Thorey grew up in a small fishing village in the Westfjords.

Her professional background is in theater, where she has worked as an actress, director, voice-trainer and drama teacher. Thorey has a Master’s degree in Applied Culture and Communication from the University of Iceland. She also has an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (2012), and a Teachers Diploma from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, which she completed in 2004.

Her love of nature and working with people led her to become a certified guide and she has been guiding visitors to Iceland since the year 2000.

Thorey practices yoga, meditation, dance and horse riding and is interested in constantly developing her body and soul.