Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Photos Anna Björk

A JOURNEY IS LIKE MARRIAGE

THE CERTAIN WAY TO BE WRONG IS TO THINK YOU CONTROL IT

John Steinbeck.

GO WEST  -  Partner profile

Experience Iceland with Go West in an eco-friendly way and connect with people, nature and culture on the border of the Arctic.

 

 

Life is movement. - Let's be moved!
Balance 

is our motto which expresses itself in our efforts to:

  • Organize our tours in close cooperation with those we visit.

  • Travel without compromising nature, local culture, environment or safety.

  • Highlight local history and cultural heritage.

  • Stimulate a fertile interaction between guests and hosts.

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These efforts  includes  eco-tourism, something which really matters to us. "Eco-tourism is enriching nature and cultural experiences, facilitated by responsible tourism businesses to care for their people, the environment and the communities they are part of." A definition from TIES. (The International Eco-tourism Society). We are now in the applying process among participants in VAKINN (an Icelandic quality assessment system for tourism).

The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Jon Joel, skipper

 

has a diverse background within humanities from universities and working live in Iceland, Norway and USA, like theatre and literature, philosophy and creativity, Icelandic and pedagogy, 

He has been enthusiastic about nature and environmental issues for many years and is passionate believer in that tourism has immense power to do good for sustainability.

Maggy, First Mate & Caring Mistress 
 

is a social worker. She obtained her degree in Norway a  long time ago and has a wealth of experience within family consultation, youth work, rehabilitation and leading trade-union  business. She is one of three founders of a successful outdoor educational program (Hálendishópurinn) for young people at risk.

We can proudly tell you that we are not alone.

We are sometimes accompanied by experts in various fields:

Björn Vilhjálmsson

 

Björn is an old friend and a colleague of Maggy since the days of Hálendishópurinn (1989-2007), a Wilderness Therapy they developed for youth at risk.  He is a climber and mountaineer, and former president of the Icelandic Alpine Club, A high school teacher by profession with a masters degree in Educational Theory and Adult Education.  Now he works mainly a consultant and an outdoor-experiential facilitator (see: experiential learning) in Iceland and at an European level (viaexperientia.net), where he has been leading Experiential leadership training-courses for reachers, trainers, business managers and youth leaders in various European countries.

Emily Lethbridge

 

Emily Lethbridge isn't just a respected scholar in medieval studies but also an outdoor  enthusiasts who is helping us to promote saga-pilgrimage in Iceland.

Haraldur Sigurðsson

 

Haraldur Sigurðsson is a volcanologist and one of our would famous scientist. He is a professor emeritus from the University of Rhode Island and now he is back home. He travel a lot and is still active in various geological research but once in a while we can grab him and have him  to join our guests. He is enthusiastic about the growth of his old home town Stykkisholmur and is a founder of the VOLCANO MUSEUM there.

Ingþór Bjarnason

 

Ingþór Bjarnason is a psychologist with a broad background from working life. He is an expert in MINDFULNESS therapy and how nature can play a role in our healing process. His love for nature has brought him that wisdom, for instance through his exploratory journeys on glaciers over Greenland, South Pole and almost to the North Pole.

Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson

 

Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson is a glaciologist working at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Global warming and its effect on glaciers is of major concern for us and Þorsteinn has shared with us information on the status of melting and retreating glaciers in Iceland.He is a very talented communicator and has helped us to understand the big picture and importance of the glaciers for our lives.

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ECO FRIENDLY WAY IN THE
FRAGILE NATURE OF ICELAND

 

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