Gunnar Bjorgvinsson, a graduate of the University of Iceland, spends his summers guiding sea kayaking trips and hiking trips in his native Iceland and in the winter teaches classes in wilderness skills. He has a vast knowledge of Icelandic culture and history, from its famous mountain trolls to the stories of its Viking seafarers.
I have traveled extensively and I believe Gunnar is the best trip leader I have ever met. He is very knowledgable, professional, pleasant, and a great organizer. He is the main reason my trip to Iceland was rated by me as excellent!
Gunnar was outstanding. His knowledge of Icelandic history make the trip imminently more interesting. He carefully assessed the physical capabilities of each traveler and enabled each of us to have a hiking experience that met our needs and capabilities. He was extremely pleasant to be around, managed everything in the background, and gave us a memorable experience.
Gunnar is a top notch guide. His knowledge and rapport with the group was superb. Having him show us his native land has left me with a admiration of Iceland.
Gunnar was nothing short of fabulous. He was absolutely wonderful throughout and incredibly knowledgeable in all facets of Iceland. And, he is very witty and funny, a very nice person, and an exceptional trip leader.
Gunnar was terrific. It was clear that he wanted to share his love for his country with us.
Gunnar is an excellent guide with outstanding experience as a trip leader and guide. He brought great insight to the trip.
Gunnar knows everything about Iceland—and everyone in Iceland! Amazingly vast knowledge of history, culture, geology, and biology.
Gunnar was a great shepherd, caring for us, answering all questions, anticipating needs—a fantastic guide!
I really enjoyed having Gunnar as a guide—knowledgeable, accessible, and sensitive to the concerns of participants.
Gunnar had a soft-spoken style with great leadership skills and confidence. He was always positive and willing to share his knowledge and perspectives.
I really enjoyed Gunnar and his deep knowledge of Iceland and its history.
Gunnar is simply wonderful. He represents his country beautifully and is such a soft-spoken man with a great sense of humor and so much knowledge. He works very hard, is a true mountain man. and we all loved him. We were sad to say goodbye to him.
Gunnar was excellent! Very kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, good sense of humor—a wonderful person.
It would be tough to beat Gunnar for his expertise and willingness to share his own experiences.
Gunnar had a vast and deep knowledge of Iceland geology and culture and was a wonderful leader.
A fabulous leader. Excellent combination of knowledge, organization, and people skills.
I enjoyed having Gunnar as a leader. He loves his country and is genuinely happy to share it with visitors.
One of the best guides I've ever had.
Gunnar was a terrific leader, with a very understated, wry, but terrific sense of humor. Stunningly well-qualified in terms of outdoors experience, capability and judgment.
Gunnar was great--you are very lucky to have him. He has a great combination of experience, dedication, care, attentiveness, and personality.
Gunnar is a great guide. He knows the trails very well, has a great personality, a good sense of humor, and is a great storyteller.
Gunnar is a true gentleman, aware of everyone's concerns.
Gunnar’s knowledge and passion about not only the land but also the politics of the country were outstanding and deepened my appreciation of the trip. His expertise in mountaineering was evident and created a safe environment.
Quiet-spoken, highly knowledgeable, confident, and an excellent leader.