Our Guides

Our drivers/guides. Fiinn. the fater in the foreground, Hawk in the background.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D | Lens: EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Date: 23-08-2011 14:59 | ISO: 100 | Exp. bias: -2/3 EV | Exp. Time: 1/6s | Aperture: 16.0 | Focal Length: 44.0mm (~71.3mm) | Location: Háifoss | State/Province: South | See map | Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Meet our guides. I’m doing this trip with an Icelandic company called Nature Explorer, which is run by Haukur “Hawk” Parelius, in the background in this shot. He has several drivers, but always does the Fire and Ice trip himself, usually accompanied by his father Finnur “Finn” Frothason. I haven’t quite worked out why Finn (who’s originally Danish) uses an Icelandic patronimic, and Hawk who was born in Iceland, doesn’t!

Both are wonderful guides, with a great sense of fun, excellent English, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of Iceland and other subject matters. Highly recommended.

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