My name is Hjördís and I'm mostly teaching German and Geology in FAS. I've been teaching since 1992. My first years as a teacher I worked in a primary school in Kópavogur which is located near Reykjavík and is in the third biggest town in Iceland. Eleven years ago I moved back to Höfn. From 1995 - 1997 I thought in the primary school Hafnarskóli in Höfn and since 1997 in the secondary school Framhaldsskólinn í Austur-Skaftafellssýslu (FAS).
I was born in Höfn and lived the first 16 years on a farmhouse 7 kilometers away from the town. I'm the youngest of five brothers and sisters. When I finished primary school there was no secondary school in the district, so I needed to go to college in Reykjavík. After graduation I went to the Iceland University of Education and later I studied German and Geology at the University of Iceland. When I lived in Reykjavík I also went to the Iceland Tourist Guide School and for many years I have worked as tourist guide during school's summer recess. I mostly guide in the vicinity of Höfn. The best known places in this part of the country are: Skaftafell National Park, the ice lake Jökulsárlón and the glacier Skálafellsjökull. But there are many other beautiful places in the area worth the visit.
I very much like to stay with my family (a husband and a six year old daughter). We travel a lot both in Iceland and other countries. We have a combi camp and in the summer we often drive away over the weekend or for a few days to visit other parts of the country. For example each year we visit Skaftafell National Park at least once. It's not that far, only 130 kilometers from Höfn. The national park is also very good for hiking. Traveling with combi camp or tent is a very good way to know the country.