Since graduating from Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, Bergrún has illustrated books for several publishers and written ten books of her own.
In 2019 The Missing Teacher was the first book to receive The Guðrún Helgadóttir Book Award. The book was extremely well received, both among critics and readers. The Missing Teacher later went on to win the Women’s Literary Prize in 2020.
“Vinur minn, vindurinn” Publisher: Töfraland, 2014
The weather books, written and illustrated by Bergrún Íris received rave reviews and nominations. Vinur minn, vindurinn (My friend, the wind) was nominated in 2015 for
The Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize
“Sjáðu mig, sumar” Publisher: Töfraland, 2015
Viltu vera vinur minn?
The highly praised children’s book translated “Will you be my friend?” was both written and illustrated by Bergrún Íris and nominated for the Reykjavík Children’s Literature Prize for best illustrations. Publisher: Töfraland, 2015
The Best Book of Cars, Fall 2016
The Best Book of Cars was written and illustrated by Bergrún with the tecnhical help of her mechanic father, Sævar Siggeirsson, in his garage. The book itselfs transforms into a roadway and the reader uses puzzle-cars from the front page to drive through a fun and educational story. Published in the fall of 2016.