Born in the city of Reykjavík but raised here and there in the South of Iceland, Sölvi had tried his hand in many a field of work: planting trees on dark sands, heating saunas in a ferryboat crossing the stormy Atlantic, keeping a cabin in a lush valley surrounded by glaciers and being a ranger underneath the lava of Snæfellsjökull. Being a mountain guide is by far the most normal occupation he has ever had.

What’s your favorite vacation destination(s)?


What is your favorite historical site, castle, museum, etc.?


What is your favorite hike?

Volcanic Trails.

What is your favorite bike ride?


What is your favorite Austin Adventures trip?

The one in Iceland, of course ;)

Favorite Movie?

Tati’s Playtime.

Favorite Book?

Tom Phillip’s A Humument.

Favorite Song?

Yes’ Close to the Edge.

When did you first catch the travel bug?

In high school, I heard a radio program on the pilgrim way to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino. I became a bit obsessed with it and after graduation, I went to the continent to do the walk. It transformed my life, or at least the next ten years of it.

What are your favorite outdoor activities?

Peregrination, both fast and slow!

What are your hobbies?

Reading, hiking, playing board games. Spending time with the family has become my alpha and my omega.