Hello and welcome!

My name is Alda Sigmundsdóttir and I am a writer, journalist, translator, blogger and consultant on all things Iceland. If you want or need information about any aspect of Icelandic society, I am the person to ask.


I run a business called Enska textasmiðjan in Reykjavík, Iceland. For the past 18 years I have been helping businesses, institutions and individuals with their English-language needs. I am well plugged in to Icelandic society, and am often commissioned to work on research or related projects for a variety of clients.

I used to write a blog called The Iceland Weather Report, which at the time of the 2008 economic meltdown became one of the main English-language news sources out of Iceland. At that time I provided reporting and consultation services on the Icelandic situation for a range of media outlets, companies and individuals. I also travelled widely and spoke about what was happening in Iceland. An overview of my engagements and interviews at that time may be found here.

I subsequently became the Icelandic correspondent for the Associated Press, and wrote regularly for The Guardian’s Comment is Free. I am the author of several books, all of which deal with Iceland in one way or another.

Today I continue to post updates on the Icelandic situation on this site’s Facebook Page, and write the occasional blog post. I also make myself available for speaking engagements and consultation services, by phone or in person. Feel free to explore this website and to contact me with any queries.

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