Strong Woman competitor I think. These guys have got the natural genetics for Strongman. If you look at how much these guys are lifting, 500 pound bench press reps etc, with a s**t load of supplements and eating over time you do build up mass and weight through consistency.

If you believe a single strength athlete in this day and age could be roid-free I'm sorry but I cannot help you. Yes genetics plays a big part, diet as well and certainly training but PEDs take a big part just as much. The fact that he campaigns against steroids and he's so harsh spoken about them means nothing, big deal, hypocrites exist. Mike O'Hearn is also harsh spoken about steroids and all kinds of PEDs and claims 100% natty yet that doesn't mean he is. You don't mean to tell me that someone like Samuelsson that looks as good as Arnold did in the offseason WHILE weighing well over 300lbs is all natty do you? Again, genetics play a BIG part, but steroids are just as important to get THAT big while looking so full and so muscular.

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Ras said on 20/Apr/15
Arch Stanton says on 17/Apr/15
@Ras Yes, but how many guys could reach near 400 pounds and get this BIG? You could munch roids for breakfast lunch and dinner and eat like a horse but most guys won't even come close to 300 pounds let alone 400. It "is" genetic primarily, yes he was skinny at 18-20, but so are most guys, myself included at that age. He had the genetic potential to get this big and strong and he's maxed what he's been given with massive training, food, supplements and likely steroids too.

Mate, I'm not diminishing whatever he's done. What he's done is outstanding and all. However you're making it sound as if steroids and HGH and what have you are the finishing touch, they're not, they're a BIG complement for a strength athlete. The guy's got the height to get that size, yes, but he looks really damn athletic to be natural (at that weight), I'd believe he'd be roid-free if he looked like Zydrunas Zavickas (sp?) and even then you never know if they're clean. I think it's pretty much obvious that genetics+PEDs (not just a few)+training+diet got him where he is now.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 20/Apr/15
Rob, I have to wonder, Is it possible Brian shaw is 6,7.5? He slouches a ton and really does look the same height as Thor in numerous photos. Also, notice the legit 6,5.5, possibly even 6,6, Ralf Moeller standing next to Shaw? I think Brian legit has about 2 inches over him, maybe even 2.25 inches. I believe Brian shaw who once said 202 cm as his height is legit 6,7.5 and rounds up to 6,8. He has horrible posture. Also, He was about an inch or two taller than ryan stiles on whos line. He is huge. Bigger than thor if you go by shear width and size. Shaw is definitely one guy that weighs over 400 pounds.
[Editor Rob: it's possible they are very close, but I've not looked at Brian's posture. From what I seen of Hafthor walking about, that guy has good posture for his height...]
Chaz said on 20/Apr/15
pablo77bar says on 19/Apr/15
Is this guy next to Arnold Hafthor ?
By the height and the face YES
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Yes that's from the Arnold Strongman contest
MD said on 20/Apr/15
@Meh, I agree with Rob. That guy on the right can't be 5'7". Maybe it's the leans on both of them, but Thor doesn't even look a whole foot taller than him (though close), let alone nearly 13". He also doesn't look to have nearly 6" on the guy to the left.
pablo77bar said on 19/Apr/15
Is this guy next to Arnold Hafthor ?
By the height and the face YES
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Andrea said on 19/Apr/15
Arnoldo, if anything, he looks just about 6'7 with Rob... He can look a bit over 6'7 with the 186 guy, maybe near his listing on here (6'7.75)! And Rory Mccann is not 6'5.5, he's at best 6'5 and to be fair he doesn't even look 6'5 with Rob, so let alone his picture as a comparison!
James B said on 19/Apr/15
Rob a large framed 6'7.5-6'8 man like him should weigh more 225 pounds would u agree?
[Editor Rob: probably more than that if he had a large frame.]
Chaz said on 19/Apr/15
Rob,what time of day was the photo with you and him taken?
[Editor Rob: I cannot remember, I think close to lunchtime possibly.]
Jackson Martinez said on 19/Apr/15
Rob could he be 205 in the morning and when standing better?
[Editor Rob: he might be in 205-6 range out of bed. I watched him with about 20 people in this shoot and for a tall guy he stood great.]
Meh said on 18/Apr/15
Thanks for the answer Rob! :) My bad, I did the conversion wrong, the guy on the right is 175 cm so 5'9. However, the guy on the left is 6'2. Could it be the shoes? What height does the guy on the left look like?
[Editor Rob: nearer 5ft 9 might be more sense for the other guy...if the taller chap has more footwear then I think that might account for another fraction and then he is nearer 6ft 8 aswell...it's hard to say how much hair he has, could be 1.25-5 inches worth.]
Arnoldo said on 17/Apr/15
Let's bring some math in it:

