What do you need to know about Around Iceland? Around Iceland is our Travel Office and is located right downtown in the main shopping street at Laugavegur 18b, where we welcome you and provide you with all the information and services you need.
Around Iceland are open 7 days a week, weekdays from 8AM to 8PM, weekends from 10AM to 8PM and we will be delighted to help you plan your dream trip in a friendly and very inviting atmosphere. We share our local at Laugavegur 18b with Kraum, an Icelandic design boutique which offers a great variety of cool designs. http://kraum.is/is/forsida/
Iceland is a rugged land. We at Around Iceland know that for sure. For centuries Icelanders walked or rode through rocky landscape, across glacial rivers, glaciers to meet family and friends. In such an environment hospitality was not only a noble gesture it was a necessity, an important part of safe traveling.
At AROUND ICELAND we offer our guests a safe and happy traveling experience. We love our island and we want to share our knowledge, experience and inspiration with our guests.
The DNA of AROUND ICELAND is hospitality. Tourists have walked in from the street and the staff of AROUND ICELAND has created a unique experience for them.
We focus on safety and to care about our guests. We use our experience to create unique tours to make our guests’ travels in Iceland memorable.
Hospitality is in our DNA
Caterina came to us all the way from Italy. She loves Icelandic nature and music. She has a BA in Tourism Translation and she travelled around Iceland as a tourist before moving here. Her favorite place in Iceland is Snæfellsnes. In her “spare” time she teaches Italian to Icelanders. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and a little bit of French and she enjoys using her knowledge about languages and tourism at our office.
This south Spaniard guy, Daud, is tall and ugly like a troll. He has been in Iceland since December 2012, he moved into the country looking for job opportunities and ended up falling in love with the Icelandic outdoors, hiker and explorer, never miss any chance to do a road trip. If you need to know about hiking routes, non-crowded places to visit and of course, night life in Reykjavík, he is the one! Able to help you out in English and Spanish.
Gerður is a born and bred Icelander. Her passion is her family and travelling, both domestic and abroad. She speaks fluent English and of course Icelandic. Her favorite location in Iceland are the westfjords, Patreksfjörður in peticular. When she needs to relax she loves to take her dog (a miniature Schnauser named Ronja) out for a good walk. Gerður is always changing hairstyles and it the only one at AROUND ICELAND team that can have pink hair and still look great Her style and good taste is very usefull for the shop that is in our office down town Reykjavík.
Helga is an Icelander who came to work with us in the end of 2016. She is finishing her BS in tourism and business. Her favorite place in Iceland is Suðureyri in Westfjords because of the peaceful nature and great people. Helga loves to travel around the world and has been to South and North America, South Asia and all around Europe. She also love playing soccer and has been playing it since she was 7 years old, so don’t hesitate to ask her to do the famous “Hhuuuhh”.
Helga has been in the travel industry for over 20 years and loves to explore new places around the world. Most of those years she was in various positions at Icelandair, specializing in golf tours and customized tours for large groups. Helga is a nature lover and seeker of adventure in her life. Helga is familiar with many countries of the world and has lived in Sweden, Norway and United States.
Every year she travels Iceland even more than the year before, getting to know this beautiful Island and finding those special pearls Iceland has to offer. She enjoys golfing, biking and fishing while relaxing in the nature.
Motto in live “eat the dessert first“
AROUND ICELAND´s motto is the same as hers, "HOSPITALITY IS IN OUR DNA”..
Johanna lives in Reykjavík and is currently doing my M.Sc. in Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Iceland. She is highly interested in nature and is particularly amused by Iceland’s natural wonders and culture; it has been a pleasure for her to be part of the Around Iceland team.
If you are up to enroll in some eco trips and you want to travel around the island in a sustainable way, don’t hesitate to contact her. She can help you with information either in Spanish or English. Johanna is originally from Colombia and brings her beautiful smile to work every day.
Being named Sigrid when you were born and raised in Barcelona seems kind of a bad joke, you have to get used to being called a million different names, just not the right one. However, everything happens for a reason, or at least that is what she thought when she was accepted at the University of Iceland to study an LL.M in International Environmental Law. Sigrid holds a BA in Law and recently graduated from the Masters Programme.
When she moved to Reykjavík, little did she know she would fall in love with this island! She is very concerned about environmentally sustainable tourism and nature preservation and likes to call herself a Whale friendly person, which is why she cares about recommending eco-friendly tours. Sigrid speaks Spanish, German, English and struggles to speak French for at least 5 minutes.
Yaelli came to Iceland on the spur of the moment in the summer of 2013.
It was supposed to be just a spontaneous summer vacation, but since then she keeps extending and extending her stay here. She is addicted to the Icelandic nature, been to almost any place on this island and still feels like she has so much more to see.
Yaelli loves to: Sleep, sit in a hot spring with a cold beer in her hand, try any possible restaurant or bar in Reykjavik.
Travelling around Iceland is always on her agenda. You can read about it in her blog, in Hebrew and English.