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Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Reykjavik, Greater Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • 25 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Icelandic; learning Czech, Danish, English
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • MA student in design, Graphic design...
  • BA degree in graphic design
  • From Borgarnes
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


My current mission is to finish my MA thesis in Design and learn mandarin.


I'm 27 years old guy living in the west side of Reykjavi­k, Iceland. I'm a pretty active person who likes to experience new things, watch films, photograph people, draw and travel.

I grew up in Borgarnes, a small town in west Iceland. When I was 16, I went as an exchange student to Czech Republic and grew up some more. There I met awesome people and did awesome things that changed my life. After a year in CZ I returned to Iceland and started high school majoring in Multimedia Design. After graduating I got into the Iceland Academy of the Arts and grew up a bit more, went to China to study Shaolin Kung Fu for a few months. Now I'm working as a designer for an interactive design firm called Gagarin and taking MA in design.


The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Do a lot, experience as much as I can and making my mistakes.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I host and meet up for some beer/tea.


I've hosted a bunch of people by now and I'm sure I'll be hosted as soon as I start travelling again.


I love photography, movies (I'm a cinephile), drawing, design, music, foosball (table soccer/kicker) and traveling.

That's at least what I do the most, I go a lot to the theater and I try to see some independent films that can show me a different perspective on the world.

I take photos cause it's fun and I enjoy it very much. If you want to see what I take photos of here's a link

Music, Movies & Books

Kunsten at græde i kor, Das Leben der Anderen and Le Scaphandre et le papillon.

Music: (I like indie music, but I'm very open for finding some new things to listen too)

Arvo Part, Wayne Shorter, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Clap your hands and say yeah, Radiohead, Sigur Rós,the Moldy Peaches, Defiance Ohio, Devendra Banhart,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've lived in Czech Republic, learned Shaolin Kung Fu in China and traveled as much as I can.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I can teach some basic photography and basic ukulele playing.

Learn: I would like to hear people views on life and photography.

Share: I would love to do some project with a fellow CS.

Countries I've Visited

Finland, Russian Federation

Countries I've Lived In

China, Czech Republic, Iceland

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