Exploring Iceland is an Icelandic Tour Operator selling Iceland as a destination. Anything from a short stop-over visit to extended tours around Iceland, from relaxed family holidays to specialized activities like hiking or horseback riding in the Icelandic highland. We offer programs for groups of all sizes and individuals in Iceland.
Exploring Iceland is fully certified by the Icelandic Tourist Board and a member of the Responsible Tourism Project of the Iceland Tourism Cluster.
Exploring Iceland has set up a safety plan according to Act No. 96/2018 on the Icelandic Tourist Board. Our safety plan consist of the following four parts; risk assessment, rules on work procedures, contingency plan and incident report.
From the early beginning of our operation we have set ourselves ambitious goals when it comes to protecting the environment, fair trade and animal welfare.
Please don´t hesitate to contact us if you should have any special requests or wishes. We are more than happy to assist you in planning your perfect holiday.
Exploring Iceland Guarantee
We reply within 24 hours and offer you creative and interesting programs. We have a wide local network to rely on and you can expect friendly personal and professional service on every stage of your business with us. We are proud of own fleet of modern buses with safe and helpful drivers as well as our knowledgeable and fun guides!
Who We Are
Steinunn Guðbjörnsdóttir has over 30 years of experience as a local travel agent. Having worked for some renown Icelandic Tour Operators she has gained vast experience in all aspects of Icelandic Tourism as well as being a certified guide. She loves to travel in Iceland and has spent all her vacations in her favorite country, Iceland, either on a family camping tour in the highlands or on a horse riding tour. She is a keen photographer and cannot imagine life without dogs and horses.
Steinunn´s motto: Thank goodness for dogs, horses and good friends!
Phone: +(354) 519 1555
Mobile:+ (354) 898 8903
Meike Erika Witt Pétursdóttir has over 30 years experience in Icelandic Tourism. She is a Travel consultant, certified Tour Guide and a member of ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder. She is also a founding member of Animal Welfare in Iceland, a NGO. Meike has been travelling the Icelandic highland for twenty years on foot and horseback. She lives with her family and lots of animals on a farm in the countryside in South Iceland.
Meike´s motto: Let your smile change the world but don´t let the world change your smile.
Phone: +(354) 519 1556
Margrét Lóa Björnsdóttir is the newest and youngest member of the Exploring Iceland team. She has been one of our guides on the horse riding tours for many years and is a vivid horse lover. She studied graphic media and has now taken charge of social media, website, advertisements etc for Exploring Iceland. Her dream is to travel the world and to try riding all kinds of horse breeds.
Lóa´s motto: Going riding always makes the day better.
Phone: +(354) 772-7807
Our Special Advisors
Björn Erlendsson is Steinunn´s husband. He has his own bus company which has been in operation since 1979. The buses are from 18 up to 57 seaters and are all Mercedes. His ambition is to have new models, excellent drivers and cleanliness in all aspect and of course safety is of out most importance. All of our buses are provided with crampons, walking sticks and blankets!
Einar Bjarnason is a keen mountaineer and member of ICE-SAR. He is a Wilderness First Responder. He loves to spend his free time hiking, skiing and taking beautiful nature photographs. We have often been lucky enough to be able to share them. He knows the mountains of his home community like his back garden and loves to go into the Icelandic highland.
Louise F. Martin, is a young veterinarian and horse lover. She came first to Iceland in 2007 and went on a riding tour across the Icelandic highland. In her studies she has specialized in horses and other large farm animals. She will be keeping a watchful eye on all our tours making sure that the horses enjoy their work as well.
Andy Green, is a veteran of numerous Aurora tours in Iceland. He has been actively involved in astronomy and space for over 40 years becoming interested in astronomy & space aged 7. He has since traveled the world to promote astronomy give presentations and lectures, visiting and taking groups to observatories as far afield as Hawaii, mainland USA, Australia and Chile.
Ralf Duerholt has lived in Iceland since 2006. Time permitting he is out and about fishing his favorite local rivers, lakes and shores. Fishing in Iceland is a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ralf will provide us with regular updates on topics like fish species, fishing gear and regulations as well as guidance on seasonal highlights – sometimes maybe even recommended places promising a good catch…