Aksel

THE VIKINGGentle Giants – Aksel Nordeng Bjarnason – Head Guide

Name: Aksel Nordeng Bjarnason.

Position: 
Guide.

Place and date of birth:
Norway, 19th April 1995.

Hometown:
Tromsø, Norway.

Star sign:
Aries.

Education:
One year philosophy course through the University in Buskerud (Norway). Spanish level 1 (one semester) at the University of Buenos Aires. STCW courses; Basic Safety Training and Crowd- and Crisis Management.

Languages:
Icelandic, English and Norwegian.

Experience:
My first year as a guide by Gentle Giants was in 2014 and I advanced to head guide in 2018. For two winters I worked as a whale watch/fjord cruise guide in the north of Norway. As well for the past ten years I’ve worked on and off as a fisherman in Norway, on many different fishing vessels.

Interests:
Hiking, skiing, sailing…

Favourite Icelandic food:
Dry fish!

Favourite foreign food:
Probably sushi.

Favourite band / singer:
Daughter.

Football / soccer team:
Tromsø IL.

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