Before I became a guide, I was working in the fitness industry as a CrossFit coach and personal trainer. I was actually once considered to be a pretty fit guy, becoming Icelandic national champion of CrossFit in 2011, and ranking high in Europe.
These days I'm happier with a slightly less physical job, and the job as a guide suits me well.
Iceland is an amazing country and I simply love showing it off, and I'm always willing to take that extra turn off the main road to show you something I know you need to see. Bigger tour companies tend to stick to the basic routes, and I've often felt frustrated by that, knowing that the customer could have had a better experience.
As a ToursByLocals guide I have complete freedom to give you the tour and experience you deserve, and I always strive to deliver 100% satisfaction.
I'm a family man with a wife and two small children, so if you have kids on the tour they will be very well catered for.
I'm also a really easy going guy, friendly, and I can always tweak the tour at a moments notice to suit your needs.
My vehicle is a Ford E350 with plenty of space for passengers and any luggage you may need to take with you.
I look forward to showing you the land of ice and fire in all its glory :)
A Recent Review of this guide
We had James as our guide for two days (Golden Circle one day and Jökulsárlón the next). Enjoyed our time thoroughly along with James service. Highly recommend him as your guide.
- Three years guiding experience
- Advanced drivers license
- WFR Certified (wilderness first aid responder)
I am an experienced guide, and have no restrictions.