Kimkim Trip Reviews for Iceland

4.8
Based on 728 ratings
Read 728 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to Iceland on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

From the first contact, I was thoroughly impr...
Iceland | Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2023

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Molly W.
Portland, ME | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023
From the first contact, I was thoroughly impressed with kimkim's service. I worked with Rinolda to plan a trip for my family (my two parents, my sister, and myself) to Iceland to celebrate my mom's birthday, and she presented a thoughtful itinerary that brought together some of the best experiences the country has to offer. She really understood our needs and our expectations, and she suggested several activities and dining opportunities that we would not otherwise have known about. We were... Read more

From the first contact, I was thoroughly impressed with kimkim's service. I worked with Rinolda to plan a trip for my family (my two parents, my sister, and myself) to Iceland to celebrate my mom's birthday, and she presented a thoughtful itinerary that brought together some of the best experiences the country has to offer. She really understood our needs and our expectations, and she suggested several activities and dining opportunities that we would not otherwise have known about. We were most concerned about booking accommodations, and she took care of those arrangements quickly, and selected hotels that were very comfortable and centrally located for our activities. She recommended a geothermal bakery tour and an ice cave tour that were highlights of our trip! She was very responsive to our questions and concerns throughout the planning stages, and then while we were in Iceland her response time to our queries was lightning fast. We felt supported and cared for throughout the entire process, and we could not be more pleased with our experience working with kimkim. We will definitely use them again for future travel! And we give Rinolda our heartfelt thanks and 6 out of 5 stars - working with her was a delight!

Activity Reviews
Crystal Blue Ice Cave
Crystal Blue Ice Cave
Iceland

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that my family and I will never forget! First of all, the fact that the tour takes you inside a glacier is phenomenal. Our guide, Damian, was a delight. He had a good sense of humor, which he balanced with helpful notes about being cautious and safe inside the cave, and he was committed to making sure that everyone in our group had a good experience. He sensed that our mom might need a little extra help getting into and around inside the cave, and he calmly and politely provided assistance. He was patient with our questions and with taking photos, he shared many insights about the glaciers, the caves, and healthy respect for nature, and we could not have had a better tour.

Quality of Experience
Inside the cave is so beautiful and magical!! Unlike anything I have ever seen.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Damian was a true gem, and we feel lucky to have had him as our guide!
Transport
We were definitely safe the entire ride to and from the glacier, though the terrain is very bumpy in the superjeep, and it's a fairly long ride.
Rye Bread tour (Geothermal bakery)
Iceland

The tour was a highlight of our trip! Our guide shared some history about the town as well as the hot springs, which we really appreciated. Learning more about the process of baking underground using geothermal energy was so cool, and it was a fun experiment to take part in. The bread was so delicious on its own, and then we were encouraged to add Icelandic butter and smoked trout caught from Laugarvatn, which really elevated the flavor.

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Fontana Geothermal Baths
Fontana Geothermal Baths
Iceland

This geothermal bath experience was so relaxing and restorative. The location on Laugarvatn is truly special, and driving through Thingvellir to get there was a beautiful trip. We took advantage of several different tubs and the dry sauna, which has a view to the lake that is really stunning. The food here was good - they had two types of soup, and the smoked trout was delicious! We also took the geothermal bakery tour, which we highly recommend!

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Hvammsvik Hot Springs (& Nature Reserve)
Hvammsvik Hot Springs (& Nature Reserve)
Iceland

This was our very first stop on our trip, and it was the perfect way to relax and refresh after our flight. The setting is incredibly gorgeous, and the operators have clearly worked very hard to build the tubs into the landscape and to keep a natural feel. We were greeted with a warm welcome and given clear instructions about how to proceed to the hot springs. We had an amazing lunch after our soak in the hot springs, and the staff was very accommodating on a busy day.

Quality of Experience
The atmosphere was relaxed, and the natural setting is incredible.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Rinolda J

Rinolda was an ace...never left us without al...
Iceland | Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2023

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Craig W.
Billerica, MA | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Rinolda was an ace...never left us without alternatives...always responded promptly and with helpful suggestions. The reservations at geothermal spas were great, as well as at hotels and B&B's. The trip was absolutely wonderful and wouldn't have succeeded without your assistance.

Local specialist: Rinolda J

Silvía was amazing.
Iceland | Oct 9 - Oct 16, 2023

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Mike M.
Vandalia, OH | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2023
Silvía was amazing. All to often an itenerary is presented agreed upon and the you never hear from the planner again. With Silvía it was the complete opposite. She listened to all of our needs. She addressed our concerns and created a travel plan that exceeded our expectations. From delicious cuisine in Narfeyrarstofa to hiking through the glaciers in Katla, Silvía’s attention to detail created a unforgettable experience my wife and I will speak about for years to come. We look forward to... Read more

Silvía was amazing. All to often an itenerary is presented agreed upon and the you never hear from the planner again. With Silvía it was the complete opposite. She listened to all of our needs. She addressed our concerns and created a travel plan that exceeded our expectations. From delicious cuisine in Narfeyrarstofa to hiking through the glaciers in Katla, Silvía’s attention to detail created a unforgettable experience my wife and I will speak about for years to come. We look forward to planning another vacation with her with more hiking and more adventure. Thank you again for helping us cross off another item on our bucket list.

