Occupation: Speaker and business advisor in HR and related field
Current Residence: Garðabær
Q & A
- Where did you grow up and how was it? I grew up in Garðabær – well we never really grow up, do we? We can say that I learned how to act in public.
- What would the title of your autobiography be? I´ll be there.
- What are your favorite travel destinations? Southeast Asia.
- What are your favorite things to do on a winter afternoon in Reykjavík? Meet friends.
- If you could choose one person to show you “their Reykjavík” who would it be? The woman I admire Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. She was both Iceland’s and Europe’s first female president, and the world’s first democratically directly elected female president – despite being a divorced single mother. Respect!
- What are your favorite restaurants in Reykjavík? They are many but Fish Market is the first thing that comes to mind because I love fish. And yeah, the first Michelin star for an Icelandic restaurant went to Dill recently. This reminds me to make a reservation there.
- What is your favorite book, by Icelandic author? First books by Hugleikur Dagsson, nicknamed Hulli. He makes jokes about everything!
- Where do you get your art-fix in Reykjavík, and do you have any favorite artists? Old and new – so many good artists. I recommend that you all dive deep into Icelandic art. I bet it will become your newfound passion!
- Your favorite Icelandic culinary dish? Lamb.
- Your favorite Icelandic beer? Iceland is in the middle of a beer revolution and all I can say is that the top five on my list are all Icelandic.
- What season would you recommend to go to Iceland and why? It’s not easy to say – we have all four seasons here in Iceland and sometimes all at the same time.
- What Icelandic gift would you recommend to bring back home? Icelandic art and design.
- Who would you like to sit next to on a plane? My family and friends.