About Dagný Ívarsdóttir
Born under the ever-lingering midnight sun in the Arctic, Dagný grew up surrounded by exploding geysers, spewing volcanoes, majestic glaciers and powerful waterfalls. A true Icelandic Viking, she firmly believes in elves, trolls and all other supernatural beings that reside in Iceland’s mystical nature. A committed adventure junkie, she loves nothing more than spending time in the backcountry, snowboarding, mountain biking or hiking.
Although Iceland will always be her heart stone, Dagný’s unstoppable urge to explore the world and discover new treasures and cultures is true to her Viking heritage. She has spent a good deal of her life overseas, studying, working, traveling and ski bumming. She studied languages and business communications in Australia and Denmark and holds a master’s degree in marketing and international business from the University of Iceland.
Dagný’s passion for travel and the outdoors naturally led her to adventure tourism. During the past few years, she has accumulated travel expertise through various jobs behind the desk and in the field, from sales and marketing to planning and guiding wild adventure trips all around Iceland. Dagný has worked on small expedition vessels since 2014 as a naturalist and cultural expert in the Arctic and Scandinavia. She loves exploring and sharing her enthusiasm for natural history with fellow travelers.