Hotel Reviews
Puffin Hotel Vík
Vík

Cute hotel

Authenticity & Character
Location
Centrally located
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Konvin Hotel by Reykjavik Keflavik Airport
Keflavík
Hotel Laki
Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Remote location which made it perfect for viewing the northern lights

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshotel Baron
Reykjavík
Stracta Hotel Hella
Hella
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Hafnarfjall
Hvalfjarðarsveit

Cozy with beautiful scenery

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful location
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland
Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavik
Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavik
Iceland
Lunar Landscapes & Healing Waters – Blue Lagoon Immersion
Lunar Landscapes & Healing Waters – Blue Lagoon Immersion
Iceland
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Icelandic Culinary Adventure - Lava Restaurant
Icelandic Culinary Adventure - Lava Restaurant
Iceland

Beautiful venue

Quality of Experience
Food
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Katla Ice Cave
Katla Ice Cave
Iceland

Absolutely amazing experience guides were extremely knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Would do it again tomorrow
Transport
Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Nov 20, 2023
Hi Mike & Rachel, Thank you so much for your heartwarming review! I'm thrilled to hear that your trip to Iceland was such a memorable adventure. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your journey, helping to bring your dream vacation to life. Your enthusiasm for the unique experiences, from the delightful meals at Narfeyrarstofa to the breathtaking hikes through Katla's glaciers, is infectious and deeply gratifying for me. Knowing that I could contribute to creating unforgettable moments... Read more

Hi Mike & Rachel,

Thank you so much for your heartwarming review! I'm thrilled to hear that your trip to Iceland was such a memorable adventure. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your journey, helping to bring your dream vacation to life. Your enthusiasm for the unique experiences, from the delightful meals at Narfeyrarstofa to the breathtaking hikes through Katla's glaciers, is infectious and deeply gratifying for me. Knowing that I could contribute to creating unforgettable moments for you both is incredibly rewarding. I'm already excited about the prospect of planning your next adventure, filled with even more hiking and thrilling experiences. Your trust in me to help cross off items on your bucket list is something I cherish immensely. Here's to many more journeys filled with adventure and discovery!

Warm regards,
Silvía

Eric from Kimkim planned a wonderful trip
Iceland | Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2023

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Cherie C.
San Fernando, CA | Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023
Eric from Kimkim planned a wonderful trip for us in beautiful Iceland! Having traveled many times independently, researching and making our own reservations and itinerary, my husband and I decided it was time to get assistance. It was a relief having a hotel each night where we were welcomed with arrangements already completed, having pleasant accommodations, scenic views, and great breakfasts. Trip plans and directions were provided for each day, including additional suggested activities –... Read more

Eric from Kimkim planned a wonderful trip for us in beautiful Iceland! Having traveled many times independently, researching and making our own reservations and itinerary, my husband and I decided it was time to get assistance. It was a relief having a hotel each night where we were welcomed with arrangements already completed, having pleasant accommodations, scenic views, and great breakfasts. Trip plans and directions were provided for each day, including additional suggested activities – more than we could fit in. We proceeded with those we found most appealing and had a great time. Eric was very helpful in setting up the trip. We emailed and had more than a few phone calls with him beforehand, which he arranged with our schedules in mind. He was always pleasant, helpful, and never acted as if we were being annoying. He got back to us almost immediately with the changes we requested. When there was an airline problem and we arrived a day late (which had nothing to do with Eric or Kimkim) the trip was immediately modified appropriately, and Eric provided the documentation needed for the insurance company to get the cost of one day of car rental and hotel reimbursed.

Local specialist: Èric Domínguez
Èric
Èric Domínguez
Local specialist in France | Replied on Nov 16, 2023

Hi Cherie!

Thank you so much for your kind review :-) It was a pleasure planning the trip with you and Peter and it's delightful to hear that it worked out so well. I hope you brought great everlasting memories back home! All the best to you!

Èric

An unforgettable family adventure
Iceland | Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2023

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Kara D.
Madison, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023
Iceland exceeded all our expectations. Gummi understood our desire to have an adventure-packed family vacation. He packed our days with unforgettable sights, hikes and tours. The google map links were perfect to keep us on track and his recommendations for times at each location kept us on track to ensure we didn't miss anything. The restaurant recommendations were a great mix of Icelandic cuisine and American favorites for the teenagers. Our favorite part was the Katla ice cave tour. ... Read more

Iceland exceeded all our expectations. Gummi understood our desire to have an adventure-packed family vacation. He packed our days with unforgettable sights, hikes and tours. The google map links were perfect to keep us on track and his recommendations for times at each location kept us on track to ensure we didn't miss anything. The restaurant recommendations were a great mix of Icelandic cuisine and American favorites for the teenagers. Our favorite part was the Katla ice cave tour. We strapped on our crampons and were mesmerized by the blue hues and natural ice formations. We took ATVs on the beautiful black sand beach near the Myrdalsjokull glacier. We rode snowmobiles on the Langjokull glacier. Gummi even ordered up the most spectacular Northern Lights show! It was everything we hoped for.

