With a background in geography and education, Julia has travelled to Iceland frequently over the past 10 years – she visited six times in 2014 alone! In that time she has introduced this amazing country to many hundreds of people.
She’s led school and youth group – and not-so-youthful groups – and taken friends and families on holidays of all kinds, ranging from adventures with hiking gear and tents to guided tours travelling by coach and staying in comfortable hotels. She’s shown students just how amazing it is to stand in the snow in their pyjamas at midnight in February, watching the Northern Lights swirl wildly and silently in the sky around them.
That is why she came to set up Iceland Traveller. Over the years, she has made many friends and built up a list of great contacts in the country. She is now sharing her own experience and that of her local partners to create adventures, trips and tours to suit all tastes through Iceland Traveller which she is confident is as dynamic as the geography of Iceland itself.
Julia’s husband and fellow director of Iceland Traveller, Glyn is also a qualified Blue Badge tour guide.
He is currently developing the inbound tourism side of the business by offering sight-seeing and special interest tours to the growing numbers of Icelanders visiting the UK, through his company Jolly Good Tours.
After creating a Girl Guide Winter Adventure with Iceland Traveller in 2011, Yvonne remained in close contact with the company and joined the team in January 2016. With first-hand experience of international travel for children and young adults, she is working with schools and other youth groups to ensure that they have the adventure of a lifetime, taking care that the individual needs of all members of the party are fully met.
After spending nearly 25 years working for the BBC, Anne joined the company in 2013. Her main role is collating and writing material for the Iceland Traveller website. Although fairly widely travelled, she finally made the first of what she hopes will be many visits to Iceland in the summer of 2014 and is delighted that she can now write about the country with inside knowledge.
Our Icelandic Partners
Our excursions and activities are run by our Icelandic partners, all known to us personally and each with their own specialist business. We have participated in nearly all the activities we offer and have stayed in the majority of the accommodation we recommend. Whenever we visit Iceland, we try and check out new places to stay and new things to do. Our tour guides are fully qualified through the Icelandic Tourist Guide School.