Helga María Heiðarsdóttir

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Helga María Heiðarsdóttir describes herself as “a city girl that loves the backcountry.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and a master’s degree in glaciology, and has been leading hikes in Iceland, Greenland, and the Alps since 2008. Helga is also a certified personal trainer, trail running coach, rescue volunteer, and wilderness first responder. She enjoys hiking, swimming, and skiing with her teenage daughter, who shares her mother’s passion for sports and the outdoors. Along with English and her native Icelandic, Helga speaks fluent Norwegian.