Travel is an experience that enriches our lives and is essential for all of us to grow as individuals.
Personally I love my holidays to be slower paced with time to stop and smell the flowers; a balance between the famous sights and the offbeat lesser known places; and opportunities to experience local culture, people and cuisine.
At the same time, I strongly believe that a holiday is all about the person travelling and the essence of travel planning is to help people plan an itinerary that is exactly how they want it to be!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialise in customised holidays all across Iceland. For me, your holiday is all about you. You let me know what you want and I will try my best to make it happen!"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have always loved travelling. After many years of working in consulting, I had an opportunity to take a sabbatical which is when we started our travel company, Wild Westfjords.
I have never looked back and it seems that this is what I was always meant to do.
Today, under our umbrella, we also have the Icelandic Aurora, specialising in winter & northern light holidays; and Iceland Offbeat, catering to the traveller who is looking for something different."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Iceland is beautiful, in a surreal way, and it is difficult to pick one unique experience. I know it sounds cliched but it's true.
However a few of my travels in Iceland that I especially remember are:
- a trip to the gorgeous Westman islands: Hiking to the newest volcano Eldfell, looking for puffins, attending a festival and enjoying the fantastic food. Apart from the breathtaking scenery, most interesting, were the locals who are so passionate about their little island.
- a trip through the Northern Westfjords and North West Iceland to Akureyri to see the Holuhraun eruption: Stopping for the best waffles in Iceland, driving the remote coastline of Skagafjordur and Trollaskagi and of course flying over the eruption. The most fascinating part of this trip was discovering the hidden beauty of the North West which many people consider to be a less interesting part of Iceland."
Featured trips & expertise
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.
Iceland From West to North: Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Husavik, Akureyri, & More - 10 Days
This 10-day trip covers North and West Iceland and is meant for bypassing the crowded south during the summer months. Enjoy time exploring the geological features of the Golden Circle, the black-sand beaches of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the Arctic Coast in Varmahlid. Discover the best of the Trollaskagi Peninsula and visit the whale watching capital of Husavik. Tour the geothermal wonder of Lake Mývatn, stay in the second city of Akureyri, and go sightseeing in lively Reykjavík.
Travelers love Iceland for its wild landscapes, Reykjavik's cultural charms, and the seasonal magic of the Northern Lights. Work with a kimkim travel specialist to experience it all (while escaping the crowds): discover glaciers and waterfalls, stay in remote farmhouses, hike breathtaking trails, and do Reykjavik like a local. Read on to learn what it's like to plan a trip with kimkim, starting with customizing the perfect itinerary.
Recent trip reviews for Preeti
All 4 of us had a great time during our trip ... · Iceland - Sep 10 - Sep 20, 2021
All 4 of us had a great time during our trip to Iceland. Preeti did a great job allocating our time as we traveled around Iceland. She tried very hard to help us see some interesting events, like fall sheep and horse round ups which would be very difficult for a visitor to find. All of the hotels were attractive, clean and comfortable with great breakfasts.
The downside of the hotels is that they were almost uniformly located significantly out of town, making it more difficult to eat... read more
Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful ... · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021
Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful before and during our trip.
Iceland in All It's Beauty!! · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021
Just returned from the most spectacular trip to Iceland, using KimKim and its self-guided itinerary. We worked on the trip via email with KimKim's local travel specialist Preeti, based in Islafjordur. She knew the country well and helped our group of six women plan a 7-day off-the-beaten-path self-drive adventure to Iceland's gorgeous Arctic Coast. KimKim planned for us whale watching, horseback riding, geothermal spa visits, guided hikes to volcanoes, stays at great hotels and delicious... read more
Great itinerary. Kept us busy from early morn... · Iceland - Aug 21 - Aug 31, 2021
Great itinerary. Kept us busy from early morning till sunset (9pm in Iceland when we were there)
Links to driving directions very helpful. Responses to issues when we were there were very helpful.
Lodging recommendations were quite good. But mostly the recommended places to visit were excellent
Great trip to Iceland during pandemic! · Iceland - Aug 11 - Aug 25, 2021
I asked our specialist Preeti to book my husband and I a Ring Road trip, staying at the best accommodations available with activities we could enjoy with my limited physical capabilities.
And she did. We enjoyed suites, junior suites, all in the best available hotels.
We choose a cross-over SUV KIA Sportage which was perfect for tight parking in Reykjavik in garage across from Hilton Canopy.
