ABOUT US

Hidden Iceland is an independent activity operator and travel agency offering day trips and multi day trips from Reykjavík all around Iceland. We strive to make your trip the best it can be with our personalised service, expert knowledge and love of all things Iceland. Hidden was forged upon the idea that an experienced, enthusiastic guide can transform a trip from good to excellent. The amazing sights of Iceland are obviously a large component of our products, with the other being our handpicked guides that will join you on your adventure.

We design and run tours as if we are taking our friends and family around Iceland, to show off this incredible country. This means we find the best and sometimes hidden sights across Iceland to make you feel like you are travelling with us, as a small group of friends, seeking out the magic of Iceland.

Hidden Iceland not only offers our own tours, but we look to work with partner companies within the Icelandic tourism industry that share our values, by promoting and selling their tours. You can be sure that by booking with us, or our friends, you will experience the best of Iceland in a safe, friendly and honest environment. We are always happy to assist in planning your Iceland adventure, so please get in touch with us and together we can create the perfect trip for you.

Hidden Iceland sometimes makes it’s way to the headlines of various media outlets on topics ranging from sustainable travel to our favourite off the beaten path destinations. Read more about Hidden Iceland here.

OUR TEAM

Scott

Scott Drummond
Co-Founder and Lead Guide
scott@hiddeniceland.is

Scott is an Australian geologist who found himself in Iceland not wanting to leave. He holds degrees in geology and finance, and has travelled extensively for more than just work or study. Scott is a trained glacier guide, Wilderness First Responder and is certified in a variety of emergency rescue procedures. He spends his spare time exploring and searching for amazing locations across the country, which he hopes to share with you.

Ryan

Ryan Connolly
Co-Founder and Lead Guide
ryan@hiddeniceland.is

Originally from Scotland, Ryan has spent many years travelling the world, managing to cover all seven continents. He doesn’t stop telling us all about his trip to Antartica, so we are sure he’ll tell you! It was there that he fell in love with the ice and headed straight for Iceland. Ryan is a trained glacier guide and Wilderness First Responder, guiding on multiple glaciers across the south of Iceland, where he just seems to collect five star TripAdvisor reviews. Ryan’s knowledge of glaciers, volcanoes, world issues and outdoor survival skills makes him the perfect guide to explore Iceland with.

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Dagný Björg

Dagný Björg Stefánsdóttir
Co-Founder and Sales & Marketing Manager 
dagny@hiddeniceland.is

Dagný Björg is a Reykjavík-dweller, mother and designer who grew up in the West Fjords and spent her summers camping with her family all around the incredible country that is Iceland. She ensures that everything within Hidden Iceland keeps running smoothly, our social media feeds are on point and gets to respond to all your lovely emails. She also keeps all the guides in check. Well, she tries. Dagný Björg is in the know for all things happening in Reykjavík and the best places to hang out and eat. She loves to come along and help out on tours and secretly desires to be a guide.

 

Berglind

Berglind Guttormsdóttir
Glacier & Driver Guide

Berglind grew up on a farm in the Eastfjords of Iceland where her family raised sheep, horses, foxes, and mink. Berglind has been climbing mountains since childhood and is still an avid hiker, mountain biker, skier and snowboarder. When not guiding, Berglind can be found roaming the mountains of Iceland seeking adventure with her friends. She simply loves what the outdoors has to offer, travelling and her coffee in the mornings Berglind is trained in a variety of guiding and rescue techniques, recently spending a winter in Canada completing her Adventure Guide training. 

Auður

Auður Eggertsdóttir
Glacier & Driver Guide

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Auður loves to explore the outdoors; hiking and swimming in Iceland’s outdoor pools in her spare time, whilst also taking care of her big family. Now Auður is a full time guide, but back when Icelandic tourism was still in it’s infancy, Auður would work as a guide in the summer and study furniture restoration in the warmth of Spain in the winter. She has always been interested in the old Icelandic stories, poetry and everything related to Icelandic history, “without our past and our stories, we wouldn’t be who we are today”. You will learn all about the history, culture and stories of Iceland when you are lucky enough to explore with Auður. Not to mention that she is not only fluent in Icelandic and English, but also Swedish, Spanish and French!

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Mel

Mel Schmidt
Glacier & Driver Guide

Melanie is originally from Austria and decided to move abroad after finishing chef school in Vienna. Since then she has been on quite the adventure; having worked for a non profit organization in Indonesia, helped manage weddings in Australia, learned everything about organic farming in Oahu and guided bicycle trips across Europe with travel company Backroads. In 2016 she fell in love with Iceland, working on different glaciers along the south of the country and has since acquired various certificates in the outdoor industry, including Wilderness First Responder certification. Melanie speaks German, English, Spanish and is still in the process of learning Icelandic.

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