Let’s make Icelandic easi(er), together

A headshot of a smiling Siggi.

Whether you prefer the ongoing guidance of private lessons or the empowerment of self-study, you’ve come to the right place.

Learn Icelandic the way YOU want to learn

Private classes

Private classes are for the student who wants step-by-step guidance every step of the way.

  • Get help that’s personalised to you
  • Schedule class when it best suits your schedule
  • Try before you buy with a free trial class

Self-study course

The self-study course is for the independent student who prefers self-directed learning.

  • Learn to learn efficiently and effectively
  • Get all your questions answered by an expert
  • Includes a free level assessment and goal setting class
I'm the best Icelandic teacher in the country

Just ask my mom!

A kindly looking old lady.

“My Siggi is a unique boy. He is patient, understanding, and always ready to put himself in others’ shoes. Siggi respects everybody and is ready to listen to different points of view. There is no question so insignificant that he isn’t ready to find ways to answer it in such a way that I understand what the question was really about. Siggi is also helpful, punctual, and reliable in anything he sets his mind on. I am so lucky to have this wonderful son.”

What private students have to say

"I feel really fortunate to have Siggi as my teacher. My confidence in my ability to learn has increased massively - Siggi found the right mix between encouraging me and pushing me to try harder - always with humour. I feel like I have made real progress."


"Siggi is a great resource for learning Icelandic! He is very professional with his lessons and makes the material easy to understand. Plus, he is friendly, patient, and easy to work with for scheduling. I highly recommend studying Icelandic with Siggi!"

Tanya Sleiman
documentary filmmaker

"Siggi was my first teacher of Icelandic and since then I have loved the way he teaches. When I found out he was teaching Icelandic private classes I didn’t hesitate to reach out to him. My Icelandic has improved a lot since he became my teacher.

Hugo Alejandro Arteaga Vivas
geophysical engineer

"Siggi is a great teacher. If you are looking for someone who will tailor the class completely to you, brings in great humor and unconventional new ways to tickle your brain waves to reach new language levels he is your go-to-person. Absolutely recommended."

Lilja Haefele
freelancer in film

“Siggi is one of those rare teachers who can deftly teach both the basics of Icelandic but also the nitty-gritty advanced details. Best of all, his multilingual background ensures an empathetic education from a teacher who understands learning a new language."

Jessica Poteet
chief of staff to the COO at Men & Mice

“I was very impressed with Siggi’s energetic and engaged way of teaching. He was available, friendly, competent, and knowledgeable and I learned a lot from our classes. I can thoroughly recommend Siggi as a teacher.”

Asbjørn Ibsen Bruun
horn player with the Iceland symphony orchestra

"Siggi turns learning Icelandic into an adventure! He is very professional, resourceful, patient and FUN! He has great sense of humor, he always finds a way to make learning Icelandic easier. Simply the best teacher you can imagine!"

Marina Safonova
owner and CEO

"By far the most effective teacher I had, Siggi knows his stuff and is a pretty cool dude."

Daan de Jong
embedded software developer

What independent students have to say

"I am really happy and surprised with my results: after just 2-3 weeks my understanding of Icelandic increased significantly. The Q&A sessions were really helpful. I would definitely recommend the course to everybody."

Pawel Kurzawa
supervisor at Samskip

I have a busy life and cannot always count on a consistent time to meet with someone. With this program, I had the freedom to work whenever I had a free moment. I have learned so much, all on my timetable and not someone else's.

Annmarie Langley
special education teacher

“I wasn’t sure if I would be able to learn on my own, but tried the course and noticed a change after 3 weeks, even though I didn’t spend a lot of time on it every day. You don’t need to have a lot of time. If you have a lot of questions about the Icelandic language, go for it!”


"I've seen my skills improve greatly and I am very happy with the results. The learning process suits me perfectly because it is tangible and you're in charge of your own learning pace. I just need to keep up the good work!"

Axelle Sæunn
Verkefnastóri á þýðingastofu

"I was concerned that I would stop being self-directed after the first week... kind of like buying a gym membership, but I went ahead anyway, and it helps you to stay focused and accountable for your own progress. It’s a great supplement to self-directed learning."

Serena Dz
lens-based artist

Investment into the self-study course with Siggi was the best decision. Thanks to him, my Icelandic improved so much in the last 3 months. After attending classes in HÍ, I can say that he is the best teacher I've ever had and HÍ would be lucky to have him.

Erika Mačková
Kindergarten assistant

“I used to be afraid of speaking Icelandic, not making much progress. But now learning a language is damn easy and so much fun! I've learned more Icelandic in three weeks with this course than in my entire life. And I did a BA in Icelandic.”

Jessica Brégeon
eternal student

Try a class - for free

Interested in private classes? Book your free trial class now and start personalising your learning.

Interested in the self-study course? Book your free intro class now and hit the ground running.

Interested in learning with me, but you’re not sure what’s right for you, private classes or the self-study course? Book a free trial class, and we’ll figure it out together =)

Be in touch

Got a question about private classes? The self-study course? The nature of the universe, or the Icelandic language? Send me a message - I'm always happy to help! =)

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