ABOUT US

Hidden Iceland is a boutique, independent activity travel agency, authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board operating both small group and private day 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 set out to create trips around Iceland that we’d not only be proud but also excited to take our friends and family on, and that’s exactly what we have accomplished. 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.

Being a small, independent tour operator we can’t do everything ourselves and that’s why we have teamed up with third party operators who share the same values as Hidden Iceland when we are designing private trips that include activities like ice caving, snowmobiling or going into the midst of Iceland in a specialised super jeeps. You can be sure that by booking with Hidden Iceland, or our friends, you will experience the best of Iceland in a safe, friendly and honest environment.

Hidden Iceland works in a predominantly outdoor environment of pristine and fragile beauty. This includes but is not limited to; outdoor nature trails, National Parks, Nature Reserves, UNESCO protected areas and glaciers. Therefore the utmost care and proactive actions must be taken to maintain all areas that we operate in. Hidden Iceland’s core belief is in Sustainable Tourism and we continuously work to reduce waste, reuse products when possible, and minimise impact from all tours. Read all about the efforts to minimise our environmental impact and 100% offset our carbon emissions by reading through our environmental policy here.

Furthermore, 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 in the news here.

OUR TEAM

Dagný Björg Stefánsdóttir | CEO, Sales Manager, Co - Owner | Hidden Iceland
Dagný Björg | Hidden Iceland

Dagný Björg Stefánsdóttir
Sales Manager | CEO | Co Owner 
dagny@hiddeniceland.is

Dagný Björg is a Reykjavík-dweller, mother and designer who grew up in the remote 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.

 

Scott Drummond | Hidden Iceland
Scott | Hidden Iceland

Scott Drummond
General Manager | Guide | Co Owner
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 certified 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 Connolly | Marketing Manager, Guide, Co - Owner | Hidden Iceland
Ryan | Hidden Iceland

Ryan Connolly
Marketing Manager | Guide | Co Owner
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.

Joe Kane | Hidden Iceland
Joe Kane | Hidden Iceland

Joe Kane
Lead Guide
joe@hiddeniceland.is

Hæ ég heiti Jói is a common phrase Joe says when meeting new people as he takes his Icelandic lessons very seriously. He is a trained glacier guide and Wilderness First Responder and before joining Hidden Iceland was working as a glacier guide and manager of glacier operations of the glaciers along the south of Iceland. Joe previously spent time guiding on the glaciers in New Zealand and on a working holiday in Australia before coming back closer to his United Kingdom roots. Is a keen snowboarder, and hopes to one day be able to ski.

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Guðrún Valdimarsdóttir
Sales & Admin

Guðrún has been involved in tourism for most of her life. As a kid she accompanied her parents on many work trips to the Icelandic Central Highlands and she would also tag along with her sisters as they worked as guides all around the island. Later after returning from living in Mexico for a few years she worked for a while in the hotel business. Still, Guðrún, who weirdly is an accountant with a master’s degree in literature, prefers to work behind the scenes organizing all the details of your amazing trip to Iceland. But beware! She will do her best to send you to all the most remote and hidden places. Guðrún can answer your emails and phone calls in Icelandic, English and (her favorite) Spanish.

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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!

Ásgeir Ingi | Hidden Iceland Guides | Hidden Iceland
Ásgeir Ingi | Hidden Iceland Guides | Hidden Iceland

Ásgeir Ingi Jóhannesson Long
Glacier & Driver Guide

Ásgeirs name translates to weapon of the gods. He is a local born in the city of Reykjavík and loves showing people his country and sharing the history, geology and the way of life in Iceland. A certified glacier guide and a wilderness first responder, with a background in search and rescue and working with the Icelandic coast guard you can be sure to feel safe when traveling with Ásgeir. In his spare time he loves doing photography, going on hikes and travel both locally and abroad, capturing the details of nature through the eyes of his camera. With a true passion for good food he is the chef of his house and according to his wife; the dictator of the kitchen. When you travel with Ásgeir you can be sure to experience the country with a big smile, a local’s view and maybe a little bit of pure Icelandic dark humor.

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Aaron | Hidden Iceland

Aaron Thomas
Glacier & Driver Guide

From a young age in the South of England, Aaron had always dreamed of travel. It wasn’t until the age of 19 when he travelled to Peru that he realised how much of a passion travel was for him. Eventually the ambition to work in the outdoors led to moving to Iceland to become a Glacier Guide for the summer seasons. The rest of the year was spent travelling and working in exotic places. Having travelled or worked in Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Russia and many other places; nowhere in the world felt more like home for him as Iceland did. Now a certified Glacier Guide, Wilderness First Responder and World Class Hugger, Aaron loves the opportunity to show everyone why he fell in love with Iceland. He looks forward to welcoming you into his family and creating some memories with you for the day.

Melanie Schmidt | Hidden Iceland
Melanie | Hidden Iceland

Melanie 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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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. 

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Ingimundur | Hidden Iceland Guides | Hidden Iceland

Ingimundur Stefánsson
Glacier & Driver Guide

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