00354-445-1078 contact@alkemia.is

About Us



Alkemia is a local travel agency, a tour operator and Destination Management Company (DMC), authorized by the Icelandic Ministry of Tourism, offering a liability insurance and a bankruptcy insurance to ensure you any possible refund. Iceland is a part of the European Economic Area, therefore ensuring high standards of security and insurance to our travellers. Building a travel with us is a guarantee of security and quality with the benefit to be in direct contact with the people who will travel with you on site.

We organize trips and placements always with in the goal of helping you meet this fascinating land, with our knowledge and our way of travelling and enjoying Iceland.

Harpa and Jean-Marc have associated their life path and their abilities (see the individual info) to offer you a unique and authentic experience. The local travel agency and DMC Alkemia is a member of numerous DMC networks such as WATA (World Association of Travel Agencies), VVE (association des Voyageurs et Voyagistes Eco-responsables), Leave no Trace… and is recommended by the French travel guide Petit Futé 2013. The Icelandic airline Icelandair has described us as “the most alternative travel agency in Iceland”.

Get a Question?

Feel free to contact us by e-mail and make a phone or skype appointment.

Tel : 00354-445-1078
Mob: 00354-847-4133


Our team

Harpa Barkardottir


Harpa Barkardottir is Icelandic and a graduate of anthropology, she has a guiding licence and assists travellers’ groups for 12 years with her sharp knowledge of geology.

Harpa is a teacher of Kundalini Yoga and is specialized in assisting pregnancy.

She also has a musical formation focused on cello and voice that we enjoy often during the travels through Icelandic folk songs (the cello is then used as a guitar).

Harpa loves helping us reach a relationship with the sacred dimension of nature. She always guides with sensitivity both to the invisible worlds and a strong knowledge of the visible world.

Jean-Marc Plessy

Jean-Marc Plessy is French, an Aikido and Qi gong teacher, and a Shiatsu practitioner. He lives in Iceland as a photographer, guide, and founder of the travel agency Alkemia. Jean-Marc always takes the time for contemplation in his walks, to help meeting the elements, finding the source and in the end, oneself.

Emmanuelle Bluman

Emmanuelle Bluman holds a black belt in Karate and is graduate in Art History. Emma is fascinated by travels and photography. She has worked during many years as a writer for traveling guides before becoming herself a guide, in London first and now in Iceland since 2014, where she joined the team of Alkemia. She likes photography, street-art, olives, swiming in the sea and watching sunsets.

Where are we ?

Our travel agency is located in the fjord called Eyjafjördur close to Akureyri and in the region of Myvatn, both in north Iceland, were we live all year round. We organize many trips around lake Myvatn and in Eyjafjördur because this region offers a large range of things to discover while remaining on a scale of short travels, but we also offer trips in the whole country.