– One of the best hotels in Reykjavik since 1965 –
Geirlaug Þorvaldsdóttir has been the sole owner of Hotel Holt since 2004. She is the daughter of the founders of Hotel Holt, Þorvaldur Guðmundsson and Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. In her youth Geirlaug worked at Hotel Loftleiðir (now Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura). She taught foreign languages at the Menntaskólinn í Hamrahlíð upper secondary school for over 30 years. She graduated from the acting deparment of the National Theatre of Iceland in 1972 and worked there for a number of years. She also worked in TV and radio programming and for The Reykjavík Art Festival for several years. Geirlaug has always been active in the community. She sat on the board of The Icelandic Association of University Women for many years, 14 years of which as chairwoman. She has also sat on the board of The Federation of Women’s Societies in Reykjavík, The Home Economics School in Reykjavík and The Mothers Fund of Reykjavík. Geirlaug’s children are Þorvaldur Kristjánsson, the National Breeding Advisor of Iceland, and Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, who is finishing a graduate degree in Cardiology.