Jakob F. Thorsteinsson was born in 1969 and is a teacher by education with MA in Learning and Teaching Studies with emphasis on Outdoor Education. He has wide experience in social and leisure work, taught primary school and since 2004 has affiliated with the University of Iceland (Faculty of Health Promotion, Sport and Leisure Studies). He works as an adjunct at the School of Education and teaches field courses on Outdoor and Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Life Skills, Outdoor Journeys, Friluftsliv and Leisure studies. He is also a PhD student researching The Nature, Value and Role of Outdoor Education in Iceland.
Jakob is also working on a various experiential programs as an freelance trainer and owner of KVAN Lmt. This freelance training involves taking groups of teachers and leisure workers on studies visits abroad.
He is or has been an active member in various voluntary organization such as the Scouts, Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, The Icelandic Youth Association, Drangey a local sailing club and active board member of Iceland National Association for Outdoor Learning.