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Celebrants

  • Anna Brynja Baldursdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Anna Brynja has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since the year 2018. Her genuine interest and curiosity for other people makes every ceremony feel personal and special, and she goes out of her way to find creative approaches to fit into her clients' needs. Anna Brynja studied Acting at Rose Bruford Collage and has a master's degree in Acting Education from Iceland University of the Arts. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and some Spanish
    Location: Capital region
  • Arnar Snæberg Jónsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Arnar is easy-going, creative, and genuine – born and raised in the Westfjords of Iceland. He studied Leisure Studies at the University of Iceland and is currently working as a co-ordinator at the City of Reykjavík. Arnar is also in the one-man punk band "Hemúll". He has been a celebrant at Siðmennt since 2018 and his ceremonies always have the perfect balance of grandeur, warmth, and humour. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Swedish. Could manage ceremonies in Danish, Norwegian and Italian with good preparation.
    Location: Reykjavik
  • Bæring Jón Breiðfjörð Guðmundsson
    Wedding, Naming, Funeral, Confirmation

    Bæring has a master's degree in Education and works as a elementary school teacher in the south of Iceland. He is passionate about reinforcing children to be active participants in society and supporting them as confident and respectful individuals. He is a family man and loves to cook good food. Bæring started working for Siðmennt back in 2016. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Southern Region
  • Benedikt Sigurðarson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Benedikt Sigurðarson was born in 1952. Benedikt has a master's degree in Management and Administration and worked as a professor and school principal. He is a communitarianism and loves the unspoiled nature of Iceland, travelling, theater, and singing. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian with good preperation.
    Location: Northern Region
  • Bjarni Snæbjörnsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Bjarni has a friendly persona and loves all the colourful aspects of life. He has a BFA degree in Acting and a master's degree in Acting Education from Iceland University of the Arts. Bjarni works full time as an actor, teacher, singer and an event manager. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2015. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and French.
    Location: Capital region
  • Björg Magnúsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Björg was born in Hafnarfjörður in 1985. She has a degree in Political Science and currently works at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service as a television and radio host. Björg is an author and has written two books and a television program. With a dedicated and insightful nature, Björg's ceremonies are always personal and memorable. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Brynja Finnsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Brynja is a curious and lively biologist from Akureyri, where she works as a high-school teacher. She has a great eye for detail and splendid communication skills. Brynja has been a celebrant at Siðmennt since 2016 and is located in the Northern Region. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Northern Region
  • Elías Bjartur Einarsson
    Wedding, Naming

    Elías is a cheerful fellow who enjoys engaging in deep conversations about everything under the sun. He is a true outdoorsman and works as a park ranger when not joining people in marriage or giving names to newborns. Elías has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Iceland. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Spanish.
    Location: Capital region
  • Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Elísabet is a curator for ASÍ art museum. She also runs the gallery Outvert Art Space in Ísafjörður, a town located in Westfjords where she lives. She became a celebrant for Siðmennt in 2015, and is located in her hometown. She both wants to give locals the option to have their ceremonies at home, and to bring people to the beautiful Westfjords for their ceremonies. 

    Language: Icelandic, English, French and Norwegian.
    Location: Westfjords
  • Guðrún Vala Elísdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Guðrún Vala is best described as an outgoing introvert, who is genuinely interested in life and other people. She has a BA degree in Anthropology, and a bachelor's and master's degree in Education. She is passionate about social justice, especially when it comes to immigrants. Guðrún loves to read and learning new things. 

    Language: Icelandic, English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Could manage Polish with good preparation.
    Location: Western Region
  • Gunnar Hersveinn
    Wedding, Naming

    Gunnar's ideals concern culture of peace, human rights, cosmopolitanism, and nature conservation. He is a philosopher, author and a public speaker and has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2015. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Gyða Einarsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Gyða is interested in everything about being human; especially politics, education, food, culture and art. She is an active person, travels all around and values quality time with family and friends. Gyða is an art teacher and has a master's degree in International Politics. Currently she is working as a co-ordinator at the University of Iceland. She has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2016. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Scandinavian languages.
    Location: Capital region
  • Gylfi Ólafsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    With a lighthearted personality, Gylfi allows himself to be genuine and even a little philosophical during his ceremonies. Gylfi is born and raised in Ísafjörður, a small town located on Iceland's Westfjords, and has a degree in Health Economics. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2015. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Swedish.
    Location: Westfjords
  • Hákon Guðröðarson
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Hákon was born in 1987. He moved abroad for a while but returned back to his roots in the East of Iceland. He studied Hospitality in Switzerland and currently operates a hotel in Neskaupstaður, while also doing some farming and gardening on the side. Hákon is passionate about culture and innovation in the country side. Hákon also loves to bring out his feminine side and perform in drag. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2018. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Danish. Could manage German with good preparation.
    Location: Eastern Region
  • Helga Bára Bragadóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Funeral, Naming

    Helga Bára was born in 1974. She tailors her ceremonies to the wishes of her clients so they fulfil their idea of the perfect day. Helga has a background in anthropology, education and project management. She likes to engage in deep conversation and learn new languages. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in German, French, Spanish and Danish with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Helga Einarsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming, Funeral

    Helga finds it incomparable to get to be a part of big events in other people's lives. She emphasises the importance on keeping her ceremonies festive and joyful, yet heartfelt. Helga was born in 1980 and is an ethnologist and a yoga teacher. 