Hotel Reviews
Fosshotel Baron
Reykjavík

Lovely modern hotel in great location.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The lighting in the room and location of the outlets could be improved. Our room had two small beds vs. a queen bed.
Hotel Smyrlabjorg
Hofn

Very quaint and charming. Very spacious room for the 4 of us. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The wifi wasn't great but we were too busy looking for the northern lights to care. Also there is no elevator so better bring your best viking to lift the bags.

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The bed was extremely spacious.
Hotel Katla by Keahotels
Vík

Modern hotel. Our rooms were close by reception which was convenient.

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Stracta Hotel Hella
Hella

A charming hotel. Our rooms required us to walk outside so it felt more like a motel. Our TV wasn't working but the front desk person came immediately and fixed it. We're awaiting resolution on a room discrepancy.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
A single room is quite tight. It was too small for 4 people.
Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
Stykkishólmur

Lovely modern hotel.

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Fosshótel Reykholt
Reykholt

Excellent modern hotel. We had two rooms to accommodate our two teenage boys.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Great duvets!
Activity Reviews
ATV to the Black Beach and Plane Wreck
ATV to the Black Beach and Plane Wreck
Iceland

The scenery was stunning. Seeing the plane wreck is another interesting part of history. And noting Justin Bieber filmed on it was interesting for the kids.

Quality of Experience
Going over sand, through streams and on the actual road create exciting experiences.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
There was no transport
Katla Ice Cave
Katla Ice Cave
Iceland

Our guide Siggi was amazing. He shared his personal experiences and explained the geography and science behind the ice cave and the Katla glacier. You could tell he absolutely loves his job. He sang, joined our family photos and had great energy.

Quality of Experience
The scenery and ice formations are stunning. And the science behind their creation is interesting. It's also very precarious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Siggi was an expert and very funny.
Transport
The transport was fine. The music is fun
The Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland

A relaxing geothermal experience in a modest setting.

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Langjokull glacier snowmobiling
Langjokull glacier snowmobiling
Iceland

Very well organized. The staff were extremely friendly. They took our pictures and helped us get back on the trail.

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Local specialist: Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Guðmundur Óli
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Nov 15, 2023

Thank you so much for the nice review Kara!
I'm so happy to read it and to see you and your family had such a wonderful time in Iceland! :)
I hope you'll all be coming back soon!

Gummi

Spectacular trip to Iceland!
Iceland | Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2023

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Susan C.
Hartford, CT | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2023
Spectacular trip to Iceland! My nephew is spending a semester abroad in Reykjavik, so we decided to visit! Such an easy flight from Boston ! Veronika helped us plan a wonderful itinerary for the three days, four nights we were there. She was quick to respond and make suggestions and we enjoyed everything! Thank you Veronika! We loved the walking tour with Oluf. The views from the top of the church were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Rok one night and Apotek another. We stayed at... Read more

Spectacular trip to Iceland! My nephew is spending a semester abroad in Reykjavik, so we decided to visit! Such an easy flight from Boston ! Veronika helped us plan a wonderful itinerary for the three days, four nights we were there. She was quick to respond and make suggestions and we enjoyed everything! Thank you Veronika! We loved the walking tour with Oluf. The views from the top of the church were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Rok one night and Apotek another. We stayed at Alda hotel and the restaurant (Brass Kitchen) there was also great and convenient for the final dinner before we left. My sister and I spent a few fabulous hours at the Sky Lagoon which I will never forget…including a gorgeous sunset! The Golden Circle tour was simply awesome…The Perlan museum was also a highlight with an incredible 360° observation deck and rotating cafe. Priceless memories with my parents who are in their 80s but still enthusiastic about new experiences. I will return to this amazing country again someday, hopefully with my sons in their 20s!! So much more to see and do but we were so grateful for all the experiences we had, the lovely people, the sunny weather!!

Hotel Review
Alda Hotel Reykjavík
Reykjavík

Awesome location within walking distance to so many shops, restaurants, transportation, etc. Great breakfast and wonderful restaurant, the Brass Kitchen.

Authenticity & Character
Location
So close to everything in reykjavik
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
No real closet or dresser to unpack but otherwise great hotel!! We were so busy we never got to enjoy the sauna. Food was lovely!
Activity Reviews
Taxi to and from the Sky Lagoon
Taxi to and from the Sky Lagoon
Iceland

On time and friendly

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Reykjavik Revealed — Private Walk with a Viking Guide
Reykjavik Revealed — Private Walk with a Viking Guide
Reykjavík

Our guide Oluf was awesome! Kind and knowledgeable and personable.

Quality of Experience
Beautiful city. Pretty easy to walk and
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Oluf was super personable and knowledgeable
Transport
Local specialist: Veronika Turskytė
Veronika
Veronika Turskytė
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Nov 11, 2023

Hello Susan!

I'm super happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Iceland! Warms my heart to read your kind words! :)

Can't wait to welcome you once again to our beautiful Iceland with your other family members!

