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Gudlaug Björnsdottir

Reykjavik, Greater Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • 206 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in Danish, English, Icelandic; learning German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Working with AAC for profoundly disa...
  • MA in anthropology at University of ...
  • From East Iceland
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I'm only hosting last minute/emergency couches during the summer since i may go out of town on a short notice whenever possible!

Keep in mind that i prefer hosting on a short notice and that i have a 4 day hosting limit.


To meet people from all over the world


If you have general questions about Iceland, what to do and see, when to come etc. please post it in the Iceland group https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/512

I'm open minded and outgoing and love to meet new and different people from every part of the world. My home can be a busy place sometimes with family and friends stopping by.
Typical middle age woman? NOPE that's not me :-D
By the way I have a cat!


A smile can be contagious and i'm trying to infect those i meet

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I cannot travel as much as I would like these days so instead i hope to meet new people and learn about their culture by offering them my couch and introduce them to Icelandic nature, culture, saga or anything they are interested in here in Iceland. For me it's all about cultural exchange!


My CS experience is mainly hosting but i've stayed with CS friends that i've hosted myself. I can truly say that joining CS is the best thing I've done. I've hosted so many wonderful people and made good friends all around the world.

After several years of hosting and hundreds of couch requests i've decided to have some guidelines for potential surfers to bear in mind while they write me a couch request.

1. I am not offering just a free accommodation, I'm looking for a cultural
2. I will not host you if you have an empty or sparsely filled profile and probably
not if you don't have a photo of you in it.
3. Please read my profile!
4. Copy/paste requests i automatically refuse.
5. Convince me why i should open my home to you (a stranger)
6. I usually get several requests every day and i try to reply to all of them but it
can take few days sometimes if my life is busy.


I could not live without MUSIC! I'm interested in different cultures and lately i've become more interested in political activism and preserving the nature

Music, Movies & Books

As my CS guests have discovered, music is a big part of my life. I listen to pretty much everything and I like to explore todays music. You can find me here http://www.last.fm/user/netfraenka

Books: Siddhartha, 100 years of solitude, The Master and Margarita,
Writers: Hermann Hesse, Gabriel García Marquez, Paulo Coelho,Mikhail Bulgakov, Louis de Berniéres, R.A. Salvatore......

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Been on top of the beautiful mountain Snæfell in East Iceland at 3 am in the morning in July 1987. Watching the sunrise in absolute stillness!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

For me it's all about cultural exchange!!

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, Iceland, Norway

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