Travelers love Iceland for its wild landscapes, Reykjavik's cultural charms, and the seasonal magic of the Northern Lights. Work with a kimkim travel specialist to experience it all (while escaping the crowds): discover glaciers and waterfalls, stay in remote farmhouses, hike breathtaking trails, and do Reykjavik like a local. Read on to learn what it's like to plan a trip with kimkim, starting with customizing the perfect itinerary.

Why choose kimkim?

We customize complete trips with authentic flavor and unique experiences that speak to your personality. Planning with us means working with an experienced, creative, and highly-vetted local specialist who lives and works in Iceland and will collaborate one-on-one with you to create the ideal vacation.

Your trip will be personalized from start to finish, according to your specific tastes. Whether you want to experience the impressive fjords, chase the Northern Lights, bath in the geothermal pools, hike on top of a glacier or visit black sand beaches, our specialists will put together the trip that is right for you.

This commitment to experiences and attention starts with our quick and fun onboarding process and continues through the length of your stay in Iceland. 

Customizing Your Perfect Trip

Once we have a sense of what you’re looking for, you’ll be matched with the right specialist for you. Because of their expertise and experience, they’ll also steer you toward the right location and time of year for your ideal adventure, ensuring you have access to fantastic trails for hiking, the best chance to spot the Northern Lights or the best conditions for snowmobiling or snorkeling.

Your customized experience will also incorporate personalized approaches to lodging, travel guides, and even transportation. Our Icelandic specialists like to keep excursions meaningful by eschewing “bus excursions” in favor of private tours or intimate group settings. Rather than being dropped off with 100 other people on the Golden Circle, imagine being driving your own car and setting your own pace.

We only want you to interact with the best of the best at every point on your vacation. That’s why every professional you’ll work with on your trip—from hotel proprietors to guides—are continuously evaluated by our specialists.  

Local Specialists, Insider Knowledge

Our experts give suggestions based on traveler reviews and their own personal experience. Their tips and insight not only add immense value to our process but set us and our style apart from our competitors.

These are experts who have spent years putting together tours and know the value that creativity and insight bring to your vacation. They are also passionate travelers and proud ambassadors of Iceland, eager to bring you to a small village you've never heard of or to a dramatically scenic yet lesser-known waterfall—they want to show you the best the country has to offer!

Our focus is on creating meaningful experiences that immerse you in Icelandic culture. You’ll be led to Iceland’s hidden treasures: think trekking through lesser-known mountains, hopping on board a traditional fishing boat with a local fisherman, or learning the secrets of Reykjavik with a local.

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Unique Ways to Experience Iceland's Highlights

Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit Iceland's most popular sites, kimkim ensures a customized experience.

If you're keen to take in the world-famous views along the Ring Road, our local specialists can get you away from the crowds by heading to a family-run farm stay in a nearby village once you arrive. Still largely unknown to tourists, you'll have the opportunity to go out for a scenic paddle on a secluded lake and dine on local favorites both grown and prepared on the farm.

Likewise, if you want to visit notoriously crowded sites like the Þingvellir National Park or the Geysir Geothermal Area, your specialist will match you with a guide for a personalized tour based on what excites you. They can arrange for you to take an alternative route to get there, to go at times with perfect light for photos but smaller crowds, or something else altogether. Experience Iceland like a local, learning about traditions, customs, and culture in an intimate setting, rather than in a big group.

In-Destination Support and Suggestions

Kimkim’s travel experts are also there for you after you’ve booked your trip. Your specialist will provide additional tips to help you make the most out of your vacation, and we're even available to help once you land in Iceland. That means anything from suggesting a perfect restaurant in Reykjavik to facilitating last-minute changes to your itinerary (whenever possible) or assisting you if you hit a snag in your travel plans.

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Written by João Paulo, updated Feb 18, 2021