Every time you embark on a journey you want that journey to meet your expectations for experience, learning and fun. Even more so if that journey is unusual and exotic – seemingly different from anything else you have tried before. Having a companion on such a journey, someone knowledgeable and who really cares for your needs and well-being – can certainly add to your enjoyment and experience.
All my life as an organizer and tour guide, these have been the guidelines end essence of my services. I enjoy company of people and this has been the hallmark of my work!
I have guided many thousands of grateful travelers around my home country, many of whom have returned to Iceland time and again.
I wish and believe that I can do the same for you and make your trip to this fascinating island even more memorable.
August 18th to August 30th, 2020
We take you to Iceland in the late summer, when nature is slowly changing from the height of summer transitioning into fall. The intriguing colors, the ever-shifting weather, and nearly constant low angles of sunlight will create a lasting experience.
Your custom dates
We offer customized luxury tours that fit your interests and travel plans.
Your tour is designed, directed, and guided by the veteran Icelandic tour director, Björn Rúriksson. He is a writer, publisher, photographer, naturalist, and an experienced pilot who knows his country and its natural history intimately from both the air and the ground. Björn has lived and worked in the U.S., has been leading tours of his native country since the 1980's, many with his co-leader friend and geologist, Pete Cross, who set up two-week tours, designed by Bjorn, for: The New York Explorers Club and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Other institutions Bjorn brought to and guided in Iceland include the University of Northern Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Björn has also been in a successful cooperation for a long time with Arcatour Travel Bureau in Switzerland.
Björn is author of many trendsetting photo books on Icelandic natural history, and has given lectures on Icelandic geology at many museums, 60 institutes and universities worldwide; i.e. United States Geological Survey, Harvard University, Ohio State University, Northwestern University, and University of Colorado in the US; Mannheim University in Germany and The Royal Geographical Society in London. Björn has also held 35 private photographic exhibitions worldwide, many in the States including: Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center, Nikon House, and Newark Museum of Art.
W.Cross, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Before my September 2016 trip to Iceland, I had heard great things about Bjorn Ruriksson’s leadership abilities and his wonderful ‘American’ sense of humor. I was not disappointed when traveling with Bjorn throughout southern Iceland. He timed the site visits to avoid the most popular times for tourists; his mid-day picnics were beyond my culinary expectations; his knowledge of photography, natural history, and the local history made this an exceptional experience.
Gertrud M., Wettlingen Switzerland
Thank you again for the great tour guiding and your tireless efforts. It was a wonderful
journey that will be remembered for a long time. Your comments on the country and its
people were at a high level and we all learned a lot during those four days of travel. I have long wanted to visit Iceland. Now it has turned out to be a very beautiful country that has far exceeded all my expectations. Thanks again and best regards