Episode twelve, Katrín Káradottir!

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“When I was a teenager at school we were supposed to predict the future of each other, this was probably when we were fourteen, and my classmates did forsee that I would be in an isolated house, in a rocking chair with a shotgun on my lap – like the grandmother of the Dalton brothers. That was kind of how they saw me and I was really shocked, but I kind of get it now.”

About two years ago I happened to see a short interview with a Icelandic woman on the Swedish TV-show Kobra. I don’t really remember what it was about, but I think it was about sustainable fashion. The woman that they spoke to was described as a “fashion designer and Icelandic guide” and that sparked my interest. I wrote her name down and when I this winter planned my trip to Iceland I contacted her.

Meet the very interesting fashion designer and Icelandic guide Katrín Káradottir who shares her time between teaching at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and at Icelandic Mountain Guides where guiding on Greenland is one of her specialties.

Hear about her childhood, about becoming a young mother, her way into fashion and jobs at Christian Dior. About refusing to be limited by what society expects of a woman and how the water smells on Greenland.

Katrín in her right element and guiding me on the Solheimajökull.

Katrín in her right element and guiding me on the Solheimajökull.

If you liked this interview you might also like my interview with alpinist Simone Moro, skiier Jackie Paaso or snowboarder Antti Autti.

Also keep and eye open for the upcoming episode about my trip to the Icelandic Westfjords.

The original cover photo is Katríns own.

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