As someone who’s known for her affinity for nature, it’s interesting that you didn’t see a tree until the age of nine. Do you remember the first time you saw one ?

There are trees in Iceland, but they’re just very small. I saw a tree before, but I didn’t see, like, a forest, you know.

Where were you when you saw a forest for the first time, and what did you think ?

I thought it was quite magical. I was on a train with my grandfather. We were on a nine-hour train journey in Norway, and we felt uncomfortable that we couldn’t see the mountains. We both said it felt a bit claustrophobic., August 30th 2007