Photographer and visual storyteller

My name is Gunnar and I am a photographer from Iceland known as Icelandic Explorer. I've spent the past 7 years traveling all across Iceland, searching for the best photo locations, most beautiful landscape, the best food, coffee and unique places to stay. I have published a book about Iceland called "Stunning Iceland" and I am part of the "Best of Iceland" committee for The Reykjavik Grapevine. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for travel in Iceland with you!

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5.0(10 reviews)

Saar Kerlik

January 2024

An amazing map with huge number of secret places to go and see! Thank you Gunnar 🙏

Shannon Jutras

August 2023

We are currently traveling the Ring Road (and beyond) by camper van and we have referred to Gunnar’s guide every step of the way. The map view is incredibly helpful and intuitive, filled with beautiful photos that give us a true sense of the places we are interested in visiting. While you may be able to google many of these places, the amount of information and tips scattered on the internet can be overwhelming. Gunnar’s guide is curated, revealing true gems so you can skip to the good stuff. It also feels more personal, like we have a new Icelandic friend helping us appreciate the true magic of the land of fire and ice. This is our third visit to Iceland and we wish we had access to this guide for the last two trips!

Si vous voulez découvrir la vraie Islande, Gunnar propose un guide intuitif et convivial avec des photos magnifiques.

Joanna Flygare

August 2023

We have just wrapped up our 10 days long awesome Icelandic road-trip adventure with Gunnar's map as our guidance. Back in May, when I bought the guide, my husband was a bit sceptical of the idea (we usually travel and explore places fully on our own) but this purchase turned out to be worth every penny. We truly recommend it for anyone traveling to Iceland. It gave us a great overview to plan our trip, including all the highlights, hidden spots, nice coffee places and helped us to avoid typical tourist traps. Big thank you Gunnar, it was a pleasure! A pair of thick Icelandic sweaters from The Hand-knitting Association of Iceland will be a sweet memory of the trip! :)

Alexandra Danis

August 2023

Thanks Gunnar! Planning a trip to Iceland can be challenging since all of the country is majestic. Looking forward to follow your 8 day trip around Ring Road :)

Henry Becker

July 2023

Before heading out to Iceland for the second time, my family bought Gunnar’s awesome guide. Having followed him for a few years on IG, I knew the content would be good. Our family of five is currently in Iceland and have found the guide invaluable with spot on recommendations. If you are heading to Iceland you will not go wrong having his guide as a resource.

Isis Wolf

June 2023

Dear Gunnar, thank you so much for your awesome map. Our 2-week long roundtrip was truly amazing and we are looking forward to come back soon to see the northern lights. All the best, Isi & Markus P.S. the Cinnamon buns at Braud&Co were soooo good. Yummy!

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