I am born and raised here in Iceland. My parents have a special kind of love for the country, so from a young age, I have been traveling all around our extraordinary Ísland (Iceland). Then coming into adulthood I saw that I could use my love and knowledge of my own travels to help other travelers to experience this unique country.
How did you get involved in travel?
"In 2015 I started working as a tour guide, taking people through The Golden Circle. I then went on to hospitality work in the southern region of Iceland. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"It was late summer and we went on a camping trip to a magical place called Þakgil. We woke up early morning put our hiking boots on, our daughter in a hiking carrier and just started to walk. We did not decide beforehand where we would hike and the surprise that we were about to experience was magical. We walked up this canyon that ended with this small but breathtaking waterfall surrounded by humongous cliffs and rocks that have fallen from it. The moment where you just stop and you take all this magnificent nature in and you can feel how small you are in comparison to mother nature.
This feeling is why I love being outside in nature. The adventure where you just experience and enjoy yourself far from your daily life and worries."
Elisa Guðlaug Snæland's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
This 10-day, self-guided tour of Iceland's winter landscapes combines the natural wonders of waterfalls, mountains, and volcanoes with plenty of wildlife and marine life...
Check the spectacular Northern Lights off your bucket list with this quick-hit trip to southern Iceland. In addition to nighttime expeditions in search of the Aurora Borealis,...
Drive Iceland's south coast for a memorable family adventure in just under a week. After getting to know Reykjavik, you'll check off blockbuster natural sites in the Golden...
Road trip itineraries
This itinerary packs a lot into 8 days, but if you have limited time and have your heart set on driving the entire Ring Road, then this guide will be your best friend for the...
With two weeks in Iceland, you can complete the entire Ring Road and add incredible detours. This grand tour will take you to all the best places giving you plenty of time to...
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Recent trip reviews for Elisa Guðlaug Snæland
We could not have been happier with our 12-da...
Jul 21 - Aug 2, 2023
We could not have been happier with our 12-day trip to Iceland! Each scheduled activity was memorable, timely, and extremely well run. Our favorite had to be Kayaking in Glacier Lagoon with B, though Helga's knowledge of everything Iceland on our Super Jeep tour was phenomenal. When my wife discovered that our excellent Glacier Cave guide, Ace, was also Sigtryggr on one of her favorite shows, "Last Kingdom", that immediately jumped to her favorite part of Iceland and the trip. Beyond... read more
Fantastic journey, thorough and thoughtful guidance.
Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2023
From moment of first contact through the end of our fantastic Iceland journey, Elisa provided thorough and helpful guidance. Most important, she was a thoughtful, kind, and pleasant partner. Highest marks possible to Elisa and kimkim. read more
Great experience with Elisa and Kimkim for our Iceland trip
Jul 3 - Jul 9, 2023
It was our first time to Iceland. It’s quite daunting to figure out what you’d be interesting in seeing and what all activities you’d like to do along with optimal route and hotel selection/booking. Luckily we had Elisa, our guide/booking agent who is also a native of Iceland. She was very helpful in understanding our needs, suggesting an itenary and extra activities. After some back and forth we booked the trip with her.
Trip went mostly flawless. We had an issue with a hotel booking on... read more
Elisa was extremely helpful in making our hut to hut adventure possible
Jun 16 - Jun 23, 2023
Elisa was extremely helpful in making all of our bookings and arranging to have our food and bags moved for us while we were on an amazing hut to hut hike. Iceland is truly a magical place to visit. We especially enjoyed the east coast where it was less populated. read more
Elisa organised an epic ten day adventure through the West Fjords and South Coast of Iceland
Apr 28 - May 8, 2023
Elisa organised an epic ten day adventure for us through the West Fjords and south coast of Iceland. Liaising and payment in lead up to the trip was simple and Elisa was very helpful if we encountered any hiccups during the trip. We appreciated the support over Whatsapp when travelling. Elisa met up with us briefly and gifted us some Icelandic goodies which was a very sweet touch. The highlight of the trip was certainly the west fjords which was the slightly less traveled part of Iceland -... read more
Lovely trip to Iceland
Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2023
Elisa was very responsive and easy to work with. She had great suggestions for things for us to do and was open to moving around our itinerary to fit our specific interests. We saw a lot of this beautiful country in just a few days with her help. We would love to visit again and work with KimKim again.