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Emanuela Grieco

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!"

Emanuela is part of the following groups: Iceland Travel Agents, Greenland Travel Agents
Iceland
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.

A local resident puffin, one of millions on the Látrabjarg cliffs
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.

Iceland's famed glacier lagoon
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.

Black Sand Beach near Vík
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.

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland
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

Emanuela was so very helpful and accommodating ....
Iceland | Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2022

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Laurie A.
Beckley, WV | Reviewed on Nov 17, 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

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 South. The next morning the ring road was closed from our new location northward. We would have been trapped without her assistance. Instead, we had 2 more very lovely days to explore Vik and surrounding area with plenty of time to regroup in Reykjavik before heading home. Though we enjoyed all of Iceland, our favorite place was Seydisfjordur, where we stayed with Hotel Aldan (Highly recommend them). We loved our room in the Old Bank and they served the best breakfast of our entire trip. This is also where we finally witnessed the Northern Lights' splendor. Shout out to Martin (works with Anton) - our guide on our Northern Lights tour in Lake Myvatn, who taught us a lot about how to look for them and, though we did not see them that night, I credit him with teaching us how to find them the next.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Dear Laurie,
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,
Emanuela

8 Day Complete Excursion
Iceland | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

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Daniel W.
Randolph, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 01, 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

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. Thank you Emanuela, I hope to have another trip in the future!

**If you usually book your own trips like I do, I would suggest for Iceland that you avoid that. I met people who were "doing their own thing" and so many of them seemed a bit lost and missed the off-the-beaten path sights. For Iceland specifically, I'd highly recommend using a local professional like Emanuela.

Activity Review
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland
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Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Daniel,
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

Emanuela was incredibly responsive and answer...
Iceland | Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2022

Ian
Ian M.
Evans, GA | Reviewed on Nov 01, 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 😁

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Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Ian,
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!
Emanuela

Iceland Expectations Exceeded!
Iceland | Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2022

Allison
Allison G.
Oak Ridge, TN | Reviewed on Oct 17, 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

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 Canyon, Skogafoss and the trail that starts above it to so many beautiful waterfalls, and up along the river to Hengifoss.

Our accommodations were exactly what we had asked for and Emanuela planned our itinerary for the perfect driving distance between each stop so there was time to enjoy the sights and relax in the evenings. We loved her restaurant recommendations from elegant dining in unexpected places (Narfeyrarstofa in Stykkisholmar) to casual, non-touristy breweries (Ölverk in Selfoss).

We also truly appreciated that Emanuela was looking out for us during our trip. At one point a big storm was headed to Iceland and Emanuela got in touch to make sure we knew to headed to our next destination early, before the Ring Road was closed. She managed a couple of tours that were canceled because of the storm and made sure we were refunded - no extra work for us. With her guidance we were safe and sound!

Activity Reviews
Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland

Silfra Snorkeling was one of the most unique experiences of our trip. The water was so blue, so clear and so cold! But the equipment kept us comfortable and we have a great story to tell!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Driving around Iceland you see plenty of lava fields but seeing what lava does underground is amazing!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Allison,
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,

Emanuela

Ring Road September 5th - 12th
Iceland | Sep 5 - Sep 12, 2022

Lydia
Lydia S.
Mercer Island, WA | Reviewed on Oct 16, 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

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 familiar with the area.
We drove the ring road and Emanuela provided detailed Google map driving directions with detailed stops of each attraction plus a few cafes and restaurants she recommended. This was so helpful.
She also was available and checked in on us during the trip. She was able to change some departure times for us on our last day.
Overall I would recommend working with Emanuela.
**Highlights**:
Zodiac boat tour among icebergs
Relaxing geothermal waters
Loads of waterfalls

The ring road has many worthwhile stops, but is very long so give yourself time at each waypoint to enjoy it while not feeling rushed. 8 days left us changing hotels almost every day.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Lydia,
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,
Emanuela

Trip of a Lifetime (Thank You Emanuela!)
Greenland | Aug 26 - Sep 10, 2022

Ari
Ari B.
Bellevue, WA | Reviewed on Oct 09, 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

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 where I hoped to travel in South Greenland. She was very knowledgeable about the area and found a guide who could take me to all the locations on my list. Throughout the process, Emanuela's communication was great - she responded to all my [many] questions quickly and with great detail.

