Preparing for a Trip to Iceland with Ask Guðmundur


I’ve written about travel to Iceland many times, over on MiniTime where I gave 10 reasons to take the kids and Family Vacation Critic where I talked about Icelandair’s amazing stopover program, and, of course, here on The Culture Mom. I’ve never gotten the trip out of my mind. It was such a raw, exotic, memorable experience and I’ve been itching to go back.

So, when I was invited by the folks at Inspired by Iceland, I jumped at the opportunity. You’ll be reading about my adventures soon, many of which I will write about here and elsewhere.

In preparation for my trip, I’m getting inspired by their latest campaign to promote tourism. It’s called ‘Ask Guðmundur’, the world’s first human search engine, welcoming questions from the world. #AskGuðmundur #IcelandSecret. Check out this video to get a better understanding:

‘Ask Guðmundur’ offers a human alternative to traditional online search engines, seven Icelanders named Guðmundur (male) or Guðmunda (female) across Iceland volunteered for the role, offering insider knowledge, advice and local secrets to tourists who want the ultimate Iceland experience. The service aims to educate tourists about the diversity of Iceland in all seasons and the variety of activities and experiences across the country. Can you believe that Guðmundur is one of the most popular names in Iceland, with over 4,303 people of the 329,100 population sharing the name Guðmundur or Guðmunda?!

The service actually was launched today with Guðmundur of the North, Guðmundur Karl Jónsson, a keen skier and golf lover who will encourage people from around the world to submit their most burning questions about Iceland, from ‘what is the best place to visit in the North? to ‘Is it always cold in Iceland?’.  

Have you been to Iceland? What do you remember most about the country? To plan your trip go here

Disclosure: I will be heading to Iceland with the folks from Inspired by Iceland in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

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