Rob, if your friend is 186cm and his head would be exactly 10 inches,
then the difference between them both would be 18,5 cm, which would make Hafthor 204,5 cm. (65/89 = 0.73; 0.73 * 25,4 = 18,5)
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204,5cm is what he said hisself in an interview where he was asked how tall he is exactly on Italian TV.

Another Comparison Click Here where you can see he is more than 5,5 cms taller than Rory Mccann. I would guess 3 inches, which also would make him 204,5 cm. I streched the pic, so Robs Head has the same pixel size in both pics.

Last comparison:
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When Nash is close to 6'9" then Hafthor must be taller than 6'7.75",
and maybe we have to say that Nairn is bigger than 206cm on that picture with Rob.

And also I dont think they're all lying in the Strongman Sport.
Hafthor is exactly 1 inch taller than Shaw, 2,5 inches taller than Hollands and Burke and 1,5 inches taller than Ostlund.
[Editor Rob: I think you have been generous with the hair there, the guy's hair isn't that thick, and hafthor might have more than 0.2 inch hair.]
Meh said on 17/Apr/15
Here is a photo with Hafthor standing next to a 6'2 guy at the left and 5'7 guy at the right. Does it look accurate, Rob?

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[Editor Rob: in this photo the 2 people appear taller than they're heights.]
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/15
Robert Oberst another guy, age 29 but looks 43.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/15
@Ras Samuelsson doesn't take roids. Yes, he's maxed out on supplements, but I believe him. He's campaigned against the use of steroids in strongman actually and he thinks it's cheating and takes away the pride in strength achievements. Just watch the guy in that Swedish power thing, if you think he's really a cheat after watching it then... In Magnus's case even his mother was a Strong Woman competitor I think. These guys have got the natural genetics for Strongman. If you look at how much these guys are lifting, 500 pound bench press reps etc, with a s**t load of supplements and eating over time you do build up mass and weight through consistency.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/15
@MD The guy I mentioned is 26 now too I think and is bald on top and only has hair on the sides. At 20 he had floppy blond hair and was skinny. He now looks about 40 at a quick glance like this guy!
Chaz said on 17/Apr/15
What is all this rubish talk of Steroids? of course they use them and lots more,I have never met a power athlete in the last 37 years since I started training,that has not used or tryed them including myself,but the main reason they are so big is eating allday and lifiting weights,when I started in 1978 I was 140lbs,by 1988 I was 240lbs,and was only 179cm and medium build,and in them days all you could get was Pronabol,and Testex and Nadrolone,these men have the size and genetics from the start,all the drugs in the would will not give you that.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/15
@Ras Yes, but how many guys could reach near 400 pounds and get this BIG? You could munch roids for breakfast lunch and dinner and eat like a horse but most guys won't even come close to 300 pounds let alone 400. It "is" genetic primarily, yes he was skinny at 18-20, but so are most guys, myself included at that age. He had the genetic potential to get this big and strong and he's maxed what he's been given with massive training, food, supplements and likely steroids too.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 16/Apr/15
I don't know about this listing Rob. I think it would be fair to give him a full 6,8. Honestly, in the photo with 7,9 sun ming ming he looks a bit over 6,8.
mrtguy said on 16/Apr/15
440lbs is absurd. I mean, That is a Big Show weight!

Like Rob said, Nairn looks bigger, he gives more an image of a mountain than this guy.(Thiugh e's still massive!)

I would've guess 375 max, so 380 is believable.