The trip was everything I'd hoped for and more. I spent two weeks with my guide, Erneeraq, backpacking through some of the most unspoiled and beautiful land I've ever seen. The hiking and photography opportunities were some of the best I've ever experienced on a backpacking trip, the local food was amazing (including foraging for berries and vegetables), and I met some wonderful people and experienced the beauty of Greenlandic culture.

I'm grateful for Emanuela's help in planning this trip of a lifetime.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dear Ari,
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 :)

Emanuela

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 07, 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
Reykjavík

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
Reykjavík

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
Vík

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
Vík

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.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Whale Watching
Reykjavík

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!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Food Walking tour, Blue Lagoon and departure
Reykjavík

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
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Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Adam,
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

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
Reykjavík

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.

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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
Reykjavík

Easy airport.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi Kara,
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,
Emanuela

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

Andrea
Andrea P.
Danvers, MA | Reviewed on Sep 05, 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
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Hi Andrea,
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.
Emanuela

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

Eleanor
Eleanor B.
King of Prussia, PA | Reviewed on Aug 30, 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
Vík

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.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi Eleanor,
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,
Emanuela

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

Rebecca
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
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Hi Becca,

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 :)

Emanuela

8 day Iceland Vacation
Iceland | Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2022

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Ruth R.
Port Washington, NY | Reviewed on Aug 17, 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 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 immediately. I know it’s hard to get to know someone via email and I don’t know how Emanuela did it, but she figured out our travel preferences and created an itinerary that delivered. We began our trip with Wake Up Reykjavik walking food tour (we’re foodies) and it was a great introduction to Iceland, the culture, history and meet other travelers (highly suggest this as an introduction to Iceland) Alma, our food/tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging and funny. By the end of the tour she had a bunch of strangers talking as though we were all friends traveling together. What a way to start our vacation! Our itinerary was full as we wanted to see and do so much in 8 days and Emanuela made sure we weren’t overwhelmed from the get go as she started us off with the most beautiful areas of Iceland, the Snaefellness Peninsula which was a hit for my boys. Our trip culminated with a breathtaking (figuratively speaking) Glacier Hike with Arctic Adventure with Barbara, our guide. This tour was the family favorite, the hike was not difficult and it took a few minutes to adjust to walking with crampons, however once you start the hike, see the beauty of the glaciers and the clear flowing water you’ll be glad you did it. There were many wonderful highlights we enjoyed and I could write an essay about each. The only thing we wish we would have done was spend more time at Thingvellir National Park, we could have been here all day walking appreciating its beauty. Our last day in Iceland ended at the Sky Lagoon…the view from that cliff is spectacular especially if you get lucky on a clear day as we did. It was the perfect ending of our time in Iceland.

Emanuela definitely got it right when it came to accommodations with The Black Pearl Apartments and Hotel Husafell as our favorites, if you wish to splurge on accommodations, which is something we wanted. Hotel Husafell provides you with breathtaking views of mountains and a vibe that is relaxing and grounding with exceptional service. The Black Pearl Apartments are in the heart of Reykjavik, spacious, clean, modern apartment with excellent service.
Although we never met Emanuela, she took the time to communicate with us in Iceland and it felt like we were traveling with a friend who wanted us to feel at home and enjoy our time. Thank you Emanuela for creating a memorable experience that my family and I will remember for years to come.

Activity Reviews
Food Walking tour, Blue Lagoon and departure
Reykjavík

Alma our guide was not only knowledgeable and funny but she managed to get a bunch of strangers together talking like friends by the end of the tour.

Quality of Experience
The quality and diversity of the food choices
Food
Mouthwatering, savory and excellent presentation of each plate served.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Alma was engaging, friendly and funny.
Transport
The ease of walking to each place
Sky Lagoon
Reykjavík

The spectacular view from the cliff is breathtaking and humbling especially on a clear day (how lucky were we to have excellent weather). It’s definitely a pampering moment to be appreciated.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff is very professional and helpful
Inside a volcano and back to Reykjavik
Vík

With an actual mini volcanic eruption occurring in another part of the country, as we were about to made the inside the volcano tour all the more special and you appreciate the wonders of nature. It is mind blowing to know how deep inside you are and words will not be enough to describe the colors you see inside this volcano.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

When the guides share the history of how this cave was found and you see the untouched rocks that have fallen it blows your mind that you are inside a lava cave.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Extremely knowledgeable and engaging which made the tour all the more interesting
Transport
Nice hike to the lava cave
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

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

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 more to see and explore, so let's keep the extra day on the Golden Circle for your next visit.

