Runa Egilsdottir



    Runa, you come from Iceland. How long have you been in Luxembourg?

    I was born in Luxembourg as an Icelander, I did part of my primary School here. We then moved to Iceland with my family when I was 11 years old. After my matriculation examination from the Reykjavik High-school I went to Antwerp and to Trier to University, spent a couple of years in Paris and ended back in Luxembourg 2006.

    Today I have the double nationality Luxembourgish and Icelandic.

    What studies did you do and what is your main activity?

    I’m a Communication Designer. I work as an independant.

    Which reason took you to Luxembourg?

    I like the quality of life in Luxembourg.

    Tell us few things that you like the best in Luxembourg?

    The forest and nature.

    Can you give me 3 adjectives to describe your life in the Grand Duchy?

    Active… Work wise, family wise, friend wise, social wise, sport wise and culture wise … and some days you can include some of them in one day.

    What aspect of Luxembourg would you miss if you had to leave tomorrow?

    The nature, the divers origins of people.

    Tell us what is your preferred district in Luxembourg and why?

    I love Bonnevoie were I live, you have a lot of diversity and life.

    Do you go often out to eat and if yes what is your favourite type of cuisine?

    I do go to restaurants from time to time, rather for lunch than dinner. My favourite places are Casa Fabiana, Beet, Ready cafe for the vegetarian and vegan options. My favorite Italian would be Dal Notaro.

    Can you give me one word in your language which is impossible to translate into other languages?

    Grjónapungur (only Icelanders will know)

    For which reason have you decided to join the JUST ARRIVED Ambassadors club?

    I have been implicated in political work for the past 6 years. I was also member of the Integration Commission of the City of Luxembourg during that time. I appreciated the work Just Arrived do and want to support this specific project which is great from the integration point of view. I obviously also want to support my fellow ex-pad Icelanders when needed.


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