I'd say in these shots, Thor(400+) outweighs Nairn (385-400). Given that he is a power lifter with all the muscle and mass It definitely gives a huge advantage. IMO they could be the same be around the same HT/WT.
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mrtguy said on 16/Apr/15
Big Show does look very close to 7'2''' in that shot next to Thor.
Duhon said on 16/Apr/15
The gentleman next to Hafthor here says he is 6'2" 305 lbs. Click Here
Matthew said on 16/Apr/15
He claimed 6'8" / 205 cm in the one interview. Of course 205 cm is actually 6'8.7" rather than 6'8" flat.
Chris said on 16/Apr/15
If you think he has a big head, you have no idea of proportions and need to get off this site.
Ras said on 16/Apr/15
I know this is not about height. But I still can't believe there are guys that think this guy or Samuelsson are natural. You can't get that big AND muscular no matter how much you train just like you can't grow taller after your bone plates are shut (not even an inch), these guys are WAY too big to be natural, wake up people.
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Chaz said on 16/Apr/15
Click Here That Guy in yellow is 6'7''Dave Ostlund the guy in front of him is Robert Oberst,I think you can forget him being 6'8'' he's no taller than Ostland and he's in thiner soles than both Oberst and Bjonsson,I have seen Ostland and he is very tall,looking at that the 206cm they give Bjonsson,could be in trainers.
MD said on 16/Apr/15
@Arch, not only does his relative thinness surprise me in those shots of him at 18-20 (he almost looks like a different person), but what surprises me even more is that it appears he was already losing his hair. I've seen this a few times with the most recent famous example being American golfer Jordan Spieth, but it's pretty rare. What it must be like not even out of high school or in your first year of college/university, and you're already balding.
Clay said on 15/Apr/15
Robert Oberst (the other massive strongman) is legitimiately close to 6'8'' and Haftor is a little taller than him. Maybe Oberst is 6'7'', but no lower.
JT said on 15/Apr/15
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Rob and Gene Okerlund are both ~5’8”. Rob’s leaning with Bjornsson so I probably should have lowered the pic although Bjornsson's knees might be bent a bit? I’m guessing Andre (1987) is maybe 475 lbs. here and Big Show (1996-1997) 450 lbs. All three are pumped up on HGH except it's natural for Andre and Big Show.
Arnoldo said on 15/Apr/15
Some guys say he is 6'7" because of the two guys that dwarfed him on that one photo on instagram.
The two other guys are 7'2" (218cm and 217cm).
Based on that photo and some other I would say he is 204,5 cm.
And that is what he always said about his height.
204-205 cm.

I think he is 204,5 on the morning and 203 on that photo.
just because said on 15/Apr/15
Just a quick comment about this age thing that has popped up if id been asked to guess his age id have said 28 which is close to what he is.
All this he looks so much older is aload of bs
Charlie said on 15/Apr/15
Im 34 and this dude looks 40 years older than me.
JJF said on 15/Apr/15
Had never heard of him till now... but Chr*st almighty :-I