Until then, I send you my best regards.
It was truly a pleasure,
Emanuela

We had such an incredible trip to Iceland. .
Iceland | Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2022

Pamela
Pamela S.
Port Washington, NY | Reviewed on Aug 08, 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

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 the thorough itineraries that Emanuela created for us so that after each Excursion she gave us a path back to our hotel that involved beautiful stops and hikes on the way. It was a perfect five days.

Activity Reviews
South Coast and Icelandic Lava Show
Vík

This was only an hour shower but it was super informative and really interesting. They talk about the history of one of the major recent volcanic eruption‘s and then they actually do a demonstration on how the magma comes out of the earth and flows. Even my kids loved it

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Snowmobile tour on Langjokull Glacier
Iceland

It was a great trip and everyone had a lot of fun but it definitely felt a teeny bit dangerous. One of our snowmobiles did fall over at some point when we hit a sharp slope and I did hurt my shoulder a little bit but everyone had a ton of fun. A few other people also fell over but nobody got hurt.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour
Vík

This was definitely one of the coolest things we did on the trip. The ATVs felt very safe and we were able to go fast through the black lava sand and through rivers and we also got to go to one of the plane crash sites in Iceland. It was very beautiful and surreal. We really enjoyed it

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food Walking Tour
Reykjavík

This was a very interesting tour. The food was unique and interesting to learn about. Our tour guide was very nice no didn’t have a huge personality. Everybody did enjoy the tour and we like to try and all the different kinds of foods

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Hi Pam,
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,
Emanuela

Perfect from start to finish
Iceland | Jul 27 - Aug 4, 2022

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Nimisha A.
Bakersfield, CA | Reviewed on Aug 05, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

Hi Nimisha,
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!
Emanuela

Iceland Trip
Iceland | Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2022

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Mary A.
Broad Ripple, IN | Reviewed on Aug 04, 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

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

Activity Review
A Day at the Westmann islands
Vík

Enjoyed seeing the puffins! Less busy than other places. It was nice to get away from the crowds. The island was beautiful!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Hi Mary,
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,
Emanuela

We can't speak more highly about Emanuela
Iceland | May 26 - Jun 2, 2022

Danielle
Danielle N.
Davis, CA | Reviewed on Aug 01, 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

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 loved our accommodations in small guest houses and she even booked us at a horse farm. She made many personal recommendations for restaurants that we loved. We enjoyed the tours that we pre-booked, the Lava Show in Vik was excellent, the Lava Tunnel tour was fun and educational, and the Ice Cave tour was challenging and exciting. We lucked out during our whale watching trip and we saw 3 whales coming to the surface, flipping their tails multiple times. We even saw a puffin skimming over the ocean while feeding.
Emanuela's knowledge and experience of Iceland was evident in the recommendations she gave us that highlighted the beauty of the country, the magnificent waterfalls and the volcanic lava flows. Unfortunately we caught Covid and two of the three of us had to stay an extra 3 days. Emanuela helped us extend our hotel stay and access medical care. We highly recommend using Emanuela to plan your trip to Iceland.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Hi Danielle,
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,
Emanuela

Trip was absolutely amazing!!! Emanuela helpe...
Iceland | Jul 16 - Jul 23, 2022

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stephanie r.
Zanesville, OH | Reviewed on Jul 25, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

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

Emanuela did a fabulous job planning and mapp...
Iceland | Jul 3 - Jul 11, 2022

Michelle
Michelle b.
Hilton Head, SC | Reviewed on Jul 14, 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

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 helped us with our upgrade on accommodations as we felt Fosshotel Baron was less than standard. I also recommend that Brunnholl is less than standard as well as we ended up moving on down the road and acquiring a better choice for that evening.
Overall we had a mother -daughter trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend KimKim and Emanuela as a travel assistant and consultant .

