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Iceland during Summer

The main tourist season in Iceland is the summer with its long days and midnight sun. You will be fascinated and enchanted by volcanoes, craters, lava fields, sandy deserts, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, bird cliffs and fjords! The empty, open space, peace and extraordinary beauty of nature you will encounter are breathtaking. You will be tempted to try various outdoor activities, from cozy short walks to rapid rafting on rushing rivers.

 
Iceland during Winter

The wintry Iceland is ideal not least for the adventurous. Super jeep safaris, snowmobile tours and glacier walks are particularly attractive in this season. Peace seekers will also find something appealing in Iceland in the winter, the silence of the glittering snow-covered landscape is an ideal place to take tours along frozen waterfalls and steaming hot springs. The short winter days are made up for by the northern lights that quite frequently show themselves under ideal conditions especially in the countryside. Moreover, Iceland is very cozy during the Advent and the days before the new year in Reykjavík when the city glitters in beautiful Christmas lights.

Holiday Travel

Katla DMI is your local Incoming-Specialist, that organizes group- and individual tours in Iceland. Our most popular tours are 8-15 days long. We recommend a minimum of week duration to see the main attractions and longer tours if you want to enjoy all that Iceland has to offer more intensively. Some people want to avoid changing their accommodation every day, for those we offer tours with various daytours starting in Reykjavík. These are examples of our best sellers:

Group travel

Individual tours

Are you looking for ideas for your private holiday?

 
Conferences & meetings

Coherence is the key to a successful planning of a conference.  We make sure that the conference host has the space and time to attend to his professional side of the conference by dedicating our time to all the detailsinvolved in the project’s management; i.e.

  • booking the venue and other conference components
  • communication with and booking the travel side program for the participants
  • managing financial aspects of the conference

Our expertise lies in maintaining the helicopter view while never losing sight of the smallest details. That is how we ensure the success of your conference.

Incentives

You define, we direct. – Iceland offers unimaginable options  for all seasons, and it is our expertise to convert your wishes and expectations into unforgettable experience.

  • Best hotels
  • Transport
  • Dining
  • Spa / Relaxation
  • Adventure
  • Pure nature
  • Reykjavík – living capital of the North
  • Tailor made offers
  • Team building
We consider ourselves to have achieved success, when our guests have returned from their trip not merely happy, but thrilled!
 
Events

Whether a kick-off, anniversary, gala, wedding or a fashion show – your event is safe and secured with us. We combine professionalism with creativity for our planning  to ensure successful execution of your event. Our goal is to exceed our client expectations.

We have organised the marriage of many couples in Iceland, e.g. in front of one of Iceland´s waterfalls, or in the national park Þingvellir.  Iceland offers various kind of locations for all sort of events with excellent facilities.

Share with us your ideas, we can make them real! 

Who we are

Katla DMI is dedicated to the organization of holiday travel, meetings & conferences, incentives and events of all kinds in Iceland, the island of fire and ice.

We have over 17 years of experience in the organization and sales of group tours to Iceland, mainly on the German market and we like to expand to other markets as well. Our work and life experience abroad, our language skills and understanding of the European market allows us to serve our customers well and create a memorable experience for the tourists in Iceland.

Our team has not only excellent knowledge of the market but also of Iceland itself. We combine the passion for our destination, Iceland, with tourism expertise and excellent customer service – and therefore believe that we can exceed the expectations of an incoming agency.

Our customers are both large and small operators, companies and businesses as well as clubs, organizations and interest groups.

8 reasons why you should work with Katla DMI 

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Our Team

Bjarnheiður Hallsdóttir Managing Director (and owner)

Pétur Óskarsson Managing Director (and owner)

Anna Vilborg Ívarsdóttir Business Development Manager

Atli Antonsson Junior Product Manager

Brynjar Óskarsson IT-Manager

Dorothee Hippel Text editor & Junior Product Manager

Eyrún Olsen Product Manager FITs

Ólöf Bóasdóttir Accountant

Ramona Pittroff Product Manager Groups

History

The beginning

It began in 1997 in Munich, as Pétur Óskarsson and Bjarnheiður Hallsdóttir, while studying Tourism Management in Munich, founded the tour operator company “Katla Travel GmbH”. Under the slogan “Island Individuell / Iceland Individually” they organized and sold tailor made group and individual packages. In cooperation with Neckermann Reisen, Katla Travel offered a number of charter flights that made travelling to Iceland more affordable than ever before and allowing a more flexible product design.

Viator – Holiday Home Rental

In 2002, the holiday home rental and Katla’s sister company “Viator” was founded in Reykjavík. So far, cottages had only to a limited extent been available for tourist rental in Iceland, but the demand had increased noticeable. With Viator the door opened up for Icelandic house and cottage owners to the tourist rental market. The idea to rent holiday homes that were unused large part of the year to foreign guests fell on fertile ground.

Katla DMI – Iceland Incoming

In 2003, the operation of Katla Travel for incoming travelers spun off and Katla DMI in Reykjavík was founded. Today, both companies operate completely independently as separate companies. Katla Travel’s main focus are individual guests whereas Katla DMI serves as an incoming agency for tour operators of German-speaking guests – both for self-traveling guests and for groups of all kinds.

The number of employees of the Katla Group has grown in these 17 years, from 2 to 20. The staff is primarily from the field of tourism and / or have a strong connection to Iceland and Germany.

Holiday Homes investments

In recent years, the Katla Group has invested in its own holiday homes to strengthen its offer. The group attaches great importance to the quality of the houses themselves and all equipment, with emphasis on promoting Icelandic design. Today there are 5 holiday homes owned by the group, one in each part of Iceland.

The future

Katla DMI is always looking for innovations and new challenges in order to strengthen its market position. Thus, recently the attention has been focused more on the product ranges meetings, conferences, incentives and events.

Our Philosophy

Creativity – Team spirit – Success

These three values make up our model. We are convinced that creative collaboration is the key to success – The success of satisfying our customers.

Creativity

Be ready to leave old paths to make way for new opportunities.

  • We constantly look for new ways to develop and improve ourselves, our products and our services in order to serve our customers better
  • We look to a high level of communication as we believe that exchange of ideas, experiences and opinions generates better results
  • We aim high for our clients and by keeping an open dialog with all parties involved we can better insure effective and mutually acceptable solutions and goals

We believe this makes work more fun – only those who enjoy their work will bring out the best in themselves.

Team Spirit

Together we can move mountains.

  • Our employees are a source of expertise and are open to meet the needs of our customers
  • Our employees work with a high degree of personal responsibility and freedom in order to fulfill their task in accordance with the expectations of our customers
  • We are aware that we are the link between service providers in Iceland and agents in Germany, and this role must be met with loyalty, honesty and diligence
  • As an active member of the Icelandic tourism industry, Katla DMI consciously tries to influence its development in a positive manner

This level of teamwork requires mutual respect maintained among all staff and with all partners.

Success

Is measured at the highest standard. – For us, success entails …

  • Thrilled guests
  • Long-term cooperation with our partners
  • Happy employees (and coworking guides)
  • Stability and long-term profitability of our company
  • Sustainable use of Icelandic nature

To know whether we have achieved this, we measure our success on a constant basis. In addition to regular performance measurement we conduct surveys among our customers and make sure that the results are used to improve our performance.