Explore Iceland's hidden gems

During my first visit to Iceland, I fell head over heels in love with the country and almost immediately decided I wanted to move there. I found a job as a horse riding guide and in my free time explored every part of Iceland.

I have lived in the north of Iceland for the last 7 years and this part of the country really has captured my heart the most. But many tourists skip the north because it is not as well known as the south. I want to change that and help everyone see, the north is a true hidden gem.

So do you want to visit the more unexplored areas of Iceland and skip the most touristy and "busy" spots? Come visit the North of Iceland and experience why I fell head over heals in love with Iceland.

Guide by Elisa in Iceland
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5.0(22 reviews)

Lot Brandwagt

May 2024

Onze rondreis is echt een onvergetelijke ervaring geworden door de gids van Elisa!

Donna Rae

May 2024

Elisa was so helpful. We had an idea about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see but Elisa helped us fill in the details and gave us great advice about the best way to spend our 10 days in Iceland. She also gave us wonderful lodging suggestions like farms stays and guest homes. Her insights took our adventure to another level. Highly recommend!

Jeff Vest

February 2024

Elisa has been most helpful. Very easy to talk to. She was patient and answered all of the questions we had regarding our holiday. Our one on one zoom meeting with Elisa was very helpful. Not only did she answer questions, or give us helpful tips for our upcoming trip, we could tell she was excited for us to experience Iceland. She also shared her screen to show the different areas where our excursions would take us on the island.

Christine Voigt

January 2024

I usually do not like planning trips, but working with Elisa and her guide made the planning fun. Our one-hour session was delightful, and all our questions were answered. The guide is easy to use, and the map filters are very useful. We venture to Iceland more confident about our itinerary.

Kristen Cook

October 2023

I am so thankful to have found Elisa’s guides and map. I took my first trip to Iceland at the end of August with my 8 year old daughter. I set out to find incredible outings/adventures that my daughter and I could experience together. Not only is Elisa extremely helpful answering questions - but her picks for her guides are so unique as compared to other accounts I looked at. Her selections are carefully curated to help you plan a truly memorable trip. 3 absolute highlights for us were True Adventure Paragliding, our stay at Mr. Iceland’s horse farm (where we did “sleep with the horses), and Krauma. Those 3 were highlights of our trip and memories that I will cherish forever. I’ll never forget watching my 8 year old take off paragliding over Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Her squeals of joy watching the world below her filled my soul. Our stay at Mr. Iceland’s farm was awesome. Not only are the cabins simply gorgeous - but it’s so evident the love and care he and his colleagues provide the Icelandic Horses there. It’s all about connection on that farm! We went to krauma on a rainy day after 3 days of jam packed adventuring. The place is gorgeous and SO relaxing.

I love Elisa’s tips and guides and I will be recommending her to any friends or family going to Iceland. There is so much to do and see in Iceland and it can be really overwhelming piecing together an itinerary. Using Elisa’s map and guides make everything so much more manageable. Plus, you know that each place has been personally vetted.

Thank you so much Elisa! 🩵

Nicole Auf der Maur

October 2023

Thank you, Elisa! Dank Elisa in Iceland haben wir einzigartige Abenteuer erlebt. Ein normaler Guide zu schreiben, ist das eine, einen Guide mit wahren Insidertipps zu schreiben das andere. Und das hat Elisa geschafft! Ohne sie hätten wir als Pferdeliebhaber niemals den Horse-Roundup-Ort (inklusive Datjm und Zeit) gefunden. Aussedem hat sie nach der Buchung auch jede Anfrage superschnell beantwortet. Ihr Guide ist absolut empfehlenswert!

Guide by Elisa in Iceland
Joined in November 2022

I'm Elisa and I moved to Iceland in 2016 to work as a horse riding guide for a few months. Those months turned into years and I eventually never left. And now I help other people plan their trips of a lifetime to my favorite place in the world that I get to call home.

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