Activity Reviews
Golden Circle
Reykjavík
Quality of Experience
Langjokull glacier snowmobiling
Golden Circle

We should have opted for a smaller group as we felt too many travelers.

ATV to the Black Beach and Plane Wreck
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2022

Hi Michelle,
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!

Emanuela

We highly recommend Emanuela. We had a wonder...
Iceland | Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2022

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Clara J.
Bonita, CA | Reviewed on Jul 11, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Agent did an amazing job booking a tour exact...
Iceland | Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2022

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Robert P.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Jun 20, 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

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Iceland in April
Iceland | Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2022

Sally
Sally B.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on May 03, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Adventures through Iceland
Iceland | Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2022

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Rachel O.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 28, 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 :)

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela planned an amazing trip for us. I tr...
Iceland | Apr 17 - Apr 22, 2022

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Deborah G.
Concord, MA | Reviewed on Apr 24, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Unforgettable Trip!
Iceland | Mar 14 - Mar 20, 2022

Grace
Grace M.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Apr 05, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Don't go to Iceland without Emanuela's advice!
Iceland | Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2022

Shalini
Shalini S.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Apr 04, 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

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 winter trip with ice caving, snowmobiling, horseback riding on the beach, a Northern Lights tour, a premium Blue Lagoon experience, a Reykjavik food tour, and fantastic hotel recommendations. Some of the activities ended up being cancelled or rescheduled due to weather but we had enough going on we didn't feel any loss. She planned our whole trip out with great google map links and even set us up with a wireless internet hub for the whole trip through the rental car agency. The restaurant recommendations were always the best as well. She consistently checked in while we were in Iceland and also was very communicative about the changing covid protocols. I also switched the plans around quite a bit (dates, activities, hotels) and she was always patient and friendly. I know folks going to Iceland and I am recommending Emanuela for all their needs!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela was amazing! Trip of a Lifetime!
Iceland | Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2022

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Christine G.
Wayne, NJ | Reviewed on Mar 09, 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

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 clearly communicated throughout our trip to keep us on track. I left in love with Iceland and long to come back to see more. I can’t thank Emanuela enough for putting together the trip of a lifetime!!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Winter Success
Iceland | Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2022

Wanda
Wanda H.
Rosemount, MN | Reviewed on Mar 05, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Great trip, definitely recommend
Iceland | Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2021

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Parry B.
Lexington-Fayette, KY | Reviewed on Dec 29, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Our trip to Iceland was phenomenal! Emanuela...
Iceland | Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2021

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Debbie W.
Sterling, VA | Reviewed on Nov 20, 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

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 and was easily reachable during our trip to help with anything we needed. She rearranged dinner and lunch reservations when our schedule changed and was very responsive to all our questions.

I highly recommend a trip to Iceland with Emanuela’s help!! We can’t wait to go back!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela did a great job setting up our Iceland trip
Iceland | Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2021

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Mark A.
Bear, DE | Reviewed on Nov 20, 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

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 trip was fantastic. Every accommodation and activity was arranged exactly as planned. Emanuela suggested great restaurants, tours and off the wall coffee shops and local bakeries that we would never have found on our own. We loved Iceland and Emanuela definitely helped make our experience as great as it was. Thank you Emanuela!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

One Amazing Experience After Another
Iceland | Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2021

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Caroline S.
West Springfield, VA | Reviewed on Nov 07, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Iceland Adventure
Iceland | Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2021

Peter
Peter S.
| Reviewed on Nov 07, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Excellent itinerary for Iceland!
Iceland | Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2021

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Jon P.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Oct 06, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Bucket list trip to Iceland
Iceland | Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2021

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Noelle F.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Oct 05, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

A great 12-day trip to Iceland
Iceland | Sep 11 - Sep 22, 2021

Carmen
Carmen W.
Maple Shade, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 04, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

We loved our visit to Iceland!!!
Iceland | Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2021

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Andrea R.
North Andover, MA | Reviewed on Sep 28, 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!!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Jon & Jane love Iceland & Emanuela
Iceland | Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2021

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Jonathan B.
Sunnyvale, CA | Reviewed on Sep 10, 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

