About NorthWind

NorthWind is an operator specializing in scheduled trips in North West Iceland and customized travel experiences. We offer accomplished local guides who will give you unique insights into Icelandic nature, culture and history. NorthWind offers well equipped vehicles, suitable for travel year-round, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi. We offer small groups a personal service at a fair price.

Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðsson

Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðsson, Northwind’s owner, is a qualified guide from the Icelandic School of Travel. Until now Guðmundur has occasionally worked as a driver and tourist guide. Guðmundur has detailed knowledge of Iceland, its history and culture and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others. For 30 years he was a health centre manager, and before that he managed a wool factory which knitted from Icelandic wool and also as a school teacher. Guðmundur can guide in English and Icelandic.

Katharina Ruppel

The German-born, but Icelandic resident for over 20 years, Katharina Ruppel is a driver-guide. She qualified as a guide from the University of Iceland in 2010, and recently completed her specialization in the North-West of Iceland. She is a book-keeper for the majority of the year, but part of the year she guides and/or drives travellers, primarily German speaking, around Iceland. She is knowledgeable about the country and its history. Katharina can guide in English, German, and Icelandic.

Eygló Hrund Guðmundsdóttir

Eygló Hrund Guðmundsdóttir is Guðmundur’s daughter. She is a distance-learner at the University of Iceland and works alongside her studies, among other responsibilities she is the general manager of the Youth Association of Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla (USVH).  She assists her father in technical matters, manages bookings and takes care of marketing.

Our car

Our vehicles is a four-wheel drive Mercedes Benz Sprinter well-equipped for winter travel with free WiFi on board.

Many of the photos displayed on this website are taken by a local talented photographer. Her name is Árborg and this is her Facebook page.