Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dögg Ármannsdóttir

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May

Dögg studied business and has mainly been working as a sales and marketing manager for Icelandic companies selling their designs abroad. Dögg started guiding for Inside the Volcano part-time 3 years ago, sort of as a paid vacation, but totally fell in love with it and decided it was much more fun to take tourists into a volcano than sitting at a desk all day long. Dögg is always ready for adventures and loves the outdoors.

Alexía Björg Jóhannesdóttir

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May

Alexía is a hard-working actress who gets her kicks in the vast expanses of Icelandic nature. She’ll sing, dance and act like there is no tomorrow if given the opportunity, but put her on top of a mountain and you’ll see what she’s really made of. Alexía is an adventurous woman who recently sold the family car and found a cat-sitter to go traveling with her husband and kids (9y and 14y) around South-America for six months. She says it’s healthy for all of them to learn more about the world by seeing it, not only how it is in the … Continue reading

Ragnheiður Ýr Grétarsdóttir

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May

Ragnheiður or “Ragga” has been on the team for three years. She is also a yoga teacher and might offer meditation down in a volcano if asked for. In her free time, she likes taking long walks with her dog and relax in one of many outdoor swimming pools in Reykjavík.

Bryndís Björk Kristjánsdóttir

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May

Bryndís has been a guide at Inside the Volcano since 2013. She has a degree in Sports Science and is a personal trainer among many other things. She lived in Luxembourg for 23 years along with her husband and kids and among speaking Icelandic she speaks English, German, France, and some Luxembourgish. She loves to climb, ski and explore the wilderness. For example, she topped Kilimanjaro early 2019.

Jón Gauti Jónsson

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May

Jón Gauti is one of the most experienced mountaineers in Iceland and has worked with Icelandic Rescue Squads for decades and is a mountaineering instructor.  He has traveled all over the world on his adventures and will continue to do so while his spirit lasts and his legs can carry him around.  Jón is one of the most likable persons on the planet.

Tryggvi Gunnarsson

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May

Tryggvi is considered by many to be an absolute legend. Why no one can really tell. Some even go so far as to say he might be of celestial origin. He holds a degree in both “biology” and “anthropology”, as well as being a fully licensed celebrant, and therefore able to wed guests at a moment’s notice down in the volcano if he feels so inclined.

Víðir Pétursson

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May

Father of Unnur.  Víðir is a powerful, athletic man “capable of jumping his own height in full body armor, both back, and front”. Víðir is also an excellent swimmer. There is supposedly no game at which he has an equal. His behavior is always polite, but firm — he gives good advice and is kind and mild, yet he is not thought of as an intelligent man because of his way of talking. However, Víðir’s wise insights and deep understanding strongly suggest that he is as smart as he is handsome.

Kristján Maack

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May

Kristján Maack started his photography carrier after the graduation from Brooks Institute of photography, Santa Barbara California in 1993.  Since then he has been located in Reykjavik,  specializing in advertising and illustration photography.  During the last 25 years of practice, every angle and corner of photography has been his subject and interest, both on the studio floor and on location all over the world.  For inspiration, Kristján travels all over the world for adventures in the purpose of creating images.  Kristján has been a member of the volcano team since day one.