We are Tröll Expeditions
We are passionate about Adventure Travel in Iceland
Ever wish that you had a friend in every country to show you the secret spots, share the inside stories and venture off-the-beaten-path with? Tröll Expeditions is exactly that: your reliable friend and local expert in Iceland. We’re passionate adventure travel involving close encounters with the tremendous forces of nature that the land of fire and ice is so well-known for. We provide knowledgeable and adventurous experts and all the safety equipment and gear you need. All you have to do is bringing a strong dose of enthusiasm and an appetite for life-changing thrills.
We are fortunate to have a team comprised of the best professionals in the tourism industry with vast experience in providing high quality and safe travel adventures. Our tröll family is very diverse and it includes professional guides, certified glacier guides, dive masters and instructors, advanced drivers, and other highly qualified staff members.
Be certain that you will have a fun, informative, and helpful friend to guide you through your Icelandic experience. We operate on minibusses where you will have a small group of new friends and as you explore this vast country. You will be able to listen to Icelandic music, hear interesting stories, and one or two jokes to get a taste of Icelandic humor.
Everyone at Team Tröll is committed to providing an excellent experience for all of our friends visiting the island. All the members of our team are getting great reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook, Instagram, and all the platforms where sell our tours.
Qualifications of our team
All of our staff and guides possess extensive education in Tourism, Geology, Adventure and Leisure Studies, and other relevant areas to their field. Our guides are constantly improving their skills through training and courses on Mountaineering, Alpine, Avalanche, Glacier, First Aid, and more, to be qualified to guide you safely.
All glacier guides are certified with Hard Ice 1, the necessary training to guide on glaciers in Iceland. Other certifications our team has are Hard Ice 2 and 3, Wilderness First Responder, Alpine 1 and 2, Mountaineering and Avalanche certifications. They also go through crevasse and mountain rescue training under the supervision of a UIAGM-IFMGA certified guide.
All our snorkeling guides are certified PADI Divemasters or certified PADI Dive Instructors.
All our driving guides have Meirapröf (Icelandic Advance Driving License).
All our kayaking guides have a Wilderness First Responder certificate. BCU training and standards 4-star trainee, 4-star leader.
Meet Team Tröll
Ingó is our troll leader. He has travelled extensively and loves to be outdoors. He is a connoisseur when it comes to adventure travel, so if you need any information on where to go to be off the beaten path drop him a line.
Glacier Executive Tröll
Helgi is well known among farmers worldwide for his world record for growing the largest passion fruit ever on a glacier. His guiding inventory is quite wide as he can show you around hiking and climbing on the glacier or riding a horse in the South.
Half troll, half viking. Born bearded and ill-tempered. Widely considered shame to trolls and viking heritage for becoming soft and gentle with age. Usually found in Sólheimajökull making sacrifices to the gods.
Eyrún, or Lydía as she calls herself is one of the few troll witches left in Iceland. She is one of the good ones though and is usually in the glacier doing white magic to turn snow into ice caves in Svínafellsjökull.
Maggie is the main goddess in our troll family, she is versatile and has a diversified skill set and powers. She‘s also teaching elves in the elveschool, singing and dancing in the coast, or giving speeches in the troll political party.
Davíð is the shaman spirit troll of the group. His extensive knowledge of appeasing the gods makes his safety record one of the best ones around. Occasionally he sacrifices fellow guides to the glacier.
Glacier troll & Guide
Oddur can be found on the glacier making pranks on the rest of the trölls in the family. He’s usually in a good mood as long as you don’t steal his harðfiskur.
Yoga troll and bringer of peace, Vala is the glue to the troll family. Without her, we’d all have eaten each other by now. Trolls are famous for that kind of stuff.
Sigurpáll loves all kinds of adventure, big or small, especially the ones in mountaineering. He started young with the rescue team and got a bad case of the adventure bug there. If he’s not outside exploring you’ll find me on the dojo mats taking care of his other passion, martial arts.
Sarah is one of our half-elf and half-troll based in Vík. She swap wine for brennivín, baguette for rúgbrauð, and sunny beaches for the scenic south coast and black sand beaches.
Jói is our operations troll. He makes sure all visitors meet with the right troll and right horse at the right time and at the right place. He is amazing and the best troll at solving any kind of problem.
