Founder´s Profile

Iceland Encounter was founded by husband-and-wife team Kristín Björnsdóttir and Erling Aspelund, both native Icelanders.

After college in Reykjavík, Kristín and Erling moved to the U.S. to complete their graduate studies in New York. In the nineties, they settled in Seattle to work in the software industry and enjoyed the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

In 2007, Erling and Kristin returned to Iceland to start their own adventure travel company. As owners, they are intimately involved in day-to-day operations and focusing on customer service. You´ll get their personal attention right from the start.