I am an Italian Travel Designer mostly based in Iceland.
Traveling has been my passion since I was young, being always fascinated by other cultures and people.
In 2005, after living and studying in Norway and Denmark, I got my degree in Scandinavian languages and cultures at the university in Rome and began to travel the world. I never stopped since then.
So far, I have been traveling for 20 years across more than 100 countries and lived in 12 different ones. And counting....
In 2016, after an unforgettable summer spent in Kulusuk, East Greenland, I went back to Italy to get a new degree as a Travel Designer in order to make my love for traveling becoming my job. So now here I am, on this amazing new adventure called Arctic Travel Designer, where I can finally help people making their Arctic dream becoming true.
In 2021 I published my first book: "The tiny book of traveling with an open heart.
A travel checklist, a mindful travel guide and a travel diary, all at one!".
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialise in customised experiential holidays across Iceland and Greenland. Having lived in both countries allows me to have a deeper insight about places and activities not to miss when visiting these stunning countries."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I am a globetrotter at heart, who loves slower paced travels, experiencing and taking my time to get absorbed by new cultures and people.
I mostly travel alone. My first solo trip was in 2003 when I discovered the beauty of exploring and discovering the world and simply never managed to stop since then. Traveling for me is not only a life style but it is my life in general. I simply can´t stay still in one place...and who would, when there is the entire world to be discovered out there?"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My most beautiful travel experience has been being part of "Viking Across Africa", the first overland expedition ever to go from Iceland to South Africa.
Back in 2013, together with other 16 adventurers, I traveled for seven months across 23 countries, for 22000 miles, on an old war truck, experiencing some of the most remote places and people in the world. The experience of a lifetime!"
Featured trips & expertise
Iceland Best of the West: Snæfellsnes & Westfjords - 15 Days
The rugged beauty of Iceland was made for road-tripping, which is precisely what you'll do on this 15-day self-drive excursion. You'll be traveling through the west, which is packed full of highlights ranging from waterfalls and glaciers to fjords and natural hot springs. You'll even have time for a detour to the north, where you'll ride horses, take helicopter tours, and drive the scenic Diamond Circle route.
Best of Iceland's West & North: Snaefellsnes, Westfjords, Vatnsnes & Diamond Circle - 12 Days
Two of Iceland's more remote and scenically stunning yet lesser-visited regions—Westfjords and North Iceland—are the focus of this scenic 12-day active self-drive adventure, which also includes the mesmerizing Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The non-stop experiences range from clifftop hikes and wildlife viewing to helicopter flightseeing, as well as visits to many of Iceland's iconic and less familiar but equally spectacular sites.
12 Days in Iceland - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Travelers with 12 days to spend in Iceland have plenty of options. You can circle the entire island on a grand tour or focus your time on an in-depth exploration of two or three regions, such as the Westfjords, Snæfellness Peninsula, and Golden Circle. Perhaps you want a winter adventure, or an active adventure combining kayaking, hiking, and riding e-mountain bikes in West and South Iceland. These five itineraries show you how to make the most of your visit.
Top Winter Experiences in Iceland
Winter in Iceland offers many unique activities that you can't always experience in other seasons. Make the most out of the limited daylight with wintry adventures, such as kayaking amongst icebergs, exploring electric-blue ice caves, dogsledding with a pack of Huskies, snowmobiling atop glaciers, hiking in the snow, or tracking the country's wild reindeer population during their annual migration.
Iceland's Golden Circle in Winter - 6 Days
This winter tour through Iceland's south coast explores some of the country's most beautiful scenery, stopping at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Gullfoss, as well as the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara to observe the Dyrhólaey sea stacks. You'll hike along glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park and stop to admire the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, all while hoping to catch the northern lights in the evening. Finally, explore the capital city of Reykjavik and the popular village of Vík, ending the trip with a soak in the milky waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Ultimate Iceland Itineraries: 5, 7, 10 & 14 Days
When it comes to planning the perfect Iceland itinerary, we have you covered. Our researchers scouted the island, our Iceland experts chipped in, and then we asked travelers themselves what cool sights and chill activities most thrill them. Then we assessed how much time most travelers are likely to have. We put all these ingredients together to come up with a satisfying hlaðborð (smorgasbord) of itineraries. Read on for our top recommendations for itineraries of 5, 7, 10, and 14 days.
