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Make the most of your trip to Iceland

Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice", should be on every adventure traveler’s bucket list. Learn why

When is the best time to visit?
To maximize daylight and explore Iceland’s nature go from May to September, although it gets crowded in the middle of summer. To see the Northern lights go from September to March. Read more

Where to go in Iceland?
Iceland has much more to offer than the popular (and crowded) Golden Circle and South Coast areas. We highly recommend exploring Iceland’s remote regions such as Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the Westfjords, Lake Myvatn, and the East Fjords. See our recommended tours & itineraries to get ideas on how to plan your trip to Iceland.

Iceland Travel Insights

Light snowfall on Vik, in the south of Iceland

Iceland in Winter: How to make the most of limited daylight

Want to spend your holidays in a winter wonderland, see the northern lights, take a dogsled or snowmobile tour, hike on a glacier, or climb through ice caves? Iceland is the perfect place to spend some time this winter. While the days are limited and the nights are long, you can experience some truly unique adventures without the big crowds of the high season.

Entering Goðaland (the "Land of Gods") during the descent to Thórsmörk

Fimmvörðuháls Hike - The Ultimate Guide to one of Iceland's Best Day Hikes

If you’re looking for a great one-day hike that combines the best of Iceland into a single trek, look no further. The Fimmvörðuháls trail takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery Iceland has to offer, from a series of canyon waterfalls to a volcanic moonscape. Keep in mind: this day-hike is as long as it is rewarding.

Midnight sun setting on Mt. Kirkjufell

When is the Best Time of Year To Visit Iceland?

Given the rapidly increasing popularity of Iceland as travel destination, the question "When is the best time of year to go to Iceland?" has become as much about taking into account the right weather conditions as it is about avoiding the crowds and finding available accommodation at reasonable rates. Depending on how you weigh these factors, and what you would like to do in Iceland, we'll help you decide which season is right for you.

Unique Ways to Explore Iceland in 5 days

Have only 5 days to explore Iceland? Most people stay in and around Reykjavik and do day trips, While there are plenty of great things to see and do in that area, staying near Reykjavik will have you experience Iceland along with all the crowds and tour buses.

Where To Go in Iceland: the Best Sights and Activities Region by Region

Don’t just stick to the Golden Circle and South Coast. You may see some great sights, but you’ll spend a lot of time in lines and waiting for people to get out of your pictures. To see a side of Iceland fewer travelers see, spend some time in Snaefellsnes, the Westfjords, or the North of the country. You’ll appreciate more of Iceland’s beauty and culture than you can by sticking to the most-visited areas.

Glymur falls, Iceland's tallest waterfall (photo by Chris McCarty)

Best Waterfall Hikes in Iceland

Iceland is home to many incredible waterfalls, with several just off the main tourist roads. While this makes for easy access, it also means lots of people crowding around all trying to take the same photo. With a little extra time, you can leave the crowds behind and hit the trail to explore some of Iceland’s hidden wonders on your own.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Iceland
Travel operator Chris McCarty
7300 messages
active 2 hours ago

Chris McCarty

I'm currently traveling all over Iceland to find the best things to do away from the crowds. I'm mostly focusing on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Westfjords, and North. The best way to experience...

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Travel operator Bjorn Gudmundsson
473 messages

Bjorn Gudmundsson

I am born and raised in Iceland and I know my country well by experience. I have travelled all over Iceland many times and I know nothing better than traveling around the Icelandic countryside with...

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Travel operator Halldor Bjarkason
128 messages
active 44 mins ago

Halldor Bjarkason

I am Icelandic and have always enjoyed travelling around my strikingly beautiful country. I have also lived in a few different parts of the world and travelled a fair amount internationally, and at...

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Travel operator Kristín Sævarsdóttir
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active 36 mins ago

Kristín Sævarsdóttir

I do try to emphasise on slow travelling, enjoying the moment but still getting the most out of it.

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Why book on kimkim

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We work with only the very best professional Iceland travel specialists who are certified to conduct their travel business in the destination of your choice.

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Trip Reviews for Iceland

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Snow fun, Iceland - Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2017

Traveler: Sharon M. - Local specialist: Matthías Ólafsson

Our trips are never predictable and this trip was no exception! I generally plan my own trips from beginning to end but this time to avoid stress, I went with an agency. Kimkim was fabulous to work with and Matthias was always there to smooth out the wrinkles and make sure we knew what was happening. We absolutely loved our adventure and will definitely consider using the agency again on future adventures!

Matthias was very concerned with making sure our trip went as smoothly as possible.... read more

Our trips are never predictable and this trip was no exception! I generally plan my own trips from beginning to end but this time to avoid stress, I went with an agency. Kimkim was fabulous to work with and Matthias was always there to smooth out the wrinkles and make sure we knew what was happening. We absolutely loved our adventure and will definitely consider using the agency again on future adventures!

Matthias was very concerned with making sure our trip went as smoothly as possible. His communication skills are fantastic as well as his knowledge about Iceland and his ability to make sure your vacation is fabulous!

Experience, Iceland - Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2017

Traveler: Samuel B. - Local specialist: Chris McCarty

Great organization!

Chris did an awesome job and answered whenever i had a question!

Aurora and more, Iceland - Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017

Traveler: Jean M. - Local specialist: Chris McCarty

Chris was incredibly responsive and helpful. Great trip, great planning, and great follow-through.

We asked a lot of questions and he patiently got responses to all, and he helped us resolve a dispute that was not of his making.

Trip Requests

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“Family Adventure to see the highlights of Iceland”

We are a 5 families traveling together. Would like to see the following: Reykjavik, Secret lagoon or other hot springs, Gullfoss, Hallgrimskirkja, Ice beach, Crystal caves, Cascade falls, geysers, northern lights, kayaking, lake myvatn, mount kirkjufell,...

— Traveler looking to visit Iceland in July 2017

“Honeymoon in Iceland!”

We will arrive morning of 2/20 and leave evening of 2/28. Flights are already booked. Would love to see natural highlights and relax. We don't want to drive too much and not too many tours. Ideally like to be independent with the 2 of us. Blue Lagoon and...

— Traveler looking to visit Iceland in February 2017

“Hiking Iceland in our 60s”

See as much a s we can on a limited budget. We don't mind staying in guest houses, b&b's. We are in our 60's and enjoy hiking and seeing the beautiful country. Not sure if 2 weeks is too long? Our time is flexible, We have yet to decide whether to come...

— Traveler looking to visit Iceland in September 2017

“7-Day Ring Road Trip”

I am interested in '8-Day Ring Road Adventure: Explore Iceland’s Top Places Along Its Most Famous Road'. Actually, I only have 7 days from around the 22nd of Feb. I'm solo, so I only need very basic accommodation and vehicle. Vehicle needs to be...

— Traveler looking to visit Iceland in February 2017

“Ring Road self drive around Iceland with my husband”

HI there. Keen to do the ring road self-drive option around Iceland with my husband. Have looked at a few websites and the prices for car hire plus accommodation seemed like quite a lot. just wondering what your company could quote for a self-drive...

— Traveler looking to visit Iceland in April 2017