Kimkim Trip Reviews for Iceland

4.8
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Magical Driving Holiday in Iceland
Iceland | Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2022

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Kathleen D.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

We had an absolutely magical 10 days in Iceland. The itinerary developed for us was perfect, taking into consideration our preferences. We particularly enjoyed the inclusion of Hornstrandir, the western fjords and Husafell. The accommodations selected for us were perfect and it is unlikely we could have found them on our own. Loved our stay at the Lysuholl Farm and Skalholt. Rinolda was excellent. So responsive, quick to understand our needs and to develop a brilliant itinerary. The detailed... read more

We had an absolutely magical 10 days in Iceland. The itinerary developed for us was perfect, taking into consideration our preferences. We particularly enjoyed the inclusion of Hornstrandir, the western fjords and Husafell. The accommodations selected for us were perfect and it is unlikely we could have found them on our own. Loved our stay at the Lysuholl Farm and Skalholt. Rinolda was excellent. So responsive, quick to understand our needs and to develop a brilliant itinerary. The detailed itinerary was very informative and really helped us plan our days. We appreciated the dining and shopping suggestions too. Rinolda checked in throughout the trip, was quick to address minor issues that arose (for example, for some reason I couldn't download the ferry ticket, Rinolda got me a copy within minutes). Have recommended Kim Kim and Rinolda to several friends and look forward to being able to use Kim Kim again for future trips.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Horn
Ísafjörður

The room was very comfortable. The only downside was it was necessary to walk to a sister hotel for breakfast. This was a very minor inconvenience. We would happily recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Isafjordur

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Fosshotel Westfjords
Patreksfjörður

Lovely hotel, beautiful views

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The view
Staff
Very friendly staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lysuholl
Snaefellsnes

We had a wonderful cottage with glorious views of the Snaefellsnes Mountain and glacier. Amazing Sunset! Lovely to have the animals around. Great breakfast included with the room. Dinner was available for guests at a reasonable cost and it was very good.

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Nice little cottage rooms with fabulous views
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Hotel Skalholt
Selfoss

This was a very interesting location. It was a little difficult to figure out how to check in and dragging bags to the room wasn't necessarily easy. However, the room was comfortable, wifi was very good, and the included breakfast was fabulous. The restaurant served phenomenal meals.

Authenticity & Character
We very much liked the Church and the archeological aspects of the church grounds
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Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Beautiful hotel in a lovely town. Fantastic room, good wifi

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Good place to explore from
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Hotel Lotus
Reykjavik

This was a delightful little hotel not far from downtown. We arrived in the afternoon and were offered a piece of cake! The breakfast room offered a lovely breakfast. The rooms were new and modern and very well appointed. Loved the bathroom!

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Location
Very convenient to downtown, and lots of dining options close buy
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Wildlife and Arctic Foxes tour in Hornstrandir
Iceland

We very much enjoyed the day, but I think it was because there were only 6 guests. The guide mentioned that in busier times they have many more, and that would have diminished the experience. There was some confusion over whether or not lunch was included. Arriving late the night before and departing early in the morning meant it was difficult for us to arrange to bring our own lunch (we brought a pizza that we had ordered the night before). However, the soup, bread and wild mushrooms provided prior to our departure from Hornstrandir was fabulous. We also enjoyed the bonus whale watching on the boat ride over.

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Husafell Canyon Baths
Iceland

This was as unexpected delight. The Canyon baths are very private (only six guests when we did it). The changing rooms are amazing, and the bathes themselves quite wonderful. The guide was amazing, knew so much about the region, the history of the bathes etc.

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Local specialist: Rinolda Juodvirsyte

Iceland 11 Day Self Drive
Iceland | Sep 23 - Oct 3, 2022

Kathy
Kathy S.
Clovis, CA | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Thank you Duncan for arranging our 11 day self drive adventure in Iceland. Also, thank you to a local agent, Sigurdur, who provided much needed information when our wifi didn't work.

We definitely recommend KimKim to all our friends. Your complete plan was easy to follow and allowed for just the right amount of time to drive from one destination to the next. The hotels were all clean with great beds. All the little things really do add up. We would never have been able to see as... read more

Thank you Duncan for arranging our 11 day self drive adventure in Iceland. Also, thank you to a local agent, Sigurdur, who provided much needed information when our wifi didn't work.

We definitely recommend KimKim to all our friends. Your complete plan was easy to follow and allowed for just the right amount of time to drive from one destination to the next. The hotels were all clean with great beds. All the little things really do add up. We would never have been able to see as much of Iceland as we did had we planned this self drive trip by ourselves.

KimKim seems to have everything covered and was timely in negotiating our trip plan. Duncan was quick to redo our plan when we added a day and also delayed our departure.

We look forward to arranging another adventure in the future with KimKim.

Local specialist: Duncan Campbell

Amazing trip
Iceland | Sep 23 - Sep 28, 2022

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Shanna C.
Duxbury, MA | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

We had an absolutely fantastic vacation and really enjoyed experiencing Iceland. There are a few questions that I should have asked in retrospect, but nothing that detracted from our experience.

Local specialist: Andrés Úlfur Helguson

The Silfra snorkeling tour was incredible! Ou...
Iceland | Sep 4 - Sep 18, 2022

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Dave K.
Gastonia, NC | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

The Silfra snorkeling tour was incredible! Our tour guide, Johnna was excellent. She took us through every step giving us confidence that we would have a wonderful experience. Even her underwater photography skills were amazing!.
Our trek on the glacier was exhilarating! Wei, our tour guide, was quite competent and offered both technical knowledge as well as a great deal of information about how the glaciers are reacting to the environmental impact of global warming.

Our experiences are... read more

The Silfra snorkeling tour was incredible! Our tour guide, Johnna was excellent. She took us through every step giving us confidence that we would have a wonderful experience. Even her underwater photography skills were amazing!.
Our trek on the glacier was exhilarating! Wei, our tour guide, was quite competent and offered both technical knowledge as well as a great deal of information about how the glaciers are reacting to the environmental impact of global warming.

Our experiences are too many to list, however, the weather was perfect and our hikes along the coast as well as to various waterfalls were exceptional. A bonus was our opportunity to see the northern lights! We had that opportunity on two occasions! Our only disappointment was it was too late in the season to see the puffins. I guess that will be a good excuse to return earlier in the summer.

We enjoyed clean, modern accommodations and the breakfasts were typical of European hotels with a plethora of options to meet anyone’s dietary desires. I cannot recommend enough this wonderful opportunity to see this beautiful country. The Kim Kim staff was exceptional in providing us with great accommodations, wonderful tour guides, and they even found beautiful weather for us to experience this amazing country!

Hotel Review
Árnanes Country Hotel
Höfn

This was a quaint accommodation with a warm feeling provided by wood paneling and a modern bathroom facility. This group of small cabins were placed just off of the main road and easy to find. The continental breakfast was exceptional with a full array of breakfast foods.

Authenticity & Character
This was a quaint accommodation with a warm feeling provided by wood paneling and a modern bathroom facility. This group of small cabins were placed just off of the main road and easy to find. The continental breakfast was exceptional with a full array of breakfast foods.
Location
Very convenient as it was roadside
Staff
Very convenient as it was roadside
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland

The dry suits for first class and kept us nice and warm. Our guide was excellent and prepared as well for the experience. The sunny day allowed lots of light in to chasm and made our experience that much more memorable!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
With plenty of time to get to this venue as the GPS was not as accurate as we would’ve liked it to have been.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Kayaking Adventure
Iceland

Although somewhat overcast skies, the weather provided great opportunity for photographs amongst the icebergs and seals. Our tandem kayaks were stable and easy to operate. Our tour around the lagoon was relaxed and we enjoyed our tour guide thoroughly!

Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Our tour guide was informative and provide us with a safe and pleasurable experience. He was great at answering our questions and was very knowledgeable about the geology of the area. He did not rushes through and we had plenty of time to take photographs.

Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Duncan was an amazingly responsive and intuit...
Iceland | Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2022

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Laura W.
Los Gatos, CA | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Duncan was an amazingly responsive and intuitive specialist, understanding the types of adventures & experiences, places of both common and unusual interest, and level of difficulty (hiking) that we sought for our first trip to Iceland. Given that we were traveling in fall, we had to make a few "audibles" given the weather, and he was able to redirect our itinerary without missing a beat. He checked in on us during our trip (which was a positively wonderful touch), and made some additional... read more

Duncan was an amazingly responsive and intuitive specialist, understanding the types of adventures & experiences, places of both common and unusual interest, and level of difficulty (hiking) that we sought for our first trip to Iceland. Given that we were traveling in fall, we had to make a few "audibles" given the weather, and he was able to redirect our itinerary without missing a beat. He checked in on us during our trip (which was a positively wonderful touch), and made some additional recommendations during our trip to compensate for poor weather. The accommodations and restaurant recommendations were spot on, and honestly, we could not have had a better trip! Most memorable places were the Blue Lagoon, the challenge (given conditions) of the Glymer waterfall hike, the Reykajadalur Valley (and corresponding hike), the fantastic Skaftafell Glacier Hike (spectacular!), and the Jokusarlon Glacier. Every day was full of new adventures, beautiful landscapes and amazing experiences. The digital platform worked out beautifully and made navigating the country as easy as could be!

Hotel Review
Hotel Geysir
Bláskógabyggd

This is a beautiful hotel in the middle of a geothermal wonder. The staff and amenities are amazing, and the food is wonderful. It is a perfect choice!

Authenticity & Character
Loved the "sustainability" emphasis, and natural beauty respected by the hotel
Location
convenience for traveling to/from other locations
Staff
Genuinely wonderful, polite and helpful staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
everything was perfectly clean and comfortable.
Activity Review
Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Iceland

Beyond the pure beauty, adventure and unique experience that this hike offers, we were impressed with the level of expertise and knowledge of the guides, as well as the attention to "safety". This was one of the best experiences we had..purely awe inspiring and breathtaking!

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Local specialist: Duncan Campbell

Over all a great trip and experience
Iceland | Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2022

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Jeff S.
Anaheim, CA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Othamn tried to work with in our parameters and did a great job with the sudden change to the schedule in the end. He and the local people were able to fix the issue with the dive group in a quick manner. The over all trip was great and was thoroughly enjoyed. If I were to do it over, I would have suggested an extra day or two in Reykjavík instead of the day on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as the time of the year we were there was not the high time for the wildlife in that area. read more

Othamn tried to work with in our parameters and did a great job with the sudden change to the schedule in the end. He and the local people were able to fix the issue with the dive group in a quick manner. The over all trip was great and was thoroughly enjoyed. If I were to do it over, I would have suggested an extra day or two in Reykjavík instead of the day on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as the time of the year we were there was not the high time for the wildlife in that area.

Hotel Review
Álftröð Guesthouse
Selfoss

This hotel/guest house was very comfortable. The lady running the guest house was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. If you have time the common areas have board games and horse back riding is available.

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Local specialist: Othman A

KimKim did a great job of planning our Iceland trip
Iceland | Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2022

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Suzanne D.
Lakewood, CO | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Our Iceland trip was amazing. Terry did a great job of putting together a great itinerary with a good mix of planned and optional activities. Some of my favorite things were: Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour, Husafell Canyon Baths and Jokulsarlon & Diamond Beach. The Geldingadalir volcano hike was really interesting.

The best meal we had on the trip was Narfeyrarstofa in Stykkishólmur. Amazing scallops. The food was presented interestingly and it was all very tasty. We also enjoyed... read more

Our Iceland trip was amazing. Terry did a great job of putting together a great itinerary with a good mix of planned and optional activities. Some of my favorite things were: Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour, Husafell Canyon Baths and Jokulsarlon & Diamond Beach. The Geldingadalir volcano hike was really interesting.

The best meal we had on the trip was Narfeyrarstofa in Stykkishólmur. Amazing scallops. The food was presented interestingly and it was all very tasty. We also enjoyed Englendingavik in Borgarnes.

On our day back to Reykjavik we discovered Rósakaffi, a restaurant in an old greenhouse. We had a very nice snack here.

When there was a question about whether breakfast was included at one of our stays, the local KimKim staff was quick to help us resolve it.

There were easily enough activities to do and things to see that we could have stayed for several more days.

Activity Reviews
Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

I found it really interesting to compare a lava cave to a limestone cave. Our guide, Andre, did a very nice job of explaining what we were seeing.

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

I really enjoyed being down in the canyon and the baths were lovely.

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Local specialist: Terry Stanley

Terry did a great job of managing things we w...
Iceland | Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2022

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Heather G.
McLean, VA | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Terry did a great job of managing things we wanted to see, downtime and our route. We enjoyed having a couple things planned the first few days then relaxed into our own schedule and our own pace for a few days. It was perfect! read more

Terry did a great job of managing things we wanted to see, downtime and our route. We enjoyed having a couple things planned the first few days then relaxed into our own schedule and our own pace for a few days. It was perfect!

Local specialist: Terry Stanley

What a wonderful trip to Iceland!
Iceland | Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2022

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Jonathan C.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

What a wonderful trip to Iceland!

It’s hard to believe how effortless it was - my group of friends regularly commented on how well thought out our days were and we can’t thank Lisbet enough for her expertise and patience.

Overall, I found the KimKim site & service modern, simple and extremely convenient. It was just so easy to plan and communicate with our agent, Lisbet.

Lisbet is an Iceland guru. Beyond the detailed itinerary, pre-planned Google Map and reservation documents, she... read more

What a wonderful trip to Iceland!

It’s hard to believe how effortless it was - my group of friends regularly commented on how well thought out our days were and we can’t thank Lisbet enough for her expertise and patience.

Overall, I found the KimKim site & service modern, simple and extremely convenient. It was just so easy to plan and communicate with our agent, Lisbet.

Lisbet is an Iceland guru. Beyond the detailed itinerary, pre-planned Google Map and reservation documents, she had some seriously amazing recommendations on where to eat in Iceland. Our favorite was the Tapas restaurant in Reykjavik - moody, vibrant and some of the best tapas I’ve had in the world. Our favorite activity was the glacier hike near Vik -the expert guides helped us feel confident so we could take the full experience in!

Because the service was so magnificent, our group we were able to focus on connecting and build ing our friendships - thank you Lisbet & KimKim

Local specialist: Lisbet Grönvaldt

This has been an amazing trip, Duncan has bee...
Iceland | Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2022

Aleksandra
Aleksandra D.
Blytheville, AR | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

This has been an amazing trip, Duncan has been extremely efficient in always providing responses very quickly and in great detail. I would not hesitate to work with Kimkim again!!! Special thanks to Duncan for all the support he has provided to us.

Local specialist: Duncan Campbell

Nhung made many mistakes with the dates and d...
Iceland | Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2022

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Tim D.
Waltham, MA | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Nhung made many mistakes with the dates and desired activities. We told her many times we were not picking up/dropping off our 3d friend, Talya, at the airport. But Nhung messed that up so our first and fourth day activities were decreased to do the airport. We emailed her repeatedly to change it but she didn't. I feel we lost 25% of our trip potential itinerary. She also messed up the payments which I am still waiting for a refund

Our previous rep Sotiria was much more on top of things. read more

Nhung made many mistakes with the dates and desired activities. We told her many times we were not picking up/dropping off our 3d friend, Talya, at the airport. But Nhung messed that up so our first and fourth day activities were decreased to do the airport. We emailed her repeatedly to change it but she didn't. I feel we lost 25% of our trip potential itinerary. She also messed up the payments which I am still waiting for a refund

Our previous rep Sotiria was much more on top of things.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Hella

Low budget but adequate

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Hotel Frón
Reykjavík

Great spot and locale

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Local specialist: Nhung Hong Thi Ngo

Iceland in September
Iceland | Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2022

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Ilana R.
Laguna Beach, CA | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

My husband and I went to the Golden Circle, Snaefelsness Peninsula and the Westfjords on a self-driving trip arranged by Terry Stanley. Terry was amazing from start to finish and our trip was wonderful and went very smoothly. I strongly recommend a self-driving trip with access to Wifi in your car as you can balance between having an itinerary with some flexibility. We went from 9/6-9/13 and were lucky to have had excellent weather. We loved the scenery, especially in the Westfjords and... read more

My husband and I went to the Golden Circle, Snaefelsness Peninsula and the Westfjords on a self-driving trip arranged by Terry Stanley. Terry was amazing from start to finish and our trip was wonderful and went very smoothly. I strongly recommend a self-driving trip with access to Wifi in your car as you can balance between having an itinerary with some flexibility. We went from 9/6-9/13 and were lucky to have had excellent weather. We loved the scenery, especially in the Westfjords and highlights included stopping at various 'hot pots', snorkeling in Silfra and the Inside the Volcano Tour. I would recommend purchasing a gas card as we had trouble using a credit card, even with a PIN.

