I'm actually from Germany but it seems my heart always belonged to Iceland. So it's been inevitable to move to that beautiful country which I eventually did in October 2015. Before that I spent most of my holidays in Iceland, mainly hiking at remote places and trekking in the wilderness but also doing classical sightseeing.
I work in tourism since I like the idea to help people to realize their perfect Iceland trip, to make their particular wishes come true and to advise them so they will get the optimum of the Iceland experience.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in customized holidays all over Iceland, and small group tours in the Westfjords region. We plan a lot of sightseeing road trips (self drive and private guided), multi-day northern lights hunts in the countryside, hiking trips, day tours and shore excursions."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Traveling has always been my greatest hobby at all and so I chose to convert this passion to profession. I worked for a German tour operator and was in charge of many destinations, f.e. East Africa, Turkey, Morocco, Greenland, Norway, Canary Islands and Iceland. And the ladder had the strongest appeal to me, it got and is almost like an addiction. :)"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Oh, there are so many of them... but I guess it must have been my first northern light seeing. Laying on a remote beach, starring to the canopy and being filled with wonder. I still get goosebumps thinking on that moment."
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Recent trip reviews for Rico
Iceland Ring Road · Iceland - Aug 30 - Sep 8, 2017
The service from Rico and Halldor was fantastic. They were very easy to work with and communicate with.
Our trip was excellent, actually, however there are some things related to our itinerary that would have helped us manage our time better during the day. For example, including how much time we might need for certain hikes and warning us which roads might be gravel/dirt and might take us extra time to navigate would have been helpful suggestions. We had a dicey drive heading out to... read more
LouAnne · Iceland - Jul 22 - Aug 4, 2017
Minor amounts of additional info would have help. Example is one of the guest houses did not serve breakfast. We did not bring food. Minor