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 their value and attention to tailoring each trip for my personal taste. Emanuela didn’t disappoint. From our first emails about our Icelandic road trip to the last minute changes and concierge style help in-country, I wholeheartedly recommend her service if you’re planning a trip to Iceland. She picked hotels and guest house stays that offered us value and style, and she worked in every stop we had on our must see list (black sand beaches, hiking, waterfalls, glaciers, great restaurants, and hot springs, lots and lots of hot springs), and gave us marvelous suggestions that really made for remarkable memories. She helped us, but it still felt like our trip rather than a package deal, this did not feel generic at all. Regarding cost, her fee is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of time it would have taken us to research and book all the details she put together for us, then there was the advice on traveling in this unique country and time in all our lives. I give Emanuela 10 out of 10.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Great Experience for Road Trip in Iceland
Iceland | Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2021

Nathan
Nathan A.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 10, 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.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela did an amazing time organizing my br...
Iceland | Aug 15 - Aug 24, 2021

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Jamie B.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 02, 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!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela and Kim Kim did A GREAT JOB for our Family Trip to Iceland!
Iceland | Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2021

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FRED H.
Waterford, CT | Reviewed on Sep 01, 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

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; Boat trip in an iceberg lagoon adjacent to a glacier with Fjallsarlon Iceberg Boat Tours; riding Icelandik horses on the beach in Vik with Vik Horse Adventures; and the Ice Cave Tour with Katlatrack were all spectacular. The arrangements Emanuela made were excellent and we had a great time learning about Iceland history and geography with all of our guides at these venues. Each and every guide we had was extremely dedicated to sharing their knowledge of their country with us, and our safety was of utmost concern.

We highly recommend Emanuela and Kim Kim and have already passed our agenda on to friends and family for future trips.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

One of our best vacations ever
Iceland | Aug 3 - Aug 18, 2021

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Bill B.
Wilton, CT | Reviewed on Aug 25, 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 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 the high point of the trip was the super Jeep trip to Askja Crater across 100km of Icelandic lava desert with our own guide, who was both entertaining and extremely good in helping JoAnne to push her limits in hiking. The waterfalls all around Iceland were magnificent, particularly Dettifoss and Selfoss, and we very much enjoyed walking behind Seljalandfoss, although we regretted not wearing our waterproof gear. Emanuela was also available to assist us throughout the trip, even checking in to make sure that things were going well. In looking back, we realize that we were unable to see all the sights that Emanuela included but with luck we will get back to Iceland for the ones we didn’t see.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Emanuela planned a memorable, spectacular tri...
Iceland | Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2021

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Emily C.
Tigard, OR | Reviewed on Aug 14, 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!

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The perfect trip to reenter the world after L...
Iceland | Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2021

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Crystal N.
North Tustin, CA | Reviewed on Aug 10, 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

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 beaten path ideas and recommendations for us, and all the restaurants she mentioned were above and beyond delicious.
I would highly recommend Emanuela and KimKim to create your perfect trip.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Great Trip to Iceland
Iceland | Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2021

Michael
Michael B.
Sarasota, FL | Reviewed on Aug 05, 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

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 organized well and enabled us to see many things in the 6 days we were there. She was in good communication during the trip and provided us with a 24-hour contact # in case there were any issues during our travels.

Would definitely recommend her to other travelers.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

Amazing 10 days in Iceland
Iceland | Jul 2 - Jul 11, 2021

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Arun S.
Northfield, MN | Reviewed on Jul 14, 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

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 able to add or subtract locations. End product was a 62 page document with all the driving directions plus SUV and 8 different stay locations organized. I purchased the Air ticket and rest was handled by her. The best part of the trip was she or her team mate were available all the time to help us out while we were there. PCR Test direction was conveniently included a day before our departure to US. There are many memorable moments of this trip. Trekking to the volcano which is still spilling lava, strolling through Akureyri, visiting a small village, Borgarfjordur Eystri with a population of 100 providing an amazing opportunity to watch Puffins from very close quarters. I am yet to download 3200 pictures which I took. Thanks to KimKim and Emanuela. We had such wonderful time in Iceland!! Icing on the cake was visiting Blue Lagoon before our flight to US.

