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Birna Imsland

Iceland is an island in the middle of the Atlantic – both cool and hot at the same time. It is sometimes called the land of fire and ice, and this place of extremes is where Birna Imsland is born and raised.

Birna‘s passion for languages started early in childhood. She majored in German at university, and she holds a Master‘s degree in conference interpreting. Today, her main working languages as an interpreter are Icelandic, English and German, but she speaks six languages. Interpreting is all about opening communication and creating links between people, and Birna‘s work as an interpreter has taken her to many different communication settings, as well as teaching interpreting at the University of Iceland.

Graduating from the state run tourist guide school in 1993 also provides Birna with a different kind of opportunity to combine working with both languages and people. She finds deep satisfaction in enabling travelers to make their dreams come true, be it by opening their eyes to geology, history, language and culture, or by helping them create opportunities to experience the raw nature of her native country – not forgetting the magnificent northern lights.