Name: Aksel Nordeng Bjarnason.
Position: Head 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.