Meet the Team

Sveinn Sigurður Kjartansson

Owner and CEO

Sveinn is the founder, owner and CEO of Iceland Luxury Tours. He and his wife Stella started the company in 2009, based on their love for Icelandic nature and culture. Sveinn has a degree in computer science from the University of Iceland and was basically raised in his father’s grocery store where he learned the trade of service.

Sveinn is a detail oriented perfectionist by nature in his personal as well as professional life. He is an active travel enthusiast and his favourite place on earth is the highlands of Iceland where he loves to take new routes or rediscover old ones, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life which he also loves, but in a much different way. International travel is also a passion of his and he has travelled abroad extensively. Music is a big part of his life and he plays the piano and guitar and composes his own music and the guitar is usually not far away. He loves swimming, skiing with his family and friends, ice climbing and other exhilarating outdoors activities. Usually he doesn’t want to come back to the city which is not a problem since he has a great team of experts in the office that share his love and enthusiasm for Icelandic nature, culture and history.

Kristín Birna Óðinsdóttir

Sales Manager

 Born and raised on a farm in West Iceland, Kristín Birna had a childhood full of adventure and freedom that have stayed with her. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

 

With her love for the outdoors and nature she has had a pull towards the tourism industry ever since she worked as a French speaking tour guide on self catering tours traveling in big mountain buses sleeping in tents. Our geology geek was a team leader for customer service in one of the largest and most established general service companies in Iceland so she has extensive knowledge on logistics and service.  With Iceland Luxury Tours she shares her knowledge and experience by creating custom private tours.

Stefán Bjarnason

Operations Manager

Stefan is responsible for tour operations by managing our fleet of jeeps and driver guides. Stefan started his guiding career 35 years ago as a wild salmon fishing guide in West Iceland. Since then he has been an avid outdoorsman. 

With background in the Icelandic association for search and rescue, Stefan has traveled extensively all over Iceland and has great passion for hiking and outdoors activities for example mountain skiing. Stefan began working for Iceland Luxury Tours as a tour guide before assuming the role of operations manager.

Páll Jónsson

Marketing and Quality Control

 

Páll comes from the East fjords raised by the sea and from the age of sixteen working on board fishing vessels as a summer job. Seeking adventure and education he came to the capital Reykjavík where he got his degree in Tourism and Marketing. 

 

Mountain hiking, sports and cooking are his main interests and there is nothing he likes more than spending quality time with a great group of friends enjoying a gourmet meal. He is solution oriented, has excellent cooperation skills and always aims to please.

Brynja Kristinsdóttir

Booking Manager

Brynja is from Reykjavík, studied and worked as a professional photographer before starting her career in tourism.  Domestic travels, hiking, biking, running, open water swimming and salmon fishing are some of the many activities she enjoys. 

She likes simple clean design and relaxing in quiet, beautiful surroundings with her four daughters. Brynja is a very customer centric person and takes great pleasure in helping others.