Very rare to see such a build and natural mass on someone so tall.
184.3cm said on 15/Apr/15
Next to your 6'1 friend he does look like he is pushing 6'8 though.For sure not under 6'7.5 anyway.
In person its hard to judge people so much taller or shorter than yourself i've found and it seems that in pics this can also be true.
Dong said on 14/Apr/15
Im not naive, and wont come on here and state that some of these guys dont take roids... they dont even test for it. But with Hafthor's height and size he may be one of the guys who is all natural. i think if he was on roids he would place better in the WSM
Bishop said on 14/Apr/15
Even if he has a big head, I don't see quite a near foot difference. I would say he's closer to 6'7". I remember seeing a picture of him getting dwarfed by two other giant guys on his Instagram.
MacReady said on 14/Apr/15
I wouldn't be surprised if the Icelandic giant scoops The World's Strongest Man title this year - he's had two 3rd's and he's currently 'The World's Second Strongest Man'. I always love watching TWSM.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 14/Apr/15
Wait a second, Rob, How tall is your friend who took a picture with Thor?
[Editor Rob: very similar to height challenger 2, in that solid 186 range, he might have less footwear at that event though.]
184.3cm said on 14/Apr/15
A good 6'7 then. My guess would be 6'7.25-6'7.5 just like Tyler Mane.
Maybe wakes around 6'8.5 and just rounded up.
[Editor Rob: Tyler Mane gave a taller impression, but then there was a footwear difference with him...But physique wise this guy is huge and Mane is relatively skinny in comparison.
I don't think there really would be much between them both.
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Arch Stanton said on 14/Apr/15
He might need to start wearing lifts soon ;-) Click Here You can see how skinny he was at 18-20 Click Here !
Arch Stanton said on 14/Apr/15
I doubt Sam he's even near 440 even during competitions. He does have higher body fat at times though, might be in low 400s during events but 440, no way.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Apr/15
@Duhon. Watch all four parts to Click Here I believe he's legit.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Apr/15
@Duhon. Yes, I don't think you can call a s**t load of supplements every day "natural" but Magnus Samuelsson has always spoken very strongly against steroid use and considers it cheating. I believe he's legit and doesn't take roids, but I think most of them who say they don't are lying. If you look at the amount Magnus regularly lifts, it's possible with his genetics to get that big through hard training and supplements. I do agree though that the vast majority use them, it's a competitive field.
Chaz said on 14/Apr/15
He's taller than that,he's 6'8.75'',and he has not been 440lbs 200kg since 2011,he's down to 180-185kg about 390-405 for fitness and acting work,he was posting on facebook when he was cuting down he's weight.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Apr/15
Rob perhaps you could mention he said 379 lbs, might quash the 440 pound listings. Still, that's 40 pounds heavier than a guy like Magnus Samuelsson, massive enough!
[Editor Rob: I'll mention the date he said it...]
Lorne??? said on 13/Apr/15
440lbs is absurd. I mean, That is a Big Show weight!

Like Rob said, Nairn looks bigger, he gives more an image of a mountain than this guy.(Thiugh e's still massive!)

I would've guess 375 max, so 380 is believable.
josey wales said on 13/Apr/15
Comparring rob and arnolds pics with tjor, id say arnie is possibly 4 inches taller than rob with 3 inches as an absolute minimum. Not sure if Rob you may agree? Sorry i know this not the arnold thread.
[Editor Rob: he can look close to 6ft.

I think this is the closest to a 'both similar pose' of Arnie and Thor Click Here...bear in mind the thumbnail I posted of the con friend...that guy is in the solid 186cm range.]
Arnoldo said on 13/Apr/15
Hello Rob,

you say he doesnt have a big head like Nash or Nairn,
but I think it does look that way because of the perspective of this photo.
He stands a bit diagonally to the camera. His right shoulder is in front and the center of his body and his head are a bit behind.
He has a very very big head: Almost twice of Lena Headeys Head
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I'm sure he is somewhere between 204 and 205 cm, because of lot of comparisons I have made.

look here: Click Here
Thats what he answered when he get asked how tall he is: 6'8" - 205 cm
[Editor Rob: with Lena there is vertical stretch.

He doesn't have a giant head, you can see his head with a taller con friend Here. That guy certainly doesn't have a massive head, near 10 inches which is similar to Hafthor's.]
184.3cm said on 13/Apr/15
Do you have more shoe? I dont see much more than 6'7 from this one pic. Looks more 11 inches max really. He actually has pretty good proportions for a big guy.
[Editor Rob: pretty similar, around inch range.]
Alex 6'0 said on 13/Apr/15
A bit over a full head taller than Rob. His head is possibly 11 inches? If so then he's def about a foot taller than Rob here
Sam said on 13/Apr/15
Rob and Arch, I read that the 440 pound figure is his weight for strength competitions and that when not competing or during acting, his weight is rather less.
Kdawg said on 13/Apr/15
Is Hafthor Bjornsson 6ft 7.75in with shoes or without shoes?
[Editor Rob: I believe in sneakers he is close to 6ft 9]
The Exorcist said on 12/Apr/15
His shoulder looks to be in the 5'6.5" range next to Rob. But this guy probably has about 13" from shoulder to head than the usual bog-standard 12" like the most of us have.

