Is this the coolest job in the world? Browse the web, achieve Tabfulness, and earn $10,000 for a week on a remote Icelandic island

January 23, 2024 at 7:00 AM EST

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera, the browser from Norway, is on the hunt for their new Tabfulness Guru, who will browse the web from a remote island off the coast of Iceland, reach a state of "Tabfulness" – and get paid $10,000 for the pleasure.

Scandinavia – and Norway in particular – is one of the happiest places on Earth. Shut inside for vast swathes of the year with freezing temperatures and little light, Scandinavians invented hygge – a mode of living that champions coziness and well-being. Opera translated this concept into a state of contentment while interacting with browser tabs – all thanks to the inspiration the company got from their Tabfulness Guru.

For seven years, Valgardur Hlöðversson, Opera's Tabfulness Guru, has secluded himself on Bjarnarey – an abandoned volcanic island off the coast of Iceland – studying how to translate that Scandinavian coziness into browsing. Meditating daily to understand the meaning of digital serenity, the Tabfulness Guru shares his wisdom via frequent calls with the Opera staff. Tab Islands, the Opera Browser's innovative and intuitive way of grouping tabs, was born out of the inspiration the Opera Team got from its Guru.

"For a long time I've pondered life's big questions: Why are we born? Where do we go when we die? How do I keep track of so many tabs? With Opera I have attained such harmony, in both the digital and physical worlds – but now I need a vacation, and for someone to take up the role of Tabfulness Guru while I'm away," said Valgardur.

While Tabfulness Guru Hlöðversson is set to enjoy some leisure time at his other remote cabin, Opera is looking for his replacement.

"We are always in need of tabful inspiration and you could be our next Guru. If surviving on Knäckebröd and fish oil with the wind on your face and the odd sheep for company – all while browsing the web and reaching a state of higher consciousness – sounds like a dream to you, you should apply," said Joanna Czajka, product director at Opera, whose team seeks inspiration from the Guru on a regular basis.

Apply now until February 25th to browse the web with Opera from the windswept shores of Iceland to achieve true Tabfulness and earn $10,000 for the gig.

To get started on your own Tabfulness journey, click here to download Opera. If you already have Opera, get in the tabful spirit with the Tabfulness Guru and Tabfulness Island wallpapers, now available under "Get more wallpapers" in the browser Settings.

About Opera
Opera is a user-centric and innovative software company focused on enabling the best possible internet browsing experience across all devices. Hundreds of millions use Opera web browsers for their unique and secure features on their mobile phones and desktop computers. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Opera is a public company listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol "OPRA." Download the Opera web browsers and access other Opera products from Learn more about Opera at and on X @InvestorOpera.

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