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Svavar Sigurdarson

Travel should be about new experiences and immersing yourself in the culture of your destination.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"4x4 tours around the central highlands of Iceland are our main specialty, including convoy expeditions and glacier crossing. However, we tailor make each tour according to the interests of each traveler - bird watching, salmon fishing, exclusive retreats in remote luxury cottages."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After studying abroad as an Erasmus student, I got a summer job as a Travel rep in Portugal, and never turned back. I spent 13 years in the hospitality and travel business in the UK and Spain, and have been with Isafold Travel since my return to Iceland in 2012."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Spending 4 hours travelling to Skagafjordur in North Iceland in a fog with almost zero visibility, then dipping into the swimming pool at Hofsós and see the fog disappear as by magic and the fjord glow with the golden light of the midnight sun."

Featured trips & expertise

Volcanic Landscapes of Landmannalaugar in the Iceland Highlands
Iceland’s Highlands: The Ultimate Guide to Getting off the Beaten Path

Iceland’s interior is by far its most rugged area. The terrain can be tough, and the F-roads are only accessible by jeeps with 4WD (in Winter, only by modified “super jeeps”). But the increased difficulty level means you will have the place to yourself, as few tourists reach the highlands. Here you will find some of the best hiking destinations: the red and orange volcanic landscapes at Landmannalaugar, strange canyons and other-worldly landscapes at þórsmörk (Thorsmork, “Thor’s Valley”), and some of the top geothermal areas at Hveradalir Geothermal Area where you can wander through the hills walking past steam vents and mud pools.

Midnight sun setting on Mt. Kirkjufell
When is the Best Time of Year To Visit Iceland?

Given the rapidly increasing popularity of Iceland as travel destination, the question "When is the best time of year to go to Iceland?" has become as much about taking into account the right weather conditions as it is about avoiding the crowds and finding available accommodation at reasonable rates. Depending on how you weigh these factors, and what you would like to do in Iceland, we'll help you decide which season is right for you.