    Location: Capital region
  • Hilmar Hildar Magnúsarson
    Wedding

    Hilmar is a devoted advocate for human rights, and especially the rights of the LGQBT+ community. He spends his time singing in choirs and playing the piano, doing yoga, and traveling. Hilmar makes sure that his ceremonies are personal and beautiful, and fit into the wishes of his clients. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2018. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Danish.
    Location: Capital region
  • Inga Auðbjörg K. Straumland
    Naming, Confirmation, Wedding, Funeral

    Inga puts her communication skills and passionate spirit to good use in hope for a better society. She is the president of Siðmennt, a web designer and has a degree in Kaospilot. Inga has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2013. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
    Location: Capital region
  • Jóhann Björnsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming, Funeral

    Jóhann was born in 1966 and has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2007. He was the president of Siðmennt from 2015-2018 and has a master's degree in Philosophy. He works as an elementary teacher, where he focuses on teaching children and teenagers Philosophy. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in German with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Katrín Oddsdóttir
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Katrín was born in 1977 and is a joyful human rights lawyer. She believes that the key to seeing the true beauty and happiness of our existence is through humour and authenticity. In her free time Katrín likes to do improv or travel the world. Katrín has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2018. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Kristrún Ýr Einarsdóttir
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Kristrún was born in 1981. She loves widening her horizon and seeking out new experiences by traveling. She has seen how inequality, human rights violation and limitations to freedom affect individuals and communities in her travels that affected her worldview and political believes. Kristrún is currently studying psychology at the University of Akureyri. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Laufey Eiríksdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Laufey was born in 1951 and lives in the East of Iceland. Throughout her life she has worked as a teacher and in counseling. Laufey has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2012. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Scandinavian languages.
    Location: Eastern Region
  • Margrét Gauja Magnúsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Margrét is enthusiastic about political matters such as democratic involvement of teenagers and young adults. She tried out for Eurovision as a kid, has sewn her own traditional "peysuföt" and loves to spend time with her friends; solving all of the world's problems over a drink. Margrét has a bachelor's degree in Education Studies and works as a teacher. Margrét has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2016. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Spanish.
    Location: Capital region
  • Mörður Árnason
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Mörður was born in 1953 in Reykjavík. He specialises in Icelandic Studies and has worked as an editor, writer, publisher, assistant to the Minister of Finance and a member of parliament. He is interested in every aspect of culture and society, is an environmentalists and a feminist.

    Language: Icelandic, Old Icelandic, Scandinavian and English. Could manage French and German with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Sævar Finnbogason
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Sævar was born in 1970. He has a background in Philosophy and Education. Sævar has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2016. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Western Region
  • Sævar Freyr Ingason
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Sævar was born in 1962 and has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2013. He is a family man and is interested in Philosophy.

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Northern Region
  • Selma Lóa Björnsdóttir
    Confirmation, Naming, Wedding

    Selma was born in 1974 and is an aesthete who loves art, culture and traveling. She works as an independent artist, singer, writer and actress, and some of you may know her for her performance in Eurovision in 1999 and 2005. Selma is always in high spirits and loves to take part in important moments in people's lives. She has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2018. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and French.
    Location: Capital region
  • Sesselía Ólafsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Sesselía was born in 1987 and has a genuine and curious spirit. She graduated with a degree in Acting and Directing in London back in 2012 and has ever since worked as a director and an actress. She is on half of the comedy-duo "Vandræðaskáld", where she plays guitar and sings. Sesselía has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2018. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in German and Danish with good preperation.
    Location: Northern Region
  • Sigurður Hólm Gunnarsson
    Wedding, Naming

    Sigurður Hólm was born in 1976 and has worked for Siðmennt since back in the 90s. He was the president of Siðmennt in the years of 2018-2019. He is an occupational therapist and is currently working as the manager at a short-term home for teenagers. Sigurður has a great interest in philosophy, science, politics and religion, and spends great time reading books about those matters. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Sigurður Ólafsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Sigurður has a degree in Navigation and works as a marine captain. He genuinely likes working as a celebrant, and has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2013. Sigurður's main interest are philosophy, ethics and history.  

    Language: Icelandic, French and English.
    Location: Eastern Region
  • Sigurður Rúnarsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    Sigurður was born in 1974. He has worked as a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2013, and has also conducted ceremonies in Norway. He is a specialist in Information Technology (IT) and lives in Norway, but frequently travels to Iceland. Before working for Siðmennt, Sigurður worked in funeral services. He is very interested in languages, history and anthropology. 

    Language: Icelandic, English and Norwegian. Could manage Spanish and German with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Steinunn Anna Sigurjónsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding

    Steinunn is very interested in psychology, music and books. She has been singing in choirs since she was 8 years old. She works as a therapist and is the owner of "Litla kvíðameðferðarstöðin", a psychiatric office for children. She has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2013. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Svanur Sigurbjörnsson
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming, Funeral

    Svanur is a doctor, and is currently working for a master's degree in Ethics and Philosophy. He teaches Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Iceland. Svanur enjoys taking part in big moments in people's lives and has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2008.  

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in Spanish with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Tinna Rut Jóhannsdóttir
    Confirmation, Wedding, Naming

    There is no way for Tinna to put down some words about herself on paper, but she is can talk endlessly about the good qualites she sees in other people. She has a degree in Philosophy and Product Design and works in television production. Tinna has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2016. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in Italian and Danish with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region
  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson
    Wedding, Naming, Confirmation

    Tryggvi was born in 1982 and works as a computer engineer. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2012. 

    Language: Icelandic and English.
    Location: Capital region
  • Tryggvi Gunnarsson
    Wedding, Naming

    Tryggvi was born in 1980 and is a biologist, a director, and a guide. His goal as a celebrant is to make his client's special day as memorable and personal as possible. He has been a celebrant for Siðmennt since 2015. 

    Language: Icelandic and English. Could manage ceremonies in Norwegian and Danish with good preparation.
    Location: Capital region