Rakel lives in Akureyri, sometimes referred to as the Wild North, but her family hails from a farm in the remote town of Skagafjörður. Up until this past year, she has been guiding part-time but we are excited to have her as a full-time member of the team.
She likes to spend her free time Telemark Skiing, ice climbing in between turns during the winter, and a lot of mountain biking and hiking in the summer. She is also an avid coffee drinker. Being a guide has been a good way to combine her hobbies with work.
Her professional qualifications/experience include:
- Wilderness First Responder
- Hard Ice Guide
- Rescue Team
- Vice Leader over one of the Rescue Team in the capital
- area (Hjálparsveit skáta í Garðabæ)
- Nurse student
- Being an awesome person
Her favorite places in Iceland are Kverkfjöll, Þórsmörk, Austurdalur in Skagafjörður and the Troll Peninsula in general.