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
September marks the end of the high season and is a fantastic month to explore Iceland's iconic scenery without the crowds. This is also a great month to join a Northern Lights tour. Read on to learn what to do and where to go.
If you want to see Iceland's top natural highlights, a self-drive tour is by far the most popular option. Travel at your own pace with plenty of changes to head off the main road in search of your own adventures. This tour also includes the Snaefellsnes peninsula which many call "mini-Iceland" as almost every natural phenomenon in Iceland can be found there, albeit on a smaller scale than elsewhere.
Recent trip reviews for Preeti
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! :)
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 - 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
Trip to iceland, Iceland - May 20 - May 25, 2019
We had the most AMAZING time in Iceland and it's all thanks to Preeti and Halldor! Booking was a so simple and we got to see everything and more. Kimkim set us up with the best tour companies! From the time we landed and had our taxi waiting it was fantastic. We landed very early so she found us a cute cafe to have breakfast and taught us proper Icelandic pronunciation lol! Our kayak guide Tim at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon was so knowledgable and since it was just the two of us we had our... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2019
Our 7-day excursion to Iceland went very smoothly, and we were very pleased that all the logistics involved with the reservations and itinerary planning worked out well. Except for the hike to the airplane ruin, I think we did all the recommended activities!
Before engaging with KimKim, I had considered just piecing together an itinerary and reservations by myself. In the end, I'm glad we paid the premium to have specialists organize everything. It was extremely helpful to have someone with... read more
5 days of iceland’s highlights: east to west from egilsstadir via jokulsarlon to reykjavik, Iceland - Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2018
What can I say about planning, it was started with no one was waiting for us at the airport when we landed as it was planned to transfer us to local airport for our connecting flight to eglissdir. Fortunate enough Mr S was outside the airport and was able to find him by asking few people outside the airport. Only problem during the trip and after such a small issue everything was just planned perfectly.
Preeti, Halldor and Herbert all were just great with everything from very beginning stage... read more
Explore iceland in 5 days - seven optimized itineraries to help you make the most of your short trip to iceland , Iceland - Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2018
We have had a great experience booking through with kimkim. The entire team has been extremely helpful and onboard since day 1. A special thank you to both Herbert and Preeti!
Snowmobiling was certainly the highlight of the trip and I would most definitely recommend that to anyone considering a trip to Iceland.
Explore iceland in 5 days - seven optimized itineraries to help you make the most of your short trip to iceland , Iceland - Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2018
Our trip to Iceland would not have been so easy and enjoyable without the help from Preeti and team Kimkim. When the topic of travelling to Iceland with friends & family came across I started my research and planning, having traveled many different places in the world and my love to plan trips, I was not sure if I will be open to use someone's help. My first interaction with Preeti changed my mind, Preeti and Kimkim team took all the input from me and my group and planned a itinerary, which... read more
Iceland, Iceland - Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2018
Our trip to Iceland coincided with our 35th wedding anniversary and my two month recovery from hip replacement surgery. We had a slightly rocky start as the ride from the airport didn't drop us off at the hotel but instead at the bus depot, a 20 dollar ride to the hotel. Because it was a special time for us I booked the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina hotel for 4 nights so we could enjoy the city and its sights and cuisine. The hotel was fantastic and perfectly located. The room I booked came... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Oct 3 - Oct 10, 2018
Our trip to Iceland was amazing! So well planned by Preeti and team. Everything on the itinerary was detailed and worked really well. The timing of drives and sightseeing was perfect. Also, the pre-booked tours were very interesting and provided us with an experience that we would have otherwise not had.
We were also very happy with the accommodation and included breakfasts which really saved us time each morning. Only Hotel Hilda in Reykjavík was a very tiny room. However, the... read more
Best day hikes in iceland, Iceland - Aug 30 - Sep 15, 2018
Preeti did an excellent job tailoring our trip to our interests and responded quickly when we ran into snags.
Best day hikes in iceland, Iceland - Aug 30 - Sep 15, 2018
So happy to meet Preeti, Halldor and their family! The itinerary was exactly what we wanted to do! Though some days were packed and we had to skip some things. But we got in plenty of hiking and excursions. We were very please with the hotels and guesthouses too! For the very few issues we had, they were so responsive and gave great service!
We loved all of the hotel choices except for FossHotel Lind. The shower smelled like sulphur and the room was too small to open your luggage... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Aug 14 - Aug 22, 2018
We had a great experience planning our 9 day self drive trip around Iceland August 2018 with Kimkim. Preeti was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We appreciated her personal input and planning. We loved the places we stayed at. They were modern, clean and each had a special touch of Iceland. All our activities were well planned other than the whale watching, which was the tour facilities fault. They forgot to put our name down on their list and created few hours of delay in our... read more
10 days in icelend, Iceland - Aug 18 - Aug 28, 2018
Preethi and Haldor both planned our trip and helped us along the way. They replied to all inquiries and beforw and during the trip and sent detailed instructions for access to our lodgings and activities. They arranged our rental car for trip around Iceland - all our lodgings - sightseeing itnerary - Blue lagoon (Premium Entrance) - Iceberg lagoon kayaking, glacier walk, ice climbing, ice cave trip, and Silfa snorkeling. The itinerary they set up included links to... read more
Explore iceland in 5 days - seven optimized itineraries to help you make the most of your short trip to iceland , Iceland - Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2018
We really enjoyed the itinerary and the hotels that were selected. Would have appreciated a bit more detail and tips. For example the day trip to the waterfall, where there was no opportunity to get lunch, a note suggesting to take a picnic lunch would have been helpful. Also some detail on the timing of activities would help plan the day better - seal colony viewing duration, whale watching duration etc.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2018
We had an excellent time in Iceland and particulary liked the scheduled activities (Glacier walk and Iceberg lagoon boat ride). We also very much enjoyed our overnight on Westman Is. On the south coast we loved the major waterfalls-Seljalandsfoos, Skogarfoss and Gullfoss-, the black beaches-Dyrholaey & Reynisfjara . Also the wildness and vastness of the Snaefellsne was a highlights.
The amount of dramatic and beautiful scenery was unlimited and endless in Iceland.
Preeti made several... read more
Iceland in july , Iceland - Jul 6 - Jul 13, 2018
Our trip to Iceland was amazing! We were very pleased with the sites and recommendations made by Preeti and kimkim - so much so that we want to visit again - and soon.
Things that stood out:
While we enjoyed the entire trip, the following stood out as truly exceptional experiences: the south coast, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the glacier hike, the fjords on the east coast (Hotel Bjarg was charming!), Arnarstapi hotel and the surrounding area, Skaftafell national park, Kirkjufell mountain,... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 14 - Jul 22, 2018
Preeti was fantastic! Each day was filled with great adventures and experiences! Preeti was available for quick questions and advice at any time , and was really interested in preparing a trip that fit our interests!