Úlfar Harri Elíasson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland.
He graduated from the physics department of Reykjavík High
School
(Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík) and that
same year he represented Iceland in the International Physics
Olympiad
which was held in Groningen, Holland.
Úlfar Harri received an award for a short story in
the first Halldór Kiljan Laxness Short Story
Competition
For High School Students. His first book
'Sól yfir Dimmubjörgum' or 'Sunrise over Demonhill'
was published by Mál og menning. Úlfar Harri received
an award for a short story in a competition held by the Union of
Teachers of Icelandic (Samtök móđurmálskennara). That short story was
published along with others from the competition in the compilation
'Áfram Óli' (Mál og menning).
Úlfar Harri has bachelors degree in literature and business science
and a Master of Science in Astronomy
as well as having taken many university courses in both arts, photography and
computer science. He has worked as a journalist, author, photographer
translator, teacher and computer programmer.

Úlfar Harri got his first camera when he was seven.
Since then he has often been seen behind a lens. He created a
website with Icelandic nature photos in 2000 which has become very popular.
Úlfar Harri is working in teaching and photography.
Úlfar Harri lives in Kópavogur, Iceland.
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