Awarded TRIP OF A LIFETIME by the editors of Conde Nast Traveler and named TRAVEL SPECIALIST FOR ICELAND.
ICEPEDITION presents an international panel of renowned travel writers, naturalists, adventure guides, cuisine and hospitality experts to provide distinct adventures into the dramatic beauty of Iceland.
We're not a broad-based commercial travel agency. Instead we create exquisite, bespoke itineraries in the far north alone- experiences from an insider's perspective: authentic culture, boutique lodging, exceptional dining and a taste of adventure in spectacular settings away from the crowds where few ever go.
ICEPEDITION brings together an international panel of renowned travel writers, naturalists, adventure guides, cuisine and hospitality experts to provide distinct adventures into the dramatic beauty of Iceland. Our guides have spent a lifetime exploring the arctic's remotest and least known regions. We have been covering travel, food, design and architecture for magazines including National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Time Magazine, Iceland Review, American Airlines and more for 25 years. We also retain naturalists including geologists and and ornithologists to bring insights into one of the most volatile emerging landscapes on earth. Our cultural and cuisine experts have led international premium hotel brands, and have privately owned and operated their own hotels, guesthouses and restaurants.
Chris Gordon, Founder and Creative Director
Chris is a New York-based Creative Director for some of the world's most successful brands, including Ralph Lauren and Starwood Hotels. While he has traveled extensively throughout six continents including far-flung places like Easter Island and Antarctica, Chris calls the far north the most spectacular region of all. Chris is now Founder and Creative Director for the specialty travel consultancy, ICEPEDITION. Chris maintains the highest pedigrees of the travel industry: Wendy Perrin's Trusted Travel Specialist for Iceland, awarded 'Trip of a Lifetime' by the editors of Conde Nast Traveler and a Town and Country Contributor.
Friðjón Árnason, Head Guide
Born and raised in Iceland, Friðjón has spent a lifetime exploring Iceland's remotest and least known regions. Friðjón went on to become accredited by Leiðsöguskóli Íslands, Iceland's only official school of guided tourism. He also studied Hospitality Management at Florida International University and has owned and operated his own hotel in Reykjavik's historic 101 harbor district.
Ásrún Lára Jóhannsdóttir, Naturalist
Ásrún Lára comes from a world dominated by nature, growing up along Iceland's northern coast on a seaside lake, also home to one of world's most diverse bird populations. Today she shares her passion as a teacher in Ásbyrgi, one of Iceland's most important and beloved national parks. Ásrún Lára has also owned and operated her own hotel in the historic 101 harbor district of Reykjavik.
Sigga and Paul Newton, Cuisine and Hospitality Experts
Sigga and Paul own Iceland's most elegant gourmet shop, supplying its top chefs and aspiring gourmands alike. They also host Iceland's most memorable bed and breakfast, set inside a restored sea captain's cottage in Reykjavik's historic 101 harbor district. Sigga and Paul's grace and generosity, and their expertise in culture and cuisine, contribute an elegance crucial to ICEPEDITION's itineraries.
Soffia Árnadóttir, Art and Design Ambassador
Artist, sculptor and calligrapher Soffia Árnadóttir lives and works in the heart of Reykjavik's vibrant 101 harbor district. Soffia's work spans many disciplines and incorporates ancient Icelandic runes and motifs as well as elements she finds in nature with a modern sensibility. She is also the official calligrapher of Iceland, creating works of art to be sent to foreign heads of state.
Jeanine Barone, Travel, Food and Design Writer and Consultant
For more than 25 years now Jeanine has been writing about travel, food, design and architecture for magazines including National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, American Airlines and more. Specializing in off-the-beaten-track travel, fine dining and boutique accommodations, Jeanine calls Iceland the most beautiful place on earth and returns on a regular basis for business and pleasure.
Andrew Broan, Guide and Operations Director
Andrew's penchant for people and places has qualified him to lead more than 250 outdoor expeditions across seven continents in the past 20 years. He specializes in particularly remote locales such Easter Island and Antarctica. His broad interests and wealth of experience insure that every aspect of tour operation run smoothly.