Recent trip reviews for Emanuela
Dream Greenland trip became a reality
Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2023
Emanuela helped make my dream Greenland trip a reality. She was super responsive throughout the entire trip, ready to rearrange an activity when any unforseen circumstances came up due to weather, and would check in to make sure everything was going well. Everything exceed expectations, and we were grateful to have Emanuela and her expertise to help navigate Greenland's hotels, DMCs, and more. 10/10 recommend.
- Boat tour through UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord
- Version of an... read more
My dear Katie,
thank you so much for your words and for such a nice review.
It has been a pleasure to connect these past months and a lot of fun to plan your Arctic honeymoon together.
And I am very happy that the overcome exceeded your expectations and that, in a way, I managed to share my love for Greenland with you and Brendan.
Thank you for your trust and for your kindness and hope to have you back somewhere up here again, one day,
Had a wonderful Golden Circle trip with Proko...
Feb 16 - Feb 21, 2023
Had a wonderful Golden Circle trip with Prokop and an amazing South Coast tour with Toby. Kids loved off roading in the land rover en route to the ice cave. Spent a rainy afternoon at Perlan, which was very interesting. The strike of the restaurant and housekeeping workers was a bit disappointing, but nothing we can do about that!
Overall a great trip and we would return, hopefully in the summer to see puffins and whales.
Thank you very much!
Thank you for your feedback and review Virginia, and so happy to hear you had a wonderful time with your family.
It was lovely to stay in touch while you were here and I hope to have you back again, one day.
Jan 2 - Jan 7, 2023
We had our first trip with Kim Kim to Iceland and Emanuela Grieco was our travel designer.
By providing her our must and nice to see, she was able to coordinate a trip itinerary that ensure we maximize our time in the country and we were able to do and see all we wanted. Her experience and recommendations were exactly what we were looking for. She was very attentive and responsive before and during the trip.
The hotel selection was comfortable and with a great location to walk around... read more
My dear Ana,
thank you for your beautiful review, just a day after you came back from your trip!
Starting the new year with happy travelers is wonderful. Your happiness is mine and I truly appreciate your kind words.
Hoping to have you back here again, one day.
All the best to all of you,
Emanuela was so very helpful and accommodating ....
Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2022
Emanuela was very helpful and accommodating . She provided us with the perfect itinerary, capturing as much as possible of sites and experiences that mattered most to us. She was able to make adjustments as our travel plans changed and was extremely helpful when we were faced with an unexpected Icelandic storm, throwing everyone into a state of emergency, and causing our Zodiak iceberg tour to be cancelled. She urged us to leave the area quickly and found us new accommodations further... read more
thank you so much for this beautiful note and your kind words. It was lovely to be in touch with you since the beginning of your planning and, indeed, what an adventure you got when the storm hit South Iceland! Luckily we managed to make it work and you could enjoy the rest of the trip without issues.
Thanks again for having booked your trip with me and I hope to have back here again one day.
All the best,
8 Day Complete Excursion
Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022
I was a bit skeptical with using a professional because I have always booked my own trips, but I will say that it was 100% worth giving up the reigns with Emanuela. She took just a few tidbits of what I was looking for and was able to deliver really the perfect trip. There were so many examples of places that I would have missed seeing because they were tucked away off the main road. Emanuela provided a very detailed, but simplified itinerary that I was able to follow without any issues.... read more
thank you for your beautiful review and your super kind words.
It was a pleasure and very funny to stay in touch while you were traveling and enjoying Iceland. I am very happy you made the most out of your time here and you managed to see all the great spots that were on your detailed trip plan.
Thank you again for having booked your trip with me and for the trust.
Emanuela was incredibly responsive and answer...
Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2022
Emanuela was incredibly responsive and answered all my questions. There were some great recommendations that we checked out and found some of our own…definitely include the “Icelandic Phallological Museum” for places to see on Reykjavik 😁
so happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Iceland and you enjoyed my recommendations.
All the best to both of you and come back soon!
Iceland Expectations Exceeded!
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2022
Our trip to Iceland was our first trip with Kim Kim and we have already recommended both (Iceland and Kim Kim) to friends.
