Monthly Archives: May 2018

Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir

22

May

Anna Gunndís, always called Dunda, has it all. She has a BA in acting from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and an MA in filmmaking with an emphasis on directing and script writing from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. When she’s not guiding at the volcano she writes scripts and develops TV shows and movies. Oh and she’s also directing a play, producing an art festival, and acting on television and in movies. Dunda is a huge fan of coffee, which is why we always have steaming hot coffee ready at Base Camp.

Sóley Ólafsdóttir

18

May

Sóley is the daughter of Ólafur and sister of Snædís. When she’s not working at the volcano she’s studying at the Reykjavik Junior College and she’s simultaneously at the JSB dance school! On top of being an amazing dancer, she’s so good at contortions that it makes the rest of us feel like we’re made out of bricks. When we asked her for fun facts she informed us that she is quite good at bum skipping. She’s no Peter Nestler but she is still quite good!

Sóley Ólafsdóttir

18

May

Sóley is one of those people who is able to do just about everything! She loves sports and her favorites include alpine- and backcountry skiing, crossfit, and doing backflips. Sóley’s love for backflips comes from her time in gymnastics, but she won a Euro championship in TeamGym in 2012. Sóley practiced on the piano for 10 years but now she’s learning from her grandmother to play the accordion. Over the winter season (when she’s not busy doing backflips) she studies economics at the University of Iceland.

Dagur Adam Ólafsson

18

May

Dagur is the son of Ragga, who is one of our guides. Dagur loves to travel and has been all over the world! He did an exchange program in Italy. In 2017 he spent four months traveling South-America. When this is written he is preparing to leave Iceland to explore Asia. He loves sports and his all-time favorites are yoga and snowboarding.

Jasmín Dúfa Pitt

17

May

Jasmín has been working as an actress since she was very young and over the winter she studies drama at the Oxford School of Drama in England. There is a strong aura of positivity around Jasmín and she’s never been seen without a smile at the volcano. Jasmíns favorite sports are dancing and running and she has a big passion for cooking. After a long day of acting, Jasmín loves to meditate or relax over a good book.

Stefanía Einarsdóttir

17

May

Stefanía is the daughter of Einar and sister of Arndís. When this is written she is preparing to travel the world! Fun fact: Stefanía loves animals and has for example kept pet foxes.

Kamil Kluczyński

17

May

Kamil was born in Poland, raised in New Jersey and moved to Iceland 10 years ago.  He has a degree in Environment and Natural Resources and has been a mountain guide for years as well as working with the Icelandic rescue teams. Kamil is a tall, handsome and really likable guy who always brings out the best in people.  His ongoing project is to cross all of the Icelandic glaciers, either in summer or winter time, to raise awareness for diabetes. His project is called Pole Diabetes.

Ásthildur Úa

17

May

When this is written, Ásthildur is on her final year of studying acting at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She loves going to the theater, enjoying a good book and being out in nature. Her favorite sports are swimming and hitting the gym.

Halldór Albertsson

17

May

If you ever need a strong hand you should call Halldór (better known as Dóri).  As a child, Dóri took an overdose of his vitamins and grew into an adult size overnight.  He is a mechanical engineer and his day to day work is developing prostheses for those in need.  Dóri is an experienced mountaineer and a member of the Icelandic Rescue Teams and loves to travel the world for great adventures.  Be sure to ask Dóri to share with you one of his great stories.

Markús Torfason

17

May

Markús runs the office along with Helga. He is a highly skilled computer scientist and a math teacher. He is working with the Icelandic Rescue Teams and loves all the adventures that come with being out in the wilderness.  He has traveled a lot and did parts of his studies in the States. Recently he spent six months exploring the different scenery in Asia and Australia. He, for example, skied in Japan and dived in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.