Elíasson was born in Reykjavík,
He graduated from the physics department
of Reykjavík High
School (Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík) and that
same year he represented Iceland in the International
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
'Sól yfir Dimmubjörgum' or 'Sunrise
was published by Mál og menning. Úlfar
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
'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
Úlfar Harri lives in Kópavogur,