Gudrún Sif is a goddess that has to do with nature forces. She will be answering your questions and assisting in any way possible to make your travels more enjoyable.
Fleet & Operations Troll
Heimir will eat anything you put in front of him but don’t ask him for dinner recommendations, he’ll send you straight to his grandmother’s house. Heimir has tried life in all corners of the world, but somehow always finds his way back home. Ask him why…
Maria Snow is our half troll, half ogress from the Northern lands. She likes to throw darts to snowballs, but don’t be alarmed, she’s very careful and always shows all our guests a good time, taking extra care and always going the extra mile for an extra smile!
Trym is our biggest troll and came from the Jotunheimen mountains, home of giants. He is a type of troll known as Frost Giants. Legend has it that Trym hiked alone across Iceland, completing over 600km… in ONLY 7 steps! Despite his size, he is gentle and considered to be safe (most of the time).
Kristján is one of the original Icelandic trolls, arriving here long before us humans. His favourite food is pickled ram testicles, a local delicacy. He is usually gentle, but might turn into an ogre if you make him angry.
Some say that Addi was made by fire and ice, while others say he is a direct descendant of the Viking god Thor himself. Whatever the truth is, we know when it comes down to it, Addi will always get his victory.
Agnes is the human alter-ego of Freyja, the Asatru goddess of beauty and love. On weekends she can be found riding her boar Hildisvíni to the Reykjavík nightlife!
Being the only troll in the family that can read, Palli is the gear, safety and standards troll as well as guiding on the ice.
Raised by elves and found by trölls, Alo is the smartest of the tribe and often sneaking books into the cave. She makes everyone feel appreciated because mindfulness is her favorite word and life motto.
Erna is an elf that grew up surrounded by savage trölls, which made her, by far, the most emotionally intelligent of the tribe. She has now turned into a nice half elf half tröll and with only 91 years old she the youngest one of the group, which makes the age ratio balance out.
Sigga is an ancient glacier troll that was found frozen in the ice by our other guides after hibernating since the last ice age. She is an awesome glacier troll, a world-record holder who can do anything and accomplish any goal she sets, and also a proud mamma of two mini trölls.
Vincenzo is our carbohydrate-addicted troll, with a diet based on pasta and pizza. He’s often at the glacier, but might go around with a camera to bring memories to his fellow trolls. If you bump into someone taking photos while eating pizza, chances are, it is him!
Formerly young and handsome. Now just Gísli. He is a true adventurer troll that can be found on Sólheimajökull feeding glacier water to our friends and showing everyone how to climb on hard ice!
A child of lava and lichen, Sölvi is our troll lover of thrills and tourism. He’ll show you sights you won’t believe, and tell you stories you will.
Fresh out of the water, Matti was a whale in a previous life. On special occasions, he dresses up in black and goes swimming in the ocean.
Formerly a successful vacuum salesman. Seeing the light in guiding, Dagur left the past in the dust and became a troll. He’s usually on a horse riding to Snæfellsnes or the Golden Circle showing everyone a good time.
Glacier troll & Guide
His name literally means Bright. That’s because he is. Bjartur is often found on the glacier hiking or trying to rasonate with fellow trolls.
Meet Tröll’s friends
Northern Lights, sometimes referred to as a Polar Light or Aurora, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude regions like Iceland.
Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere where their energy is lost. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emits light of varying colour and complexity.
The origin of the elves in Iceland (álfar in Icelandic) goes back to Germanic paganism and mythology. They were originally a race of minor gods associated with nature and fertility.
Elves are usually invisible, but can be seen if they feel like it. They can be helpful and kind to those who do them no harm, and repay favors with favors. On the other hand, they can also be malicious and take revenge if harmed.
Elves in Iceland are often pictured as splendid and beautifully dressed, especially in colorful silk. They usually dwell in nature, especially in forests, rocks, hillocks, wells and springs.
The Icelandic Trolls are human-like in form, they are still inhumanly strong, huge and ugly. The Trolls are very often thought to be fearsome and cruel creatures.
But, like the elves, trolls in Iceland often treat people as they are treated and they return favors for favors, exerting vengeance if harmed.
The Icelandic Trolls live in mountains, caves and cliffs, especially bird cliffs. Like humans, they live together socially. They fish, cultivate land and keep animals. They are very good at handicrafts and hold feasts.