Andrea Róbertsdóttir

Occupation: Speaker and business advisor in HR and related field

Hometown: Garðabær

Current Residence:  Garðabær

Q & A

  1. Where did you grow up and how was it? I grew up in Garðabær – well we never really grow up, do we? We can say that I learned how to act in public.
  2. What would the title of your autobiography be? I´ll be there.
  3. What are your favorite travel destinations? Southeast Asia.
  4. What are your favorite things to do on a winter afternoon in Reykjavík? Meet friends.
  5. If you could choose one person to show you “their Reykjavík” who would it be? The woman I admire Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. She was both Iceland’s and Europe’s first female president, and the world’s first democratically directly elected female president – despite being a divorced single mother. Respect!
  6. What are your favorite restaurants in Reykjavík? They are many but Fish Market is the first thing that comes to mind because I love fish. And yeah, the first Michelin star for an Icelandic restaurant went to Dill recently. This reminds me to make a reservation there.
  7. What is your favorite book, by Icelandic author? First books by Hugleikur Dagsson, nicknamed Hulli. He makes jokes about everything!
  8. Where do you get your art-fix in Reykjavík, and do you have any favorite artists? Old and new – so many good artists. I recommend that you all dive deep into Icelandic art. I bet it will become your newfound passion!
  9. Your favorite Icelandic culinary dish? Lamb.
  10. Your favorite Icelandic beer? Iceland is in the middle of a beer revolution and all I can say is that the top five on my list are all Icelandic.
  11. What season would you recommend to go to Iceland and why? It’s not easy to say – we have all four seasons here in Iceland and sometimes all at the same time.
  12. What Icelandic gift would you recommend to bring back home? Icelandic art and design.
  13. Who would you like to sit next to on a plane? My family and friends.