Activity Reviews
Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transport
We did not use but it is forcing me to rate it
Inside the Volcano Tour
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Lamb stew was excellent!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Terry Stanley

So many experiences, such great folks!
Iceland | Sep 4 - Sep 18, 2022

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Nan K.
Gastonia, NC | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Joanna, guide with our Silfra Snorkeling, Dive.IS was fun, informative and lead us through an underwater adventure. Our glacier trek with Mei was well done, he assessed the group and geared his walk accordingly. Lots of great information about our changing environment. Our kayak guide on the lagoon was really comfortable with his skills and knowledge of this area; horseback leadership, was skillful and knowledgeable of horses, the guide in the lava cave was also an expert with people and... read more

Joanna, guide with our Silfra Snorkeling, Dive.IS was fun, informative and lead us through an underwater adventure. Our glacier trek with Mei was well done, he assessed the group and geared his walk accordingly. Lots of great information about our changing environment. Our kayak guide on the lagoon was really comfortable with his skills and knowledge of this area; horseback leadership, was skillful and knowledgeable of horses, the guide in the lava cave was also an expert with people and geology!

Hotel Review
Arnarstapi Hotel
Snæfellsbær

Perfect for northern lights! Breakfast was fine, dinner was fine options were limited.

Authenticity & Character
Mini fridge
Location
Northern lights!
Staff
Staff helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable room
Local specialist: Jenny Booth

The trip was very well planned out. The iti...
Iceland | Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2022

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Joe D.
Queens Village, NY | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

The trip was very well planned out. The itinerary was easy to follow and the WiFi device in the car was excellent. It not only helped us follow the planned routes but gave us the ability to fine other attractions and restaurants. All the excursions we booked went smoothly and were exactly what we expected. The tour guides were excellent. All the hotels were nice. Most were remote and suggestions of restaurants within 20 miles would have been helpful.

I would highly recommend kimkim to other travelers.

Joe Ditta

Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

Perfect Iceland Adventure
Iceland | Sep 4 - Sep 18, 2022

Trish
Trish A.
Gastonia, NC | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Jenny organized an unforgettable journey around the Golden Circle and Ring Road...waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields, craters, geothermal pools, geysers, black sand beaches, unique landscapes, wildlife (birds, sheep, horses, whales). As a bonus, we also saw the Northern Lights! We had enough activities to compensate for time in the car. Suggested points of interest and accommodations did not disappoint. I can't imagine a better experience! read more

Jenny organized an unforgettable journey around the Golden Circle and Ring Road...waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields, craters, geothermal pools, geysers, black sand beaches, unique landscapes, wildlife (birds, sheep, horses, whales). As a bonus, we also saw the Northern Lights! We had enough activities to compensate for time in the car. Suggested points of interest and accommodations did not disappoint. I can't imagine a better experience!

Hotel Review
Skuggi Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels
Reykjavík

Nice spacious rooms with fans! Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast options did not disappoint. Perfect location for walking Reykjavík.

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Activity Reviews
Thingvellir
Iceland

Beautiful views!

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Gullfoss
Iceland

Impressive waterfall!

Quality of Experience
Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
Iceland

Our guide, Wei, shared interesting and useful information about the glacier.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, Wei.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Kayaking Adventure
Iceland

Once in a lifetime experience - kayaking in a glacier lagoon! With seals!

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Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

One of my favorite activities! Our guide was not only informative but very entertaining.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide.
Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Iceland Ring Road Trip 2022
Iceland | Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022

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Tim Z.
Ellicott City, MD | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Iceland is one jaw-dropping moment after another. The diversity and uniqueness of the landscapes are unmatched. We were so glad that we spent the time to do the ring road, and quite a few side trips, and not just spend the vacation in Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Our favorite moments were away from the crowds and out and about in the countryside just soaking in the beauty and exploring trails, F-roads and black sand beaches.

Our trip specialist, Jenny, was incredibly responsive and... read more

Iceland is one jaw-dropping moment after another. The diversity and uniqueness of the landscapes are unmatched. We were so glad that we spent the time to do the ring road, and quite a few side trips, and not just spend the vacation in Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Our favorite moments were away from the crowds and out and about in the countryside just soaking in the beauty and exploring trails, F-roads and black sand beaches.

Our trip specialist, Jenny, was incredibly responsive and helpful in the planning phase and we especially appreciated all the detailed directions ahead of time as this was mostly a self-guided trip. This is our 3rd kimkim trip and we'll be back for more.

Activity Reviews
Jokulsarlon Glacier Kayaking Adventure
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Icelandic horse riding tour
Vik
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Forest ATV Tour
Iceland
Quality of Experience
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Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Wonderful way to travel.
Iceland | Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2022

Amanda
Amanda I.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

My husband and I had an amazing trip to Ieland. We loved this way to travel. We had the expertise of a travel agent and the autonomy of traveling alone. Jen had highlighted the best attractions and gave options so we could make the trip our own style as well as judging how we were feeling each day. I have to say the guest house exceeded our expectations.
All in all one of the best way to travel I have found I would definitely have KimKim plan another trip for me anytime. read more

My husband and I had an amazing trip to Ieland. We loved this way to travel. We had the expertise of a travel agent and the autonomy of traveling alone. Jen had highlighted the best attractions and gave options so we could make the trip our own style as well as judging how we were feeling each day. I have to say the guest house exceeded our expectations.
All in all one of the best way to travel I have found I would definitely have KimKim plan another trip for me anytime.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Laugarbakki
Hvammstangi

This hotel was the least favorite of the trip. The rooms are nice, but the outside of the hotel looks a bit scarey.

Authenticity & Character
Outside of the hotel was in poor repair. The hot tubs were just stuck on a platform with chairs set beside to climb in and out.
Location
Nothing in the area.
Staff
Kind and supportive staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Aldan
Seydisfjordur

Right on the shore of this beautiful ocean town. We had dinner here and the food was amazing. ...and the couissant in the morning was the best one of my life (and I have been to Paris. Haha

Authenticity & Character
It is an old hotel redone into trendy.
Authenticity & Character
It is an old hotel redone into trendy.
Location
I loved the drive over the mountain toget there. Very scenic.
Location
I loved the drive over the mountain toget there. Very scenic.
Staff
Friendly and fun
Staff
Friendly and fun
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Saltvík Farm Guesthouse
Husavik

Such fun to stay on the farm. We had a 2 night stay with a horse ride included. The ride was fun with good quality horses and tack. The scenery was very beautiful, riding along the ocean. Our room was quaint and clean. Each room is named after a cow as it is an old cowshe remodeled.

Authenticity & Character
It was perfect for a farm stay.
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Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Fantastic Iceland trip
Iceland | Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2022

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Asher D.
Lexington, MA | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Iceland. Rinolda, our KimKim specialist was super helpful and responsive, and created a plan that was perfect for us, even though we started planning really late.
Everything worked perfectly, the hotels were very good, and the whole process was very simple and straight forward. Best of all, we got to Iceland, got in the car, hooked up our phone - and off we went.
Rinolda sent us to some amazing spots and incorporated our interests into the plan perfectly.

Thank you Kimkim and Rinolda!

Local specialist: Rinolda Juodvirsyte

Trip of a lifetime! :D
Iceland | Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2022

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Bojan B.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We have returned to London after a trip of a lifetime in Iceland. We wanted to say a huge thank you to Lisbet and the team for such an unforgettable holiday. Iceland is so breathtakingly beautiful and unique; we were lucky to have your experience and guidance to help us enjoy it! We’re both well-travelled but had never used a service like Kim Kim’s until now and we know that without your expert guidance, planning and speedy assistance, we wouldn’t have gotten as much out of Iceland had we... read more

We have returned to London after a trip of a lifetime in Iceland. We wanted to say a huge thank you to Lisbet and the team for such an unforgettable holiday. Iceland is so breathtakingly beautiful and unique; we were lucky to have your experience and guidance to help us enjoy it! We’re both well-travelled but had never used a service like Kim Kim’s until now and we know that without your expert guidance, planning and speedy assistance, we wouldn’t have gotten as much out of Iceland had we planned the trip on our own. Your help in planning the days so we got the most out of it was excellent. Every day was packed with lots of activities and options yet felt nicely balanced. You also adapted quickly when we asked for adjustments or when we felt like we needed a break.

Asking us to pick the most memorable spots is probably like asking someone to pick a favourite child, but off the top of our heads our favourites were: Studlagil Hike, Reykladur Hike + warm river, glacier kayaking, glacier hiking, and Myvatn Nature Baths. The driving was also amazing, but like I say too many places to list!

