Born and raised in Akureyri in North Iceland and grew up exploring all that Iceland has to offer. I love road trips because it changes your travels from being about the destination to being about the whole journey. You never know what you might see along the way.
People travel to Iceland for different reasons and helping them create an experience that reflects their desires is important to me, whether it is for waterfalls, hotsprings or the elves!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Self-drive trips all over Iceland with a mix of adventure and relaxation, off the beaten track as well as frequently traveled routes, because sometimes places are popular for a good reason. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since I was a kid I have been traveling around Iceland with my family. When I was seventeen I was fed up with camping every weekend during the summer and decided to move to The Bahamas! After that there was no stopping me, I had found my passion for travel. Since then I have traveled to 45 countries and lived in another five. Going to a new county and immersing yourself into the culture and customs is life changing.
During my international travels my love for my own country grew strong. For me there is nothing better than to get in a car and drive through this beautiful country to a remote hotspring and just sit there for hours in the peace and quiet. That is what I want travelers to experience in Iceland."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Being able to fly over Holuhraun volcanic eruption in 2015 and then taking a helicopter to Fagradalsfjall volcano in 2021 are experiences I will never forget! "
Featured trips & expertise
This 10-day driving itinerary is great for the summer when the crowds of the south coast and golden circle area are at their peak and accommodation can be hard to find. Instead, escape to the more remote areas of the country to experience some of the best that Iceland has to offer, with few other people to share it with.
With 10 days on the road, you can discover a variety of regions and landscapes as you loop around Iceland's famous Route 1 (Ring Road). This moderately paced self-drive itinerary will take you to the best spots along the 828-mile (1,332 km) route with stops in its two biggest cities, as well as volcanoes, waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches, small fishing towns, and massive glaciers, as well as major attractions in the Golden Circle. This is going to be one gorgeous ride!
For a unique Iceland experience, avoid the crowds of the south completely. This trip has it all: volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, nature baths, whale watching, fjords and more. Below are 2 great ways to experience the north: all the highlights with only a fraction of the people. You can maximize your time by taking a domestic flight over the beautiful highlands of the interior to Akureyri, or you can drive one way and fly from Akureyri back to Reykjavik.
Glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife like you've never seen: fourteen days is plenty of time to experience Iceland beyond what you'll find in any guidebook—both on and off the beaten path. Here are two itineraries that make the most of two weeks in the Land of Fire and Ice.
Have only 5 days to explore Iceland? While it might be tempting to stay in Reykjavik and do day trips from there, we recommend to head out into the country side using one of these unique itineraries that help you make the most of your time.
Northern Iceland is one of the best places to enjoy a thrilling and scenic experience common in the Nordic countries: dogsledding. With a pack of eight or so loyal pups leading the way, you'll sled through the idyllic countryside between Akureyri and Lake Mývatn. This route stretches about 6...
The Ásbyrgi Canyon, a glacial canyon formed after the last Ice Age, is about a 1-hour drive from the Northern Iceland town of Húsavík. This massive landmark sits along Route 85, curving into a U-shape for about 2 miles (3.5 km) from north to south. At the base of the canyon is a forested valley...
Deep in Iceland's Northern Highlands is the Askja area, where Mount Herðubreið, a majestic table mountain of a truly peculiar shape, acts as the gateway to the wild region. The peak's dark silhouette is unmistakable, even from very far away. Still, the area's most precious gem is Askja itself,...
You'll find the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon between the towns of Hof and Höfn on the country's famed South Coast. Here you'll have the chance to see one of the unique sights in Iceland: icebergs floating out to sea, resting and shimmering upon a black-sand beach. Once you reach the lagoon, you can...
See Iceland from a completely different perspective by flying above the county's serene, diverse, and breathtaking landscape. This half-day journey brings you the ultimate sample of Iceland's natural and cultural highlights. From stunning glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls to marvels of human...
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This trip was everything I hoped it would be....
