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All Iceland Guide guides are certified tourist guides. They have either graduated from The Iceland Tourist Guide School or the Tourist Guides Program with in the Continuing Education Department at the University of Iceland that both provide comprehensive training for guides and are approved by the Ministry of Education and authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Although our guides graduated specialising in certain languages as stated in their profiles, many are willing and capable of guiding in other languages. Just ask! All Iceland Guide guides speak Icelandic and most are able to guide in Icelandic as well.

The Iceland Guide guides come from all walks of life, are of different ages, have diverse backgrounds, education, professions, experience, interests and nationalities. What they all have in common is their love for Iceland, their knowledge, passion and willingness to share it with visitors from all over the world.

The Iceland Guide guides are experts in Icelandic history, language, literature, geology, art and culture - just to name a few things - they enjoy the company of people and life in general. They have experience in leading visitors around this unique country, full of lava fields, glaciers, hot springs, desert sands, volcanoes, black beaches, fishing villages, hidden people, ancient stories, folk tales and then some!

All Iceland Guides are presented here as individuals and should be contacted directly through the contact details provided in their profiles. Please mention this site when contacting the guide of your choice.

Iceland Guide tour guides can be searched by the following catagories:


Experience ranking/year of graduation

Experience ranking is based on two things: First is formal education and continuing education, but points are given for both. Second is for time of guiding, that is 1 point is given for each 18 days of guiding of 8 hours each. The experience ranking information are from the Iceland Tourist Guide Association website. The information is not accurate as in many cases experience points do not include points for education (15 points for the two recognized Tourist Guide Schools and 5 points for continuing education). The points give below do for that reason not always reflect the true number but rather points that have at least been gained. (Within brakets: First graduation year, if available; then experience points)

Stefán Helgi Valsson (2006, 143) - Karl Jóhannsson (2006, 124) - Börkur Hrólfsson (2006, 91) - Helmut J.H. Groiss (n/a, 76) - Petra Mazetti (2006, 71) - Philip Vogler (1982, 62) - Örvar Már Kristinsson (2006, 60) - Ólafur B. Schram (2006, 60?) - Jakobína V Davíðsdóttir (2006, 58) - Steinar Þór Sveinsson (2006, 57) - Oddur Eiríksson (2009, 56) - Jóhann Scheither (2006, 52) - Þórunn Þórarinsdóttir (2006, 52) - Bjarni Reynarsson, PhD (2006, 50) - Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir (2006, 48) - Bergur Brynjar Álfþórsson (2009, 47) - Kent Lárus Björnsson (2006, 45) - Tatjana Jashtshuk (2006, 45) - Guðbjörg Bragadóttir (2006, 44) - Harpa Björnsdóttir (2006, 42) - Indriði Viðar (2009, 41) - Ása Björk Snorradóttir (2006, 38) - Michael Jóhannes Kissane (2006, 36) - Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir (2006, 30) - Gyða Gunnarsdóttir (2006, 29) - Bragi Ragnarsson (2006, 24) - Guðrún Þorkelsdóttir (2009, 23) - Marino G. Njalsson (2009, 23) - Vilborg Eiríksdóttir (2006, 20) - Ársæll Baldursson (2006, 15) - Ráðhildur Sigrún Ingadóttir (2006, 15) - Soňa Lähdesová (2006, 15) - Guðmundur Tulinius (??, 10) - Ari Brynjólfsson (2012, 15) - Páll Gíslason (??, 16), Hildur Þöll Ágústsdóttir (2013, ??)


