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Bjorn Gudmundsson

I am born and raised in Iceland and I know my country well by experience. I have travelled all over Iceland many times and I know nothing better than traveling around the Icelandic countryside with my camera in hand capturing the breathtaking nature and landscape.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialise in making personalized Itineraries for people traveling to Iceland and our goal is to make the most out of your trip to Iceland and see to that you will use your budget as well as possible. Whether you are planning a romantic couple’s getaway, a holiday vacation for your family, a group tour to Iceland, or an educational tour for a students’ group, we will help you customize your dream trip in Iceland. We will make sure that you won’t miss any of the places that are must see's and some sites that will take your breath away. We provide a personal service and pride ourselves on focusing on your wants and your needs to give you the best possible time on your vacation. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Early on i developed a passion for traveling. I have traveled all over the world and I am nowhere nearly finished yet. But no matter how many places I visit I always find that Iceland is where I belong and I never get tired of traveling around my beautiful country. I always find that there is something new too see and by each year that passes I appreciate the beautiful and unique scenery of my country more.
During my travels and studying abroad I made many good friends and had the pleasure to welcome and host some of them in Iceland. It was then when I discovered how much I enjoyed planning, guiding and showing Iceland to visitors.
Having the opportunity to welcome travelers to Iceland and helping them make the most of their Icelandic experience for a living gives me great pleasure. This country has a lot to offer and I believe that it has something for everyone. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Even though it is hard just to choose one I would have to say when I traveled around Iceland in 2012. It was in the beginning of August and I did a trip for over a week with seeing all the most beautiful places in Iceland with my partner. We did the ringroad clockwise with beginning driving to the North part, then the East and then my favorite, we drove the South Shore the last couple of days with some great stops along the way for short hikes and photographic moments. Even though I have been around Iceland many times and seen all the places before, it is always a breathtaking moment to see some of the unique places that Iceland has to offer."

Featured trips & expertise

Thingvellir national park

Introduction to the Land of Fire and Ice in 5 days

This 5-day itinerary lets you experience the main highlights of Iceland: Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, the scenic South Shore, the famous Golden Circle, the popular Blue Lagoon, many other glaciers, waterfalls, natural formations, and if you’re lucky the elusive Northern Lights.

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Iceland is a magical place for children - from horseback riding to volcanoes to whale watching, the options for families are endless. Family travel is easy and safe in Iceland where tour companies welcome children and hotels are family friendly. We've compiled a list of our top year-round activities for families with kids aged 5-16.

Recent trip reviews for Bjorn

Four brothers & wives, Iceland - Sep 21 - Sep 24, 2017

Traveler: Colleen G. - Local specialist: Bjorn Gudmundsson

Bjorn was amazing and the trip was fantastic. There was only one small issue on the first day. We went to Blue Lagoon from the airport, which worked out great. The issue was that the bus dropped us at Bus Stop #6 and we had no idea where we were or where our apartment rental was from that stop. After talking with a few people, we did eventually reach the apartment. The communication was just poor from the bus driver. After our pickup on September 24, we realized that we probably should... read more

Bjorn was amazing and the trip was fantastic. There was only one small issue on the first day. We went to Blue Lagoon from the airport, which worked out great. The issue was that the bus dropped us at Bus Stop #6 and we had no idea where we were or where our apartment rental was from that stop. After talking with a few people, we did eventually reach the apartment. The communication was just poor from the bus driver. After our pickup on September 24, we realized that we probably should have gone to the bus depot and had a smaller bus take us to our rental. Other than this, our trip was fantastic and we are so thankful that Bjorn did such a great job. Our evening "Hunting for the Northern Lights" was wonderful and the fact that the owner/driver brought a photographer with him, so the pictures are amazing.

40th birthday shortbreak, Iceland - Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2016

Traveler: L H. - Local specialist: Bjorn Gudmundsson

So we are on our return now from our wonderful yet short trip. Nothing but praise and recommendation for the service and itinerary drawn together here. Thank you so much for the clear communication, ease of service, thoughtfulness and assistance. Everything went so well and with ease. My husband has really enjoyed his birthday surprise.

We were very pleased with the Northern Lights Tour by Amazing Tours. So much better than the mini-bus Tours on offer everywhere else. The guys we had... read more

So we are on our return now from our wonderful yet short trip. Nothing but praise and recommendation for the service and itinerary drawn together here. Thank you so much for the clear communication, ease of service, thoughtfulness and assistance. Everything went so well and with ease. My husband has really enjoyed his birthday surprise.

We were very pleased with the Northern Lights Tour by Amazing Tours. So much better than the mini-bus Tours on offer everywhere else. The guys we had running the evening (Nori? And his brother), were engaging and interesting. They added in a visit to a waterfall. Just really cool; we felt we had lucked out having them as our guides. So thank you, I am quite sure we will use you again. Our trip was outstanding. Best wishes to all involved in working with us.

Tom's 5-day trip to iceland, Iceland - Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2016

Traveler: T H. - Local specialist: Bjorn Gudmundsson

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and appreciated the recommendations for restaurants and hotels. We don't usually use a travel agent, but for Iceland it was hard to know what to fit in for a quick 5 day trip, and Bjorn was great. Very easy to work with and responsive to our requests. He not only arranged airport transfers, he also set up a ride to the rental car, made sure we had a gps loaded with key spots, and gave us a phone to use with his contact info as well as all the other information we needed.

Bjorn Gudmundsson, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tom and thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure working with you and I am very happy that you enjoyed your Iceland trip!
Great pictures!

4 day iceland exploration, Iceland - Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2016

Traveler: Leslie B. - Local specialist: Bjorn Gudmundsson

What I appreciated most was how was easy it was to organize and book. When we received the itinerary it was reasonably priced especially when compared to what I saw when I initially tried to book the trip on my own.

I was booking this trip rather late and I turned to KimKim because I was discovering that a number of the hotels I was interested in were sold out. Bjorn was able to get us a reduced rate with view rooms at a beautiful new hotel. He also found us a great "guest house". The... read more

What I appreciated most was how was easy it was to organize and book. When we received the itinerary it was reasonably priced especially when compared to what I saw when I initially tried to book the trip on my own.

I was booking this trip rather late and I turned to KimKim because I was discovering that a number of the hotels I was interested in were sold out. Bjorn was able to get us a reduced rate with view rooms at a beautiful new hotel. He also found us a great "guest house". The activities he suggested weren't one that were found in the guidebooks. Bjorn listened to what we liked and found activities to match.

Bjorn Gudmundsson, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for the review Leslie we appreciate it! We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip and found our suggestions helpful. We hope to welcome you again to Iceland in the future.