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Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir


Kópavogur, ÍSL

Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir joined Icelandic Roots as a volunteer in 2018. She serves as a librarian for Icelandic Roots and is also a member of the Women and Children's Stories team, which is often referred to as Barnasaga.

Edda grew up on a farm near Borðeyri in Hrútafjörður, Strandasýsla. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in folklore and a degree in teaching from the University of Iceland in 2004. In 2019 she graduated with a Masters degree in Information Science from the University of Iceland, her major specialization was Information Theories and Knowledge Mediation.

She has been interested in Western Icelanders for as long as she can remember. Her interest grew after spending a year as an exchange student in Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 17, which later influenced her choice of topic for her master’s thesis, the cultural heritage of the Western Icelanders.

Edda now lives in Kópavogur and has been teaching in elementary schools since 2004. She also teaches yoga and holds several teaching certifications in yoga. She also loves to travel, and is very interested in folklore, culture and anything Western Icelandic.

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