Language

English (Alphabetical order)
Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir - Ari Brynjólfsson - Ársæll Baldursson - Bergur Brynjar Álfþórsson - Bjarni Reynarsson, PhD - Bragi Ragnarsson - Börkur Hrólfsson - Guðbjörg Bragadóttir - Guðrún Þorkelsdóttir - Gyða Gunnarsdóttir - Harpa Björnsdóttir - Helmut J.H. Groiss - Hildur Þöll Ágústsdóttir - Indriði Viðar - Jóhann Scheither - Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir - Kent Lárus Björnsson - Marino G. Njalsson - Michael Jóhannes Kissane - Oddur Eiríksson - Ólafur B. Schram - Petra Mazetti - Páll Gíslason - Philip Vogler - Ráðhildur Sigrún Ingadóttir - Stefán Helgi Valsson - Steinar Þór Sveinsson - Þórunn Þórarinsdóttir

German (Alphabetical order)
Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir - Helmut J.H. Groiss - Jóhann Scheither - Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir - Petra Mazetti - Philip Vogler - Steinar Þór Sveinsson - Örvar Már Kristinsson

Nordic languages (Alphabetical order)
Danish: Ása Björk Snorradóttir - Harpa Björnsdóttir - Indriði Viðar - Páll Gíslason
Norwegian: Karl Jóhannsson
Swedish: Gyða Gunnarsdóttir - Petra Mazetti - Vilborg Eiríksdóttir

Other languages (Alphabetical order)
Russian: Tatjana Jashtshuk
Spanish: Jakobína V Davíðsdóttir

Field of expertise

General Guide
Currently all the guides on Iceland Guide web offer general guiding. General guiding includes many things. That can be museum visit, sight seeing around Reykjavik, South shore trip or the Golden Circle, tour around Iceland, visit to the Blue Lagoon or a tour to view the Northern Lights to name few. So everything from 2 - 3 hours tours to few weeks on the road, all depending on the customers wishes.

Driver guiding
Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir - Ársæll Baldursson - Ása Björk Snorradóttir - Bergur Brynjar Álfþórsson - Bragi Ragnarsson - Börkur Hrólfsson - Guðbjörg Bragadóttir - Helmut J.H. Groiss - Indriði Viðar - Jóhann Scheither - Karl Jóhannsson - Kent Lárus Björnsson - Michael Jóhannes Kissane - Oddur Eiríksson - Ólafur B. Schram - Páll Gíslason - Petra Mazetti - Philip Vogler - Ráðhildur Sigrún Ingadóttir - Stefán Helgi Valsson - Steinar Þór Sveinsson - Tatjana Jashtshuk - Þórunn Þórarinsdóttir - Örvar Már Kristinsson

Hiking
Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir - Bragi Ragnarsson - Harpa Björnsdóttir - Jóhann Scheither - Páll Gíslason - Stefán Helgi Valsson

Other
East Iceland: Philip Vogler
Glacier guide: Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir
Horse trekking: Petra Mazetti - Hildur Þöll Ágústsdóttir
Metropolitan guiding: Ari Brynjólfsson
Biking: Stefán Helgi Valsson

Location
The location is where the guide lives, but most guides meet the tourist where ever is necessary.

Greater Reykjavik Area
Anna Lára Friðriksdóttir - Ari Brynjólfsson - Ársæll Baldursson - Ása Björk Snorradóttir - Bergur Brynjar Álfþórsson - Bjarni Reynarsson, PhD - Bragi Ragnarsson - Börkur Hrólfsson - Guðbjörg Bragadóttir - Guðrún Þorkelsdóttir - Gyða Gunnarsdóttir - Harpa Björnsdóttir - Helmut J.H. Groiss - Hildur Þöll Ágústsdóttir - Indriði Viðar - Jakobína V Davíðsdóttir - Jóhann Scheither - Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir - Karl Jóhannsson - Kent Lárus Björnsson - Marino G. Njalsson - Michael Jóhannes Kissane - Oddur Eiríksson - Ólafur B. Schram - Páll Gíslason - Ráðhildur Sigrún Ingadóttir - Stefán Helgi Valsson - Steinar Þór Sveinsson - Tatjana Jashtshuk - Vilborg Eiríksdóttir - Þórunn Þórarinsdóttir - Örvar Már Kristinsson

East Iceland
Philip Vogler

South Iceland
Petra Mazetti



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