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

"Classes with Sigurður are a real learning experience. Siggi knows how to adapt to the needs and learning patterns of each and every student and is really able to make Icelandic look easi(er)!"

Vicky Alyssandraki
translator

"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 the best language teacher I had. The most valuable aspects of his teaching are his knowledge about learning methods and the casual way he explains complex grammatical concepts. With Siggi, You will save a lot of time, stress and money."

Lukas Bury
visual artist

"In Reykjavík I found the best Icelandic teacher one can possibly have. Siggi does not only teach the language but also gives many useful information about how to learn it. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning Icelandic."

Maria Beatriz de Souza Lima Harke
architect

"Siggi is the rare type of teacher who is able to make learning fun. He is able to explain difficult grammar concepts in a straightforward way that is easy to remember and he is wonderful at helping you build confidence with your new language.”

Phoenix Ramos
workplace inspector

"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

“Siggi was easily able to identify where my knowledge gaps lay and adapt his teaching to my learning requirements. After just 3 lessons with him, the task of learning Icelandic felt less daunting. Learning to speak Icelandic now feels like a realistic possibility for me."

Philip Farren
project manager

"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

What independent students have to say

“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!”

Rūta

"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

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

"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

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

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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