Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Born and raised in Iceland, Arngunnur Yr studied fine arts in San Francisco. She is an accomplished painter who exhibits at galleries and art museums around the world. Her love of nature and the outdoors led her to guiding. She is a certified guide and spends her summers in Iceland sharing her extensive knowledge of Icelandic geology, nature, and culture with visitors.
Sigurthor Heimisson, also known as Sori, hails from the East Coast of Iceland. Certified as a guide but trained as an actor, he has performed professionally in Iceland and the United States. Like most of the men in the village where he grew up, Sori worked as a fisherman in his youth. Today he applies his knowledge of the sea to competitive yacht sailing.
Hrafnkell (Keli) Sigurdsson
Hrafnkell (Keli) Sigurdsson´s love of nature and the outdoors dates back to his childhood summers spent at his family´s cottage by Thingvellir National Park. He went on to study fine arts in England and Holland and today is an established artist and a certified guide. He loves to share his knowledge of Icelandic nature and geology with guests and is always happy to give photography tips! His art can be found in private and public collections in Europe and The United States and in 2007 he won the Icelandic Visual Art Award.
Ragnheidur (Ragga) Sigurdardottir
Ragnheidur (Ragga) Sigurdardottir grew up the remote valley of Thjorsardalur in South Iceland and worked for many years in the airline industry, living in various countries including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and India. Recently, Ragga completed her Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland. A certified guide and yoga instructor, when Ragga isn’t guiding she loves to hike!
Growing up in a small fishing village in the Westfjords, Thorey Sigthorsdottir started her professional career in the theater, where she has worked as an actress, director, voice-trainer, and drama teacher. Her love of nature and people led her over a decade ago to become a certified guide. Thorey loves yoga, meditation, dance, and horse riding.
Pétur (Pete) Sturluson grew up in the small town of Hafnarfjordur located near Reykjavik where he inherited his love of nature and the outdoors from his grandfather. Every summer they spent their time together hiking in the Icelandic wilderness and climbing every mountain they encountered! Today, when not working as a certified guide, Pete enjoys photography, with a particular area of interest being birds.
Vigdis (Vigga) Olafsdottir
Vigdis (Vigga) Olafsdottir grew up in Kjosin, a beautiful farming region in the south west of Iceland. Her family still lives in the area and Vigga tries to spend part of every summer on her family farm. Vigdis is a certified guide and has also worked for many years in the travel industry as an instructor and travel planner. Traveling is her passion– and not only in Iceland! Vigdis has visitied more than 40 countries and six continents. When Vigga isnt´guiding she loves to attend to her hobbies which include golfing and salmon fly fishing.
Baldur Gylfason was born and raised in Iceland, but he has strong ties to Canada too, where he spent part of his childhood and later completed his university degrees. In addition to being a certified guide, he is a trained psychologist and a mobility instructor with the blind. He has developed and run adventure-based programs with various groups and organizations in Iceland and, in his varied career, a common theme has been to promote activity and to connect with nature. Through his work and in his free time, Baldur loves to explore his country and capture its beauty in photographs.