I grew up both in Reykjavik and on the country side. At the farm (we bred sheep and riding horses) I learned to appreciate the nature. Still, today, when I feel stressed out, I go out hiking. Nature has a way of calming the mind and show you what really matters. I have spent most of my adult years in Reykjavik and I love the way it can be both a small village and a vibrant city at the same time.
I try to combine the best of those two worlds and I am lucky because in just a half an hour drive from Reykjavik you can be out in beautiful nature if you know where to go. If you like the remote, unspoiled nature of the volcanoes, I would love to show you some of my favorite secret places.
I have done many different things in my life. I am an actor, I have an MSc in Applied Economics, I have been active in nature preservation campaigns in Iceland and I also participated in Icelandic politics for a while. I am also a member of Search and Rescue volunteers team in Iceland, a good way both to learn how to cope with nature and to give back to the society.
I am passionate about my island, I respect the history of the people living here since and I love to share both the heritage and the scenery of nature with small groups of people. I like to think of me as a host rather than a guide and my customers as my guests. Coming on a tour with me should be like visiting an old friend in Iceland that takes you out to show you around.
I look forward to showing you my country and tell you a bit about the people, the folklore, trolls, elves and outlaws. :)
A Recent Review of this guide
Dofri is much more than your standard guide. He's lived here all his life, went into politics to fight unsustainable policies, suffered through the 2008 crash while part of the Council, and revealed the volcanic risk to Reykjavik. So if you want to learn about current Iceland, as well as the geology and Viking past, be sure to sign up with him. He has a delightful sense of humor and tailored the tour to our interests and abilities.
A fully qualified and active search and rescue member of the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association in
Iceland (ICE-SAR - Landsbjörg).
20 years experience as a tour guide.
Qualified to drive vehicles with up to 50 passengers.
I am not qualified as a glacier guide and will there for hire such services upon a request.