Meet the tutors

Our Iceland Academy panel of eight experienced and knowledgeable tutors, offer light-hearted yet informative tutorials on a variety of specialist subjects.  Led by ‘Head of the Academy’ and certified tour guide Stína Bang the Iceland Academy tutors offer classes highlighting the topics that tourists ask for advice on most, as well as those that they may not think to enquire about.


Guðrún Bjarnadóttir

35, has worked in the area of wellbeing for 10 years and enjoys nothing more than relaxing in a hot spring, something that refreshes and inspires her.

Therapeutic Iceland (Coming Soon)

Guðmundur Karl Jónsson

52, is a ski area manager at Hlíðarfjall in Akureyri, North Iceland. He has worked in the ski industry for over 26 years, both abroad and in his home country. Guðmundur also participated in the recent Ask Guðmundur campaign from Inspired By Iceland, representing the North region of Iceland in the world’s first human search engine.

Guide to Winter Sports
Avoiding Hot Tub Awkwardness

Stína Bang

38 years old is Head of Iceland Academy and is a Guide and Project manager. She has been working in the tourism industry since 2003 after accomplishing her hiking guide certificate.

Responsible Travelling
Traver Further (Coming Soon)

Baldur Kristjánsson

33 is a photographer and has been documenting the life of Icelanders for the past 10 years. He had planned to be a economist but quit after 3 weeks in the University to follow his instincts, a life behind the lens.

Capturing the Northern Lights (Coming Soon)

Ylfa Helgadóttir

is a 27 year old chef and member of the National Culinary Team. Having worked for 9 years in the industry she founded the much-celebrated restaurant, Kopar and now runs the venues kitchen as head chef.

Eat Like an Icelander (Coming Soon)

Kamilla Ingibergsdóttir

36, was a PA for globally renowned band, Of Monsters and Men. Previously she worked in PR and Marketing at Iceland Airwaves from 2011-2014 one of the biggest music festivals in Iceland.

Guide to Icelandic Festivals (Coming Soon)

Sigríður Margrét Guðmundsdóttir

65, is manager of the Settlement Center in Borgarnes, West Iceland. In 2006, along with her husband, she founded the Center, where they tell the story of the settlement and the synopsis of Egil saga (one of Iceland´s best known Icelandic saga) in two audio guided exhibitions.

Beginner´s Guide to Icelandic Sagas (Coming Soon)

Jónas Guðmundsson

49, is a project manager for accident prevention in tourism in Iceland. He prides himself on helping visitors travel safely. He regularly goes hiking in his local area, often bumping into the President of Iceland, who lives nearby.

Staying Safe
Driving in Iceland (Coming Soon)

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