María Rúnarsdóttir (Maja)


Maja is from the south of Iceland and has lived in the south west most of her life, apart from 6 months in Copenhagen.

She has always been a people person and loves being active in the outdoors so becoming a guide was an easy choice to make, and she joined IMG in February 2017. Before becoming a glacier guide she was a kindergarten teacher. Even though it sounds way different it has its similarities, working with all kinds of people and everyday is different!

In her free time Maja likes to go for a good hike or horseback riding, or just to stay outside as much as possible. Her go-to place for days off is Tindfjallajökull, a small Icecap in the south of Iceland, close to Eyjafjallajökull. She always finds something new there, even though she's been many times.

Education and Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Hard Ice 2