Kent Lárus Björnsson
 or org

******** (In Icelandic)  

Personal website



+354 - 692 - 0240








Hagamelur 21

107 Reykjavik




Telephone: (354) 692-0240




210-94 First Ave.
Waterfront Center
Gimli Manitoba


R0C 1B1





Personal History



Date of Birth: January 15, 1961

Place of Birth: Gimli, Manitoba Canada

Citizenship: Canadian

Granted Icelandic Citizenship Dec 2008






Attended Lyon Bleu

Lyon, France

French Language Course

Feb and March 2012

Level B1


Attended Háskóli Íslands

Teaching Certificate at the Masters Level

Kennsluréttindanám á meistarastig

2007 to 2009

Graduated June 20, 2009


Graduated Leiđsöguskóli Islands

The Tour Guide School of Iceland

May 26, 2005


MCDST - Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

Isoft Sept 2005



Attended University of Manitoba 1980 to 1984

Graduated with a BA Degree in May 1986

Majoring in Political Science,

Minor in Icelandic



Attended L´Institute Catholique de Paris, July 1982

Completed Level Moyen 2


Attended Gimli Elementary and Composite High Schools

Graduated Grade 12 in June 1979







Teaching Certificate June 2009



Class 1 Drivers License with air brake endorsement since 1991

North America


International Drivers License “Meirapróf” since 2001


Qualified to take paying passengers i.e. bus, taxi


First Aid Course

Icelandic Red Cross

January 2002

Recertified 2009, 2011 & 2016


First Aid Course

Icelandic Search and Rescue

December 2003


Professional Tour Guide in Iceland

May 2005





On Demand



Work Experience



August 2001 to Present

Menntaskólinn viđ Hamrahliđ, Hamrahlid College

Reykjavik Iceland

Electronics Technician, Teachers Aid and Caretaker

In charge of school equipment, computers and assist teachers in class preparation

Supervisor: Lárus Bjarnason Headmaster  (354) 595-5200


December 2005 to Present


Driving Transit, Passenger Bus all over Iceland

Part Time

Guđrún Gísladóttir (354) 599-6000


October 1997 to July 2001

T&T Trucking Ltd.

Winnipeg, MB and Saskatoon SK

Professional Truck Driver

Local and Long Distance

Supervisor: Rick Thiessen 1-800-676-1157


May 1987 to February 1998

Dairyworld Foods/Manco Dairies

Winnipeg, MB

Route Supervisor, Driver Trainer and Independent Contractor


May 1984 to October 1989

Eriksdale Creamery and Locker Co. Ltd.

Eriksdale, MB

General Manager and Part Owner


Part Time 1975 to 1982

Full Time Summer of 1978 and 1979

Interlake Recreation Center

Gimli, MB


October 1979 to July 1980

Polarprjon Knitting Factory

Blondous, Iceland

Hrađfrýstihús Grindavikur Fish Processing

Grindavik, Iceland

General Help


October 1981 to August 1982

Bulandstindur HF Fish Processing

Djupivogur Iceland


Eskey SF54 Fishing Vessel

Höfn í Hornafjörđur, Iceland

Deck Hand and Cook



Self-Employment and Other Income


Guiding in Iceland and North America


Spring 2004

Assisted at the Language Center of the University of Iceland

English course for staff of the University of Iceland


March 2003

Photographer for Outdoor Life Network Global Extremes 

Article about the Experience


January 2002 to June 2002

Hotel Atlantis, Reykjavik Iceland

Reception and Night Watchman


August 2001 to Present

Nordic Trails

Concept and Ideas for promoting travel and trade

between North America and Iceland


December 1990 to Present

Kent L. Bjornsson Enterprises,

an unincorporated company operating in Manitoba Canada

Property management, transport, business and tourism


August 1992 to Present

Own Ľ Section of Land, 160 acres, NW31-19-3E

LGD of Armstrong, Manitoba

Rented for agricultural purposes


Volunteer/Community Involvement


Warden for the Canadian Embassy

Reykjavik Iceland since 2005


 Board Member of the

English Speaking Union of Iceland


Founding Member of

Einherjar Viking Group

of Reykjavik


Associate Editor to Lögberg Heimskringla,

a newspaper serving the people of Icelandic Ancestry in North America


Former Board Member and Vice Chairman of the

Iceland Tourist Guide Association


Former Board Member and webmaster of the Icelandic National League of Iceland


Former Board Member of the Snorri Program of Iceland



Tour Guide for Hamrahlíđarkór, Hamrahliđ Choir of Iceland

To China September 2007

To Ontario, Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota

June 2005


Volunteer with Icelandic Red Cross since January 2003


Held Various Travel Lectures on Iceland, North America and Cuba


Member of the Canadian Club of Iceland


Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Manitoba


Member of the Icelandic National League of North America

in Gimli, Manitoba and Mountain North Dakota


Former Director of the Board for the Eriksdale Consumers Co-op


Past Member of the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Committee


Past Member of the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada



Interests and Activities


Traveling and Photography

Traveled broadly in North America, including Mexico and Cuba.

Western Europe, extensively in Iceland.

See my website for more information  


Website Development


Conferences and Conventions Attended


Iceland-Canada Conference October 2000

University of Manitoba


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2002 Minneapolis, MN


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2004 Hecla MB


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2007 Winnipeg MB


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2009 Gimli MB


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2010 Toronto, Ontario


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2012 Brandon Manitoba


Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2013 Seattle Washington









Assisting groups planning to visit North America, Europe and Iceland


Conducting Lectures and Promoting Nordic Trails




My Language Skills




Oral Comprehension



















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