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Steinar Þór Sveinsson

Steinar.jpgSteinar has a Master´s degree from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Apart from working in tourism Steinar has a broad experience from working for various companies in Iceland as a Public Relations advisor and as an official in the Icelandic Ministry of Finance. He loves to travel around Iceland and uses every opportunity to guide tourists around the country. He speaks English, German, Danish and French. He has three 4x4 vehicles suited for the rough Icelandic nature in which he can take small private groups.

Language: German/Deutsch, English, Danish, French
Guiding: General guiding, driver-guiding
Time: All seasons

Email: steinarth@hotmail.com
Tel.: (+354) 696 7522
Web: www.icelandguide.is

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Steinar has guided tourists around Iceland since he acquired a certificate from the Iceland Tourist Guide School in 2004. The first years after Steinar finished the Iceland Tourist Guide School he only worked as a guide when he had breaks from other jobs but since 2009 guiding has been Steinar’s main profession. For many years Steinar has travelled extensively through Iceland on his own or with friends and this interest for the country and its inhabitants lead him into the tourist industry.

Steinar has a Master´s degree from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Apart from working in tourism Steinar has a broad experience from working for various companies in Iceland as a Public Relations advisor and as an official in the Icelandic Ministry of Finance. Steinar’s international experience is comprehensive but he has worked for the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs in various countries.

Steinar speaks English, German, Danish and French. He has three 4x4 vehicles suited for the rough Icelandic nature in which he can take small private groups.



Employment
2003-2013Various free-lance PR work and guiding foreign tourists in Iceland.
2009UNICEF. Darfur, Sudan. Media and External Relations. Recruited by the Iceland Crisis Response Unit of the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2008-2009Icelandic Ministry of Finance. Head of Division, Financial Management Department.
2007Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM). Head Spokesperson. Recruited by the Iceland Crisis Response Unit of the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2006-2007NATO Training Mission – Iraq. Chief Public Information Officer. Recruited by the Iceland Crisis Response Unit of the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2004-2005Kabul Airport, Afghanistan. Air operations at the NATO run KAIA airport. Recruited by the Iceland Crisis Response Unit of the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2001 – 2002McCann-Erickson, Advertising Agency. Public Relations Manager for the Agency’s Clients.




Education
2004Iceland Tourist Guide School. Certified Tourist Guide.
2003The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. M.Sc. in International Business Administration, Department of International Communication and Management.
2000ESC (École Supérieure de Commerce) Grenoble, France. MA in E-business. Exchange. Exchange student from the Copenhagen Business School.
1999Université Des Sciences Humaines De Strasbourg, France. French.
1997The University of Iceland, Iceland. BA in Political Science and Business Studies.
1996Universität Leipzig, Germany. German, History and Political Science.
1991The Commercial College of Iceland, Iceland.

Steinar´s vehicles are suited for the rough Icelandic nature and perfect for small groups.

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