So 6'7.5" ish for Hafthor.
ck said on 12/Apr/15
I THINK HE IS 6'8.5"
Duhon said on 12/Apr/15
Arch Stanton says on 12/Apr/15
@Panda, 99.9% of guys could take roids and never looks as big as him. It's genetics primarily and then hard work and a helping hand with supplements/diet etc like it is with Magnus Samuellson. I don't know. if you look at the sheer weight this guy this it's possible to get that big through natural training. I believe Magnus is clean but not sure on this guy.

Nobody at the top level of WSM is natural they are all on a good deal on steroids and hormones it is just not humanly possible to get to their size and strength through natural means.

Hafthor has facially aged roughly 15 to 20 years in under 6 years time: Click Here That is one of the side-effects of steroids and hormones.

This is not to take away from Hathor and what he's done just not giving people false expectations.
mrtguy said on 12/Apr/15
Rob, do you think he outweighs Nairn or there roughly the same?
[Editor Rob: This guy is around 380 pounds...Nairn has more bulk to him, he certainly looks a lot wider than Thor.]
MJKoP said on 12/Apr/15
Height does not equal age. If he were 5'6", nobody would be saying he looks so much older than he is.
Almost 5 10 said on 12/Apr/15
Insane. I'm almost 28. Can't believe that I'M actually about 2 years OLDER than HIM! My goodness, I could honestly pass for being this guy's son!
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
Some guys do age very fast in their 20s though. I know a guy who at 20-21 looked like a puny spotty teenager with floppy blond hair. Five years down the line he's the image of his old man, bald, fat,and bearded, looking older than I do too! At a quick glance he can pass for early 40s now too.
[Editor Rob: I think this photo is from Nearly age 18 so 8 years ago.]
Andrea said on 12/Apr/15
Rob, you do appear a bit under his chin... How long do you think his head is? He doesn't seem to have a particular big head, unlike a Kristian Nairn... Maybe a bit over 10 inches? He looks about 6'7 with you. What about your posture? I know you often lose height for some reason, even with very tall guys!
[Editor Rob: he stood well, which for a guy that height was good, I don't think his head is much over 10 inches. Certainly Nairn's got width/length to his head, also Nash has a slightly longer head I think.]
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
Click Here That's what a 6'6 range 340 pound guy looks like. Not too much difference really although I think Bjornsson does look a bit bigger.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
I can see 360-380 range, perhaps 400 with higher bodyfat a while back but no way is he even near 440 as you say. That was Big Show territory! He looks around 360 to me nowadays.
[Editor Rob: actually I checked and he himself said a few months back (so not long after this photo) that he was 172kg (379 pounds)]
JT said on 12/Apr/15
Click Here Mark Henry's probably around 6'2" but looks taller in ring gear. Bjornsson at age 20 Click Here There's a lot of weightlifting coupled with an equal amount of HGH and steroids (IMO of course). If he keeps it up, I'd be surprised if he makes it into his 40s.
ND said on 12/Apr/15
26? What a freaking joke. I'm 22 and look like this guy's son. I wouldn't have though any less than mid 40s, certainly older than Rob looks.

I haven't seen pictures of him when younger, but if Panda is right that he used to look his age, then I'd bet it was the "helping hand" of steroids that made him age so quickly.
Arnoldo said on 12/Apr/15
Brian Shaw is 202 cm, Hafthor Björnsson 204,5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/15
Rob, isn't 203cm 6ft8 on the nose?
[Editor Rob: it is, but 7.75 is like 202.56 so when it gets rounded it still shows 203.]
Gerry said on 12/Apr/15
This guy looks older thanks to the steroids and other growth drugs he and all other strength competitors are on. I cannot believe that people still think that you get natural top level strongmen or top level competetive bodybuilders. This also blows the usual tall persons excuse out of the water that they have it harder to fill out their frames and build strength, its complete garbage
Ian from Auckland said on 12/Apr/15
From his comparison photos with Rob, Hafthor is clearly not as tall as Kristian Nair. Rob comes only level to the top of Kristian's (lower) shoulder, while he is obviously taller than Hafthor's shoulder level. Have a look at the size of Kristian's head (and shoulder/chest circumference)compared to Hafthor - its clear who's actually naturally the 'larger' (and it's not the one who works out and takes steroids).
[Editor Rob: last year Nairn struggled to look this tall...Nairn walks about like a 6ft 6-7 guy lately...he may still manage to stretch up for a measurement, but he isn't walking as tall as he was a mere 2-3 years ago.

