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Herdís Friðriksdóttir
Starfstitill
Framkvæmdastjóri
Fyrirtæki
Skálholtsstaður og Understand Iceland
Vinnusími
6966764
Farsími
6966764
Deildir
Atvinnurekandadeild, FKA framtíð
Stjórnarseta
2019 - Í stjórn Suðurlandsdeildar FKA
2015-2020 Formaður foreldrafélags Bláskógaskóla í Reykholti
2015-2020 Stjórnarseta í Skólanefnd Bláskógabyggðar
2013-2015 Formaður Umhverfisdeildar Bláskógabyggðar
Starfsferill
2017 Founder, owner and CEO of Understand Iceland.
Daily management of the tour operator Understand Iceland
Business planning, developing and marketing
Planning trips, guiding tourists.

2011 – 2017 Project manager at Sesseljuhús Environmental Center in Solheimar
ecovillage.
• Running and managing projects at Sesseljuhús Environmental Center,
including projects on environment and sustainability.
• Managing guest visits, tourists, interns, volunteers and students at Sólheimar
including running guesthouses.
• Planning environmental lessons and teaching culture and language.
• Designing environmental exhibitions.

2007-2011 Environmental specialist and project manager at Reykjavik Energy.
• Preparation, planning and management on site of revegetation. restoration
and landscaping projects in the vicinity of Hellisheidi Geothermal powerplant.
• Special advisor on restoring ecological disturbance in the work zone of
proposed geothermal drilling areas.

2004-2007 Forester and Information manager for the Forestry Assosciation of Reykjavik
• Project manager in Heidmork recreational area and at Mt.Esja.
• Projects incluced; planning trails and signs, working on outdoor education,
surveying, PR work, web management, fund raising ect.

2002-2003 Forestry Consultant at the Icelandic Forestry Service in the W- Iceland
• Planmaking and cooperation with local afforestation projects in West-
Iceland.
• Data gathering for plantations for the Icelandic Forest Inventory.

2001 May-October Researcher and Consultant at the Icelandic Forestry Association.
Work duties.
• Conducted an evaluation of the results of the afforestation project Yrkja by
school children all over Iceland.
• Report and dissemination of results.
• Logging and thinning of forests in the west of Iceland.