Katlatrack was established by Guðjón Þorsteinn Guðmundsonin in the spring of 2009. It was the first licenced company to offer tours in the area surrounding Katla, Iceland’s most powerful volcano.
Guðjón was born and bred in Mýrdalur in the county of Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, South Iceland. As a passionate mountaineer, he has a vast amount of knowledge about the local area and its unique landscapes. Guðjón formed Katlatrack as a way to show visitors to Vik the amazing offbeat locations that surround the Katla Volcano. Rather than visiting the typical tourist spots, he wanted to take people off the beaten path and show them the real Iceland, and the hidden gems that most never get to see.
Today Katlatrack has grown and Guðjón is joined by five additional guides, along with his wife Sæunn, who takes care of Katlatrack’s guest services. All of Katlatrack’s guides are proud locals, trained Super Jeep drivers and experienced glacier guides. They each share Guðjón’s passion for the local landscape, its history and its folklore. And while the company has changed, Guðjón’s original goal remains the same – to show visitors to Iceland something more than the usually overcrowded tourist hotspots, and share a side of Iceland that very few will ever experience.
Guðjón Þorsteinn Guðmundson
Owner of Katlatrack
Meet the Katlatrack team!
Katlatrack meeting point
Most Katlatrack tours depart from Vík in South Iceland. Our meeting point is at Austurvegur 16, next to the N1 gas station in Vík. You can get driving directions from your current location with Google Maps.