An avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for languages and culture – Stefan is a Viking with a twist. Born in Reykjavik, to a family from the Westfjords of Iceland, Stefan’s upbringing has allowed him to experience the best of both worlds. During most of the wintertime, he lived in Reykjavik and got to know the city. When the summertime came, however, he would go hiking, camping, climbing and fishing in the beautiful nature of Iceland.
Stefan lived in Japan for one year during his high school studies and speaks fluent Japanese. After high school, he took a year off to explore another part of the world – Costa Rica. There he worked as a volunteer at a wildlife reserve where he had the opportunity to experience the biodiversity of Costa Rica as well as its culture and language. He speaks Spanish fluently as well. Currently studying Industrial Engineering at the University of Iceland, Stefan hopes to combine all of these skills and experiences to help connect Icelandic companies to different countries around the world.
Stefan has been working as a tour guide in Iceland for two years and has been around the island several times. He guides in English, Japanese and Spanish, and is currently working on his Korean. Another one of his passions is singing as he is a member of a local barbershop quartet that perform regularly at festivals, concerts, birthdays and other events. Ask Stefan about anything you would like to know concerning the Icelandic nature, outdoor activities, vibrant Reykjavik or anything else that could be of interest.
My upcoming expeditions
Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture