Hello! And welcome to the online throne of Rán Flygenring, artist and illustrator from Iceland.

Once described as 50% viking, 50% bureaucrat, she now prefers flâneur.
Her name rhymes with brown and is borrowed from the goddess of the sea in Norse mythology. In daily spoken Icelandic it is more commonly used for robbery.

Rán has degrees and awards and what not, mostly for drawing stories, pictures and letters.


2021 Koma jól? with Hallgrímur Helgason, published by Angústúra.

2021 Drottningin sem kunni allt nema … with Gunnar Helgason, Forlagið.

With Hjörleifur Hjartarson:
2018 Sagan um Skarphéðin Dungal 

2019 Wie der Wahnsinn mir die Welt erklärte with Dita Zipfel.

2019 VIGDÍS – sagan um fyrsta konuforsetann. Published by Angústúra.

With Finn-Ole Heinrich:
2018 Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes, published by Mairisch verlag.
2011 Frerk, du Zwerg!
The Book Series Die erstaunlichen Abenteuer der Maulina Schmitt;
2015 Ende des Universums
2014 Warten auf Wunder
2013 Mein Kaputtes Königreich

Awards & Press

Rán has received numerous prestigious awards and nominations for her work.
If you want hard facts, have a look at her CV.

Need press photos? Find them here.

If you happen to be a slow-reader, have attention span close to zero (well done getting this far) or you just don’t care a cucumber, I recommend dropping the résumé and rather check out the Grand Puffin Hotel short film info-mercial. There is more to puffins than you might think.


Want to get in touch with Rán?
It’s best to write an old fashioned
email to mail@ranflygenring.com.
She will reply, eventually.

You can also find Rán on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Work Samples

That was a lot,
but still not half of it.

Want more? Look me up in your local search engine. I can also be found on social media, in the pool or flâneuring around the streets of Reykjavik.