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One of the best family vacations we've ever h...
Iceland | Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2021

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Francisco D.
Miami, FL | Reviewed on Jul 08, 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

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 vacation of a lifetime. Among our top experiences were, strolling in Reykjavik, whale watching in Husavik, navigating the Glacier Lagoon in a Zodiac, ice cave hike, snowmobile excursion, hiking an active volcano, the many scenic and waterfalls views and relaxing on our last night before heading home at a geothermal lagoon. as it tends to happen in many trips, there were some unscripted events but we still made the best of it and enjoyed it to the fullest. Word to the wise- come prepared for Iceland's unexpected weather as we experienced snowstorms, heat, cold snaps, heavy rain and just plain gorgeous sunny days. We strongly recommend Iceland and Emanuela's expertise.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco

An remarkable experience of Adventure and Hospitality
Iceland | Feb 4 - Feb 12, 2020

Rizqi
Rizqi S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Feb 27, 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

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 Grieco.

As master of her product, she skillfully curated a self-driving tour which allowed me the gleefully roam the Western and Southern regions of Iceland in the winter time, while still feeling like I was taken care of. To be in communication with a professional throughout my travel, helped ease any sort of travel anxiety that may have come up, allowing me to fully focus on the magic that solo travel in Iceland can bring. It was truest sense of hospitality one could experience from a travel agent, similar to that of experiencing a Michelin 3 star restaurant or 5 - star hotel accommodation.

From the initial conversation of attempting to book this experience, I was tended to in regards to what I was looking. I gave a budget and picked out a few things I wanted to experience. I knew that I wanted to go to drive myself to explore the island, experience Blue Lagoon, Snorkel, tour an ice cave, snowmobile on a glacier and see the northern lights.

I let her know what I had booked personally - a plane ticket, a 4WD car rental and my first night stay. She was able to intelligently fill in the rest. Honestly, I only booked those things first before I even considered using KimKim and to be frank, I probably didn't even need to do that!

It was quite the itinerary that I had intended to experience and Emanuela thoughtfully crafted a driving tour which allowed me to systematically experience all of these activities while making positive progress of exploration along the way. Simple, effective accommodations were booked along the way essentially allowing me the mission of getting from point A to point B while experiencing the freedom of the self drive tour that I had envisioned.

Her route took me from landing in Keflavik, directly to the Blue Lagoon. Stayed my first night in Reykjavik (booked by me) and followed a walking tour of the city that was provided by her. The next day I started my drive towards West Iceland and the Saga town. I was trepidatious at first, driving into the unknown, but as soon as I caught my first glimpse of the magic of Iceland (everywhere), I knew that I just had to trust the plan that was set before me.

From the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to Thingvellir National Park, to the majestic waterfalls of the south to the magical beaches of the South, sprinkled in with snorkeling and some off road super jeep adventures and some super thoughtful accommodations I was truly ensconced by the natural wonders of the country. I was able to see the Northern Lights dance on my final night to boot!

As a person who is relatively frugal about travel and all of the details that come with it, I took the opportunity to fully dive in and let a professional create an experience for me. I regret absolutely nothing and can only encourage other to trust and let the professional do what they do. It was worth every penny.

If you are on the fence, at least just start the conversation and see what unfolds. The professionalism and skill and knowledge that Emanuela and the convenience that Kim Kim provides will successfully finish it for you.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

Dear Rizqi,
thank you for your kind words and great review
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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,
Emanuela

Trip to Iceland
Iceland | Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2019

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MarLa J.
Burnsville, NC | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2019

Emanuela was exceptional! Couldn’t have relaxed for the trip without their help! Appreciate all the attention and assistance that was given. Picking up the car reserved for us with hotspot was so easy! We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back!

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Hi Marla,
I am really glad to have contributed to make your special trip to Iceland easier and pleasant.
I hope you got tons of great memories to bring back home.
And I hope to have you and Tally's back to Iceland soon again for next adventure.