Emanuela Grieco was fabulous to work with. She developed a trip itinerary that checked all of the boxes for things I wanted to see and do in Iceland. Her expertise was invaluable in knowing what were the not-to-miss sights and experiences as well as what might not be worth our time or further driving distance. Some of our favorite things were hiking Fjadrargljufur... read more
Thank you so much for your beautiful review and the time you took to write it.
What a pleasure it has been to follow you on the road, in such an adventure on one of the first storms of Iceland!
Thank you for sharing your amazing photos while you were traveling and happy we managed to create together exactly what you were looking for on your Iceland trip.
All the best to both of you and I hope to have you back here again, one day,
Ring Road September 5th - 12th
Sep 5 - Sep 12, 2022
Emanuela was great to work with. We had a few starts and stops with our planning and each time she was flexible and understanding.
She provided us with options for our trip and each time we provided feedback, she came back with updates to the plan that better reflected what we wanted. She was very responsive and got back to us quickly each time we had a question.
Hotels were very nice and ones we wouldn't have found in our own searching. That was a nice perk of having someone who is... read more
Thank you so much for your lovely words.
It has been a pleasure to connect and stay in touch before and during your trip and I am so happy we managed to create together a great trip to Iceland and that you had a great time.
All the best,
Trip of a Lifetime (Thank You Emanuela!)
Aug 26 - Sep 10, 2022
I began working with Emanuela on my Greenland trip nearly *3 years* ago. In late 2019, we started building an itinerary for 2 weeks of backpacking in the Kujalleq region, with a plan to travel over the summer of 2020. With COVID, we canceled the 2020 trip and tried again in 2021. That trip was also canceled due to COVID, so we tried a third time this year, and the third time was a charm!
Emanuela was awesome to work with. She got all the details on what I was looking for in the trip and... read more
thank you so much for your beautiful words and for sharing these amazing pictures.
It gave me goosebumps to look at them! They truly show the magic of a remote and enchantinc world like Greenland is.
What an incredible journey and experience we managed to organize together and you have lived there, with Erneeraq as a perfect guide.
It has been a true pleasure to connect with you and I also thank you so much for your patience and trust in the past hectic 3 years.
Mission accomplished, I'd say :)
10 stars! Best trip of our life thanks to Emanuela!
Aug 30 - Sep 5, 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
thank you so so much for sharing this lovely fedback and pictures of your amazing family trip. Hearing your enthusiasm is contagious and fills my hear with joy for you and for what I do.
It was great to connect and thank you again for having booked your trip with me.
I am sure you will be back to Iceland again, one day.
All the best,
Emanuela did an incredible job planning this ...
Aug 19 - Aug 26, 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
ohhh!!!Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback and photos. So nice to see all these smiles of you having a great time in Iceland!
I am very happy to hear you had a wonderful time up here and to have contributed to a memorable family adventure.
It was lovely to connect with you. Thank you for your trust and for having booked your trip with me.
All the best,
Perfect Trip for a Family of Three - Thank you Kim Kim!
Aug 20 - Aug 28, 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
what a pleasure to read your beautiful story review. You made me travel and adventure with you and your family for a few minutes.
I am so happy you had a wonderful Iceland family experience, with tons of stories to share for a long time to come. This is pure bliss to hear.
It was been a pleasure to connect with you and thank you again for having booked your family trip with me.
Hope to welcome you back again, one day.
I had a very pleasant for experience with Kim...
Aug 24 - Aug 29, 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
it was lovely to connect with you and I am super happy you had a memorable time in Iceland.
I hope to have you back here again one day to check the rest!
All the best,
Iceland's Ring Road -- Indie travel with help!
Aug 5 - Aug 17, 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
It has been a pleasure to connect with you and I am so happy that we managed to plan together a wonderful trip despite the short time we had available.
I am really happy to know you really enjoyed Iceland, its people, culture and food.
Thank you so much for your kind and lovely words. They mean the world to me.
All the best to you and Dashiell and I hope to have you back here again.
There is still so much more to see :)
8 day Iceland Vacation
Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2022
My family and I returned from an 8 day Iceland vacation a little over a week ago. This was our “big” vacation that was long overdue. With so much information available on Iceland, as well as talking to friends that had previously visited, the task of planning seemed a bit daunting. How was I going to plan an engaging, memorable experience for 2 teenage boys and my husband? When I finally decided to use KimKim, my specialist Emanuel communicated with me and we began a lovely rapport... read more
My dear Ruth,
your words filled my heart with joy.
Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback and review, for the time you took to write it, and for the enthusiasm you and your family showed me once again.
It was a pleasure to get to virtually know and connect with you. I enjoyed so much our weekly updates and shared sense of humour and you already know I miss it so much.
I am very happy to know you and your boys had a lovely trip and enjoyed Iceland the best. There is still so much... read more
We had such an incredible trip to Iceland. .
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2022
We had such an incredible trip to Iceland. Even though it was short we managed to squeeze in so many fun activities. We ended up going to the sky Lagoon instead of the blue lagoon because There was no availability as our trip was planned so last minute. It was so beautiful and peaceful it was a great way to start our trip after a exhausting overnight flight. The hotel we stayed in were all clean and well located. We loved the glacier hike and the ATV towards the best and we also appreciated... read more
thank you for your beautiful review and the time you took to write it. It was challenging to plan your last minute trip but I am so very happy you had an amazing time in Iceland and everything went so smooth for you.
All the ebst and hope to have you back here again one day,
Perfect from start to finish
Jul 27 - Aug 4, 2022
Emanuela did an incredible job organizing our trip to Iceland, from start to finish! Her itinerary was perfect for our family, easy to follow and we appreciated her checking in with us periodically as well. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
thank you so much for your sweet words and for sharing these lovely pictures. It is always wonderful to see smiling faces!
It has been great to connect with you and I am super happy you had a memorable family time in Iceland.
All the best and hope to have you back here again, one day!
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2022
Emanuela was great in planning our trip. The provided itinerary was highly detailed, easy to follow and very helpful. We appreciated all her dining recommendations and places to stop off the beaten path. Emanuela was very responsive and communicated with us during the planning process and checked in with us throughout the trip! Thanks for a great adventure read more
I am so happy to read your beautiful words. Thank you for your kind review. Glad to know you loved all suggestions and work done and that, overall, you had an amazing time in Iceland.
It was a plesure to conenct and stay in touch while you were traveling.
All the best to you and Max,
We can't speak more highly about Emanuela
May 26 - Jun 2, 2022
We can't speak more highly about Emanuela and the services she provided for us. We had originally planned our trip with her for May 2020, and when covid hit we needed to cancel . Emanuela checked in with us over the summer and the following year and was always respectful of our concerns about Covid and never pressured us to rebook sooner than we were comfortable. Our trip this past May/June 2022 was spectacular. Emanuela kept in touch with us by text to be sure our trip was going well. We... read more
thank you so much for your beautiful words!
How wonderful has been to stay in touch with you and Hallie over the past 2 years and on your trips to Iceland in May and June.
My heart is filled with joy at reading your words and can not thank you enough for your lovely review and the time you took to write it.
All the best to the three of you and tons of love,
Trip was absolutely amazing!!! Emanuela helpe...
Jul 16 - Jul 23, 2022
Trip was absolutely amazing!!! Emanuela helped me every step of the way. It was perfectly planned and exactly what we asked for. Everything went so smoothly. Best trip we've ever had. I will use the services for all my future trips!
Thank you so much for your super kind words and for sharing these smiling pictures, dear Stephanie!
It was great to stay in touch while you were traveling!
And I am so happy you had a wonderful time!
All the best to both you and hope to have you back here one day :)
Emanuela did a fabulous job planning and mapp...
Jul 3 - Jul 11, 2022
Emanuela did a fabulous job planning and mapping out our trip. We enjoyed all that Iceland had to offer. Our favorite experiences were outside the cities traveling the countryside and the beauty of the landscapes. and animals. All of our guides on our excursions were excellent and gave very thorough and informative history and scientific explanations on site. The food choices were excellent , Breakfast inclusion was excellent and organic and farm experiences were our favorites
Emanuela... read more
thank you so much for writing this beautiful review for me and my service. It was great to connect with you and follow you along the road on your mother-and-daughter trip, this Summer. It fills my heart to know you had a wonderful time in Iceland.
All the best and I hope to have you back here again soon!
We highly recommend Emanuela. We had a wonder...
Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2022
We highly recommend Emanuela. We had a wonderful experience in Iceland. Hotels, itinerary and food recommendations were amazing. Would definitely book with her again.
Agent did an amazing job booking a tour exact...
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2022
Agent did an amazing job booking a tour exactly how we wanted it. Everything went off without a hitch and it was an unforgettable experience that I will always cherish! I would highly recommend Emanuela
Iceland in April
Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2022
We had a wonderful holiday.
Emanuela worked with us to plan a trip that was perfect for our needs, wants and time constraints. She was always responsive and regularly in touch before and during the trip. Logistically, the bookings she made for our trips all worked exactly as intended. We were particularly delighted with the company she chose for our two expeditions, the minibus and the guides were truly excellent.
In Reykjavik, Sky Lagoon was an absolute highlight and my favourite restaurant was Fiskfelagid although we sampled many and had lots of excellent food!
Adventures through Iceland
Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2022
Emanuela was absolutely fantastic to work with on this trip. She helped plan a wonderful Iceland adventure and helped us keep our costs down while exploring all the beauty that Iceland has to offer. She made sure to include the 'must see' spots, while also taking us off the beaten path to explore in places like Varmaland. She was extremely communicative during the trip and helped answer all of our questions no matter how big or small. Would definitely use KimKim and work with Emanuela again! Snow mobiling is also definitely worth it :)
Emanuela planned an amazing trip for us. I tr...
Apr 17 - Apr 22, 2022
Emanuela planned an amazing trip for us. I traveled with 3 kids and their grandmother. Everything was perfect for our group. The hotels were spectacular, the activities a lot of fun, and even the dinner recommendations were amazing. Our favorite dinner was in a small local restaurant in Vik that we never would have heard about if we didn't have Emanuela. Can't wait to take my husband to the Blue Lagoon!
Mar 14 - Mar 20, 2022
We had such a wonderful trip in Iceland! It was our first time there and Emanuela was extremely helpful in communicating with us while we were there about any last minute confirmations or changes due to the weather! Everything was set up and very easy to follow, from the google maps to the daily itinerary. It was such a special trip and we would highly recommend Emanuela to anyone planning to travel to Iceland , especially for the first time! It was an unforgettable trip!
Don't go to Iceland without Emanuela's advice!
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2022
I have great things to say about Emanuela. We traveled to Iceland in March, which is not the typical or ideal time to travel there. We had originally signed up for a group tour but realized we wanted more flexibility and to travel just by ourselves. I had bought two different guide books but Emanuela was invaluable in telling me what would be appropriate for the season-- half the hikes and activities that I read about were snowed in or the roads were closed! She helped us pivot to do a fun... read more
Emanuela was amazing! Trip of a Lifetime!
Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2022
Emanuela was amazing she was informative helpful and was able to help pivot and adjust our schedule when asked and even worked through our flight delay to move bookings around on the fly. This enabled us to still see all of the sites we had desired without a hiccup. She listened so well to all of my questions, needs, and wants and created a trip of a lifetime for my children and I! All of the local nuances and recommendations she made were spot on. She gave us plenty of information and... read more
Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2022
The February weather created a challenge as several of our booked tours were canceled or cut short due to storms. Our agent, Emanuela, was remarkable in rebooking tours, hotel rooms and reassuring us that she would take care of us!! We can't thank her enough for making our holiday a success! We visited the Katla Volcano, ice cave and and glacier; Víðgelmir Lava tube; Blue Lagoon water spa and enjoyed visiting the shops on Laugavegur in Reykjavik. We met so many nice people from Scotland, Ireland, England, Lithuania and even Brazil. To see Iceland in the winter was amazing!
Great trip, definitely recommend
Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2021
Using KimKim was a fantastic overall experience and I’d definitely recommend using them to book another trip. We were able to pack a lot in during our visit to Iceland and our guides with Hidden Iceland with super friendly and knowledgeable. It was so helpful and easy having our schedule set in advance, with a detailed packet of all of our activities. Our travel concierge was responsive and helpful both before and during our trip as well. We had a great time and I look forward to visiting Iceland again!
Our trip to Iceland was phenomenal! Emanuela...
Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2021
Our trip to Iceland was phenomenal! Emanuela designed a fantastic itinerary that allowed us to make the most of our 5 days. From our first glimpse of the spectacular waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, every stop she planned revealed amazing wonders! The glacier lagoon was a highlight for us all! We loved dinner at Lava at the Blue Lagoon and lunch at Fridheimer. They were both delicious!
Emanuela was so helpful not only in planning, but to support us during our travels! She provided a number... read more
Emanuela did a great job setting up our Iceland trip
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2021
Emanuela did a great job setting up our trip to Iceland for us. She asked lots of questions about our interests and was extremely responsive to our questions and requests. She came up with an itinerary that fit perfectly with our preferences, needs and desires and exceeded our expectations. We chose KimKim to book our trip because Emanuela customized our trip for us when most other travel companies simply offered “canned” itineraries with little opportunity for questions or changes. Our... read more
One Amazing Experience After Another
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2021
Emanuela planned a trip that was one amazing experience after another. We followed her recommendations and were not disappointed with the sites, the lodging, and the restaurants. The guides for the glacier walk, Northern lights, and ice cave were extremely knowledgeable. Each was a unique experience. She customized in a few places based on our preferences and that worked really well. Iceland should be on everyone's bucket list.
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2021
Emanuela planned one of our favorite vacations ever. Our decision to go to Iceland was last minute so we turned to kimkim and Emanuela to plan out our itinerary. The itinerary/plan was very detailed and included activities that we enjoyed doing. Every suggestion that she made was great including her recommendations for local bakeries. We even credited her for the wonderful weather we had. Going to Iceland? Using Emanuela to plan your trip is a must.
Excellent itinerary for Iceland!
Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2021
Excellent itinerary for Iceland! Emanuela was excellent before and during our trip. All recommendations were spot-on and met all of our needs. Even when we had questions during our stay in Iceland, we were able to get quick responses back from our guide. We especially enjoyed the Glacier Lagoon boat trip, the volcano hike, and hunting for northern lights (which we saw twice!). I would absolutely recommend doing the self-driving tour of Iceland as I believe this is the most flexible way to see the country.
Bucket list trip to Iceland
Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2021
Our trip to Iceland was amazing! Definitely in the top 3 trips we’ve taken. Working with emanuela was wonderful - she took all of our inputs and modified the itinerary to meet our needs perfectly. All 3 of the tours we did were incredible - glacier lagoon in a zodiac, Hiking an ice cave on Katla, and northern lights. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were also tremendous - they were definitely a great way to wrap up every day. We will definitely fo back!
A great 12-day trip to Iceland
Sep 11 - Sep 22, 2021
Emanuela did a great job planning our 12-day trip. Everything went smoothly and she checked in on us several times during the trip to make sure all was going well. I would recommend her for trip planning in Iceland.
We loved our visit to Iceland!!!
Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2021
We had a fabulous time in Iceland from September 18-26th. I worked with Emanuela to plan all what we hoped to see in Iceland and we were not disappointed! 2 night in Reykjavik, 2 nights in Vik and 2 night in Grindavik on our self driving tour. We loved our hotels, dinner suggestions and tours. Emanuela was in constant contact with us throughout our time in Iceland - even alerting us to the bad weather alerts and offering us alternative plans. We hope to return to see even more of beautiful Iceland and I will definitely be calling Emanuela to book our visit!!
Jon & Jane love Iceland & Emanuela
Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2021
Hi, I’m Jon. I live in Chicago and recently traveled to Iceland with my partner Jane. It’s hard for me to express the grandeur you’ll see in the Icelandic landscape, but I can tell you that Emanuela and kimkim helped us make some incredible memories without having to negotiate many of the details that pull me out of the magical moments that make traveling memorable and fulfilling. I had previously used kimkim for adventure travel in the Altai Mountain Region of Western Mongolia, so I knew... read more
Great Experience for Road Trip in Iceland
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2021
The service that KimKim and Emanuela (our trip planner) provided was great! We decided to do a road trip in Iceland and Emanuela worked out all the details. She rented the car, reserved hotels and restaurants, was available whenever we needed her. Our budget was also respected as well.
The trip itself was wonderful and I would recommend that other people do the same trip if they can.
Emanuela did an amazing time organizing my br...