The detailed itinerary that KimKim provided was excellent. It included google map directions... read more
9 day trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2021
We worked with kimkim to plan a 9 day trip to Iceland for a family of 4 that involved lots of hiking on top of lots of sight seeing. The team at kimkim was amazing - incredibly responsive to our questions and requests, worked to build a trip that was right for us, and made sure that everything we did and saw was genuine Iceland (ie, not just there for tourists). We could not have been happier with the team. They made sure that our day was not over scheduled or involved too much driving, gave... read more
We had a wonderful experience · Iceland - Jun 13 - Jun 25, 2021
We had a wonderful experience and will always use Kim Kim in the future. We just returned from our trip and I’ve already recommended them to a friend who is traveling in September.
We loved Iceland · Iceland - May 17 - May 28, 2021
Our trip to Iceland with the expertise of Kimkim's personnel (Preeti and Michele ) was phenomenal. They worked with us in design, and were able to accommodate changes in plans per our request, i.e. volcano, extra days, etc. Very few 'surprises' during the trip. Vouchers worked well, car rental, nice hotels, etc. It was a trip we will never forget. All the more following a pandemic. As soon as the border opened, Michele let us know so we could resume trip planning. Thank you Preeti and... read more
Winter wonderland · Iceland - Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2020
Preeti, did a fantastic job of scheduling our day to day activities. She is very experienced in this line of work. She somehow managed to almost perfectly time our stops with the time we had each day. Thanks and we will be using kimkims services again.
Preeti did a fabulous job!!!! Everything was ... · Iceland - Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2019
Preeti did a fabulous job!!!! Everything was terrific! Very well organized and detailed.....
The only activity that we didn’t enjoy as much as everything else was the ice cave tour. The “ice cave” itself was interesting but we didn’t know that it involved a good 45 minute + drive to and from the meeting point to get to the cave (it was not a very enjoyable ride at all).
All of the hotels/accommodations were great.
We would definitely recommend Preeti!
Amazing Trip Planning · Iceland - Oct 3 - Oct 10, 2019
Preeti and the team were fantastic and answered all of our questions and created a unique and memorable trip for us. I want to go to Iceland again and I know who I am going to ask for help in the future!
We loved Iceland and enjoyed the trip. Thank ... · Iceland - Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2019
We loved Iceland and enjoyed the trip. Thank you kimkim and Preeti for arranged it. We are planning a 2nd visit to Iceland in Feb/Mar 2021 (2020 is already fully planned out), with more time spend in Reykjavik next time.
We loved the itinerary, the hotels and activities Preeti arranged for us.
- The Blue Lagoon was great. Well worth the admission fee.
- Horse riding at Eldhestar was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive.
- The private glacier hike was fantastic. Our... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2019
This has been the first time that we planned this kind of holidays and that we actually had someone else plan our trip.
Our overall experience was great. We would like to thank Preeti for her assistance in making things easier for us and for replying to our questions. We know it is difficult to set up a holiday plan for different people as the needs and wants of every person vary from one another.
There were some minor details that we all could have done better while organizing but the... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2019
An epic trip! We did the Ring Road, & Preeti and her team did an excellent job of helping us build out our itinerary, reserve our hotels & rental vehicle, & set up activities for us.
nice scenic drive that can be done in 9 days · Iceland - Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2019
The itinerary was just perfect.. well done preeti/Michele. Thanks a lot
Icelandic Sightseeing and Fun · Iceland - Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2019
Preeti did an excellent job putting together our 6 day trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Southern Iceland. Her itinerary and suggested activities were spot-on, and she and her team were very responsive to questions and changes that we submitted. So glad we enlisted her help!
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2019
Our trip was great. Itineraries were created thoughtfully to match our interests and were packed. The first day was very tough because we had been awake all night, maybe a more low key day would have been nice. We loved all the local recommendations and the restaurant recommendations were amazing! All the recommendations exceeded everything that we found on our own.
It was a trip of our lifetime and we were so happy to have found Preeti and her team to help us enjoy their country. I can't wait to use kimkim for our next adventure.
