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  • 5 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Danish, English, French, Icelandic; learning Arabic (Morocco), Danish, Russian, Swedish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Journalist, book and language lover and a nature fanatic!
  • Bachelor of Philosophy and journalist!
  • From Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
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About Me

I'm from a tiny town in The Westfjords of Iceland. I want to see the world and continue learning more languages. I'm a philosopher at heart and journalist by training. I used to work as a communications officer for UNICEF but now I'm out traveling.

Currently I am in Casablanca, and staying in Morocco for 5 weeks before leaving for Moscow and the Trans Siberian Train to China.

The things that motivate me the post: the environment and saving our planet, feminism, children's rights and sailing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am on couchsurfing because I believe in the sharing economy and it is also so much more fun to travel and meet and stay with locals instead of wondering about alone. I travel alone quite a lot and I enjoy the company of new friends.


languages and how people learn them
writing small stories and poetry
maths, chemistry and geology
learning the piano
music music music
environmental and global warming stuff
cooking good food and drinking good wine
biographies of great people
photographing places and people I meet
wise old people
learning how to play a new instrument
cross country skiing

  • writing
  • poetry
  • documentaries
  • environment
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • camping
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • chemistry
  • communications
  • geology
  • journalism
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

I tend to buy to many books because I just want to read them all and then I end up having three half finished books next to my bed.

I like reading Laxnes, Einar Mar Guðmundsson, Hertha Muller, George Orwell, Jane Austin, Earnest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Hemingway, Robert Fisk, Stefan Sweig..

Currently I'm listening to Eels, Bon Iver, Sigur Rós, Mugison, Valdimar, Fine Frenzy, Mumford & Sons, Bonnie Prince Billy, Gus Gus, Radiohead, Seabear, Regina Spektor, Bright Eyes, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming in Lake Dingis in Lithuania in the middle of the pitch black night and seeing some shooting stars!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Iceland, Morocco

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