Aug 15 - Aug 24, 2021
Emanuela did an amazing time organizing my brother and I's trip around the ring road. She not only organized our accommodations, but had amazing restaurant recommendations and new all the best sites to stop at along the way. It made everything so much easier, so we could relax and focus on enjoying Iceland. We absolutely could not recommend her services enough!
Emanuela and Kim Kim did A GREAT JOB for our Family Trip to Iceland!
Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2021
We can highly recommend Emanuela without reservation.
She did a fantastic job putting together our Family Trip coordinating travelers from two continents and multiple time zones. Our hotel accommodations were thoughtfully chosen and in the city of Reykjavik was particularly exceptional (Hotel Odinsve). It afforded us a "home base" with easy walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, museums and shops.
Our trip excursions- snowmobiling on a glacier with Mountaineers of Iceland;... read more
One of our best vacations ever
Aug 3 - Aug 18, 2021
Emanuela arranged for us one of the best vacations we have ever taken. Every day was an adventure to new places and experiences with a bit of respite thrown in every couple of days to let us recharge. The hotels were excellent, and her restaurant recommendations were always great, from the best fish and chips in Iceland to fine cuisine next to the harbor in Reykavik (Kopar) and great restaurants in Stykkisholmar (Narfeyrarstofa), Akureyri (Strikid) and Lake Myvatn (Vogafjos Farm). Probably... read more
Emanuela planned a memorable, spectacular tri...
Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2021
Emanuela planned a memorable, spectacular trip to Iceland for me. Everything went off without a hitch, other than the helicopter ride over the volcano (which I booked on my own) due to poor visibility. A one-week trip of a lifetime! Best of the trip? The ice cave. Don’t miss it!
The perfect trip to reenter the world after L...
Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2021
The perfect trip to reenter the world after Lockdown.
We worked with Kimkim and Emanuela to plan the perfect anniversary trip for my husband and I to drive from the east to west coast of Iceland.
Emanuela was perfect at every stage of planning, hearing what we were looking for, and delivering exactly what we wanted. There was not one part of our trip that wasn't perfectly orchestrated.
In our itinerary, not only included all the "must see" popular sights, but she also included many off the... read more
Great Trip to Iceland
Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2021
Emanuela did a good job at planning our trip to Iceland. We had the plane tickets, the car, but nothing else. It was a last minute trip. She put together a trip that worked within our timeframe, budget, and interests.
Since we had a car, she provided links to Google Maps that we were able to follow daily which included all of our stops. She also provided recommendations for different restaurants along our route. She handled the booking of all of the activities and hotels.
The trip was... read more
Amazing 10 days in Iceland
Jul 2 - Jul 11, 2021
I was looking for my first post Covid trip and Iceland Ring road travel was on my mind. During that research I came across KimKim and connected with a wonderful person by name of Emanuela. With three of us planning to travel together we wanted to drive through stunning Icelandic nature, photograph puffins, arctic terns and whales, stay in apartments and have good driving directions to all the places we wanted to visit. Told her the $ amount we want to spend. As the itinerary was built I was... read more
One of the best family vacations we've ever h...
Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2021
One of the best family vacations we've ever had - and we travel quite extensively. Since the planning stages, Emanuela has been an invaluable asset and was in constant communication. At the same time she provided flexibility to cater the trip to each of our family member's tastes. She gave outstanding suggestions that otherwise we wouldn't have thought of ourselves and all this as the world is getting out of the pandemic. We highly recommend Iceland for any family looking to have the... read more
An remarkable experience of Adventure and Hospitality
Feb 4 - Feb 12, 2020
It is one thing to book and adventure into the unknown to try to figure it out for yourself. It was my intention to do so, but the reality is that it helps to have somebody at least give a map or a general guide of what to look out for.
It is another thing when you can have a specialist help carefully curate an experience. First, I'd like to mention that the magical experience of my trip was only emphasized by the incredible knowledge and hospitality of the agent who helped me - Emanuela... read more
thank you for your kind words and great review
It fulfills me of happiness to read you had an amazing time in Iceland.
It was truly a pleasure to stay in touch and follow you on your road trip on the days you were traveling, exploring and sharing your enthusiasm about Iceland and your trip plan we created together.
I hope to have you back in Iceland soon again to keep exploring the rest of the island.
All the best till then,