Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir


Kópavogur, ÍSL

Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir joined Icelandic Roots as a volunteer in 2018. Besides serving as librarian for Icelandic Roots, she is also a member of the documentary team as well as a translator.

Þórdís 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 will complete a Master of Information Science degree from the same university.

Her interest in Western Icelanders 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.

Þórdís Edda now lives in Kópavogur and has been teaching in elementary schools since 2004. She also teaches yoga, loves to travel, and is very interested in folklore and culture.