The world of tourism is always changing, and I have seen the wishes of tourists evolve over the twenty years in which I have been working as a professional tour guide with some of Iceland’s biggest tourist companies. Art education has always been my passion, as has tour guiding: showing people new and unique ways to see the world and express what they find in it. So, I decided to found Create Iceland Travel ehf.
Until January 2015, I worked for six years with Gray Line Iceland as a driver/guide, giving tours for 200 hours a month all year round. Before that, I worked for many other tourist agencies in Iceland, including Reykjavik Excursions, Heimsferðir, Iceland travel, Ráðstefnur og fundir, Extreme Iceland, Ferðaskrifstofu Íslands and Luxury Adventures. It was in January 2015 that I decided to focus on Create Iceland Travel ehf., and realise my own vision of what tourism in Iceland should be.
I have also been painting in my studio at the art center Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykavík for 10 years, where I sell my paintings. You can see some of them here: http://umm.is/UMMIS/Listamenn/Listamadur/610.
Since year1997, I have exhibited my works in the National Museum (Þjóðminjasafn) and the National Library (Þjóðarbókhlaða), as well as many other exhibitions. From 2002 to 2015 I ran my own company, Auglýsingastofa íslands ehf., designing graphic art and creating paintings of Icelandic nature for companies.
Now I run Create Iceland - Travel ehf., aiming to blend my two passions and deliver Art Educational Tourism in our tours in a professional way.
See you soon in one of our tours. 🙂
Sólveig Dagmar Þórisdóttir,
General manager of Create Iceland - Travel ehf.