Thor has good proportions for his height, compared to someone like Nairn his head is smaller, but it's not really small up close...his hands are the biggest I've seen on a man.]
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
I don't think he's lying, I think he probably got measured at 6'9 in sneakers.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
@Panda, 99.9% of guys could take roids and never looks as big as him. It's genetics primarily and then hard work and a helping hand with supplements/diet etc like it is with Magnus Samuellson. I don't know. if you look at the sheer weight this guy this it's possible to get that big through natural training. I believe Magnus is clean but not sure on this guy.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/15
Rob, does he really look 440 lbs in person? I can't see it. Even Great Khali is supposed to be about 360 lbs.
[Editor Rob: I doubt he's anywhere near 440 pounds, maybe high 300's though.]
Fern194cm-192cm said on 11/Apr/15
Rob, Did Kevin Nash seem taller in person in your opinion?
yo said on 11/Apr/15
I dont think hes lying looks 204-205 cm and is always way taller than all the other competitors.
Panda said on 11/Apr/15
Hmm I think it might be the steroids...look at the before and after pictures of him. Yeah at 21 years old he actually looks 21 and not 35.
mrtguy said on 11/Apr/15
I'm not sure if he is taller than Nairn but he sure is bigger than him.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 11/Apr/15
Honestly, Shaq is pretty much the same height as thor. He is solidly 6,6.5 - 6,7 . He was definitely an inch or inch and a half on ryan stiles on whos line is it anyway. He is about 6,7 no doubt and slouches a ton. I think 6,6.75 would fit shaw perfectly. Also, terry hollands is not far off from shaw so 6,5 for hollands makes sense.
just because said on 11/Apr/15
Heres some more comparison pics with shaw thor and hollands
Click Here Click Here

Dong says on 11/Apr/15
the guy is huge WSM has him at 6'9".. Danimal is right. Hafthor is the tallest guy in the competition. so everyone else has to be shorter than 6' 7.75". Robert Oberst claims 6'8" but is shorter than Hafthor and Shaw

Oberst definetly telling porkies about his height Click Here hes more a 6ft5 6ft6 guy
just because said on 11/Apr/15
Thor and lena headey Click Here

Danimal says on 11/Apr/15
This PROVES that Brian Shaw is only around 6'6" MAX and Terry Hollands is 6'4". All the WSM competitors are at least 2" shorter than their billed heights.

I dont think thats true at all thors near as damn it 6ft8 shaw is within 1 inch of him so 6ft7 and hollands 6ft5
Click Here Heres shaw and hollands
Click Here Heres hollands and thor
Click Here Heres all 3 together
Click Here And heres thor with brian shaw and someones gran
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/15
Duhon says on 10/Apr/15
It would be cool if we could ever get a shot of Hafthor next to Kristian Nair who plays Hodor and is listed here at 6'9".
[Editor Rob: unfortunately I don't think Kristian can stand that tall anymore.

hafthor said his Granddad was taller than himself...]

His sheer size, yup, it's genetic alright, I'd guess both sides of his family have big Viking guys in them. is sheer height and mass is extraordinary, just not sure he is really 440lbs! Even 400 lbs seems extreme but is possible I suppose, about 28 stone.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/15
Rob is he really 440 lbs in person? OK he's massive but I find it hard to believe he's 100 lbs heavier than a guy like Magnus Samuelsson who is almost as tall and as big.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/15
An obvious direct descent of a Viking!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/15
How the hell is this guy five and a half years younger than me? Looked ten years older than me and looks older than Rob here!
linke said on 11/Apr/15
I don't watch Game of Thornes but there are some many memes of this guy all over the internet. Looks huge in pictures, surprised to know that he's only 26!!!
Duhon said on 11/Apr/15
Danimal says on 11/Apr/15
This PROVES that Brian Shaw is only around 6'6" MAX and Terry Hollands is 6'4". All the WSM competitors are at least 2" shorter than their billed heights.

