Fjola was born in Iceland. From her youth she has had a great desire to create all kinds of things, in sewing, knitting, crochet and other crafts. She also studied music for several years, with violin as the main subject.
From 1987-1989 she studied Fashion Design at Great Yarmouth College of Art & Design, currently named Norwich University College of the Arts, in the UK - and graduated with top marks in all subjects.
For some years Fjola has been a costume maker in the wardrobe at the National Theatre in Iceland. She has also worked in the wardrobe as a costume maker at the Icelandic Opera on a few productions.
Fjola has also worked as an interior stylist. She has worked as a freelance curtain designer, making curtains for all kinds of windows and including the designing of curtain rods and curtain fastenings.
In 2009-2012 she studied Art & Metal Design at The Technical College in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland where she learnt home-lighting design.
In 1997 Fjola held a private exhibition of Fine Art Knitwear at Galleri Saevars Karls, Reykjavik. One of the coats at the exhibition was a coat specially designed and made for the First Lady of Iceland.
For several years Fjola has designed and made greeting cards with special envelopes; the cards mainly contain pictures of Icelandic Flora.
Since 2008 to the present Fjola has taught knitwear design, knitting techniques, such as intarsia, double knitting, special casting on and casting off, etc. both in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. She also taught at the Knitting Festival in Fuglafjordur, Faroe Islands, for the first three years it was held there, in 2015, 2016 and 2017.