Hotel Reviews
The Greenhouse Hotel
Hveragerdi

Superb spot to spend our first two nights in Icleand, and the favourite of the bunch for one of the two travellers. Especially appreciated the roominess, staff, and location. Very stylish, too!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Super convenient - one of the few places that was proper walking distance to useful things like a bakery, other restaurants, etc.
Staff
Just wonderful - even gave us free sandwiches when were at a loss where to get dinner one night!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Great all around. The room was perhaps not as full of character as the other places we stayed, but very comfortable and clean. Probably the best breakfast of the lot of hotels we stayed at :D Also had cool design in the reception/lobby area.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Fine - close enough to the ring road and nothing much we were going to see in the nearby town anyway, so proximity to highway was what really mattered here.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Icelandair Hotel Myvatn
Myvatn

The favourite hotel of the bunch of one of the two travellers. Loved just how stylish everything was, the breakfast was superb, and the room to me just felt like it had the most style/character of the bunch. Only wish is that it was perhaps slightly bigger.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great - very easy and quick drive to all of the main points of interest in the area.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Duus
Reykjanesbær

This was a lovely place to stay and, relative to the other places we stayed, had the bonus of having a couple of "airport hotel" amenities, such as a shuttle to the airport (which we did not use) and breakfast from as early as 4 am (which we definitely did use, as our flight was at 8:30 am). Also liked having the adjacent cafe as our own breakfast room for the early breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Room definitely felt like it was converted from areas initially made for other purposes, so the layout was a bit strange, but there's nothing really of substance to fault here!
Location
Very quick drive to the airport as well as main points of interest in Keflavik.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Brunnhóll Country Guesthouse
Höfn

A lovely spot full of character and with great amenities. Great service from staff and nearby to some small baths facilities !

Authenticity & Character
One can tell that this place grew up as a family-run business. Felt very homely, yet stylish and without sacrificing anything on the amenities front.
Location
Just off the ring road, but might be better if it was slightly closer to Hofn. We found we had to backtrack to the hotel after visiting Hofn.
Staff
Extra bonus points for telling us where to find a particular kind of beer in Hofn !
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Laugarbakki
Hvammstangi

Great all around, loved the very large room and windows to be able to take in the views outside! Useful as a kind of halfway point between Akuyreri and Reykjavik

Authenticity & Character
Location
Nearest we could tell, this place largely trades on being halfway between Akuyreri and Reykjavik. That was useful for us as a stopping off point!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Hallormsstadur
Egilsstadir

Great place all around!

Authenticity & Character
Room lacked a bit of character but was very comfortable!
Location
Added bonus here - forest walks possible right from the hotel!
Staff
Receptionist and restaurant staff were the loveliest, most helpful people!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Jokulsarlon Glacier Kayaking Adventure
Iceland

One of the absolute highlights of the journey and something I have never experienced elsewhere. Just an amazing experience coupled with top-notch service.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nothing to improve! Guide was very clear, witty, and informative.
Transport
Not much to comment on here, as we drove ourselves to the activity and there was a walk from the check-in to the kayaking jumping off point.
Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
Iceland

Amazing experience and unique to be able to hike a glacier also covered with volcanic ash/dirt! Unforgettable stuff :)

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Provided a lot of great information around what made this glacier experience unique
Transport
Nothing much to comment on here - we drove ourselves to the starting point and otherwise it was a walk from the check-in to the glacier.
Myvatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn

We did this at the end of a long, wonderful day and it was just spectacular. So many delightful moments, from getting a beer from a bar on the lagoon itself, to resting while leaning on a rock (putting beer on said rock) and admiring the sunset over the lake in the distance. Totally dreamy.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Lisbet Grönvaldt

10/10 The Perfect trip to Iceland
Iceland | Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2022

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Katherine g.
Durham, NC | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

We had the most incredible trip to Iceland. 10/10, i can't really imagine anything going better. The process of working with Terry was super smooth and easy. I have never used any kind of agency or travel service before and think of myself as a good trip planner, but having the whole trip so thoughtfully planned with excellent, vetted services, hotels and guides saved us a ton of time and metal bandwidth. It totally exceeded my expectations. Terry was great about working within our budget to... read more

We had the most incredible trip to Iceland. 10/10, i can't really imagine anything going better. The process of working with Terry was super smooth and easy. I have never used any kind of agency or travel service before and think of myself as a good trip planner, but having the whole trip so thoughtfully planned with excellent, vetted services, hotels and guides saved us a ton of time and metal bandwidth. It totally exceeded my expectations. Terry was great about working within our budget to get us the best possible trip. Hiking around Skogafoss on a beautiful, rainbow filled day i think was my favorite experience, and we also loved our guided adventures snorkeling in Sifra and glacier hiking. We will definitely recommend KimKim to our friends and we hope to use it and work with Terry again for a future family trip to Iceland and other trips as well.

Hotel Reviews
Guesthouse Flúðir - Grund
Hrunamannahreppur

Clean, comfortable and very quiet. Good location and great coffee in the AM.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Clean and quiet rooms, daily housekeeping, friendly staff. Luxurious breakfast buffet. We really enjoyed it. We also used to hot tub at the city pool next door which was a nice amenity.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshotel Baron
Reykjavík

Small room but well decorated, quiet and in a great location downtown. we appreciated the free parking and another great icelandic breakfast. this was the only hotel we stayed at that had an in-room safe, which was nice for passports.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland

this was an awesome first afternoon in iceland activity to relax after jetlag.

Quality of Experience
Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland

truly magical experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
our guide, lorenzo, was great
Breidamerkurjokull Glacier Walk, Ice Cave, Super Jeep
Iceland

incredible weather, incredible views. our guide Damian was helpful, safety conscious and knowledgeable. We even got to go into an ice cave early in the season.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Damian was great
Transport
super jeep ride was bumpy and wild but safe
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

classic, amazing, lives up to the hype. Perfect ending before traveling home.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Terry Stanley

Sigurður did a fantastic job in planning our trip and made it extraordinarily special!!!
Iceland | Aug 30 - Sep 13, 2022

Yumi
Yumi A.
Kent, WA | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Sigurður did a fantastic job in planning our 2-week trip! After communicating with him via kimkim site, he knew exactly what we wanted, including activities and accommodations. He designed a perfect itinerary for us. We loved all the accommodations (I am very picky with accommodations ). He nailed them to perfection even though we started planning our trip only 3 months prior. He was also easy to access during the trip when we needed his expertise, so it was a big plus for us. When... read more

Sigurður did a fantastic job in planning our 2-week trip! After communicating with him via kimkim site, he knew exactly what we wanted, including activities and accommodations. He designed a perfect itinerary for us. We loved all the accommodations (I am very picky with accommodations ). He nailed them to perfection even though we started planning our trip only 3 months prior. He was also easy to access during the trip when we needed his expertise, so it was a big plus for us. When Sigurður wasn't available on the phone, his colleague, Michele kindly and promptly assisted us. Furthermore, Sigurður contacted us one night around 11:00 pm telling us to go outside to see the northern lights. We were already in bed, but we got dressed and went outside, then we saw beautiful northern lights! He really went out of his way to make our trip extraordinarily special!! We couldn't thank him enough. Thanks to him, my daughter, a photographer, could see the northern lights on her 21st birthday and captured the beautiful image with her camera. Thank you, Sigurður! You are the best!!!

Local specialist: Sigurður Jökulsson

An enjoyable trip of a beautiful country.
Iceland | Aug 25 - Sep 6, 2022

Gary
Gary B.
| Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Rinolda knows her home country well. We enjoyed the driving route that she created for us, and the hotels she selected on our behalf were nice. Restaurant recommendations she made were helpful.

I would have preferred separate bookings for each couple traveling together, rather than the lead traveler having all bookings in his name.

When creating a travel itinerary, I would recommend that she include the tour providers name, phone number, and time and location for meeting with the... read more

Rinolda knows her home country well. We enjoyed the driving route that she created for us, and the hotels she selected on our behalf were nice. Restaurant recommendations she made were helpful.

I would have preferred separate bookings for each couple traveling together, rather than the lead traveler having all bookings in his name.

When creating a travel itinerary, I would recommend that she include the tour providers name, phone number, and time and location for meeting with the guide. In addition, advance notification of trip cancellations would be helpful.

Our rental car was not equipped with a GPS. A portable GPS was provided at an alternate Eurocar rental site, but the GPS was out-dated. It was challenging to navigate due to the lack of road signs, and a GPS with newer technology would have been beneficial.

The hiking guide and fishing guide were outstanding. They both knew their profession extremely well and were a pleasure to be with.

