Hello and welcome!

My name is Alda Sigmundsdóttir and I am a writer, journalist, 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.

alda2From 2004-2010 this site was primarily the venue for my blog. On it I chronicled what life was like in Iceland, culminating in a play-by-play account of the 2008 economic meltdown, and the ensuing fall-out.

During 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. My latest book, released in March 2015, is The Little Book of the Hidden People.

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.