Gunna grew up in mountain huts and tents during the summer, travelling with her geologist mother, accompanying her on her research trips throughout the highlands of Iceland.
Whenever there was a volcanic eruption, the family would also go on an expedition. She therefore became a naturalist. Gunna has studied environmental science, geology, agriculture, plants, and birds and is now planning a PhD project in volcanology. Her experience includes working as a specialist for the Soil Conservation Service and the Environmental Agency of Iceland in national park management.
She is a tour guide and travel planner in Iceland and, like most Icelanders, a folk musician on the side.