Hotel Reviews
Hótel Laxá
Myvatn
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Laugarbakki
Hvammstangi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Isafjördur
Ísafjörður
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshotel Westfjords
Patreksfjörður
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Fransiskus Stykkishólmi
Stykkishólmur
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The young man at the front desk was especially kind and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lambastadir Guesthouse
Selfoss
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Skuggi Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels
Reykjavík
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Geysir Geothermal Area
Golden Circle
Quality of Experience
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn
Quality of Experience
Viti Crater
Lake Myvatn
Quality of Experience
Kaldbakur Mountain hike
Iceland

Our guide was great and highly professional. He was a wealth of information about the country and culture of Iceland.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Saxholar Crater
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Quality of Experience
Djupalonsandur Black Sand Beach
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Quality of Experience
Gullfoss
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Fly Fishing in Golden Circle
Golden Circle

Ari was great and fun to be with. We caught plenty of fish and he handled them carefully and safely released all to the water.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Rinolda Juodvirsyte

2022 Iceland Trip
Iceland | Aug 25 - Sep 6, 2022

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Michael C.
Eagle, ID | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Rinolda did an excellent job working with the four of us--two couples with similar, but also different interests in what we wanted to see in Iceland. Beth and I thought that Rinolda did a great job communicating with us, turning around updated itineraries and, importantly, establishing a reasonable schedule of travel, sights and layovers. All accommodations were high caliber, and connections with flights, transfers, hotels/guesthouses, rental car went off without a hitch. Quick handling of... read more

Rinolda did an excellent job working with the four of us--two couples with similar, but also different interests in what we wanted to see in Iceland. Beth and I thought that Rinolda did a great job communicating with us, turning around updated itineraries and, importantly, establishing a reasonable schedule of travel, sights and layovers. All accommodations were high caliber, and connections with flights, transfers, hotels/guesthouses, rental car went off without a hitch. Quick handling of refunds for excursion cancelled due to weather conditions and walking tour.

We would use KimKim again when planning a similar trip.

Hotel Review
Lambastadir Guesthouse
Selfoss

This was a very nice guesthouse. The family worked hard to make it a good experience. Clean, quiet, lots of information/brochures available re: local activities. Close to town, but not too close.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Kaldbakur Mountain hike
Iceland

Oli was a great guide. On the drive out and back (and during the hike) he shared a lot of information and answered many questions that we had been accumulating about Iceland culture. He also was knowledgeable about the local natural history (plants, animals and geology). The trip was well planned and safe. We would recommend this hike to any reasonably fit people who want to get off the roads and see some backcountry with incredible views.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly Fishing in Golden Circle
Golden Circle

Ari was a great guide, who worked energetically to assist us with our fly fishing trip. He arrived on time, got us on the water and fishing quickly. He was a pleasure to fish with. It also happened to be a beautiful day with perfect weather.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Rinolda Juodvirsyte

Ladies trip
Iceland | Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2022

Eileen
Eileen T.
Singapore | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Overall we had an enjoyable trip.
Below are some of my personal view
- Quite upset that despite multiple request for a bigger space 4x4 car but on the day of collection of car n loading up all our luggages to find out that the luggages had filled to the ceiling of the car thus blocking driver’s rear view. We decided to change to Volkswagen caddy which is the only bigger car available.
- Another disappointment is the poor GPS device given which couldn’t key in the exact location of our... read more

Overall we had an enjoyable trip.
Below are some of my personal view
- Quite upset that despite multiple request for a bigger space 4x4 car but on the day of collection of car n loading up all our luggages to find out that the luggages had filled to the ceiling of the car thus blocking driver’s rear view. We decided to change to Volkswagen caddy which is the only bigger car available.
- Another disappointment is the poor GPS device given which couldn’t key in the exact location of our destination.
- To made things worst, the Wi-Fi device came only with 3GB and it ran out on day 3 as most of the time we need to connect to Wi-Fi using our Handphone Google map to get to our destination.
- Thorsmork is another disappoint where we have to walk more than 30 mins over very uneven rocks and crossing 2 rivers risking trip n fall n getting our shoes wet just to see a pathetic waterfall
- hotels are very small without a wardrobe and no space to put and open up our luggages

Hotel Reviews
Aurora Hotel at Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport Terminal KEF
Reykjanesbær

Short distance walk from hotel

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Northern Light Inn
Grindavik

Rooms very small

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshotel Hekla
Selfoss

Rooms too small Rooms were located just below the restaurant and it’s very noisy as the footsteps sound is loud

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room With A View Apartment Hotel
Reykjavík

Location is good but parking is a problem

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Housekeeping is not 24hrs
Fosshotel Nupar
Kálfafell

Small room with very little leg space

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshótel Vatnajökull
Lindarbakki

Room small

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Eskifjordur
Eskifjordur
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sel - Hótel Mývatn
Myvatn
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Hvammstangi Guesthouse
Hvammstangi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arnarstapi Hotel
Snæfellsbær
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Very good experience

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A day excursion in Thorsmork
Iceland

Not worth to go

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide walk too fast and did not even wait for us
Transport
Sky Lagoon
Iceland

Good experience

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Great triip!
Iceland | Aug 25 - Sep 10, 2022

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Karyn O.
Billings, MT | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

We had a truly amazing trip. The itinerary was excellent - we felt we had a great experience of Iceland and had time to really enjoy its wonders. All the bookings were hassle-free, we loved the locations, the hosts and guides were great. Even our weather karma was pretty good!

Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

The trip overall was great, and we will come ...
Iceland | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022

Will
Will P.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

The trip overall was great, and we will come back for sure. The two challenges I had were as follows:
1) Hotels and rooms were good, but not great (except on Westman island). I would have gladly paid more for nicer rooms, and thought I had communicated that.
2) My biggest frustration was with the glacier hike and ice cave tour was the size of the group. I explicitly asked for a maximum of 6-8 in tour, and there were 13 and 24 respectively! I was told they would be,, yet the groups were too... read more

The trip overall was great, and we will come back for sure. The two challenges I had were as follows:
1) Hotels and rooms were good, but not great (except on Westman island). I would have gladly paid more for nicer rooms, and thought I had communicated that.
2) My biggest frustration was with the glacier hike and ice cave tour was the size of the group. I explicitly asked for a maximum of 6-8 in tour, and there were 13 and 24 respectively! I was told they would be,, yet the groups were too large slow, and far less enjoyable. They both offered private tours which would have been much better and I will do on the next trip.

Local specialist: Halldór Haraldsson

Best Vacation Ever
Iceland | Aug 3 - Aug 11, 2022

Monica
Monica V.
San Antonio, TX | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

We were looking forward to have the best family vacation ever. So we choose to travel to Iceland. I found Kim Kim agency at the web. Janet help me perfectly. The instructions and the logistics of the trip was amazing. She gave me a Google driving plan around the Island, with fabulous views. Our idea was to stay in Farms so we can have the full experience, and she made that possible, so it was perfect. The only thing I will change will be that the first day was a very long drive, and we were super tired of the flight from the United States. But everything else was amazing !

Local specialist: Janel Doyle

10 stars! Best trip of our life thanks to Emanuela!
Iceland | Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2022

Adam
Adam H.
Kew Gardens Hills, NY | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

The best trip of our life! Emanuela was so amazing and spot on with what we needed. We have two children age 6 and 7 and she was able to plan aroubd their ages! We are so grateful for her expertise as we were able to seamlessly walk into an amazing vacation and see so many things that we could not have planned and organized ourselves. Iceland is by far my favorite country I have ever visited. From the people to the food to the beautiful landscape. All of our guides were amazing starting from... read more

The best trip of our life! Emanuela was so amazing and spot on with what we needed. We have two children age 6 and 7 and she was able to plan aroubd their ages! We are so grateful for her expertise as we were able to seamlessly walk into an amazing vacation and see so many things that we could not have planned and organized ourselves. Iceland is by far my favorite country I have ever visited. From the people to the food to the beautiful landscape. All of our guides were amazing starting from Evie in the lava cave to my snorkeling guide at silfra, which I am forgetting his name, to Frieman with the Northern Lights. The hotels were perfect. Enterprise was so helpful as well. Truly amazing country with wonderful people. Thank you Emanuela for an amazing unforgettable trip!! If I could give it 10 stars I would! We will be back Iceland!

Activity Reviews
Northern Lights tour
Reykjavik

Amazing!! We saw the northern lights which was rare this time of the year and we knew that risk but our guide was so amazing. He found a great spot and was very knowledgeable. Thanks Frieman!

