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.

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.