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Siggi Sveinsson

For me, travel can be a life-changing experience. Therefore an overall experience of Iceland is very important to be on top of the best trips one has done. Setting up an itinerary is an art and the tours are a story, it needs to be designed towards peoples needs and told the way people will listen and remember. 

I'm adventurer and tourism entrepreneur, constantly trying to learn new views of life and challenge my self outside of the box.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Hiking, sightseeing, private tours, custom tours, camping, luxury camping, day tours, mountain biking, pack biking, combination activities."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have been involved with nature since a young age. Growing partly up on a sheep farm with my grandfather, I was able to experience the Icelandic wilderness at it's best learning important skills of how to go in nature. When I became more independent, I started doing my own small expeditions, hiking, camping and exploring the remote areas of Iceland.

Iceland hasn´t always been very known travel destinations, a lot to do with the small nation population and people just not knowing of it so tourism wasn´t the first on my list of things to do when I was younger. I didn't realize you actually could make it your main work and live off it.

There was a moment in my life where I got involved with tourism and started to study it. I really liked the life philosophy and the message it sent out. It felt really in line with what I wanted to do and I learned that you can actually play through life, showing people a unique nature and make a living of it. I came back home with very direct goals of making my lifestyle my "work".

Midgard adventure was founded in 2010. For me, it was a formula that should work in tourism and selling experience. If we invite you to join our fun, playful world with the nature we have, it should be reflecting in a great overall travel experience.

In 2017 I finally started to work towards an idea that I have had for few years. Setting up another tour operation in Slovenia. I´ve been very much attracted to Slovenia for few years and it´s one of my favorite place in Europe. It´s a place where culture, mountains, people, and history comes together and creates a very interesting vibe. It is very small, so it makes all experiences very approachable and compact. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I think my 36-day expedition to Patagonia has to be one there on the list. This is where I really got in touch with nature. I spend 36 days in the wilderness of Andes. We spent days climbing, traversing a glacier, camping out and learning again on the simplicity of life. After a successful expedition, I was really sure about our philosophy at Midgard adventure and that travel can actually change a life."

Featured trips & expertise

Thor and Odinn crossing Krossá river
Thorsmork Super Jeep Adventure - Day Tour

Drive through rivers, canyons, and highlands to explore one of Iceland's most iconic natural destinations. From imposing glaciers to lush hills, Thorsmork's varied landscape is a sight to behold, and this day-long tour will give you the full experience.

Taking in the view above Slyppugil
Hiking Thorsmork - Day Tour

From striking glacial formations to richly green valleys, Thorsmork offers some of the best views in all of Iceland. On this convenient day trip, you'll get the chance to hike in some of the region's most-visited — and most beautiful — nature reserves.

Hekla lava fields
Iceland Super Jeep Adventure - Day Tour

Experience the powerful and incredible beauty of Iceland's raw and remote landscapes on this full-day Super Jeep tour. You'll drive past smoldering volcanoes, into breathtaking highlands, and past orange and cream colored rhyolite stone. You'll cross rivers and explore thunderous coastal waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, and find secluded hot springs among the highlands.

Bike through rugged terrain
Self-Guided Biking Adventure in Southern Iceland - Day Tour

Discover the incredible landscape of southern Iceland on two wheels on this self-guided day tour. Ideal for those in search of adventure, this biking itinerary is packed with high-energy fun. Enjoy the wide open spaces, cover rugged terrain on a hardy fat bike, and explore the area's natural beauty.

Amazing colors in Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Landmannalaugar - Day Tour

Landmannalaugar is an otherworldly, sprawling landscape of lava fields, geothermal pools, steaming hot springs, volcanoes, and multi-colored mountains. In other words, an exquisite setting for a day trip. This tour offers an excellent introduction to Landmannalaugar and the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland's remote Central Highlands. Go off the beaten path and spend the day exploring and hiking around the area.

Bright Lights over Hvolsvöllur
Winter Northern Lights Adventure - 4 Days

This 4-day itinerary offers an introduction to the highlights of southern Iceland, keeping the active adventurer in mind. Experience awe-inspiring landscapes like glaciers, lava-flows, cascading waterfalls, and geothermal pools and rivers, ending each day in search of the Northern Lights. Hike, bike, and stroll as you traverse the rugged lands of Iceland, on foot or in a Super Jeep outfitted for the rough terrain.

Recent trip reviews for Siggi

Fimmvörðuháls hike - the ultimate guide to one of iceland's best day hikes, Iceland - Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2018

Traveler: Sharlene G. - Local specialist: Siggi Sveinsson

This was our first trip to Iceland so we depended upon KimKim to advise us on appropriate tours and day trips. While the weather was not ideal, we still had a great time, and are very satisfied with our guide and the itinerary. Highly recommend, particularly if you’re not familiar with Iceland.

Climbing, Slovenia - Apr 7 - Apr 11, 2018

Traveler: Sharmilee G. - Local specialist: Siggi Sveinsson

Polona and Luka organised the day well and I enjoyed my time rock climbing. Siggi was very good at getting back about the plans promptly.