Reykjavik Outventure was founded by Jóhann in 2018. After beeing at sea as a captain and first mate for 17 years, it was time for something new. After countless talks and brainstorming with colorful characters at the trawler about the trips of their dreams, an idea was born:
Reykjavik Outventure is a small family owned tour operator with a huge heart, which creates high quality experiences for their guests. We specialise in small group tours where our guests get to taste things and visit places they usually wouldn’t do except with a local guide.
Reykjavik Outventure’s team consists of experienced local guides who are there to make your days the best possible.
A company that specialises in offering opportunities and unique personal experiences to those who like to have fun in an informative way. Reykjavik Outventure is exactly that!
We want to stand out from everyone else. Reykjavik Outventure’s team has a great sense of humor and loves to share it with travellers.
Reykjavik Outventure’s team wants to make your experience of Iceland absolutely unforgettable.
If you like to experience Iceland in a small group with an awesome local guide, and tasting authentic Icelandic food and drinks, then you are at the right place.
We sure hope to see you 🙂
Reykjavik Outventure’s Team
Jóhann THE Viking
Owner & CEO II
Jóhann or Jói is a funny guy who speaks a lot (in a good way) and loves telling stories. He’s very open, although he thinks of himself as being shy. His hair has started to fall out but he doesn´t mind, so it´s alright to stare. A good guy who enjoys swimming in the – 2°C ocean in all weather conditions and plays football (real football: soccer). He eats red meat for every meal (even breakfast) and is always up for an adventure!
Jóhann used to be a fisherman from the age of 11. He went to the Navigation School in Iceland and learned to become a captain on ships. He is a father to two children and takes care of all the marketing and sales at Reykjavik Outventure.
Kristinn THE silver fox
Manager, guide and co-owner
You have heard the saying “been there, done that and bought the T-shirt”. Kristinn has actually done that. There is almost nothing he has not done.
He is trying to be a silver fox, but he can only grow a few grey hairs in his beard. But he wants people to call him the fox.
Kristinn has a degree in project management and used to be the manager of Iceland’s most famous Viking metal band, Skálmöld.
Kiddi the silver fox likes to jog 20km every day in all weather conditions. He is a real Viking. If you will ever take a private tour with us, you will meet this beautiful person. He takes care of most of our private tours.
He is an awesome friend and you can always count on him.
The KINg baltasar
Baltasar is the son of Jóhann. He is the Decision maker at Reykjavik Outventure and all ideas and decisions have to go through him. If he smiles, that means yes. If he starts to cry, that also means yes. Luckily, he always smiles. At Reykjavik Outventure’s office, he is called the King. That´s because he always wants to let us hold him. You could get lucky while in Iceland and meet ‘the King’. It is hard not to smile when around this ol’ toothless guy 🙂
Baltasar has a degree from the University of Iceland in being the most adorable baby in the world. He can be adorable in so many ways.
bookings & head of office
Margrét is the great woman of Kristinn. Kristinn would not be able to grow any silver if it wasn’t for her. She makes these silvers grow. She also fits perfectly into the ADHD team we are. Full of energy, adventures, stories and wisdom.
She is a bit like her man – been there done that type of person. She has a massive experience in different areas which has helped our beautiful team a lot.
Margrét answers your emails, puts together the pickup lists, and answers the phone. She also takes care of all the bookings. She is an extremely organised person (especially after coffee binging) and keeps everything under control at the office.
Sometimes she goes on the field to guide and you will be lucky to have her there with you.
gunnar the 2nd Fox
Our northern lights tour guide
Gunnar is not only a great fox – he is also a great guide. This man has guided all the most important people who have visited Iceland, and even the most famous Bollywood star. When you meet him at first, he may look like Rambo, but when you get to know him more, he starts to look more and more like Donnie Brasco.
This is one of the most experienced guide in Iceland’s guide fleet, and has only made Reykjavik Outventure stronger. He has taken courses in safety and survival training many times, and takes great pictures with his awesome camera on our Northern Lights tours.
If you join a tour with him, make sure to put your makeup on, because you want to be in one of his photos.
Pinocchio our head guide & glacier guide
Have you seen the animation Pinocchio?
Gosi is him in real life! When he lies, his nose gets HUGE! So if you go on tour with him, his nose is usally really big. It all depends a little bit on how big the lie is.
He is our head guide and a certified glacier guide. He has taken courses in safety and survival training many times.
Pinocchio used to be a fisherman during the night, but a super guide during the day. Now he is always a super guide. He knows everything about everything… well, at least he thinks so… He is a good friend and a reliable one. He can do a bit of everything and you can say he is a multitasker. He is a handsome young guy.
City walk guide
Do you know the famous Icelandic football player, Eidur Gudjohnsen? He played with Barcelona, Chelsea and other big clubs.
Well, this is not him. They are not even related a little bit. But he is the son of the famous athlete Kristinn the Silver Fox. He looks exactly like his father, but has much better manners.
Today he’s studying psychology. One of the hardest degrees you can get in Iceland’s universities.
He was the youngest marathon runner to run the famous Laugavegur marathon. He even was faster than his father.
This boy has a heart of gold, and you will be lucky to go on a hike with him or our Reykjavik city walk.
Sölvi is the sweetest person in the whole world. He always has a huge smile on his face. A day with Sölvi just can’t possibly go wrong as you can’t dislike the guy.
He is a yoga teacher and is sometimes a vegan and the next day a carnivore – he just can’t decide which of the two he wants to be. But that´s ok. We still love the guy!
This guy is the opposite of the rest of Reykjavik Outventure’s ADHD family. He is calm as a turtle, but everyone else in our team are hyperactive like a 10 year old.
Omar The captain
The Northern Lights super guide
Omar is the kind of guy that thinks he knows everything. Most of the time he does. But when he is wrong, he is not able to admit it. He always says there are two rules at my home: 1. Omar is always right. 2. If Omar is not right, take a look at rule one.
Omar is the most loyal friend and staff you can ever have! He is ready to anything for his friends, and always does more than he’s asked to. So he is the perfect guide. A tour with him cannot possibly go wrong because you have so much fun with him! He takes care of our Northern Lights tours and is our weather specialist. Omar used to be Johann´s captain back in the day and was captain and first mate on fishing ships before he became a guide.
Jacob is originally from USA. But he realised soon that his true home was where the Vikings came from – not McDonalds.
Jacob describes himself as homosexual. That´s just perfect! We also do that. But he is so much more than that. He is the sweetest person you will ever find and is the perfect guide to travel with. He is a person you want to do everything for, because he does the same for you. He is there to make your days the best possible and nothing less than that. He gives his best for every tour.