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.
Kristin Björnsdóttir moved back to her native Iceland after living in the US where she graduated from New York University and worked in educational media. She is a certified travel guide and loves to share her passion for the outdoors and all things Icelandic. Kristin offers her extensive knowledge of Icelandic folklore and folktales as well as history and culture.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Iceland, Ásta Arnardottir, has a passion for protecting the Icelandic wilderness and was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Nature and Environment Prize in 2009. She loves to hike and share her extensive knowledge of geology and culture. Ásta is the founder and director of the yoga studio Yogavin in Reykjavík and has a background in the theater, working for 15 years as an actress, director, and drama teacher. Through the years, Ásta has given many workshops on yoga, creativity, and health.
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.
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.