Laufey Sigurðardóttir was born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland. She graduated from the Reykjavik Conservatory and took post-gratuate studies in the United States with Professor Neikrug. Later she took lessons with Grumiaux in Belgium and received a state grant from the Italian government to study in Rome. Laufey has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in all of the Scandinavian countries, The Netherlands, Spain and Russia and premiered a number of pieces written especially for her.

Laufey is a permanent member of the Icelandic Symphony Orcestra and teaches violin at the Reykjavik Conservatory as well as being an artistic director of a Mozart festival in Reykjavik and an annual music festival held in the north of Iceland.