Dec 9 - Dec 14, 2022
This trip was everything I hoped it would be. Lisbet was very responsive to our numerous questions and clarifications. Patient and very clear. She accommodated all our requests with ease. We hoped to meet her, but alas she was on vacation when we were on vacation. Good for her! But, I did have a small tremor about her not being available while we were in Iceland. No worries! I left a glove behind on a tour and contacted KimKim. Immediate response! I highly recommend KimKim! read more
Iceland is like a dream land
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2022
Iceland is like a dream land - it has a different beauty with glaciers, abundance of waterfalls and black sand beaches. Our trip was planned out by Lisbet with all the spots we wanted to visit in our short 5 days. Everything was very well lined up and Lisbet’s restaurant and cafe recommendations were spot on!
The overall experience was good but I would only recommend that Lisbet could have kept in touch with us while we were in Iceland. Iceland weather is very unpredictable and we were... read more
Lisbet did an incredible job planning our twe...
Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2022
Lisbet did an incredible job planning our twelve day trip to Iceland. She really listened to our needs and gave us a very structured list that made planning the trip easy to follow. Not only that, she was very responsive to any messages we sent regarding changes to our itinerary or any other questions we may have had. In fact, one day an excursion we had planned was canceled due to the weather and she contacted us before we had a chance to reach out to her to reschedule at a different... read more
Lisbet customized and planned the perfect tri...
Oct 14 - Oct 22, 2022
Lisbet customized and planned the perfect trip for our specific tastes. She was a fantastic communicator and responded to us whenever we requested assistance or information. We have done several kimkim trips in the past couple of years, and this was up to the company's high standards. read more
Iceland . was . AMAZING!!! Our local special...
Oct 9 - Oct 16, 2022
Iceland . was . AMAZING!!! Our local specialist, Lisbet, went above and beyond to make our dream vacation and reality before and during our trip. All of the excursions we booked were incredible (ice cave, horseback riding, dog sledding, into the glacier, blue lagoon, krauma and more) plus the personalized driving plans were easy to follow and super convenient. We had some snags along the way with an entire day cancelled for bad weather and an important item forgotten at a hotel and Lisbet... read more
A family friend recommended kimkim to us for ...
Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2022
A family friend recommended kimkim to us for our trip to Iceland. We had an itinerary of locations to explore.
We shared this info with Lisbet, who added a stop in the highlands, and suggested additional stops along our route with pertinent information for each site.
She was able to secure lodging for us that was convenient to all our “must see “ attractions.
Each hotel had a restaurant on site with breakfast buffet.
After a busy day of sightseeing, we often chose to settle in with... read more
What a wonderful trip to Iceland!
Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2022
What a wonderful trip to Iceland!
It’s hard to believe how effortless it was - my group of friends regularly commented on how well thought out our days were and we can’t thank Lisbet enough for her expertise and patience.
Overall, I found the KimKim site & service modern, simple and extremely convenient. It was just so easy to plan and communicate with our agent, Lisbet.
Lisbet is an Iceland guru. Beyond the detailed itinerary, pre-planned Google Map and reservation documents, she... read more
Trip of a lifetime! :D
Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2022
We have returned to London after a trip of a lifetime in Iceland. We wanted to say a huge thank you to Lisbet and the team for such an unforgettable holiday. Iceland is so breathtakingly beautiful and unique; we were lucky to have your experience and guidance to help us enjoy it! We’re both well-travelled but had never used a service like Kim Kim’s until now and we know that without your expert guidance, planning and speedy assistance, we wouldn’t have gotten as much out of Iceland had we... read more
Great Iceland Road Trip!!
Aug 23 - Sep 1, 2022
We had a fantastic trip to Iceland, thanks to the help and services from Lisbet and KimKim team. We appreciated the accommodation on itinerary and needs for our crew. The details were well planned, and the stays were mostly great, we especially loved the quaintness of the lava resort and the beauty of Husevik!! read more