Inside the Volcano

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Alexía Björg Jóhannesdóttir

Alexía is a globetrotting stage diva, a scholar of the world and an unapologetic gourmet. She 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 a lady who really knows what she is doing.

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Arnar Hugi Birkisson

Arnar is an easy going dedicated outdoorsman. He has been guiding at inside the volcano for 2 years. In 2012 he received an award for first aid responder of the year. Despite of the serious faced picture Arnar loves to tell jokes and smile. He is educated in film and is currently pursuing a career in filmmaking.

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Arndís Benediktsdóttir

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Arndís Einarsdóttir

Arndís has been a part of the team from 2012  and is one of the tail-guides. She entertains and motivates the slower hikers on the way to the volcano. She grew up traveling around the country in fact she was only three weeks old when she went on her first jeep tour on a glacier. She loves to snowboard and explore new places. In the winter time she studies natural-science at the commercial college of Iceland. Her favourite part about this job is the exercise and the wonderful, fun and loving staff.

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Ástbjörg Rut Jónsdóttir

Adda is a country girl and nature lover. Being a farmers daughter and a successful sheep whisperer, her knowledge in the field of agriculture and horticulture knows no limits. Nobody knows how old she is, but rumour has it she knows the way to the fountain of youth, so her age might just as well be close to the age of our volcano. When she´s not crawling into volcanos or dancing at the top of a mountain, she raps in Icelandic Sign Language, directs theatre performances and performs improv. Give her a word and a partner in crime and she´ll make you a scene to remember

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Bergrún Adda

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Bjorn is a dedicated mountaineer and has been since childhood. He has climbed peaks and mountains all over the world and was part of the first Icelandic group that reached the top of Mount Everest. Bjorn has been a member of an Icelandic Rescue Squad for years and has supervised courses in mountain climbing and rescue tactics. He is the managing director of 3H Travel.

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Bryndís Björk Kristjánsdóttir

Bryndís has been a guide at inside the volcano for 3 years. She has a degree in sport science and is a personal trainer among many other things. She loves to climb, ski and explore the wilderness.

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Brynjar Gudjonsson

Brynjar is the man behind the scenes. He has a degree in business administration and takes care of most things related to sales, marketing and operation.

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Dögg Ármannsdóttir

Dögg studied business and has mainly been working as a sales and marketing manager for Icelandic companies selling their designs abroad. Dögg started guiding 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.

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Einar Daníelsson

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Einar Stefánsson

Einar has climbed mountains all over the world and was, with Bjorn, part of the first Icelandic group that climbed Mount Everest. Einar is an engineer with long experience as a tour guide and has supervised courses in mountain climbing and rescue tactics. He will spend most of his summer 120 meters down inside a volcano.

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Ellen Margrét Bæhrenz

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Gísli Bjarki Guðmundsson

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Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson

Gudmundur or "Gummi" has been on the team since the beginning and is now a part-time guide. Gummi is a learned actor and is the managing director of "Tjarnarbíó" which is a living center for arts.

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Heiða Aðalsteinsdóttir

Heiða is a certified landscape architect who prefers hands on fieldwork over desktop study. When Heiða is not working she spends her time snowboarding, horseback riding and road cycling. Besides Þríhnúkagígur she recommends soaking up in every single swimming pool in Iceland.

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Hilmir Jensson

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Jón Gauti Jónsson

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Karl Ágúst Þorbergsson

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Katrín Halldóra Sigurðardóttir

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María Pálsdóttir

María will make you feel welcome with her world famous meat soup. But underneath her warm demeanour is a multifaceted woman: she is an actress, entrepreneur, educator as well as a timid drag king. María is full of surprises and keen observations about the varieties of Icelandic nature and culture.

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Ólafur Þór Júlíusson

Óli has over 20 years experience in mountaineering  and has climbed peaks in the Alps, Africa and Greenland. He has worked with an Icelandic Rescue Squad for several years and likes to spend most of his summer inside the volcano, assisting the adventurous travellers who take part in the tour.

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Páll Sveinsson

Páll or "Palli" or "The StealMouse" as he is called is one of the most experience climbers in the country. He is a dedicated mountaineer and likes to spend his free time inside the volcano

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Petra Hlíf Jóhansdóttir

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Pétur Maack

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Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir

Harpa is a nature enthusiast. Along with climbing into volcanos she makes art. Her favourite weather is the fog you see sliding down a mountainside from distance.

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Ragnheiður Ýr Grétarsdóttir

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

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Saga Garðarsdóttir

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Sigrún Hlín Sigurðardóttir

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Snædís ólafsdóttir

Snædís is a bright young woman with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Ambition is her middle name, but that doesn't mean that she won't make time to ski, climb, ride horses, hang out with friends and win awards for her outstanding ice skating routines.

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Snæfríður Sól Gunnarsdóttir

Snæfríður is a dancer and a thinker all rolled into an energetic ball of fun and laughter. Destined for a life in the theatre, she is a true lover of the arts, a fashion freak who enjoys the finer things in life, although she is not afraid to get down and dirty with nature when she hears the call of the goddess of the wild.

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Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir

Sólveig is an award-winning actress and one of Iceland's best-regarded linguists. When she is not travelling the world with her beloved friends and family, you'll find her chin deep in mud, desecrating the Icelandic flag, or engaged in similarly outrageous behaviours, all in the name of art. Yes, that woman is truly one of a kind.

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Sveinn Benediktsson

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Tryggvi Gunnarsson

Tryggvi is considered by many to be an absolute legend. Why, no one can really tell. Some even go so far 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 therefor able to wed guests at a moment's notice down in the volcano, if he feels so inclined.

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Unnur Freyja Víðisdóttir

Unnur is the nicest bad ass you will ever meet - you’ll find her doing intensive training for the rescue squad along her university studies and at the same time volunteering in her community and practicing all sorts of exotic sports. She is truly a young woman who knows what she wants and where she comes from.

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Valdimar Harðarsson

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Víðir Pétursson

Vidir is a powerful, athletic man "capable of jumping his own height in full body amour, both back and front". Vidir 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, Vidir's wise insights and deep understanding strongly suggest that he is as smart as he is handsome. He has been called "handsome and beautiful of skin and has a straight nose, turned up at its tip. He is blue-eyed and keen-eyed and ruddy-cheeked with thick lustrous hair, blond and well-combed." He is described as the most beautiful man in the world, and as having no equal.

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Viktor Frans Jónsson

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Þóra J. Jónasdóttir

Thora has been part time guide for Inside the volcano since summer 2013. She simply just loves guiding in combination with her busy daily work as a veterinarian. She also trains a rescue dog and is a member of ICE-SAR, the Icelandic rescue squad. Besides rescue training, mountain hikes, skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding and biking are among favourites.  

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Þorbjörg Helga Dýrfjörð

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Þórunn Garðarsdóttir

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