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2019
Bubble tents were great. Could of had a bit more info on what to take in regards to luggage and also didn’t realise we were going to secret lagoon Pick up on last day wasn’t clearly explained we thought the bus was taking us straight to airport that’s why we had been given a later time But took us to depot where we had to wait 30 minutes. Not much time for check in But rest of trip was amazing. Thank you
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2019
My week in the Westfjords was beautiful. I felt comfortable navigating all the roads knowing I had the KimKim team within reach in case I needed help. Being someone who does not drive much in New York, driving through the steep gravel mountains of Iceland became more daunting as the week approached. As usual it was the most breathtaking scenery. I also met with Preeti who compiled my itinerary and answered all my neurotic New Yorker questions. 10/10 would use KimKim again for future travels.
2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords · Iceland - Aug 21 - Sep 5, 2019
The trip plan was totally customized to our needs, with all activities and routes organized on a convenient itinerary including clickable planned routes on Google maps. It couldn’t have been easier!
This is our first time using KimKim and we will be sure to recommend to anyone looking for a customized travel experience. We too will be back! :)
Long trip around Iceland · Iceland - Aug 13 - Aug 29, 2019
+I appreciated having places to stay arranged for us for our long trip around Iceland
+ The places which were arranged were all very nice, definitely nicer than if I had tried to plan it myself.
+For the most part, the staff was pretty responsive to questions while we were on our trip.
+ The itinerary given was pretty good for ideas and suggestions within most of the things I had expressed interest in
+ Everything was provided in a good, organized manner
-There were a... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Aug 21 - Sep 4, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our 14 day self driving tour of Iceland. The itinerary prepared by Preeti enabled us to see much of Iceland and much more than if we just followed highway 1. The accommodation and vehicle were both quite satisfactory - we had no mishaps whatsoever. And Preeti was immediately responsive on our few queries.
I would recommend Kim Kim to anyone wanting to tour Iceland.
Iceland2019 · Iceland - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2019
Favorite memories of our early August 2019 trip to Iceland include the low sunlight illuminating the horses in a field near Hofn and lighting the cliffs behind Hotel Kria as we got into our rooms that night.
August 10 was a 5 star day: beautiful shirt sleeve weather, ice cave tour -- just out of Vik-- with Katlatrack, followed by puffin shots, followed by rainbow shots at Skogafoss, followed by Frost and Fire restaurant. Try their chocolate cake and Pine-smoked Arctic Char!
Our ice cave... read more
5 Days in Iceland - 7 Unique Self-Drive Itineraries · Iceland - Aug 3 - Aug 9, 2019
As a family who has self toured to 30+ countries, we were reluctant to use a travel service for our 6 day trip to Iceland. However, with limited time to see the country, I sought help from KimKim for guidance. They connected me to a local specialist, Preeti, who organized an amazing 6 day trip to remember. Leading up to the trip, we communicated via email on several occasions to work out the schedule and the package she delivered was well before the trip, giving our family plenty of time to... read more
5 Days in Iceland - 7 Unique Self-Drive Itineraries · Iceland - Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2019
Thank you Preeti and also Pauline for your assistance in setting this up
Overall the drive/trip went very well
A couple of caveats for your awareness
1) The Google maps driving instructions were not always the most accurate; sometimes off by multiple kilometers (this is not your fault; but something to be aware of... not sure if there is a better way to map these trips) which did create some confusion
2) I would not stay in the Hotel West again; very very small room, no TV, no coffee, cold only breakfast, etc... I would barely consider this a two star hotel
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2019
I wanted to thank Preeti for being such a patient and helpful travel specialist. She always answered my questions in a timely matter and was very flexible. She really tried her best to accommodate us and I appreciate that. It was a pleasure working with her, she was fantastic.
We had and AWESOME trip. Everything was planned so well and we were able to see and do all the things we wanted to do. All the guides were super friendly and helpful. I would recommend this trip to anyone thinking of going to Iceland. They will help you plan a fantastic trip.
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 27 - Aug 6, 2019
We did a 11 day driving tour around Iceland. I wish I could pick a few places that were most memorable but the whole trip was amazing. The accommodations were exceptional and the directions were accurate. We had no problems while in Iceland and following the itenary that Preeti put together. Thanks to the WIFI in the car, we were even able to add in a few detours on the fly and still get back to the routes that were part of the iterary. The tours that were booked for us and the guides were... read more
2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords · Iceland - Jun 20 - Jul 4, 2019
Solid two weeks plan, good accommodations by and large, good guidance on the sites to visit and places to see. She put together a good plan under very short notice with good local guides.
Could benefit from more insights upfront on people interest and some quicker responsiveness during planning.
