We are Tröll Expeditions

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.

Passionate about adventure

Professional

Reliable

Team Tröll

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 Advanced 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

Ingó

Troll Founder & CEO

Ingó is our troll leader. He has travelled extensively and loves the 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.

Helgi

Helgi

Glacier Executive Tröll

Helgi is the leader when it comes to glaciers and mountains. 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.

Biggi

Biggi

Glacier troll

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 Lydía

Eyrún Lydía

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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.

Cordelia

Cordelia

Snorkeling Troll & Driving Troll Guide

Cordelia is a mermaid who was found in the sea lands of the kingdom that is united. Once day she swam too far and managed to get all the way to the Northern sea and some nice trölls managed to convince her to join the forces of the underwater kingdom in Silfra. She has been trying to teach the tribe how to be more emotionally intelligent ever since and seen some improvements.

Hrafnhildur Vala

Hrafnhildur Vala

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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.

Oddur

Oddur

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving 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.

Brynjar

Brynjar

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

Brynjar is our troll that loves outdoors and food. He is a huge foodie and has been trying to convince other trolls to conduct glacier-buffet tours, the idea has not been too popular.

Maggie

Maggie

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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 Kristján

Davíð Kristján

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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.

Jói

Jói

Operations troll

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.

Ronan

Ronan

Snorkel Executive Tröll

Ronan is the snorkeling leader. He spent most of his life near the warm Mediterranean Sea working his tan, or off to warm places as he was a uniformed tröll for years. But he found another warmth in the heart of the trolls, very useful when you spend your days bringing adventurous visitors in clear blue glacier water.
Guðrún Sif

Guðrún Sif

Social troll

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.

Sighvatur Blöndahl

Sighvatur Blöndahl

Glacier & Mountain Troll Guide

More than half a century Climbing Mountains and travelling around the World and Mountain Guide for more than 45 years. Sighvatur is the Founder and first chairman of The Icelandic Alpine Club. He has been a Mountain Rescue Worker for more 50 years. He is also First Aid instructor and WFR, Wilderness First Respond. Just as importatly, “Age is just a figure in Paper”, Still going strong and always learning

Christina

Christina

Scuba/EFR Instructor & Snorkeling Guide & Driving Guide Troll

Christina is a mermaid from Athens in and since she was young she loved the sea. Her passion for adventure drove her to swim all the way from the Mediterranean sea to the waters of Silfra fissure in Iceland has been been ruling the underwater kingdom as the “Princess of Silfra” ever since.

Trym

Trym

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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).

Wesley

Wesley

Snorkeling Troll

Wesley is one of our most cheerful trolls. We still don’t know how he found his way to the underwater cave, but he’s been there trying to lift up the morale ever since.

Pierre Henri "PH"

Pierre Henri "PH"

Snorkeling Troll

Pierre Henri or “PH” is our troll who has swum all over the world and ended up in the glacial water of Silfra in Iceland. Along with Christina, they rule the underwater kingdom as the “Prince of Silfra” and also the “Best French Troll”.

Maria Snow

Maria Snow

Troll Guide

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!

Dagur

Dagur

Driving Troll Guide

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.

Alo

Alo

Marketing troll

Raised by elves and found by trolls. Alo is often sneaking books into the cave. She shares the same passion for adventure as the her other fellow trolls… And just as importantly, she makes everyone feel appreciated because mindfulness is her favorite word and life motto.

Heimir

Heimir

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…

Sigga

Sigga

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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

Vincenzo

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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!

Gísli

Gísli

Glacier Troll Guide & Driving Troll Guide

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!

Sarah

Sarah

Glacier Troll

Sarah is a half-elf half-troll that found her way to the Arctic by getting lost in the Ice Age. She moved to acave in the South and has been increasing her knowledge in glacial magic ever since.

Dimitris

Dimitris

Scuba/EFR Instructor & Snorkeling Guide

Dimitrios is our Troll from Greece. From a young age he was always with a mask and snorkel searching for underwater treasures in the Mediterranean sea. When he turned 100 years old, he decided to come to Iceland and explore Silfra. At the beginning he thought that he will be frozen but when he put his mask on and take a look underwater he felt like flying around the moon: amazing visibility and an amazing scenery. He loves seeing how Silfra is changing every day and he’ll love to introduce you to his ”space world”.
Matias

Matias

Matias swam a long way to join the Troll family. His passion for adventure fuelled him to get all the way across the Atlantic to the underwater kingdom of Silfra. He will sure take you some epic pictures and show you a great time as you float between the two continents where he finds his home.

Sigurpáll

Sigurpáll

Glacier Troll

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.

Sölvi

Sölvi

Driving Troll Guide

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.

Meet Tröll’s friends

NORTHERN LIGHTS

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.

ELVES (ÁLFAR)

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.

TROLLS (TRÖLL)

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.

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