All the best,
Veronika

Iceland, A Trip of a Lifetime with KIMKIM
Iceland | Oct 21 - Oct 29, 2023

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Stuart S.
Visalia, CA | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2023
The Iceland Tour was an amazing trip, aided by the professional and competent KIM KIM team. A special recognition to Francesca, who has helped arrange this trip for over a year. The rental car, the itinerary, the accommodations were all taken care of. I highly recommend self driving as it gives one the freedom to set your own pace and to alter locations as desired. All of the excursions were worth the time and a special shout out to Arctic Adventures and their Super Jeep Aurora Tour. The... Read more

The Iceland Tour was an amazing trip, aided by the professional and competent KIM KIM team. A special recognition to Francesca, who has helped arrange this trip for over a year. The rental car, the itinerary, the accommodations were all taken care of. I highly recommend self driving as it gives one the freedom to set your own pace and to alter locations as desired. All of the excursions were worth the time and a special shout out to Arctic Adventures and their Super Jeep Aurora Tour. The accommodations were all good and were well located, usually a few miles toward the next day’s journey. A few minor issues during the course of the trip were quickly resolved by KIM KIM team member Preeti. Anyone considering a trip to Iceland should consider utilizing the services of KIM KIM. I feel that my nine day tour of the Golden Ring Road was just right. Every day was planned out with possible options. Excursions included many natural wonders, the animals, the Icelandic Horse, reindeer and whales. The hot spring spas, the ATV ride, the helicopter tour and of course, the Northern Lights.The following information is important to be aware of; food is expensive in Iceland, especially restaurant dinners. Our breakfasts were included with the hotels and for lunch, we saved money by buying sandwiches from the grocery store. Also, after you have arrived and are picking up the rental car, be sure to purchase the auto damage insurance. Windy days and close parking can result in expensive dings. Finally, if Iceland is on your Bucket List, go now! It’s a beautiful country with miles of empty roads and unbelievable wild scenery. But the pressure of uncontrolled tourism is bound to forever change the country and the quality of your adventure. Make reservations and go. Your memories of Iceland will remain long after the cost is forgotten.

Hotel Review
Hotel 1001 Nott
Egilsstadir

Beautiful location with a lakeside view and excellent dinner. Very welcoming hosts.

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Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Eric was AMAZING!! :) Our trip was 10/10!
Iceland | Oct 15 - Oct 25, 2023

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Shauna Gaye H.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023
Eric was, simply put, AMAZING!! :) It is such a plus to travel to a country and have everything pre-planned, pre-booked and pre-paid. His itinerary was thorough, extremely detailed, and truthfully, we did not get to do all his additional, optional, recommendations... no regrets though as we were FULLY booked the whole time :) 10/10 Eric! Thanks for being amazing at what you do :) Read more

Eric was, simply put, AMAZING!! :) It is such a plus to travel to a country and have everything pre-planned, pre-booked and pre-paid. His itinerary was thorough, extremely detailed, and truthfully, we did not get to do all his additional, optional, recommendations... no regrets though as we were FULLY booked the whole time :)

10/10 Eric! Thanks for being amazing at what you do :)

Activity Review
Zipline on the glacier and ice cave adventure
Iceland

Just to BE on a glacier is an experience in itself! The ice cave was BEAUTIFUL! Chris was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and so very patient. Our GPS took us an hour away from our meeting point and luckily, his other bookings had cancelled and he was kind enough to wait on us to get back and start our tour late. The caverns and other little hidden beauties on the glacier were wonderful surprises. The zipline was fun but a tad disappointing as I had thought (based on other, tropical ziplining tours I had done) it would have been a little longer 'zip'. :-) Would definitely recommend this tour!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Chris (Krzysztof) was so lovely! He was extremely knowledgable, patient and attentive. He even lent me his gloves when mine got wet (and I lost them along the way - I'm so sorry Chris!!!) I could see how passionate he is and how much he loves doing what he does.
Transport
Local specialist: Èric Domínguez
Èric
Èric Domínguez
Local specialist in France | Replied on Nov 14, 2023
Hi Shauna! I'm so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your trip and that the itinerary worked out well for you. It sounds like you were fully immersed in your adventures – and that's what it's all about! Thank you so much for the 10/10 rating; it means the world to me and my team. We're here to make sure your travels are as memorable as can be, and your kind words truly make it all worthwhile. Whenever you're ready for your next adventure in Iceland, remember that we're just a... Read more

Hi Shauna!

I'm so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your trip and that the itinerary worked out well for you. It sounds like you were fully immersed in your adventures – and that's what it's all about!

Thank you so much for the 10/10 rating; it means the world to me and my team. We're here to make sure your travels are as memorable as can be, and your kind words truly make it all worthwhile.

Whenever you're ready for your next adventure in Iceland, remember that we're just a message away. Wishing you many more fantastic journeys, and until then, safe travels and all the best!

