Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schluter


Gunnur was born in Iceland and grew up in both Iceland and Germany, so she is rooted in both cultures. She is pragmatic and seized the chance to work as a guide, combining her language skills with her fascination with Icelandic nature. For the past three summers, Gunnur has worked full-time as a tour guide with Icelandic Mountain Guides and gained her Wilderness First Responder qualification. 

These summer days working as a guide balance out her winter occupation where she studies theater direction, and spends days watching parallel existances as they emerge from a darkened stage. Gunnur's other interests are sewing, dancing and kayaking. Safeguarding Iceland’s nature is important to Gunnur, so that visitors can continue to delight in its wonders.The facets of Icelandic nature that she appreciates most are its limitless expanse and desolate circuits. Gunnur has a particular appreciation for Sprengisandur and since last summer she has found Launfitasandur returning often to her thoughts.

Reviews from Clients

  • "Gunner was exceptional in almost all areas. She could have given a better introduction at the bus station - what to expect - and more pre-information regarding the hut setup. But for one guide to look after 16 hikers - outstanding."
  • "Great trekking experience with a great guide, Gunnur, and a group of great people around the world. Nice meeting you all!"