Translators from Icelandic

A list of active translators from Icelandic into several languages, some information about them and their translations.


Kelsey Paige Hopkins

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Kelsey Paige Hopkins was born in San Francisco, USA in 1986. She holds a BA in Philosophy and German Language and Literature from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (2010). In 2014, she received a grant from the Icelandic Ministry of Education and the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies to study Icelandic as a Second Language at University of Iceland, graduating with a BA in 2017. Kelsey then enrolled in a MA in Icelandic Linguistics at the same institution, and has been translating fiction, non-fiction, and scholarly texts alongside her graduate work since 2020. She looks forward to completing a Practical Diploma in Translation in 2022/2023, and currently resides in Reykjavík with her cat. 

Selected translations:

  • Legends (Goðsögn), a collection of microfiction by Ármann Jakobsson [Akureyri: Flóra menningarhús, 2022]
  • Uppsala Edda: The textbook DG 11 4to, scholarly non-fiction by Heimir Pálsson [Uppsala: Uppsala University Press, 2022]