About us

Changing the course of tourism through innovation

Meet the team


Hjalti Baldursson

CEO and Co-Founder

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Ólafur Gauti Guðmundsson

CTO and Co-Founder

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Ragnar Örn Kormáksson

VP of Business Development

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Völundur Jónsson

Head of Customer Care

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Ármann Kristjánsson

Customer Success Team

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Ásthildur Skúladóttir

Head of Customer Training

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Logi Guðmann

Customer Support

 

Ingunn Guðbrandsdóttir

Head of Finance and Accounting

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Sindri Traustason

Software Architect

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Mindaugas Žakšauskas

Technical Architect

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Albert Guðmundsson

Senior Software Engineer

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Sigurður Kári Árnason

Senior Software Engineer

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Justas Batulevicius

Senior Software Engineer

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Vytautas Milvydas

Senior Software Engineer

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Tadas Lingė

QA Engineer

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Our timeline


The year 2012

Bokun was founded

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    2Q 2012

    Bókun was founded in Reykjavík Iceland

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    1Q 2013

    First big tours and activities customer starts to sell online.

    re.is

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    2Q 2013

    First car rental and hotel go live and start selling online

    www.avis.is and frumskogar.is

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    3Q 2013

    First marketplace contract where one supplier starts reselling other suppliers.

    extremeiceland.is

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    4Q 2013

    First bundling of products of two separate tours and activities suppliers in real time.

    adventures.is

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    1Q 2014

    First large DMO starts to use Bokun for all its day-tours.

    icelandtravel.is

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    2Q 2014

    First accommodation starts to sell tours and activities through its wi-fi online landing page.

    kexland.is

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    3Q 2014

    First tourism information desk starts to use Bokun.

    whatson.is

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    4Q 2014

    Bokun is elected a PhocusWright Innovator

    phocuswright.com

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    1Q 2015

    First boat cruise starts to use Bokun for online reservations.

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    2Q 2015

    Bokun is elected Startup of the Year in Iceland at the Nordic Startup Awards

    nordicstartupawards.com

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    2Q 2015

    First Travel Planner starts to use Bokun to connect to its suppliers

    tripcreator.com

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    3Q 2015

    4000 B2B reselling contracts agreed between companies using the Bokun marketplace.

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    4Q 2015

    50% of all tours and activities suppliers have active re-selling and cross-selling agreements with other supplier

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    1Q 2016

    33% of all supplier bookings are Bokun marketplace bookings making the Bokun marketplace the single largest source of income for the customers of Bokun

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    2Q 2016

    Bokun announces that 1% of Iceland’s GDP goes through Bokun

Awards and acknowledgements

Awarded as Innovators at PhocusWrightVoted as Startup of the by the Nordic Startup AwardsGratiously supported by the Icelandic Technology Development Fund

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