STEFAN HELGI VALSSON
- Professional tour guide in Reykjavik, Iceland -
I'm Stefan, a professional tour guide in Reykjavík Iceland. I've guided visitors from abroad since 1988 and still love my job!
My first experience with guiding was in South Africa, where I qualified as a professional guide and driver, working on and off for thirteen years. I guided in Cape Town, which included city tours, Cape Point tours, Table Mountain tours, Vineland tours and Garden Route tours - all the way to Port Elizabeth. I explored every corner of the country, not to mention visiting some of South Africa's neighbouring countries; Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
After working for several years in South Africa, I returned to my native Iceland, and qualified as a professional guide. I had also previously qualified as a professional driver in Iceland in 1988.
I've worked for dozens of tour operators and hundreds of agencies since 1988, namely; Boundless Journeys, Kuoni, Explore Worldwide, Abercrombie & Kent, Travelsphere and National Geographic. My guests range from primary school pupils to the founder of the Microsoft corporation, Members of Parliament, and heads of State.
In 2009 I pioneered a bicycle tour company, and a few years later followed a Segway tour company in Reykjavík. Although I spend most of my time managing the business and guiding bicycle and Segway tours in the Capital, I am also available to host private tours on request, which allow visitors to explore further afield.
If you're thinking about visiting Iceland, please get in touch. I'd love to help out wherever possible!