2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords · Iceland - Jul 24 - Aug 5, 2019
After an initial few hiccups with getting going, the experience with kimkim has been very pleasing. The quality of the accommodation choices were in line with expectations, which was not a bad thing as we tend to have high expectations! However the star of the show was your instructions guide as that made our road trip through Iceland a piece of cake! Preeti and importantly Halldor were extremely helpful in getting our bookings together especially when we wanted changes on the fly while in Iceland and that was greatly appreciated. Overall it was a positive experience!
Iceland with Teens · Iceland - Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2019
I was nervous about using an online service, but it was simple and Preeti and her team were great. We had a wonderful trip that included everything we wanted to see and a couple less-known places that we really enjoyed. And, Preeti helped us however needed while we were there, including re-scheduling a tour for a later time. We could not be happier with the service we received.
Iceland with Teens · Iceland - Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2019
We loved our trip planned by Preeti and KimKim. All of the day-by-day instructions were extremely helpful in navigating and getting to where we needed to be on time. Thank you so much for suggesting that the Price family go up to the lighthouse at Gardur. We met the funniest gentleman manning the lighthouse coffee shop and spend a good deal of time listening to his stories.
We weren't sure we would enjoy all of the driving along the South coast, but when we were done, we really... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 20 - Jul 28, 2019
Our experience with Preeti and the kimkim service was excellent. Our 9 day trip to Iceland was our first family trip abroad and it couldn't have gone smoother. Once off the plane, our rental car was waiting and was all tricked out with wifi and plenty of leg room. Our itinerary provided by Preeti was excellent, we never felt rushed, yet there was so much they recommended we see. The guides were excellent, we did an ATV tour on black sand beaches and into a gorgeous valley (this was... read more
Sister's Trip · Iceland - Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2019
Preeti listened to our desires for our Iceland trip and developed an itinerary that was perfect. We skipped a few things to cut down on the driving time and increased our outdoor time.
15/40 · Iceland - Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2019
We started to try planning on our own, but all the choices seemed a tad overwhelming! Preeti was great in helping plan a trip that really hit the areas we wanted to see. We enjoyed the places we stayed and saw the beautiful Eastern fjords. We really enjoyed the adventures of the going on the glacier hike and the ice cave tour. We unfortunately weren't able to hit all the recommended stops just due to time but I feel we hit the majority of them. We were able to cram quite a bit into our week... read more
Southern Iceland: Explore Volcanoes, Lagoons, Glaciers and Hiking Trails - 8 day Itinerary · Iceland - Jul 11 - Jul 19, 2019
We just returned from our amazing trip to Iceland. Preeti planned a great itinerary for us, with the perfect mix of activities and sightseeing for a family of 3 with a 10-year-old. Highlights included a glacier hike, horseback riding through the hot springs, exploring lava caves and soaking in the hot baths at Krauma. The waterfalls and glaciers were epic. Each one, unique and awe-inspiring. We covered a lot of ground over the course of our 9-day trip and were blown away by the natural wonder of Iceland and its varied, other-worldly landscapes.
Iceland + Norway · Iceland - Jun 28 - Jul 6, 2019
Preeti was a great specialist, she planned a great route and every detail was organized perfectly. It was super easy to do the self-drive and we really enjoyed the trip she planned for us.
I really recommend kimkim and Preeti for an iceland trip.
Iceland in July · Iceland - Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2019
We just got back and we had a great vacation. It was just the right amount of time and travel. It was very easy to navigate Iceland thanks to your navigation and picks.
Hotel 1001 5 stars the best place. Great food and room the folks were very friendly. Staying there 2 nights was great. Lots to see on side trips.
Lilja Guesthouse - 3 stars. room was good breakfast was good. Not very friendly.
Hotel Katia - 2 stars Hotel looked nice but they stuck us in a small off building not in... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 29 - Jul 6, 2019
All I can say this was a trip of a lifetime!! Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on this earth. My daughter and I did the self- driving ring road tour and had a blast. Preeti and her team did a fantastic job of organizing our trip and customizing to our needs. I will definitely be utilizing KimKim Travel again for our upcoming trips. Thank you again for planning an unforgettable trip.
