Svanhvít is from a small farm called Svínafell on the southeast coast of Iceland. She was motivated to become a guide because she likes working outside in a beautiful landscape. It is a bonus that where she works is also close to her home. This is her first season working for Icelandic Mountain Guides and she is a Wilderness First Responder.
Some of her previous jobs include being a ranger in Skaftafell National Park, guiding on a zodiac boat at Fjallsárlón, working in a hotel, teaching in a kindergarten and working on a horse farm in Norway. When she is not working, she likes to ride horses and spend time with friends and family. Her favorite place in the whole world is Öræfi, where she was raised and currently lives. It is a beautiful area and will always stay at the top of her list.