Thanks for booking with me.
Emanuela

Iceland Trip
Iceland | Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2019

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Maltaise C.
Fountain Valley, CA | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2019

With only 8 days before departure Emanuela put together a great trip to Iceland. Before contacting KimKim, I had an idea of where in Iceland I wanted to go and some must do activities. After finalizing the details, such as driving distance for each day and the type of accommodations that I wanted I received a detailed itinerary for the trip. The trip was fantastic. I always book my own vacations unless I am doing a specialized tour (photography tour etc). Due to timing logistics I... read more

With only 8 days before departure Emanuela put together a great trip to Iceland. Before contacting KimKim, I had an idea of where in Iceland I wanted to go and some must do activities. After finalizing the details, such as driving distance for each day and the type of accommodations that I wanted I received a detailed itinerary for the trip. The trip was fantastic. I always book my own vacations unless I am doing a specialized tour (photography tour etc). Due to timing logistics I reached out to KimKim. It was the best decision for this trip. All my accommodations were great. Most of the hotels where smaller with maybe only 10-20 rooms except for one that catered to tour buses. That hotel was good except for the pushing and shoving at breakfast as the tour groups dominated the breakfast. I received a detailed itinerary with suggestions for each day in terms of what to see along with a detailed driving map and restaurant recommendations. I knew exactly what order I would come across the sights and what side roads to take. Emanuela also had some suggestions for hikes and other natural wonders that I had not come across in my research. During the trip Emanuela reached out to me to ensure everything was going ok. The tours she booked were all first class. Good guides who truly enjoyed their job and offered us a wonderful experience. I did three different tours and there were never more than 10 people in my group. I did a glacier hike with Icelandic Mountain Guides lucking in with only one other person on the tour. We were able to cover a lot of terrain and get quite close to the fissures. This along with our guide Brook, who is a geology master's student added to the experience. Every day had detailed suggestions such as the history of a street, or inclusion of a site in literature, or additional museums to visit made for a wonderful trip. On my last day I stayed at the hotel at the Blue Lagoon, all details where taken care of to ensure I could check in and enjoy the lagoon. If you are able to go to Iceland and have Emanuela organize your self drive trip you will have an enjoyable time. From kayaking in Jokulsarlon lagoon amongst the ice, to hiking a glacier, seeing the beautiful colors of Landmandalauger, hiking to Gylmur waterfall, discovering gorges and seeing the beauty of Snaefellsnes Pennisula, lounging in geothermal pools as I shed a winter jacket for a bikini, and viewing Kredid Crater the trip offered beauty, nature and new discoveries every day. I would not hesitate to use Emanuela, or KimKim again.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Hi Maltaise,
thank you so much for the beautiful review and all the suggestions above. I will keep them as a treasure and use them to improve the quality of service for my next clients.

I am happy to have contributed to a great travel memory on your trip to Iceland.

Thanks again for booking with me and please do not hesitate to contact me again if you decide to come back to Iceland.

All the best,
Emanuela

Iceland West Coast & Golden Circle - 5 Days
Iceland | Aug 6 - Aug 13, 2019

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John B.
Silver Spring, MD | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

I appreciated the detailed itinerary and arrangements that Emanuela prepared for our Iceland trip. She had lots of activities and suggestions for how to make the most of our time there, visiting Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes, Thingvellir, Golden Circle, and southern coast. As we travelled at a self-pace, we were not able to do all the suggestions, but I think that we got the highlights. The recommendation for the Iceland Lava Show in Vik was great, the show is informative, entertaining and... read more

I appreciated the detailed itinerary and arrangements that Emanuela prepared for our Iceland trip. She had lots of activities and suggestions for how to make the most of our time there, visiting Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes, Thingvellir, Golden Circle, and southern coast. As we travelled at a self-pace, we were not able to do all the suggestions, but I think that we got the highlights. The recommendation for the Iceland Lava Show in Vik was great, the show is informative, entertaining and interactive!

One suggestion that I have is that while the rental car (Kia station wagon) was fine, there are many places where the roads got a little rough (pot-holes in gravel). Having a little more ground clearance (such as an SUV) would have been better. Also, we didn't use the GPS much, and opted for an in-car WiFi hotspot and used our phones for navigation.

Local specialist: Emanuela Grieco
Emanuela
Emanuela Grieco
Local specialist in Iceland | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Thanks for your feedback, John.
I am very glad to hear you had a perfect time in Iceland and I hope you enjoyed your Ed Sheeran's concert, too.

Thank you very much for your suggestions. I find them very useful and I will definitely keep them in mind for my next trips.

I also would like to take the occasion to thank you once more to have booked your trip with me. Please feel free to contact me again, should you decide to come back to Iceland for a visit.

All the best,
Emanuela