7 Days in Iceland - 4 Unique Road Trip Itineraries · Iceland - Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2019
Thank you Kim Kim and Preeti for planning this amazing trip to Iceland for us! It was spectacular and we can't wait to come back and tour North Iceland. Preethi was very prompt with answering all my questions and customizing the itinerary to our needs, I was 25 weeks pregnant and we had our 3 year old daughter along. In 6 days we were able to cover almost all major sights and then some, it was planned in such a way that we didn't have to drive more than 3-3.5 hours on any given day and even... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 23 - Jul 1, 2019
Our vacation was absolutely what we had hoped for, with way less stress than if I had had to plan it myself. There were two issues while we were in Iceland, but I contacted Preeti and Haldor, and the issues were handled extremely fast without my husband or I having to interrupt our vacation to deal with them. I never once was concerned because I felt like I had a team of people behind me if anything didn't go as planned. There aren't enough ways to say "thank you" for creating such a memorable, easy trip with a 6 year old and 2 year old!!
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 9 - Jul 2, 2019
Went on a 12-day driving tour of the ring road, with 2 teenagers and another family of 3. Preeti did an amazing job planning everything, hotels were very diverse and all very comfortable. Most memorable hotel was the 1001 Nott in the Eastfjords which is run by a very nice couple (food is amazing), a real boutique hotel. Highlights were numerous, we loved the North (least touristy with incredible scenery) with the beach at Hvitserkur and the Elephant Rock, the Godafoss waterfalls, the... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2019
Preeti was amazing
Hiking & Kayaking in Iceland · Iceland - Jun 15 - Jun 29, 2019
Preeti and Halldor did an excellent job of designing an itinerary for us to explore the island via the ring road over a 2 week period. Halldor made great suggestions for hikes and exploring the less visited areas of the West Fjords. We were amazed at the variety of landscapes, waterfalls, and birds we saw on our adventures and we can't wait to come back! Thank you for a terrific trip!
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2019
My husband and I took our four children (ages 11, 8, 5 and almost 2) and my mother-in-law (aged 60+) to explore Iceland on an 11-day Ring Road tour. Preeti was excellent in assessing our desire to see as much as possible, while being realistic as to what was possible given the ages of our crowd and the duration of our trip. The itinerary that she curated for us was excellent. The accommodations were fantastic -- cozy, spacious and conveniently located. Whenever an issue came up -- once... read more
7 Days in Iceland - 4 Unique Road Trip Itineraries · Iceland - Jun 16 - Jun 23, 2019
We had a wonderful trip! The sights were amazing , the people so very nice, and the food delicious. Planning was stress free thanks to Preeti.
Iceland outdoor adventure · Iceland - Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2019
We asked for a custom trip with some out of the box requests but Kimkim delivered! They helped set up the perfect trip for us with accommodations meeting to exceeding expectations. All the tours went smoothly and when there were the tiniest of hiccups, they were there to help and answer questions. They also helped informed us when tours were altered. I enjoyed our hike in hopes to see an arctic fox with Stephanie, scooting around the westman islands, zodiaking through the icebergs,... read more
8-Day Ring Road Itinerary: Explore Iceland’s Top Places Along Its Most Famous Road · Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2019
I wanted to take my son on a trip for graduation from Medical School. We decided on Iceland a few weeks before we went. I told Preeti what we wanted to do in Iceland for 7 days and she made it happen! The trip was great...a perfect mix of hiking, excursions and driving! Our last hike to Glymur Falls was especially memorable/challenging for me but after I crossed the log bridge, waded across the top of the falls, hiked straight down the rocky trail and lived to tell you that it was worth it... read more
Trip with Thorenz/Hraby · Iceland - Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2019
We felt very lucky to have Preeti organize our trip because we wanted to join friends at the very last second. She managed to book us and find hotels close by and booked all the tours.
Every day we had something fun and special. The directions were clear and everything was planned to perfection.
All the tour operators were top knotch. I could write about our tour guides, all whom were knowledgeable and friendly and kind. Standouts were Steph at the Blue Ice Experience, David at... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 12, 2019
After years of doing my travel arrangements all on my own, I decided to trust a travel agent again, for a trip to Iceland that I was organizing as a birthday gift to my husband and had to be just perfect in every way.
Entrusting Kimkim and their local specialist Preeti was the best decision I ever made! Massive time saver, not a single problem or hiccup, and all the choices they made - bookings, itinerary, recommendations, - everything was perfectly tailored to my requirements, individual... read more
Iceland outdoor adventure · Iceland - Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2019
Preeti took the info we gave her on what we wanted to do and see and designed a great vacation for my family I will recommend her to all my friends that want to experience the wonderful place called Iceland