GuideAdvisor Welcomes its First Guide in Iceland

GuideAdvisor, a website dedicated to showcasing tour guides and adventure guides around the world, welcomes aboard its first guide in Iceland with a hearty, “Blessaður.”

Saemundur Thor Sigurdsson is a guide with Myvatn Guides/Geo Travel who offers sightseeing tours of volcanoes, 4WD trips and hiking adventures in Iceland, specifically around Myvatn and Reykjahlid village. Born and raised in Iceland, Saemundur is fluent in English and says he’s a “true mountain man” who loves “cross-country skiing and dog sleighing with my Husky dogs.”

One of the trips Saemundur offers is a 2-day Volcano and Glacier Adventure that starts at Lake Mývatn in the north of Iceland, and includes a jeep safari through the vast landscapes incorporating the following highlights:

  • Hrossaborg – A strange lava formation, the site was used in the Tom Cruise movie “Oblivion”
  • Drekagil – A hike through “The canyon of dragons” to the Askja volcano
  • Víti crater – A famous crater at Askja volcano filled with water that is around 30 degrees celsius that you can swim in
  • Kverkfjöll mountains – Spend the night in a mountain hut next to a huge glacier
  • Hiking on a part of the biggest glacier in Europe to a huge ice cave
Launched in October 2013, GuideAdvisor is now the fastest growing website dedicated to showcasing guides around the planet. Currently there are guides on the site based in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and others but Sæmundur is the first on the site from Iceland.

“We are creating GuideAdvisor because we believe it is the people who you share an experience with that make the experience.” says  founder Nick Clayton.  ”Our goal is to ‘spread the word’ about great guides, using detailed profiles and traveler reviews to help travelers find the perfect guide for them.”

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Since publishing this blog 2 more guides in Iceland have joined GuideAdvisor: Get to Know Iceland Tour Guide and Horse Wrangler Tina Künzel and Get to Know Reggi Baldvinsson: Guiding in Iceland.

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