Èric

Great experience with KimKim booking a trip to Iceland
Iceland | Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2023

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Matthew R.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023
I had a favorable experience booking my Iceland trip with KimKim and my local specialist, Èric. I contacted them just 2 weeks before the trip and was so appreciative of their fast work to schedule and plan a trip that was truly customized to me and my sons. We struck the right balance of low-activity touring along with some exciting adventure activities including hiking and ziplining on a glacier, exploring an ice cave, and snorkeling in the glacial meltwater where the Eurasian and North... Read more

I had a favorable experience booking my Iceland trip with KimKim and my local specialist, Èric. I contacted them just 2 weeks before the trip and was so appreciative of their fast work to schedule and plan a trip that was truly customized to me and my sons. We struck the right balance of low-activity touring along with some exciting adventure activities including hiking and ziplining on a glacier, exploring an ice cave, and snorkeling in the glacial meltwater where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. The documentation contained helpful info, our hotel selections were the right quality level, and when one or two issues came up, Eric and the team were superfast to help resolve them.

Local specialist: Èric Domínguez
Èric
Èric Domínguez
Local specialist in France | Replied on Oct 26, 2023

Hi Matthew!

Thank you so much for your kind review. We were indeed able to craft a memorable trip on the phone in a record time and I'm happy to hear that it worked out so well for you :-) Wishing you and your family the best!
Èric

Trip of a lifetime!
Iceland | Oct 5 - Oct 15, 2023

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Jessica R.
Hybla Valley, VA | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023
We had the trip of a lifetime in Iceland with Rinolda’s amazing planning. Our hotels were conveniently located along our ring road tour. The various tour companies we got to do excursions with (Hesta Sport for horse back riding and North Sailing for Whale Watching ) were phenomenal, we felt very prepared and relaxed on both tours. When a blizzard hit the north/east region of the country, KimKim was able to alter our trip to keep us safe but still enjoy the best of our time in Iceland. We will... Read more

We had the trip of a lifetime in Iceland with Rinolda’s amazing planning. Our hotels were conveniently located along our ring road tour. The various tour companies we got to do excursions with (Hesta Sport for horse back riding and North Sailing for Whale Watching ) were phenomenal, we felt very prepared and relaxed on both tours. When a blizzard hit the north/east region of the country, KimKim was able to alter our trip to keep us safe but still enjoy the best of our time in Iceland. We will absolutely be traveling with KimKim again, as well as recommending them to our family and friends for their travel needs.

Hotel Reviews
Fosshotel Baron
Reykjavík

The first room we were put in was very small, had a very low/slanted ceiling and a shower so tiny we wouldn’t have fit. After nicely asking to be moved, the next room was better; felt more like a hotel room rather than a guest room in an attic. The onsite parking was outrageously expensive (would have been about $55/per day. Thankfully we were able to park in a garage down the block for a more affordable rate. Still not our favorite stay of our trip.

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Berjaya Hotel Myvatn
Myvatn

Amazing customer service, great amenities, wonderful restaurant on site.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to many interesting sites and towns
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Husavik Whale Watching
Husavik Whale Watching
Iceland
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Horse riding experience
Varmahlid

This was my favorite part of the trip! Iv always loved horses; and after learning more about Iceland and their special breed I knew we had to add it to our itinerary. Soooo glad we did. Getting to experience the Tolt was very special. Our guide was amazing, I felt very safe and she took lovely photos of us.

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Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Was hesitant to go to the blue lagoon after reading mixed reviews from other travelers. But I think doing it so early in the morning after our flight was why made it so wonderful. Or was far from crowded and very rejuvenating after a sleepless night on the plane.

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Local specialist: Rinolda J
Rinolda
Rinolda J
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Nov 04, 2023

Thanks for a beautiful feedback! Your pictures look amazing!

The trip to Iceland was amazing!
Iceland | Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2023

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SRIRAM R.
Omaha, NE | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

The trip to Iceland was amazing! Guðmundur Oli, our local specialist was outstanding. He made the entire trip planning process very smooth and was extremely responsive at all times. The tailor-made trip itinerary couldn’t have been better. The trip plan included all the details that one needs for an enjoyable stress free trip. The choice of hotels, rental car etc was perfect. Guðmundur’s alacrity and vast knowledge of Iceland’s attractions was remarkable. Would definitely consider using Kim and Kim for our future vacations.

Local specialist: Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Guðmundur Óli
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Oct 20, 2023

Thank you so much for the nice words, my friend. I am so happy that you enjoyed the trip and seeing some of your videos definitely brought a smile to my face and warmth in my heart!
I really hope to see you in Iceland soon again!
Gummi

Great trip, everything was scheduled so well....
Iceland | Oct 8 - Oct 15, 2023

Timothy
Timothy H.
Kearny, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023
Great trip, everything was scheduled so well. Will use service again. Read more

Great trip, everything was scheduled so well. Will use service again.

Hotel Review
Hótel Egilsen
Stykkishólmur

So cute. It's such a lovely little spot a real hidden gem. Rooms may be too small for some but it's got a cozy charm that can't be matched.

Authenticity & Character
The bookish and farmhouse feel
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Guðmundur Óli
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Oct 18, 2023

Thank you Timothy! I hope I'll see you in Iceland soon again :)

Three generations Ring Road trip of Iceland - what an incredible journey!
Iceland | Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2023

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sara p.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2023

This was such a great way to plan a trip to a place I was never been before and for a person without a lot of free time! Our trip guide, Eva, was fantastic in catering the itinerary to our three generations Iceland trip and she was incredibly flexible to adjust our calender both before the trip to suite our needs and during hte trip as our interests pivoted. It was wonderful to take away some of the typical vacation stressors and let Kim Kim make our vacation so much more relaxing!

