Gudrun Helga - Private Guide in Reykjavik
certificate Country: Iceland City: Reykjavik Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: YES Translation Service: YES Languages: English, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk Education: Certified tour guide from EHI (University of Iceland), political science from University of Helsinki, journalism from University of Helsinki. Professional driver's license. Licenses, Training and Certifications: Additional services of this guide:
Tours and organizing tailor-made tours
Languages: English, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk
I'm a typical Icelander doing two jobs at the same time, journalism and private guidance. My main job is guiding visitors around in my van Ford Econoline E350 but I've also been working as a journalist since 1984, nowadays as a freelancer.
I'm mainly writing in Swedish and Icelandic but also in English and I've recently published my first book, Traditional Icelandic Food - A Gastronomic Guide to Iceland telling stories about the traditional Icelandic food.
I'm Icelandic by birth, grew up in Reykjavik's oldest suburb Breidholt, spent my childhood in Iceland but as a young woman just finishing secondary school I decided to move to Finland to study journalism. I was living in Finland for seven years and that's why I speak both Finnish and Finnish Swedish.
I met my husband in Finland and gave birth to my firstborn child. We moved back to Iceland in 1991 and my son was born later than year.
As a journalist I've done all kinds of reporting but mainly itting by the desk making phone calls and writing news, analyses and interviews. I love writing but it's not very active so I simply love meeting new people through the guidance. It makes me happy and opens a window to the world out there!