Interest in photography started in the early teens when he got an old 6X9 film camera from his father. Since then he has taken photographs. On his first trip to Iceland he took 400 photos on a Rolleiflex 6×6. Unfortunately most photos were out of focus due to a fault in the camera.
When he in 1967 moved to Iceland he soon started to travel and hike with Ferdafelag Islands (Icelandic Touring Association) and joined the Air Ground Rescue team – all due to a great interest in Iceland. It was an interest that soon changed into a real love affair with land and nature. This love affair led to the University of Iceland where he got an education as a certified guide. He is also a founding member and on the board of Hamarinn – a geological society.
Finnur have been guiding for years and today he is lucky to work with his son Haukur Parelius, owner of Nature Explorer – a super jeep company in Iceland.
Kjarvalsstadir: 1980 – with Emil Thor Sigurdsson
The Frozen Image: Walker Art Center 1982 – group exhibition
Lightscapes – Reykjavik Town Hall 2011
Lightscapes – Gallery Ugla, Montréal 2014
Lightscapes – Iceland’s Nature Explored – with Haukur Parelius
Photoguide to Iceland – with Haukur Parelius