Neil and Gunnar are close neighbours, good friends and rock climbing buddies, based in Sandnes (Rogaland) Norway. They share a number of common interests, including Arctic Trucks / Cars, Hyttes, Boats, Rock Climbing and the Great Outdoors. They also both work for companies based in Ipark (Innovasjonspark) Stavanger, Norway.

It has been a long awaited ambition for Neil to organize an Expedition to Circumnavigate Iceland (ever since his first of many visits to Iceland, when he was 16 years old – See Blog Article: The Idea is Born), and it is through this friendship and Gunnar’s keen participation that the whole project became possible.

Below are ICE2015 Iceland Expedition Team Members.

Neil Q Smith

Neil Q Smith

Neil Quentin Smith is English, and moved to Norway from UK in 1993 after finishing his Ph.D in Petroleum Geology from Liverpool University.

He is currently a Senior Consultant with Proactima, based in Ipark (Innovasjonspark) Stavanger, Norway – Currently working in the field of HSEQ Management Systems as a Quality Advisor for Eni Norge.

Original Member of Round World Expedition Operation Raleigh.

 

He has visited Iceland a number of times over the last 35 years.

(For more detailed profile, see his LinkedIn Profile)

Gunnar Skjold

Gunnar Skjold

Gunnar Skjold is Norwegian, and comes from Sandnes, Norway.

He holds a Master Degree in Computer Sciences from UiS (University of Stavanger).

He currently works as a Software Developer for Origin, based in Ipark (Innovasjonspark) Stavanger, Norway.

He has not visited Iceland as yet.

 

(For more detailed profile, see his LinkedIn Profile)

 

 

Tuva A Smith

Tuva Sea ScoutTuva Alima Smith (13) is the eldest daughter of Neil & Anja Smith.

She is 50:50 English:Norwegian, was born in Stavanger, Norway, and is equally bilingual in both English & Norwegian.

She loves outdoor sports and activities, and is an active member of Sandnes Sea Scouts.

Her main responsibility during our Iceland Expedition, will be “Campsite Coordinator”, whereby she has to ensure that our daily campsites are safe, optimally positioned, organized, and left clean & tidy on departure. This is something she is good at, given her experiences camping with the Scouts.

She has visited Iceland once, during her first year – so unfortunately she doesn’t remember the experience.

Dina A Smith

DinaDina Anouk Smith (11) is the youngest daughter of Neil & Anja Smith.

She is 50:50 English:Norwegian, was born in Stavanger, Norway, and is equally bilingual in both English & Norwegian.

She loves Art & Crafts, which she has a natural talent for.

Her main responsibility during our Iceland Expedition, will be “Food & Cooking” as she enjoys helping to cook at home.

She is well organised and has attention to detail, so I am sure we will eat fine and well during our Iceland Expedition.

She has not visited Iceland as yet.

 

 

Anja H Præsttun Smith

AnjaAnja Helene Præsttun Smith is Norwegian – Born in Bergen, raised in Ål, Hallingdal, and later moved to Sandnes / Jæren region in her teenage years.

She is the wife of Neil Smith, and together they have 2 daughters,Tuva & Dina, who are also part of the expedition.

She currently works as an Account Manager at Leif Kielsen Regnskapskontor, based at Sandnes Harbour, Norway.

Anja is very interested in Art & Crafts, including: Knitting, Cakes, Cards & Photography.

Her main responsibility during our Iceland Expedition, will be “Principal Photographer”.

She has visited Iceland a couple of times before.

(For more detailed profile, see her LinkedIn Profile)