Quality of Experience
Frieman- our guide. The jeep and of course the northern lights!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Frieman was excellent
Transport
Superjeep was cool, safe, comfortable
West Iceland and Lava Cave
Reykjavik

The entire staff was so friendly! Evie was excellent. She had so much energy and knowledgeable. Great experience! The beautiful west iceland was wonderful to see. The geothermals we so cool and the medieval homes from 10th century reykholt was amazing. Definitely Viking and brave heart vibes!

Quality of Experience
Everything! From the lava cave to the beautiful nature, waterfalls, geothermals, medieval home
Food
Had some coffee and hot chocolate which was great along with every place we stopped had great food. The greenhouse with the geothermals had great food as well.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Evie our guide was so great and knowledgeable!
Transport
We really walked from the location but it was well organized and safe
Snorkeling at Silfra fissure
Selfoss

I LOVED this! It was like extreme snorkeling. The tectonic plates and nature was so beautiful. The staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide I can’t remember his name but was really great! He took the time to ensure our wet suits were on properly and was with us the entire time. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Quality of Experience
Definitely experts who know what they are doing!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was so great and knowledgeable. Felt very safe following his lead.
Transport
South Coast and Icelandic Lava Show
Vik

So amazing!!!! The south coast was so beautiful. The black sand beaches, lava cave formations, the waterfalls. Everything was amazing. Really breathtaking that cannot be appreciated as much on camera but really need to see it in person. It was such a great experience. The lava show surpassed my expectations! The presenter or guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable. Amazing to see lava that close. Felt very safe. Also got a piece of lava glass at the end which was really cool.

Quality of Experience
Amazing overall experience! The southern coast was breathtaking and a must see
Food
Every single place I ate was so good. Never was disappointed. The black crust pizza was amazing at Vik
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide or presenter was amazing.
Transport
Our rental car was perfect for our family
Drive back to Reykjavik and more of the South Coast
Vik

I am not sure if I can include the iceberg and glaciers in this but this was amazing to see. The zodiac boat tour was truly awesome. Stopping to see the 2 million old rocks and cliffs was amazing. All the waterfalls on this trip is a must! The geysers were so cool to see as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Whale Watching
Reykjavik

Truly amazing experience! The staff and guide were great. The boat was perfect. We saw whales, dolphins and other wildlife! We saw a whale breech which was amazing!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food Walking tour, Blue Lagoon and departure
Reykjavik

Reykjavik is such a beautiful city! We had a terrific time. So many things to see and all the food was excellent. Cleanest city I’ve ever been in. Blue lagoon is a must!!! Really amazing.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Our trip to Iceland was amazing, our best fam...
Iceland | Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2022

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Jennifer E.
Point Pleasant, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Our trip to Iceland was amazing, our best family trip yet! Othman was very helpful with making a few changes to our itinerary in the planning stage and our whole trip turned out perfectly . The website was easy to navigate and use on our day to day travels. There were no issue with any of the hotel reservations or our excursions. We knew it would be an active vacation but it was just the right amount of travel time and activity planned for each day.

If I had to make one suggestion - ... read more

Our trip to Iceland was amazing, our best family trip yet! Othman was very helpful with making a few changes to our itinerary in the planning stage and our whole trip turned out perfectly . The website was easy to navigate and use on our day to day travels. There were no issue with any of the hotel reservations or our excursions. We knew it would be an active vacation but it was just the right amount of travel time and activity planned for each day.

If I had to make one suggestion - I would have preferred zodiac boat tour at Fjallsarlon over Jokulsarlon which is extremely crowded with many tourists and a lot of boats in water. Fjallsarlon was just as beautiful, less crowds, and their tours go right up to glacier.

We loved all of your hotel recommendations, except Hotel Selfoss. We did not have a good experience there. It felt like a college dorm and cafeteria, our room was noisy and not clean with very outdated furniture.

Hope this feedback helps!

Activity Reviews
Blue Lagoon
Iceland
Myvatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn
Husavik Whale Watching
Iceland
Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
Iceland

Great guide and excursion!

Local specialist: Othman A

Iceland trip
Iceland | Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2022

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wanda b.
Williamsburg, VA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Othman’s planned the perfect trip for us to Iceland. He listened to what we wanted for the trip and his 7 day journey was ON POINT!
He had the road trip perfectly mapped out as to not back track and it kept us busy but we also had plenty of time to “stop and smell the roses”
10 out of 10!

Cheers!
Wanda &Wd

Local specialist: Othman A

Great Iceland Road Trip!!
Iceland | Aug 23 - Sep 1, 2022

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Jen G.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

We had a fantastic trip to Iceland, thanks to the help and services from Lisbet and KimKim team. We appreciated the accommodation on itinerary and needs for our crew. The details were well planned, and the stays were mostly great, we especially loved the quaintness of the lava resort and the beauty of Husevik!! read more

We had a fantastic trip to Iceland, thanks to the help and services from Lisbet and KimKim team. We appreciated the accommodation on itinerary and needs for our crew. The details were well planned, and the stays were mostly great, we especially loved the quaintness of the lava resort and the beauty of Husevik!!

Hotel Reviews
Midhraun Lava Resort
Stykkishólmur

Awesome rooms/cabins, the sweet soak tub and cold pond, the dining barn, and the setting - so beautiful!! Staff were also really friendly and great!!

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hofsstadir Guesthouse
Hofstaðir

Lovely accommodations, interesting and beautiful setting, and local flavor, although we skipped trying the horse.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Acco Guesthouse
Akureyri

Beautiful little town, nice, comfortable and clean accommodations. One small draw back, the hotel is right in the center of town, so if there is an all night or late night party or festival going on, you will be a part of it.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Laxá
Myvatn

This was a beautiful location and facility, I'd say a bit higher end and fancier than "family" hotel. But the food was delicious, rooms very comfortable, and we saw a glimpse of the Northern lights one of the evenings here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dæli Guesthouse
Hvammstangi

Beautiful farm locale and setup. Comfortable and clean rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room With A View Apartment Hotel
Reykjavík

While the room was nice, the amenities at the hotel weren't great. The sauna wasn't operational, nor was the hot tub. The breakfast could have been skipped for local food.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

REally cool. great guide!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Forest Lagoon
Iceland

Really lovely setup and beautiful facility. Very well run and peaceful and relaxing.

Quality of Experience
Myvatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn

very cool locale and facility.

Quality of Experience
Husavik Whale Watching
Iceland

Great experience - company and guides were excellent!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Lisbet Grönvaldt

everything was very good. Jenny was very resp...
Iceland | Aug 18 - Aug 26, 2022

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Tarik R.
Mexico | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

everything was very good. Jenny was very responsive and helpful though out the entire process. Small details on the trip regarding specific locations, but nothing mayor. The experience was overall very good one read more

everything was very good. Jenny was very responsive and helpful though out the entire process. Small details on the trip regarding specific locations, but nothing mayor. The experience was overall very good one

Activity Review
Horse Riding Tour
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Emanuela did an incredible job planning this ...
Iceland | Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2022

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Kara R.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Emanuela did an incredible job planning this trip to Iceland for my family! She was super helpful and insightful about appropriate activities for myself, sister and dad. She was very professional and listened to our request and needs, and ultimately guided us in the right direction. We had a blast on the snowmobiles, forest lagoon, blue lagoon and glacier walking tour. We were provided an extremely detailed itinerary with where to go, the history behind the places and restaurant... read more

Emanuela did an incredible job planning this trip to Iceland for my family! She was super helpful and insightful about appropriate activities for myself, sister and dad. She was very professional and listened to our request and needs, and ultimately guided us in the right direction. We had a blast on the snowmobiles, forest lagoon, blue lagoon and glacier walking tour. We were provided an extremely detailed itinerary with where to go, the history behind the places and restaurant recommendations. There was a minor hiccup at a hotel, but Emanuela was reachable and helped solve the problem right away. We requested higher end hotels and only the ones in the main city of Reykjavik were exceptional. The others were a little run down compared to what we asked for, but that may be due to the remote towns we were in. Overall, we had a great experience.

Activity Reviews
Golden Circle
Reykjavik

It was really beautiful but extremely windy and a little hard to drive.

Langjokull glacier snowmobiling
Golden Circle

The most incredible activity we had. The company was extremely organized and made everything easy. We spent a decent amount of time snowmobiling, so we were all really happy. Would definitely make this a most on people’s itinerary.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Scenic Drive to Akureyri
Iceland

Did not see. We used the Google maps gps map provider for our drive and didn’t realize this was optional so we were already too far past it when we realized it was missed.

Forest Lagoon
Akureyri

Stunning. Would recommend this over blue lagoon.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
At the feet of the Vatnajokull glacier
Hofn

Would instead recommend going directly across the bridge to diamond beach. This area was extremely crowded and difficult to see.

