All of my life has been about experiencing and trying to live in complete harmony with nature, and when I became the first countryside Ranger in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides in 1999, it was the greatest ever job. Working as a Countryside Ranger enabled me to develop further self-guided trails, marine tourism and educational programs for school children and adults.
When the Ranger post finished, I began to promote my small eco-tours in the Outer Hebrides and worked further afield on international projects such as the Heritage Maps Projects, Nature-based tourism, tourism training and brochure writing. In 2008 my small eco tours were chosen for the launch of the Global digital channel, Green TV. Over the following years I became more involved with eco-tourism and was selected by the International Ecotourism Society to be one of their first ten Travel Ambassadors in the world. In 2010 I was a speaker at Indigenous forum at the ECO Asia Pacific in Noosa, Australia. These experiences introduced me to incredible businesses and guides all over the world and enabled me to share my knowledge and experience with them and vice versa.
In 2010 I became the inspiration for Marine Biologist and TV Presenter, Monty Halls, to come and film his BBC series "The Great Hebridean Escape". In this TV series, Monty Halls set himself up to try and fulfil tasks that I used to do in my role as Countryside Ranger and increase awareness of our beautiful Islands. He fell in love with these islands and called them
“ Scotland’s own New Zealand.”
My passion for travel has never waned, and my love for indigenous peoples and cultures has deepened. In every destination I have ever been, I have found people and environments that were truly astounding. I experienced more and more of nature, and my enthusiasm for this type of tourism grew. I was determined to develop a business that focused on sustainable travel, which had low impact on the environment and supported the well-being of communities. Only through working with local service providers and communities could this be achieved and in doing so, the concept of igot2travel was born.
Our team at has an incredible in-depth knowledge of every destination we travel to. We use our local knowledge to create unique travel journeys through inspiring nature that exceeds our clients’ expectations. We all dream of an unpolluted world, and as a Company igot2travel is working with environmental organisations and local communities to achieve this.
Filming with Iongá-Máret Gaup-Juus in Finnish Lapland
Filming in Lapland on the Power of the Yoik
A Note From the Founder
Investing in the future with Ocean Bottle
Our small team at igot2travel are committed to ensuring all who travel with us have an incredible experience. To provide this level of service takes expertise and years of commitment to the travel industry. A vital role in all of this is international destination development and logistics. At the helm in this department, we have
Logistics and International Development
Diane has over 40 years’ experience working in the Travel, Cruise and Events Industry, having started her career in South Africa with spells in Greece and Israel before moving to London in the early 1980’s.
Amongst the highlights of her vast experience is the creation and management of tours to the Oberammergau festival, and incentive tours taking in Concorde and cruises on the QE2, to the development, management and operation of more intimate small ships cruises around northern European, UK and Irish ports, as well as coach and walking tours within Scandinavia, Iceland, the UK and Ireland.
As well as a passion for travelling and the travel industry, Diane brings a wealth of operational experience which allows us at Igot2travel to take you to destinations others won’t imagine, to experience sights and events like the locals, and to take with you experiences never to be forgotten.
Our commitment to nature has seen us travel over the years to incredible destinations, and one of these we fell in love with was Iceland. From the first encounter Iceland provided a landscape that astounded on every level. To develop our adventures further here we teamed up with local Iceland expert
Iceland Expert & Adventure Leader
Hildur is passionate about Iceland. It is in her blood. In joining the team of igot2travel, she brings to our company a deep understanding of everything Iceland from its nature, its culture, economy and environment. With more than ten years as an Icelandic guide and delivering her unique perspective of Iceland for various American travel companies such as Grand Circle and Vantage Delux World Travel, she is aware of the what it is that travellers to Iceland want to experience.
Many of us grew up with the phrase 'reduce, reuse, recycle' in our vocabulary. For our company, we must reflect these same values. With this in mind, we work closely with leading ocean plastic recycling companies to ensure that the flow of plastic into the oceans is reduced and that we at igot2travel become a major part of the solution for the future. With more and more emphasis on the health of the environment and the poor state of our oceans, it is vital as a travel company that we take steps to ensure all our adventures are adhering to our values.
In choosing igot2travel for your next adventure, you are with a travel company that leads by example and is fully committed to making the world a better place for all and making our oceans once healthier.
Empowering Local Communities
We believe that by working closely with local service providers in each of the destinations that the long term benefits of tourism will significantly enhance these communities while protecting these environments at the same time. Through long-standing partnerships, we have developed an understanding of remote destinations and in turn, assisted with an increase in income opportunities which in turn help the local economy and community.
Through regular interaction with local people and their cultural heritage, we are participating in the long term preservation of local customs and assisting in the long term sustainability of these regions through low impact tourism. As a traveller on our adventure, you are contributing to a positive future in each of these unique places