Local specialist: Eva Sigurðardóttir

So glad we used KimKim and Gummi to plan our Iceland Trip
Iceland | Sep 11 - Sep 26, 2023

Lori
Lori M.
Eagle, ID | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023
Our trip to Iceland through KimKim was nothing short of extraordinary, and the credit goes to our exceptional local specialist, Gummi. From the moment we started planning our adventure, Gummi's expertise and enthusiasm shone through. Gummi's knowledge of Iceland is unparalleled. He crafted an itinerary that perfectly balanced our desire for adventure and experience the entire Island. Every detail, from the breathtaking natural wonders we visited to the accommodations, felt like it was... Read more

Our trip to Iceland through KimKim was nothing short of extraordinary, and the credit goes to our exceptional local specialist, Gummi. From the moment we started planning our adventure, Gummi's expertise and enthusiasm shone through.

Gummi's knowledge of Iceland is unparalleled. He crafted an itinerary that perfectly balanced our desire for adventure and experience the entire Island. Every detail, from the breathtaking natural wonders we visited to the accommodations, felt like it was designed just for us.

What truly sets Gummi apart is his dedication to making our journey memorable. He went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience, even accommodating our last-minute requests with a smile. Gummi's friendly demeanor and willingness to share insights into Icelandic culture added a layer of authenticity to our trip.

Iceland's beauty left us speechless, but Gummi's guidance and care made the trip more magical than we could have ever imagined. If you're planning a trip to Iceland, I wholeheartedly recommend Gummi and KimKim. Five stars simply don't do justice to the remarkable adventure they provide. We can't thank Gummi enough for providing a seemless and unique experience for our 25th wedding anniversary.

Local specialist: Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Guðmundur Óli
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Oct 18, 2023

Thank you Lori!
It was such a pleasure meeting you all
I really hope to see you in Iceland soon again :)

Gummi

So wonderful, so beautiful. So, we do we go back again?
Iceland | Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2023

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Judy B.
Minnetonka, MN | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023
The trip to Iceland was everything we hoped it would be. We worked with our local specialist, Rinolda, to create an unique and action-packed adventure and we never even left the southern portion of the country! We combined classic must-sees with locations that were a bit harder to access (Thorsmork) and the remote apartments at Kirkjubaerklaustur as a great base (where we happily had a view of the northern lights). Absolutely everyone was welcoming to us and so helpful. We found amazing... Read more

The trip to Iceland was everything we hoped it would be. We worked with our local specialist, Rinolda, to create an unique and action-packed adventure and we never even left the southern portion of the country! We combined classic must-sees with locations that were a bit harder to access (Thorsmork) and the remote apartments at Kirkjubaerklaustur as a great base (where we happily had a view of the northern lights). Absolutely everyone was welcoming to us and so helpful. We found amazing local vegetarian/vegan food - sometimes in the most unlikely spots. We've been back home in the US a few weeks, but the beautiful scenery keeps floating through our minds (as well as images of so many round sheep!). We can't thank Rinolda enough for answering a million questions and working to assure that our itinerary was seamless. Thank you, Rinolda!

Hotel Review
Midgard Base Camp
Hvolsvöllur

Just perfect for us. Adequate and comfortable bedroom and bathroom. And the restaurant was incredible with outstanding vegan/vegetarian options. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome.

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Location
Staff
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Activity Reviews
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon Zodiac boat tour
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon Zodiac boat tour
Iceland

Having a chance to be so close to the glacier and the icebergs was truly incredible - it gives a new perspective. The colors and magnificence were breathtaking. Our guide was great and offered wonderful information and happily answered our many questions.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Husafell Canyon Baths
Husafell Canyon Baths
Iceland

We had a wonderful guide to take us to this very private and rugged location sandwiched between lava walls. It was rainy and misty so popping into the warm pools was an incredible experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Rinolda J
Rinolda
Rinolda J
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Nov 04, 2023

Thanks for a beautiful feedback!

Trip of a lifetime!
Iceland | Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2023

priyanka
priyanka v.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023
Iceland has been my longtime dream thanks to SigurRos. And kimkim made it happen❤️ !
Rinolda helped us plan each day catering to our needs of wanting to experience natural beauty, relaxation & keeping our 3yr old entertained🤘🏼.
She picked great locations with not too strenuous hikes, beautiful guest houses (we got lucky to experienced Aurora 🌌 at Dimmuburgir) all locations had great vegetation friendly good options-score🤩
Even during the trip , when there was unexpected extreme weather...
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Iceland has been my longtime dream thanks to SigurRos. And kimkim made it happen❤️ !
Rinolda helped us plan each day catering to our needs of wanting to experience natural beauty, relaxation & keeping our 3yr old entertained🤘🏼.
She picked great locations with not too strenuous hikes, beautiful guest houses (we got lucky to experienced Aurora 🌌 at Dimmuburgir) all locations had great vegetation friendly good options-score🤩
Even during the trip , when there was unexpected extreme weather warning she let us know . gave us a heads up on guesthouses that didn’t have breakfast for us to plan ahead for our 3yr old.
Will definitely plan to revisit beautiful Iceland but before that will come back to KimKim for our next family trip.
Takk fyrir ❤️!! #corememoriescreated🥰

Local specialist: Rinolda J
Rinolda
Rinolda J
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Oct 19, 2023

Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure working with you!