Glacier Walking
Skaftafell

Our guide Sofie was incredible. She made the entire experience fun and educational.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Depart Iceland
Reykjavik

Easy airport.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Perfect Trip for a Family of Three - Thank you Kim Kim!
Iceland | Aug 20 - Aug 28, 2022

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Andrea P.
Danvers, MA | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Our family of three returned last week from a truly phenomenal experience in Iceland, planned by Emanuela Grieco for KimKim. The process of planning the trip with Emanuela was entirely smooth - we worked through some adjustments after her itinerary was developed, and she incorporated our input at every step. Once we got on our way, we found the GoogleMap links to be particularly helpful on our driving days. While we did have a few very busy and long driving days, overall she planned just... read more

Our family of three returned last week from a truly phenomenal experience in Iceland, planned by Emanuela Grieco for KimKim. The process of planning the trip with Emanuela was entirely smooth - we worked through some adjustments after her itinerary was developed, and she incorporated our input at every step. Once we got on our way, we found the GoogleMap links to be particularly helpful on our driving days. While we did have a few very busy and long driving days, overall she planned just the right amount of activity in each day and the distances were manageable. Working with Emanuela saved our busy family a ton of time, resulted in an itinerary that we never would have produced ourselves, and and was worth every penny!!

Our itinerary that gave us sufficient time to explore Reykjavik at the beginning of our tripo, returning 3 mornings in a row to Braud & Co. for incredible pastries right near the Hallgrimskirkja. We had a really lovely dinner at Snaps, befriended a friendly Icelandic cat, and visited the Settlement Exhibition at the Reykjavik City Museum. She booked a helicopter ride over the volcano fields that left our 9 year old son's jaw on the floor, and a whale watch that enabled us to see 5 species of marine mammals. On our third day we left the city and toured the Snaefellsnes peninsula, having a very nice traditional Icelandic lunch at Langaholt Guesthouse & Restaurant on the south coast right after the Ytri Tunga Beaches. Further along, we joined a tour of a series of subterranean lava tubes left behind 8,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption. All around the peninsula, we kept trying to count waterfalls but there was so many it was impossible! By far our favorite hotel was FossHotel in Reykolt with lovely hot tubs and a quiet setting after a long day of travel. The Golden Circle is a "must do" but the sites along the way were (not unexpectedly) crowded and touristy - parking was a challenge at most stops. An unexpected find was the small, easily accessible Fitjarfoss waterfall off the 52 Road on the way to the Thingvellir Visitor Center from Reykolt. [Careful - there is more than 1 Reykolt in Iceland!]. After staying outside Selfoss, we traveled to Vik and along the way stopped at incredible waterfalls, fed bread to the friendly Icelandic horses and stumbled upon a film being shot on location at the Kvernufoss waterfall - a lesser known and much less crowded site than the incredible Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The Seljalandsfoss was awesome - our son loved the "pouring rain" and walking behind the falls. We had 2 perfect kid-friendly dinners in Vik at the Black Sand Pizza Company and Smidjan Brugghus and stayed at Hotel Kria, which had a great breakfast. Emanuela booked us a horseback ride along the black sand beaches the evening we arrived in Vik, and the next day she sent us out on a whirlwind day including a glacier hike on the near the Skaftafell Visitor Center with Troll Expeditions (Tina was a highlight for our son) and an amphibian boat tour of the Jokullsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The late afternoon sun light shining through drifting glaciers was gorgeous, and harbor seals were everywhere. On our last day we drove from Vik to Grindavik for an ATV tour over the lava fields and a final night at the gorgeous Silica Hotel, where we sampled the Blue Lagoon and had sandwiches at the hotel for dinner. The Blue Lagoon is absolutely worth, even if only for a strange, other-worldly experience and people watching!! Relaxation was more easily achieved in the smaller private lagoon of the Silica Hotel.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Good planning overall. Was helpful in taking...
Iceland | Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2022

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Paul T.
Maplewood, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 03, 2022

Good planning overall. Was helpful in taking out a lot of the work for us to plan and book and organize.

What’s missing:
1) The order shown for site visits and hotel check ins shown on a given day in the summary and detail plan needs to match the order shown on the driving maps. On most days, they didn’t.
2) Every tour and site visit on the plan needs to show (without having to look at vouchers or tour company websites):
- Total time at site (with ranges or estimate for... read more

Good planning overall. Was helpful in taking out a lot of the work for us to plan and book and organize.

What’s missing:
1) The order shown for site visits and hotel check ins shown on a given day in the summary and detail plan needs to match the order shown on the driving maps. On most days, they didn’t.
2) Every tour and site visit on the plan needs to show (without having to look at vouchers or tour company websites):
- Total time at site (with ranges or estimate for self-guided sites)
- Total time round trip from hotel
- More logistical info - for example distance/walking time from site parking lot to site (frequently walks were much longer than we knew and messed up our timing - we ran behind). Every night, it took us half an hour or more to plan the following day step by step in order to make tour times, dinner reservations, factor in time and logistics for eating lunch, etc. And we had to look up missing information
3) For a couple of the self guided tours, way too little time was factored in when planning the day - in one case a visit was suggested that we figured would take 30-40 minutes but including a critical scenic cliff walk tour that was was a highlight of the day but took 1.5-2 hours. We didn’t know, missed most of it and saw later from people posting on a Facebook page that it was amazing. We would have planned the day differently had we known.
4) Driving times and distances between individual stops on a day’s driving map
5) Too many separate links are provided for the plan, driving directions, geo locations, vouchers, special driving tips and instructions, etc. Should all be included in the plan. 1 single link. 1 single document. Creates too much self-organizing, printing, arranging and cross-referencing when preparing for trip.
6) Every agent needs to have their cell number on the site.

Local specialist: Janel Doyle

I had a very pleasant for experience with Kim...
Iceland | Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2022

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Eleanor B.
King of Prussia, PA | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

I had a very pleasant for experience with Kim Kim. This was my first experience with the company and also my first trip after COVID and so I was a little hesitant to try it out. However, I was very pleased with Emanuela and her recommendations and she was also very patient and answering my questions. Overall, I will be recommending the service to my friends and would absolutely use it again. read more

I had a very pleasant for experience with Kim Kim. This was my first experience with the company and also my first trip after COVID and so I was a little hesitant to try it out. However, I was very pleased with Emanuela and her recommendations and she was also very patient and answering my questions. Overall, I will be recommending the service to my friends and would absolutely use it again.

Activity Review
Katla Ice Cave
Vik

Are tour guide. Maria was exceptional. She kept us all laughing and made us feel very comfortable. She also took special care of my 13-year-old which made me much more comfortable with my child going on the tour and into the ice cave via the ladder. The tour itself is beautiful and not to be missed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Everything was spot on...
Iceland | Aug 20 - Aug 29, 2022

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Aimee P.
East Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Everything was spot on. Considering we were a last minute booking, six in the group and traveling with a wheelchair, Terry did an awesome job in getting us accommodations in all the right places on the Ring Road in Iceland. Siglufjordur was a must and the hotel there was the best!

Local specialist: Terry Stanley

Great planning by Duncan!
Iceland | Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2022

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Rom S.
San Leandro, CA | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Duncan did a great job planning out our trip and accommodated for our flight days by mixing in high energy and low energy days. He even had restaurant suggestions for our specific dietary needs! read more

Duncan did a great job planning out our trip and accommodated for our flight days by mixing in high energy and low energy days. He even had restaurant suggestions for our specific dietary needs!

Local specialist: Duncan Campbell

Beautiful and fulfilling Iceland vacation!
Iceland | Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2022

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Kannan M.
South Laurel, MD | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2022

We had a great trip to Iceland that was planned out by our guide Duncan. He was very responsive to questions and helped coordinate based on our requests. The trip was based on the Golden Circle.

The trip started easily with the car rental. Driving around Iceland was quite easy. Duncan had given us a route and itinerary based on location so we can maximize our time. The weather was amazing so that made the site seeing easier. The waterfalls were amazing and each was different from the... read more

We had a great trip to Iceland that was planned out by our guide Duncan. He was very responsive to questions and helped coordinate based on our requests. The trip was based on the Golden Circle.

The trip started easily with the car rental. Driving around Iceland was quite easy. Duncan had given us a route and itinerary based on location so we can maximize our time. The weather was amazing so that made the site seeing easier. The waterfalls were amazing and each was different from the others. We did the touristy Blue Lagoon which was fun but we liked the more natural Secret Lagoon. We did the glacier hike as well and that was a great experience too. We were able to see many sites and had time for other hikes and excursions.

