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 a converted Ford Econoline E350, 4x4, 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 that year.
As a journalist I've done all kinds of reporting but mainly sitting 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!