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INSPIRATION ICELAND - Partner profile
A warm welcome to the North of Iceland!Inspiration Iceland aims to give you a direct experience of the captivating beauty of our island. It is our deepest wish to provide and facilite a holistic experience for you - so that you are not just a visitor or observer, but can really dive into different aspects of our life at the polar circle.
All our products meet the highest quality standards - be it an incentive, conference, retreat, yoga/wellbeing/adventure week, a day tour or a hop over to one of our neighboring islands. You are in safe hands and are guided by local experts.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our island of ice and fire!
Statement Ecological and Sustainable philosophy
Regard for nature - fairness to peopleSustainable or green tourism aims to change the environment as little as possible, to respect the local culture and society and to generate income and employment for locals. This means that eco-tourism strives to be environmentally and culturally sensitive, thereby allowing guests a meaningful and enjoyable experience.
Inspiration Iceland feels very committed to the targets above. Our activities are aligned with the principles of respectful treatment towards the locals and to nature.In nature - with nature:We want to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience of Iceland and its nature. We hope that this experience of both the fragile and powerful sides of nature can create a deeper connection with the natural environment and encourage a sustainable life. We also hope to encourage the understanding of the stunning natural features of our island. Slow, intense and enjoyable is our philosophy: we minimize travel distances by car for the benefit of the environment, but also to give time for our guests to discover nature thoroughly and intensively - and to see more than just the famous highlights.Hand in HandIn our seminars / retreats and other activities we come in contact with the people who live in Iceland and try to help our guests to achieve insight into the daily life of Icelanders. We try to support the local shops & businesses, for example by offering opportunities to taste local food and we take care that profits are shared fairly here in Northern Iceland.
Inspiration Iceland team
Inspiration Iceland is led by Andreas Baumgartner and Ulrica Seiler with a crew of people both local and international. Above that we have representatives in several countries who know Inspiration Iceland inside out and are happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding your vacation with Inspiration Iceland.
was born on April 29th 1969 in Switzerland and works as entrepreneur, life coach and tour guide. A passionate school teacher for 15 years, he taught languages as well as physical education. Next to teaching, he trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Europe from 2003. After four years of intense training and deep inner work, Andreas graduated in 2007. He has also been training as a life coach and in process work under the tutelage of Ms. Bandelier in Switzerland. His unique gift is helping human beings to find their inner core and their unique strength and beauty.
An avid mountaineer, he has had 20 years of experience in rock climbing, ski tours and snow shoeing in alpine and high alpine regions. In January 2012 Andreas graduated from the Iceland Tourist Guide School as an approved guide in 4 languages, most likely the only one in Iceland.Another aspect of Andreas’ character is his passion for travelling – both out and inside. Iceland offers the ideal setting for both kinds of travel. On guided tours, Andreas takes his guests on a journey to experience the power of the earth and the depth and space of the sky.
was born on November 7th 1971 in the region of Engadin in Switzerland. She is a certified Yoga teacher and a doctor of Traditional Chinese/Oriental Medicine. Ulrica received her first Yoga instruction in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. Upon her return to Switzerland, she continued her Yoga studies and after 4 years received certification as a Yoga teacher from the Swiss Yoga Association in 2001.
In the following years, Ulrica continued her training in the US, India and England and was awarded the Inspired Anusara Yoga Teacher in New York. In India Ulrica also studied Ayurveda, focusing on massage and nutrition science. Finally in 2003, she embarked on becoming a licensed doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Switzerland. Four years later she graduated in the 5 pillars (acupuncture, herbology, tuina massage, Qi Gong & Nutritional science). In all her work, Ulrica blends her knowledge and experience of TCM with her intuitive skills and natural sensibility.