Iceland is a magical place, and Halldór helpe...
Iceland | Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2023

Edward
Edward F.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2023

Iceland is a magical place, and Halldór helped us experience it in a wonderful way.

Local specialist: Halldór Haraldsson
Halldór
Halldór Haraldsson
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Oct 25, 2023

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure assisting you in experiencing the magic of Iceland. I'm thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time.
Also, a big thank you for the BBQ sauce! It was a delightful surprise and was delicious.
Should you wish to explore more of the Nordic region, don't hesitate to get in touch. I would be more than happy to help you create another unforgettable journey.
Best wishes,
Halldór Haraldsson Travel Designer Specialist - Nordic Experiences

The trip was spectacular and would only have ...
Iceland | Sep 20 - Oct 5, 2023

Tim
Tim H.
Belmont, CA | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2023
The trip was spectacular and would only have been better if the weather had cooperated. We did almost all the activities including the optional ones that Jenny included in our trip plan and had a lot of fun. The accommodations were very good and typically nicer than expected with clean rooms and friendly staff. We especially enjoyed the Glacier Hike and the Glacier Lagoon zodiac ride. Plan to take advantage of the many hot spring spas throughout Iceland. We really liked the GeoSea spa but... Read more

The trip was spectacular and would only have been better if the weather had cooperated. We did almost all the activities including the optional ones that Jenny included in our trip plan and had a lot of fun. The accommodations were very good and typically nicer than expected with clean rooms and friendly staff. We especially enjoyed the Glacier Hike and the Glacier Lagoon zodiac ride. Plan to take advantage of the many hot spring spas throughout Iceland. We really liked the GeoSea spa but also some of the smaller ones like the Secret Lagoon were also nice. Be prepared for driving in the Westfjords, the roads can sometimes be harrowing. If we changed anything about the trip it would be to trim some of the optional items as doing almost all of them we ended up driving over 2000 miles. In addition to the Iceland weather and road conditions sites I would highly recommend downloading the Parka.Is app to make paying parking fees easier. We hardly used any cash as virtually everywhere took our Visa with tap-n-go convenience. You MUST also have a debit or other card that has a PIN code for buying gasoline as most stations are automated and won’t take credit cards. The KimKim team was awesome and very responsive to changes we needed to make on the fly. Our trip advisor Jenny was incredible and put together an amazing Iceland experience for us that included all the things we were interested in.

Some tips we learned: be prepared for changeable weather and wind and have lots of layers that you can mix and match. We were there in late September and my typical apparel was long underwear, long sleeve T-shirt, medium to heavy weight hiking pants. long sleeve shirt, fiberfill shell jacket and a knit cap. If there was rain or high winds I’d add a rain shell and zip-on pants rain proof pants. Good waterproof hiking shoes, gloves and a scarf or neck warmer are important also.

Lastly, our rental car came with a plug in WiFi access point with an internal battery. It had unlimited data so we used it in the car, in our room at night ( often better than the hotel WiFi) and even walking around with it in a pocket. As long as it could connect to the cell service It allowed us full internet access, WiFi calling, texts, etc. without using our own cellular data. I highly recommend this add on. Cell service is pretty good even in relatively remote areas but wifi can be very spotty.

Activity Reviews
GeoSea Geothermal Baths
GeoSea Geothermal Baths
Iceland

You haven’t had a real hot springs experience until you try salt water. It’s an incredible feeling on your skin. The walk up bar at the far pool was very convenient 😁

Quality of Experience
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon Zodiac boat tour
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon Zodiac boat tour
Iceland

The glaciers floating in the lagoon were spectacular! Especially some that had recently flipped to expose the deep blue ice that hadn’t been exposed to the air. Large stable zodiac with a great skipper took us right among the ice.

Quality of Experience
Seeing the ice bergs up close was great
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very friendly, helpful and safety conscious
Transport
Glacier Hike
Glacier Hike
Iceland

Grab your crampons, harness, helmet and ice axe and go glacier stomping.!! Very fun and educational and a bit strenuous. A must do in Iceland!

Quality of Experience
Such a unique experience to actually walk on the glacier ice
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledge and helpfulness on the ice
Local specialist: Jenny Booth
Jenny
Jenny Booth
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Oct 13, 2023

Thanks Tim and Susan for your lovely review and feedback.
You really did cover a lot of miles! And managed to visit nearly every optional sight, wow!
I love the picture of you both standing on the Solheimajokull Glacier, thank you sharing.

