Author Archives: brynjar

Sveinn Benediktsson

2

Jun

Brother of Arndís.  You can not ask for more!  Svenni (A.K.A. DJ Dad) is a DJ, almost an electrical engineer, and a graphic designer. When Svenni is not guiding at the volcano he keeps up the beat at the local bars and restaurants.  Svenni is a member of the well-known male choir “Bartónar” a choir witch all members are regular guests at Kaffibarinn (The Coffee Bar).

Karl Ágúst Þorbergsson

2

Jun

Our only staff member who has the looks of Clark Kent, Karl is an assistant professor in performing arts at Iceland University of the Arts.  Karl studied in Iceland and Berlin before taking his role of a teacher here in Iceland.  Karl is not on Facebook and still owns and uses his old Nokia 6110

Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir

2

Jun

Sólveig is an award-winning actress and one of Iceland’s best-regarded linguists. When she is not traveling 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 behaviors, all in the name of art. Yes, that woman is truly one of a kind.

Gísli Bjarki Guðmundsson

25

May

Gísli has the looks of a viking, is ruff on the outside but soft on the inside.  He can turn a bad day into a fantastic one within a blink of an eye, just by smiling and emanating his tranquil aura. Gísli, as so many of our staff, is a member of the Icelandic Rescue Teams, so you are in good hands with him.  On his days off Gísli sings with the local male choir “Bartónar” in downtown Reykjavik along with his fellow guides Sveinn and Tryggvi.

Gunilla Lindh

25

May

Gunilla or “Nilla” is a Swedish girl although she has the looks of a Mediterranean.  Nilla’s background is in investment banking but she decided to take a u-turn and now focuses on enjoying nature and people through her guiding work and expeditions around the world.  Her travels take her to remotes areas of the globe, e.g. to Antarctica where she has been sailing on a sailship doing what she loves the most – taking wildlife and nature photos.

Arnar Hugi Birkisson

25

May

Son of Þóra. Arnar is an easy going dedicated outdoorsman. He has been guiding at Inside the Volcano since 2015 but also works at the E.R. in Reykjavik’s City hospital. A born traveler, he is quick with a joke and likes to smile. In his free time, he likes to volunteer at the HSSK search and rescue team. Due to his immense height, he is always the first to know if it starts to rain. The only thing he lavas more than working for Inside the Volcano is terrible puns.

Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir

25

May

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.

One of the best lifetime experiences from a very seasoned traveler

3

Mar

I have been to about 80 countries and this experience is one of the best and memorable yet. Where else can u decent through a volcano into a huge magma chamber? Once inside, you surprisingly see rainbow like colors and and the size of the chamber is surprising.

Inside the Volcano – Out of this world !!!

3

Mar

Truly an unbelievable & emotional experience !! Unlike anything out there. Everything about this tour, from start to finish, was extraordinary. I will never forget my journey down into a place where Mother Nature has allowed us wee-humans to venture in to. Simply put, awesome !!!

Unnur Freyja Víðisdóttir

26

Jun

Daughter of Víðir.  Unnur is the nicest bad ass you will ever meet – you’ll find her doing intensive training for the rescue squad along with 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.