Dr Erlendur Haraldsson

Professor emeritus
Psychology Department
University of Iceland.
Oddi v/Sturlugötu
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Mobile: +354 863 0034
E-mail: erlendur@hi.is


Dr Erlendur Haraldsson

University of Iceland

Íslensk útgáfa

My Books:


der tod ein neuer anfang 2017 cover

Published in January 2018.
(New edition of At the Hour of Death)

More information (engl., german)


i saw a light and came here




Published in January 2017.

Durminda and Erlendur Haraldsson

Purnima and Erlendur Haraldsson

Indridi Indridason
Published October 2015.

Will published October 2019


Indridi Indridason midill


modern miracles



Released ín July 2013.
See reviews on www.amazon.com.

Sai Baba and Erlendur Haraldsson



the departed among the living


Published October 2012. Icelandic 2005. 

The departed Among the Living - Magonia Review

Paranormalia - Ghost in Iceland

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 77.2,
Nr. 910, April 2013.

Parapsykologiske Notizer. Nr. 75 / 2013.  62-64.


at the hour of death

Republished several times, last 2012. 

Erlendur Haraldsson, Karlis Osis, two Indian colluagues - India 1973

á vit hins ókunna


Published 2012.

My biography, only available in Icelandic


Hugarás, vefrit Hugvísindasviðs HÍ: „Á vit hins ókunna“,

Hjalti Hugason prófessor í kirkjusögu
HÍ fréttir: Endurminningar Erlendar Haraldssonar


Med uppreisnarmönnum i Kurdistan

Published in 1964

land im aufstand kurdistan

Published in 1966

With Mustafa Barzani in 1964 Kurdistan






Með uppreisnarmönnum í gegnum brennd þorp

Barzani and Erlendur Haraldsson 2017

Meet the Icelandic journalist who took iconic
photo of Kurdish leader (2017)

Þessa heims og annars - ErlendurHaraldsson.jpg

Published 1978, only in Icelandic

(About this world and the other
Survey about psychic experiences
of Icelanders, 
their religiousviews
and folkbelifs)



Courses that I have given at the Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Iceland

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Methodology I
  • Methodology II
  • Parapsychology (optional)
  • Altered states of consciousness (optional)

Positions held:
Assistant Professor, 1st of May 1973
Associate Professor 1st of July 1978
Professor 1st of April 1989
Professor Emeritus 1st of February 1999.
Guest Professor at the Department of Psychiatry,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1982-1983.
Research Professor at the Institut für Grenzgebiete
der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Freiburg 1993-1995.
Adjunct Research Faculty Member, Institute of
Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California

Brief curriculum vitae

Service on committees at the University of Iceland
Chairman of the Promotion Committee of the Faculty
of Social Science, 1986 to 1992.
Member of the grant-giving Research Fund from
1985 to 1991.
Member of the committee responsible for establishing
Counseling Service at the University of Iceland.

Upcoming lectures
Latest publications

List of publications

Lectures & more 

Research areas and interests - with some online articles

Kurds and Kurdistan

Interesting links:

I am indebted to the following foundations and institutions for research grants and support:

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