Visiting Another Planet Without Leaving Earth
Iceland | Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2023

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Paula H.
Germantown, MD | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2023
We had been thinking about a trip to Iceland for a very long time but didn't really know how to start planning. Eric made that part easy and fun. He was very thorough and communicated well throughout the process. We had a mixture of planned excursions and independent exploring, which suited us perfectly. All of the booked adventures were a lot of fun and we lucked out in that we actually got to see whales, seals, and the Aurora Borealis! The suggestion to rent a car and go out on our own... Read more

We had been thinking about a trip to Iceland for a very long time but didn't really know how to start planning. Eric made that part easy and fun. He was very thorough and communicated well throughout the process. We had a mixture of planned excursions and independent exploring, which suited us perfectly. All of the booked adventures were a lot of fun and we lucked out in that we actually got to see whales, seals, and the Aurora Borealis! The suggestion to rent a car and go out on our own was an excellent one. Driving is easy and there is much to be seen along the main roads of Iceland. We were mesmerized by the otherworldliness of the land and the sky -- the colors, waterfalls, glaciers, and lava beds. We took many pictures from the car and stopped in tiny towns to explore and hike. The people were friendly and fun; they seemed to want to make our adventure even better. This trip was everything we had hoped for and more; I highly recommend Eric as a "tour guide in chief" for Iceland.

Local specialist: Èric Domínguez
Èric
Èric Domínguez
Local specialist in France | Replied on Oct 08, 2023

Hi Paula!

Thank you for your review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a good time in Iceland with Julie, and that you got to see whales, seals and the Northern Lights. I loved the pictures you sent me :-) It was a pleasure working with you on creating this unforgettable trip and I wish you all the best!

Èric

We were very happy with the Kim Kim service....
Iceland | Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2023

Debbie
Debbie B.
West Melbourne, FL | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2023
We were very happy with the Kim Kim service.
Elisa was our travel consultant for Iceland and she put together an excellent itinerary. She handled the bookings for our lodging and was quite flexible when we requested some changes. She also booked a number of excursions and we had very few glitches during our travels. She responded very promptly regarding the few small items that came up.
I loved that her trip itinerary included not only the specific places we'd booked but a long list of...
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We were very happy with the Kim Kim service.
Elisa was our travel consultant for Iceland and she put together an excellent itinerary. She handled the bookings for our lodging and was quite flexible when we requested some changes. She also booked a number of excursions and we had very few glitches during our travels. She responded very promptly regarding the few small items that came up.
I loved that her trip itinerary included not only the specific places we'd booked but a long list of suggested places we could visit on our way plus a nice selection of restaurants some of which she had been to and offered her personal opinions.
With her suggestions there were more choices than time to do them all. (Maybe we need to come back again!)
We loved the Trollaskagi tour with Reynir. It was just the two of us and the driver. And he was full of stories about life in Iceland such as when we visited the Herring Era museum and he talked about when he worked on a Herring ship when he was younger. He also had suggestions for when to see some of the other sights on our list (and how to avoid the cruise ship tour bus crowds).
The super jeep tour with Helga was great too. And she too gave us wonderful insight to living life in Iceland. We had one other couple with us. This was so much better than those huge bus tours!
And of course you can't skip the glacier hike and ice caves which also add to what makes Iceland unique!

Hotel Reviews
Framtid Apartments and Holiday Homes
Djupivogur

We stayed in the Sea View apartment which was right next to the hotel and faced the harbor. It was everything we needed. It had a washer/dryer which we really needed and they supplied the detergent. The kitchen was well outfitted. The coffee machine was different from other locations but the hotel had coffee pods for it. There was lots of room for relaxing and the beds were comfortable. The sliding doors out to the porch appear to be a fairly recent addition. Lovely when the weather is good to open the doors and get the air flow. And of course, you can walk all around the fjord if you wish.

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Guesthouse Sunna
Reykjavik

We stayed here twice at the beginning and end of our trip. The location is good, right across the street from Hallgrimskirkja. It's about a 15 minute walk downhill to Harpa which means that just about anything in the city can be reached within 10-15 minutes. Parking is tight and it's not clear whether they actually have enough spaces to accommodate everyone with a car. If you do park in their lot, make sure to get a parking "pass" from the front desk. We stayed in two different room which were completely different. Both were comfortable but snug. Not a whole lot of space but since we weren't in the room except to sleep it didn't matter. There some basic kitchen areas for community use in several areas with fridge and sink and coffee makers. One of our rooms had a mini-fridge. The other did not. Breakfast was just fine with plenty of basic choices such as yogurt, fruit, bread, cheese, meats, hard boiled eggs etc. Our first room had a balcony which faced the church but we had very stormy weather and therefore didn't use it. Overall we were very satisfied with this guesthouse.

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Hengifoss Guesthouse
Egilsstadir

Nice cozy place in very quiet area. But located 30 minutes from the center of town. The room was just fine with enough space for us and luggage and a lovely view out the window. They even had one EV charger we were able to use. They have a lot of camp sites but since we were there in September there were very few campers. They have a nice breakfast buffet with plenty of choices. They also serve dinner. There were two options on the nights we were there: Baked cod or lasagne . We had the cod and it was very good. And easier than driving the 30 mins back into town.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It's 30 minutes from town.
Staff
Friendly and gave lots of suggestions of things to do in the area
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Elisa Guðlaug Snæland Bjarkardóttir