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Today we will interview with Agnes, our lovely guide who has been touring in the south coast this winter.
Q: What is your name?
Agnes Baldvinsdóttir.
Q: Where are you from?
I’m a native Icelandic. I come from Keflavík but I have lived most of my life in Reykjavík. My father’s family is from the North and my mom’s family is from the South so I have had plenty of time to explore the South and the North so I have plenty of things to teach people and show. Something I’m really proud to be Icelandic and I love teaching people fun facts about Iceland and showing them the beautiful landscapes.


Q: When did you start guiding?
I started guiding in 2016. I have always wanted to be a guide and I wanted to see if I could do it and see if I would like it and to my surprise, I saw that this was the perfect job for me. I love adventure travel and the glacier hikes on our tours.
Q: What have you learned from the past year?
The people that I meet from all over the world are so nice, adventurous and fun so it made my job much easier, I was a bit worried about trying something new and seeing if people would like me. I learned that it’s easy to make people like you if your nice and you smile a lot. It’s all about teaching and having a good attitude inside and outside the bus. So this is what I have learned. My motto is “Þetta reddest” which means that it will all work out just do it!


Q: What is your favorite thing about guiding?
My favorite thing about guiding is meeting new people and getting to be outside in the Icelandic nature.
Q: What is your favorite tour?
My favourite tour is the 3-day tour to the south coast! Golden circle and then the beautiful south coast! Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Höfn, and then Glacier Hike in Sólheimajökull glacier or Skaftafell in Svínafellsjökull, Jökulsárlón, and Diamond Beach ?!
Q: What is your favorite place in Iceland?
My favorite place to visit is definitely the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Bleach and that’s because it is so beautiful and it never looks the same.

Dear traveler

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Tröll Expeditions has taken the disappointing, but necessary, decision to limit most tours from now until April 16th in line with the Schengen border closing. Iceland has not been classified as a high-risk country, but is of course nonetheless affected by travel bans around the world. If you already have a tour with us but need to cancel, please send us an email at [email protected] If you already have a tour booked and wish to see if the tour is still running, you can also confirm this via [email protected] We wish all our friends out there the very best and look forward to seeing you all when these turbulent times pass. Until then, please stay safe and healthy.

Best regards,
The Troll Team