The world of tourism is always changing and I have seen the wishes of tourists evolve over the twenty two years in which I have been working as a professional tour guide for some of Iceland’s biggest tourist companies and for thousands of tourists.
Art has always been my passion as has tour guiding and year 2017 hypnosis that is the state of mind between sleep and awareness and fits everybody to get a state of mind that gives more peace to connect to the higher self and to add value to the mind. I love showing people new and unique ways in nature and to see the world and express what they can find in it. Also now deep inside in the mind after I became a certified clinical hypnotherapist in May 2018. I decided to found Create Iceland Travel ehf. also. So I am probably one of the first pioneer using hypnosis and art in tours outside in nature in the world. The tours are so different from other tours that I have done so many times. The new tours are just designed for your mind to approach nature from another side, your inner mind, not from day awareness always by looking and listening like you have been doing so many times in tours. Maybe we have just forgot that all this time some of us. What about you? If you did then change that and observe a new way. Your new way of travelling in your mind in a tour in nature.
Until January 2015, I worked for six years with Gray Line Iceland as a driver/guide, speaking english and scandinavian launguages, giving tours for 200 hours a month all year round. Before that, I worked for many other big 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 start focusing on my own tourist agency Create Iceland Travel ehf. I had found out that my own vision of what tourism in Iceland should be into now should not just aim to have tourists sitting on a bus listening to a tour guide and getting tired during the tour by running in and out look and then to take pictures for friends in a hurry and send online, sometimes totally forgetting to connect with the beauty that they had all around them here in Iceland during the travelling. I wanted a big change, a change of new perspective, a new wave for all. For us that love nature so much and for our inner mind too. So here I am providing tours that can do a lot more for everybody and hopfully for you too. Finally we can connect and go online with nature and it´s quality and purity.
I have also been painting in my studio at the art center Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykavík for 12 years, where I sell my paintings. You can see some of them here: http://umm.is/UMMIS/Listamenn/Listamadur/610.
Since year 1997, I have exhibited my works in the National Museum of Iceland (Þjóðminjasafn) and the National Library (Þjóðarbókhlaða), as well as many other exhibitions. From 2002 to 2015 I ran my own company also, Auglýsingastofa íslands ehf., designing graphic art and creating paintings of Icelandic nature for companies. I do have a master degree in Cultus Comunications from the Universiy of Iceland and a BA degree in graphic design from The Art Academy of Iceland.
I wish and hope so much that you will come and learn more and start your good way of travelling with us, Create Iceland - Travel ehf.
You are so welcome and look forward to meet you too.
See you soon in one of our tours. 🙂
Sólveig Dagmar Þórisdóttir,
General manager of Create Iceland - Travel ehf.