I am Icelandic and have always enjoyed travelling around my strikingly beautiful country. I have also lived in a few different parts of the world and travelled a fair amount internationally, and at some point realised that I had started to identify entirely with foreigners who visit Iceland - Icelandic nature is incredibly powerful especially when you are not used to it everyday. My approach is all about helping people get the most out of their holiday, everyone has their own reason to visit Iceland and understands the experience they want - my job is to make it work in practice and hopefully add a little bit more as well.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialise in customised holidays all over Iceland, and small group tours in the Westfjords region. We plan a lot of sightseeing road trips (self drive and private guided), multi-day northern lights hunts in the countryside, hiking trips, day tours and shore excursions."
How did you get involved in travel?
"In 2011 I moved back to my home town of Ísafjörður and started a travel agency specialised in customised Iceland holidays and Westfjords travel, and have been doing this ever since. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"There are too many things to see in Iceland for any one experience to stand out! It is unique enough to visit Iceland. If you want to be the most unique, visit the Westfjords :)"
Featured trips & expertise
You can have an epic Iceland experience when you spend 5 days or more in Iceland. Shorter trips are possible but won’t give you enough time to really explore beyond the Reykjavik area and the western section of the South Coast. Starting at 8 days or more you can complete the famous ring road and experience Iceland’s natural beauty in all its glory, seeing incredible sights most tourists miss, like Godafoss Waterfall, the unique volcanic hotspots surrounding Lake Myvatn and the Westfjords.
If you have 4 days in Iceland you can enjoy Reykjavik's city life and then leave the masses behind by heading north to explore beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its waterfalls and volcanoes. This way you'll get a great sampling of all Iceland has to offer. Day 1: Arrival, Reykjavik Day 2: Glymur Falls, Borgarnes, Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, back to Reykjavik Day 4: Blue Lagoon, Departure
With 2 weeks in Iceland, you can complete the entire ring road and add some great detours. This grand tour will take you to all the best places giving you plenty of time to hike, explore, and soak it all in. This 14-day itinerary covers all the major regions except the highlands, which you can see with a couple more days or by spending less time in some of the areas below.
Recent trip reviews for Halldor
10 day circle trip of iceland, Iceland - Aug 30 - Sep 8, 2017
First, the positive comments. Iceland was a beautiful country to visit and our accommodations were very comfortable.
However, we were quite disappointed in the effort put out by your sub-contractor, Wild Westfjords for a number of reasons. We had expected the same level of service as provided to our friend, Susan Turner.
The itinerary that Susan was given showed a choice of accommodation at each location and specified the cost at each. We were given one choice with the note that if that... read more
10-12 day driving tour of iceland, Iceland - Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2017
The trip was close to perfect. Great choices on destinations and activities. One day was overplanned: it would have been too much to get off the ferry at 17:30 in Brjanslaekur, then drive to the cliffs of Latrabjarg, then drive back to Patreksfjordur. So we skipped Latrabjarg.
It was fun to stumble on the Wild Westfjords office in Isafjordur and meet Halldor, Preeti, and the kids. The next day we got to spend a good bit of time with the family. We drove up above town to a ski area to... read more
Fire, ice and adventure, Iceland - Sep 2 - Sep 10, 2017
The driving plan didn't include GPS coordinates or addresses for each location which made navigating hard at times. Some of the hiking trails that were mentioned and sites to see the written directions weren't sufficient enough to easily locate trails/site.
Halldor was very responsive during planning however the driving plan lacked the addressed/GPS coordinates needed to easily navigate the island from place to place.
Honeymoon in july, Iceland - Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2017
Halldor did a great job at answering all our questions. He was prompt and always gave us options. The advice was well received and everything worked out great. He delivered on every request we had. Great job!
Halldor did a great job and gave us an itinerary that was very well balanced. We visited some of the most popular spots, but there were also special places that had very few people and just as beautiful.
Iceland, Iceland - Jul 30 - Aug 11, 2017
I was not unhappy with my trip to Iceland. I was, however, disappointed in the travel agent services.
I was very pleased about the arrangements made with Borea Adventures, a top-notch outfit, and an excellent experience. Other than that, despite the fact that I felt I was quite specific about the way I would be traveling and the type of experience I was looking for, I found the itinerary unimaginative and frankly the exact antithesis of what I asked for. The best characterization I can think... read more
Self-driving tour, Iceland - Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2017
1 - Itinerary was perfect. We added a bit on our own, but it served as an excellent basis.
2 - One hotel (Ytri-Vik Laki) was excellent with a superb restaurant. However, we were relegated to a decrepit hut with a terrible bathroom. We could only be envious of the guests in the main building.
3 - One reservation was inaccurate. At the Egilstadir Edda we were told that we should go back 74 km to a place where we were just arriving from. A telephone call to your office solved the problem... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 1 - Jul 13, 2017
Kimkim and Halldor provided a great service for us.
I have planned fairly long international travel before and found it exhausting. It was great to just say what we wanted to do and have it taken care of. Everything worked out great in terms of having the vouchers we needed to do all the excursions we wanted.
Iceland is an incredibly beautiful country. Laugevegur deserves its position as one of the top hikes in the world! It is also totally doable in 2 days (but painful). This was by far the highlight of our trip.
Would definitely use this service again.
8-day ring road itinerary: explore iceland’s top places along its most famous road, Iceland - Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2017
The team was able to work in my added side trips to the schedule in a very efficient way.
Halldor and the team were great, answering all my "silly" questions about how things work in Iceland.
The communication initiated by the team did stop abruptly once my balance was paid though. It would have been better to at least drop me a line a week or so before my departure to verify everything was arranged.
8-day ring road itinerary: explore iceland’s top places along its most famous road, Iceland - Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2017
Probably open by saying that nothing is ever perfect so that's my standard. Overall was very good! Was a little concerned about getting the confirmation that things were booked, etc. until ~60 hours before leaving. That said, the arrangements were 99% there (first night accommodation apparently sent email with instructions - Golden Circle Apartments (a code to access key box for identified apartment) - that I didn't have). Apart from that, the bookings were on the money. The google maps and... read more
Ring road' or 'snæfellsnes peninsula...' 7-9 day itinerary, Iceland - Jul 7 - Jul 15, 2017
The written itinerary and maps didn't match exactly which caused us some confusion a couple of times - nothing too major but when you can't understand the place names, it added some challenges.
Same as above - but by and large everything went really smoothly. For those days where we needed to arrive somewhere at a specific time (ie to catch a ferry), it would have helped if the itinerary had said we would need to leave our hotel by a certain time to view the suggested stop along the way -... read more
Where to go in iceland: the best sights and activities region by region, Iceland - May 25 - Jun 5, 2017
Thank you so much to the KimKim team for putting together such an amazing vacation for us. Everything was customized to exactly what we wanted. An extra special thanks for working with us through our 2-day flight cancellation/travel delay issues!
Halldor was great!
Iceland trip, Iceland - May 9 - May 14, 2017
Small hiccup that was weather related. Could have been more responsive during the planning period. Itinerary was outstanding and the way that it was adjusted when the weather threw a monkey wrench was great. Otherwise, we loved it.
Timing of responses could have been better. When I started directly emailing him and calling while in Iceland, communication was much better