Spor í sandinn

Founder and ceo is Hjördís Sigurðardóttir has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Landscape Architecture and Planning from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and specializes in planning issues. In addition Hjördís has a solid background in the food sector, where she worked for a decade as a food scientist. With specialist interests in both environmental issues and the food industry, she is ideally placed to develop new ideas in planning and inter-disciplinary approaches to agriculture, energy resources and community-based projects.

Q & A

Questions answered about the concept and the location, stakeholders and funding, site planning as well as considerations on how people can assist with the project.


I think there is great potential, especially for the environmentally conscious generation that is growing up now

Sóley Birna Aðalsteinsdóttir Assistant Air Traffic Controller at ISAVIA

I think this will give the valley a lot as a destination after or before walking in the valley

Ágúst Freyr Ingason Mentor in Startup Reykjavík Business Accelerator, Stakeholder and Chairman of the Board

I can assure you that the way it is currently designed, it will become a landmark in Reykjavik

Hafsteinn Helgason Director of Business Development at EFLA Engineering

We have seen the positive effect of a green environment... how it increases the productivity and creativity of people and it can bring back health and happiness

Tessa Duste CEO of Moss Amsterdam Makers of Sustainable Spaces

I see ALDIN Biodome as a forum for teaching... ... I am very interested in allowing children to learn about sustainability outside the classroom

Hjördís Magnúsdóttir Information Scientist, Gardener and a Master student in Pedagogy

There is so much variety in the natural world that we never get to see... ... I think there is huge opportunity for us here

Karen Pease (& Malcom) Programmer at ISAVIA and self-educated in the field of tropical plants

We aim to change the land of fire and ice into an amazing Tropical and Mediterranean retreat that is warm, lush and inviting, even in the depths of winter

Paul Baker Architect at WilkinsonEyre Architects

The geothermal resources that we have in Iceland, this unbelievable natural resource that can able us to open doors towards a magnificent world

Hrólfur Karl Cela Architect at Basalt Architects

I consider it a good time now to celebrate a new ‘biophilic’ garden in Reykjavík which offers intimacy with nature… …'The Palace of the Summer Land'

Pálína Jónsdóttir Theatre director and artistic advisor

I always take my foreign friends here to show them Elliðaárdalur (the valley). ALDIN will be another, richer option to experience the valley

Inga Eiríksdóttir Born in Árbær, Reykjavík, Founder of ALDA Women and a Business woman in New York.

The main purpose of the project is to reconnect to nature and improve our own intuition at the same time

Hjördís Sigurðardóttir Founder and CEO

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