I don't know do you really ever see 2" height difference between Hafthor and Shaw? To me they always appear quite close like within an inch really. Click Here

I think Shaw could still be about 6'7" really.
Dong said on 11/Apr/15
the guy is huge WSM has him at 6'9".. Danimal is right. Hafthor is the tallest guy in the competition. so everyone else has to be shorter than 6' 7.75". Robert Oberst claims 6'8" but is shorter than Hafthor and Shaw
Judd said on 11/Apr/15
he had completely a head on rob...nothing under 2 meters of course, 6'7.75" is actually reliable!
Mr. R said on 11/Apr/15
Now THAT"S a big boy!
Danimal said on 11/Apr/15
This PROVES that Brian Shaw is only around 6'6" MAX and Terry Hollands is 6'4". All the WSM competitors are at least 2" shorter than their billed heights.
Jake T. said on 11/Apr/15
I see a full 6'8 for Hafthor
mrtguy said on 10/Apr/15
Rob, do you think he is similar to Nairn?
joe 193cm night said on 10/Apr/15
Rob, can 2m04cm or 2m05cm morning
Duhon said on 10/Apr/15
It would be cool if we could ever get a shot of Hafthor next to Kristian Nair who plays Hodor and is listed here at 6'9".
[Editor Rob: unfortunately I don't think Kristian can stand that tall anymore.

hafthor said his Granddad was taller than himself...]
Joel12 said on 10/Apr/15
good listing...you are a bit below his head he has got damn huge head...
Chris said on 10/Apr/15
His head is way too small for his body. He looks comical
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say that to his face!]
Mathew said on 10/Apr/15
With some extra tall individuals here: Click Here
maximus said on 10/Apr/15
looks around 6'8"....towers over Rob
Tunman said on 10/Apr/15
Rob,you're at least 2.5" over his shoulder,even considering he has a big head I still don't see him that tall,possibly 6'7 flat?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/15
Nice! A weak 6ft8 guy.
Bishop said on 10/Apr/15
This is more accurate than 6'9". Pedro Pascal even claimed him to be 6'8". Here are pics of him with Arnie:
Click Here
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hal said on 10/Apr/15
6'7"? Huh, I thought he was a legit 6'9". He may be a lot shorter than the previous actors who played the Mountain, but he's still my favorite. And the amount of really tall men who still feel the need to overstate their height is ridiculous.
joe 193cm night said on 10/Apr/15
very close to Tyle Mane
Vegas said on 10/Apr/15
Rob, is there a particular reason you listed him at 3/4 inch instead of say 6'8?

Even though Bjornsson is a huge individual there are people walking around that make him look small Click Here
f said on 10/Apr/15
huh i thoug he was like 6`9 6`10, still tall though
Sean5 said on 10/Apr/15
Another giant, would his head size be a bit over 10 inches?
Fern194cm-192cm said on 10/Apr/15
He has been widely listed as 204 cm or 6,8.5? Always thought he looked it, even in your picture, Rob. What convinced you he is shorter
Modeus said on 10/Apr/15
i thougt he looked 6 ft 7 tops next to arnie and the 7 ft 2 icelandic basketball player but finnaly he does look a bit over that mark with you rob
Lorne??? said on 10/Apr/15
Now this looks legit... To me, he doesn't look much less than Kristian Nairn, unless your dropping posture.
cole said on 10/Apr/15
Knew the reported 6'9 was too much, 6'7.75 looks bang on.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Apr/15
Looks 6´7" in this pic
D said on 10/Apr/15
Roob where would a 6'1 person look like compared to him?
Sam said on 10/Apr/15
I guess he looks around 6'7.5" not anything near 6'9" me thinks. If not the tallest, he might be the strongest celeb Rob's ever had a picture with.
Andrea said on 10/Apr/15
He looks near 6'7... What made you give him 6'7.75, Rob? It seems like an exact height, maybe he got measured 6'7.75? Huge guy, in any case!
joe 193cm night said on 10/Apr/15
6´7.75(203cm)

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