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Einar Ólafsson

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

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  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Icelandic; learning Danish, English, Norwegian
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Software Specialist
  • Art student, Software engineer
  • From Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
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About Me

I grow up in a suburb of Reykjavi­k called Arbaer (Rivertown) until I was 16, that suburb was on the edge of Reykjavi­k at the time. Moved then to Copenhagen, Denmark where I lived for 3 years until I moved back to Reykjavík.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I try to meet people that are searching for some social experience in Iceland. Meet interesting people for coffee or beer, share interests and if people want to experience the nightlife. I have hosted few awesome people.


I have met nothing but great people through couchsurfing, most of them I have met here in Iceland and some of them I have hosted. People with great traveling stories, some have been traveling around the world, which is a great inspiration.


Traveling, arts (mostly contemporary and postmodern), concerts, movies,
food, design, fashion, computer science, physics, philosophy, yoga...

I used to be very into photography but I have lost my inspiration but I keep looking for it :)

Inspirational people: Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Stephen Fry, Noam Chomsky, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Malcolm X, Nawal El Saadawi, Jane Goodall...

Music, Movies & Books

David Lynch, Coen's, Terrence Malick, Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, von Trier, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Ford Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Milos Forman, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Michel Gondry, Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, Jane Campion....Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Brazil, Das boot, Delicatessen, Amelie, Lion King, Interstellar, Star Wars

Radiohead, The Smiths, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hot Chip, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, FM Belfast, Mugison, Depeche Mode, Otis Redding, St. Vincent, Hjaltalín, John Grant, Lykke Li, M.I.A., Lily Allen, Azealia Banks, Grimes, HAIM, Hjálmar, Ojba Rasta, Forgotten Lores, London Grammar, solange knowles, Alt-J, FKA-twigs, Little Dragon, Reykjavíkurdætur, Chic...

Countries I've Visited

France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, Iceland

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