Meet the Team: Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander

Travel designer, editor and guide.

I come from an agricultural background in rural Norfolk in East Anglia in South East of England. After finishing my studies in child care I set off to Iceland in search of adventure and totally fell in love with the country. Now I have lived here for quite a number of years and work for Iceland Outfitters as a guide, travel designer and an editor. I have been at Iceland Outfitters since January 2015 and look forward to being involved with introducing more people to this fascinating country and what it has to offer.

I live In Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and would have it no other way. I left Norfolk in search of adventure and came to Iceland for a month’s holiday at a youngish age and was totally hooked (excuse the pun) I totally fell in love with the nature and amazing countryside of Iceland and never returned to England to live again, much to my poor family’s disappointment. They have since visited many times and don’t find it difficult to understand what I found so amazing with this country.

Here in Iceland there are endless waterfalls, mountains, hills, hiking trails and so much more to discover. Within a short time of waking up in the morning you can grab your hiking boots, pack a snack and head up to the local mountains and hills which overlook the capital area and there are loads more here in the vicinity so you don't have to go far. A hat will cover up any bad hair days, especially a big hat.

I have five fantastic children and a lot of time is spent in the outdoors enjoying time together. The two little ones are bundled up in their carriers, put on mum and dad´s back and off we go to find what Iceland has to offer and we are never disappointed. No matter what the weather, playing in the snow, sledging in the winter or paddling in streams, hopping on the moss in the summer and always finding time for a picnic.

I am totally passionate about the outdoors, as you may have guessed and like nothing better than to pack my backpack and head off somewhere. But I also love spending time with the family and you will often find me in the kitchen baking some surprise cake or cookies to delight them with.

When I am not working you will find me with the family either indoors doing something creative or most probably with hiking boots on, half way up a mountain sharing a picnic with them with of course, a flask of tea or hot chocolate.

My motto in life is to make each day count….and be positive.

What's the most unusual thing in your desk drawer?

The most unusual thing in my desk drawer has to be a lump of lava which I obtained from a 14 hour hike to see the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupting in 2010. We hiked under the Northern lights in freezing temperatures and reached the volcano as dawn broke, a totally amazing experience and unforgettable.

If I could spend a week anywhere in the world it would have to be somewhere breathtaking, maybe a bamboo forest in Japan or the Antelope canyon in America or even Interlaken in Switzerland where I went as a child and have such fond memories.

Comments from co-workers:

Jane is a creative and generous person. Jane is fun to be around and she takes good care of her colleagues. She is very professional and precise and is always looking for the best way to do things, she is ready to go the “extra mile” to get things right

Jane is tough, determined and adventurous, you will find her the only person walking steep mountains in a blizzard storm, with her magic, fully equipped backpack.

Jane is always seeking new knowledge and knows a lot more about Iceland than the average Icelander. Jane has a way to make her tours both informative and exciting and we promise you a good time if you join her for one of her guided tours.

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Best regards, Harpa Hlín