We were surprised by the day trip to the wonderful Westman Island and were able to see the many puffins at the lookout point.

Each town we stayed at had a different feel from each other too. The accommodations were quite comfortable and very clean, with breakfast each morning. They were all in great locations. We stayed at the city center, Reykjavik, Vik, Westman Island. The restaurant recommendations were great as well.

Overall Iceland was a fantastic experience and one of the best trips I ever had. The incredible scenery, glaciers, waterfalls, seeing the horses and puffins. We were independent but had a great plan set up through Duncan and Kimkim and actually felt like we were exploring and discovering the beauty of Iceland rather than a flock of a big tourist group.

Hotel Reviews
Blue Hotel Fagrilundur - On The Golden Circle
Bláskógabyggd

Feels remote but very peaceful. Clean rooms, comfortable. Loved having a passcode and self check in. Restaurant right across street.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Peaceful
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Kría
Vík

Incredible view from Restaurant that was part of hotel. Vik felt like a beautiful resort town. Rooms were very comfortable and clean.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in walking area of different hikes and paths.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
Vestmannaeyjar

Wonderful hotel and had view of island next to our island. Attached restaurant was good albeit slower service. The hotel staff were very polite and friendly. Clean and comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room With A View Apartment Hotel
Reykjavík

Our room had view of parking lot but we only slept in room. It was very clean and comfortable with great shower. Located in city with great restaurant choices and walking distance to different areas but we didn’t have time to enjoy as our flight was the next day.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland

Very different experience with the warmth and feel of thermal spring heated pool. Should bring own towel as they charge higher for renting one . Food and drinks available but we didn’t use. Felt cozy and natural rather than touristy.

Quality of Experience
Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
Iceland

It was worth to actually go onto the glacier to get a feel of what it really is and walk on it, especially knowing it is quickly receding.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

It was necessary to at least experience the iconic Blue Lagoon and most reviews will all say it probably isn’t worth the cost. The water and steam rising were pretty but it felt like it could have been man made like a Vegas resort.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Duncan Campbell

Helpful travel service, but still need to do your own research
Iceland | Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2022

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ben c.
Sudbury, MA | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

The trip planning experience was relatively smooth, and we really enjoyed our family vacation to Iceland. Our advisor, Janel, quickly answered questions during the planning stages, and listened to our comments. The itinerary she put together included all of our areas of interest, and all of our bookings went well.
That said, I feel like the level of service was relatively generic and did not appear to leverage any specific insight or knowledge from someone based in country. I would have... read more

The trip planning experience was relatively smooth, and we really enjoyed our family vacation to Iceland. Our advisor, Janel, quickly answered questions during the planning stages, and listened to our comments. The itinerary she put together included all of our areas of interest, and all of our bookings went well.
That said, I feel like the level of service was relatively generic and did not appear to leverage any specific insight or knowledge from someone based in country. I would have liked to have more options to choose from when deciding on places to stay, and the ability to customize a bit more. I would have prioritized lodging better suited to having 2 young kids, for instance. Also, knowing that we would be arriving to the airport after the rental car shuttle closed, would have been helpful to start off. Or knowing that during our time in Reykjavik, there would be a major event (marathon) occurring that would impact driving and parking at our hotel.
Overall, KimKim and Janel provided a useful service for making a wonderful country accessible. Next time, I would do additional diligence to make sure all the details fit our needs.

Hotel Reviews
Room With A View Apartment Hotel
Reykjavík

Do not book this hotel on the weekend - our room was next to a nightclub that was open til 3am with extremely loud music.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fosshotel Hellnar
Hellnar
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Héradsskólinn Golden Circle Apartments
Laugarvatn

Decent and roomy. lacks a few amenities like hand soap. towels like sandpaper. restaurant at hostel across the street was very good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Farmhouse Lodge
Vík

Nice place, but a little cramped for a family with 2 young kids.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vik Apartments
Vik I Myrdal

Modern, roomy, and functional. great for families. grocery store across the street a bonus.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland

better than I expected, nice relaxing environment. however, my son's sneakers were stolen from the locker room.

Quality of Experience
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon amphibian boat tour
Iceland

pretty typical tourist attraction, wish they had gone closer to the glacier. was raining during our trip, which was not ideal, but still a beautiful sight.

Blue Lagoon
Iceland

relaxing, as advertised. the water did leave my skin feeling weird though.

Local specialist: Janel Doyle

Amazing Iceland - August 1st - 13th
Iceland | Aug 1 - Aug 13, 2022

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Christina L.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Two weeks in Iceland and it was an incredible journey! Our agent, Rinolda created a fantastic trip plan for us. We had one phone call with her and she understood everything we wanted for our travel. All the arrangements were great! The driving routes were well planned with numerous site seeing suggestions. We had no problems with hotel reservations and they were all very nice!

There is so much to explore in this beautiful country! The waterfalls were all gorgeous! Dynjandi is the... read more

Two weeks in Iceland and it was an incredible journey! Our agent, Rinolda created a fantastic trip plan for us. We had one phone call with her and she understood everything we wanted for our travel. All the arrangements were great! The driving routes were well planned with numerous site seeing suggestions. We had no problems with hotel reservations and they were all very nice!

There is so much to explore in this beautiful country! The waterfalls were all gorgeous! Dynjandi is the most beautiful falls I have ever seen! Latrabjarg Cliffs was magnificant with puffins and seabirds! Blue Lagoon was therapeutic with its spa! We took a two day South Coast tour and our tour guide Luba was wonderful! We love our trip so much that we are already planning to go back.
KikKim will definitely be our agent again!

Local specialist: Rinolda Juodvirsyte

Thoughtful and cool plan
Iceland | Aug 11 - Aug 21, 2022

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Mark M.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Thoughtful and cool plan considering I made the decision to travel to Iceland only 2 months before read more

Thoughtful and cool plan considering I made the decision to travel to Iceland only 2 months before

Hotel Review
Arnarstapi Hotel
Snæfellsbær

Cool place. Ask for room w sea view

Location
View
Activity Reviews
Langjokull Glacier Snowmobiling
Iceland

Great to do. Ideally group not too large as then you will go as slow as the slowest in the group

Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland

Must do. Make time

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Hike - Full Day Summit Hike
Iceland

Loved it. Cool especially as I had a sunny day

Local specialist: Francesca Stoppani

Iceland's Ring Road -- Indie travel with help!
Iceland | Aug 5 - Aug 17, 2022

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Rebecca G.
Medford, MA | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

This trip, with my adult son, would not have happened without Emanuela and KimKim. Even as a seasoned indie (including a full year of independent travel) + business traveler, I did not have it in me to plan another trip that might get cancelled and unwound due to the ups and downs post-pandemic. So, for the first time ever I decided to seek out a travel agent and thank goodness I found KimKim.
The process is straight forward. Emanuela asked for our dream trip, and then proposed an agenda... read more

This trip, with my adult son, would not have happened without Emanuela and KimKim. Even as a seasoned indie (including a full year of independent travel) + business traveler, I did not have it in me to plan another trip that might get cancelled and unwound due to the ups and downs post-pandemic. So, for the first time ever I decided to seek out a travel agent and thank goodness I found KimKim.
The process is straight forward. Emanuela asked for our dream trip, and then proposed an agenda and set expectations given our very late decision (less than 2 weeks). We focused on our work and then an agenda arrived with cars, hotels, excursions (many off the beaten path) and restaurant recommendations. We were particularly amazed by the fact that Emanuela checked in daily and helped make requested changes along the way. Her restaurant recommendations were so amazing, particularly given my son is a vegetarian trying to eat in Iceland, that we became dedicated to her recommendations exclusively. We would have never found “one of the best chief in Iceland”@ Otto Matur og Dryldkur on our own.
In closing, I look forward to using KimKim for my next, less rushed trip.

Activity Reviews
Drive to Grundarfjordur via Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Iceland

I will return to the Peninsula -- it is the whole of Iceland compressed into a smaller space. Don't miss the Cave experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
I bought the auto insurance for the first time (for window shields and tires) and we used it on Day 2 when we had a flat tire. Enterprise sent a repair man who fixed the tire while we had dinner in a nearby restaurant. Totally worth it! we saw many people with flats in Iceland.
West Iceland
Borgarnes
Forest Lagoon
Akureyri
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Family of 5 trip to Iceland
Iceland | Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2022

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Dana G.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

We had a week long trip along the southern part of Iceland and the golden circle. The process with KimKim was very efficient and the trip really was catered to our