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.
Check the spectacular Northern Lights off your bucket list with this quick-hit trip to southern Iceland. In addition to nighttime expeditions in search of the Aurora Borealis, you'll tour some of the country's most dramatic natural wonders and unforgettable landscapes. Visit impressive waterfalls, vast glaciers, volcanic beaches, and more on this exciting winter adventure.
This 5-day tour of Iceland's South Coast hits the top natural sights. Visit Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall, see the Reynisfjara black sand beach, and drop by the small village of Vik for coffee and local history. Stop and see the Jokulsarlon lagoon and Skaftafell National Park's many glaciers. Enjoy viewing the Northern Lights in comfort.
This epic 12-day road trip is a perfect way to absorb Iceland as you traverse all four corners of the country. You'll visit popular spots along the famous 828-mile (1,332 km) Ring Road, while also having the opportunity to escape the crowds as you detour through the Westfjords with some of Iceland's most dramatic landscapes (great for mountain biking and kayaking). The self-drive loop also includes stops in Iceland's two biggest cities, and numerous natural sites like volcanoes, waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches, glaciers, and blockbuster attractions in the Golden Circle.
Recent trip reviews for Preeti
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!
Two week self drive trip to iceland, Iceland - Jun 30 - Jul 14, 2018
My wife, Renee, and I had a memorable and exciting 14 day trip driving an AWD vehicle all the way around Iceland in early July. Preeti at kimkim did a fantastic job taking into account what we wanted to do, working out the logistics of how much we would likely be able to drive/accomplish in a day and choosing hotels for us that were all 3+ star and met and, in many cases, exceeded our expectations. She also incorporated a variety of guided activities into our schedule. The final package... read more
Iceland outside of reykjavik, Iceland - Jul 2 - Jul 11, 2018
It was great to have Preeti's help once we were in Iceland. We encountered a few problems as we went, due to weather and cancellations, and she had to do some reshuffling and re-booking. It was nice to continue on our vacation while she handled the headaches- I don't know what we would have done without her help. The driving plan had lots of suggestions for stops and optional detours that were wonderful. We were very glad to have her to turn to during our stay. I wish that we had been given... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018
The hotels we stayed in were fine - but directions to them were sorely lacking.
In general directions were poor.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018
Super trip in spite of the miserable weather. The itinerary was excellent. Preeti handled the refunds for the cancelled excursions speedily. The only item that must be improved is the directions to the booked hotels - there were none. Our car navigation system handled the two hotels with street addesses (Hotel Orkin & Hotel Bjarg) but we spent a lot of time finding the others. E.g. it would have been useful to know that Efri-Vik Bugalows are co-located with Hotel Laki. All the... read more
Iceland, Iceland - Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2018
It was our first time using kimkim and we have already recommended it to others. Preeti's itinerary provided a great balance - logistics were taken care of and we had reservations for a few excellent activities, but she also left us with suggestions for add-ons and free time to explore on our own. That made it better than an all-inclusive tour while being a lot less stressful than planning it all ourselves. I'm glad we chose to spend the first days in the remote and beautiful eastern fjord... read more
Iceland 2107, Iceland - Jun 15 - Jun 26, 2018
Overall, the trip was amazing. We really enjoyed the sights, food and experience. The different hostels each had a charm of their own, and only one or so was even remotely a negative., and that was because of the access to the house and kitchen.
My only concern was the hike in Hornstrandir was extremely strenuous. I had appropriate gear, and was in decent enough shape to find it enjoyable, however the description kind of made it sound like an easy stroll. Other people might not be as... read more
When is the best time of year to visit iceland?, Iceland - Jun 16 - Jun 23, 2018
Preeti & Haldor did a great job with our itinerary! The kayak and hike on the glacier was a big highlight. We had a great guide named Marek. The blue lagoon is a must do and would only add the in water massages (must do in advance as sold out when we arrived). One of the most memorable trips of my life....and I proposed (Preeti gave me some great ideas of where to do it!) while on the Westman Islands and she said YES!. Highly recommend The Kimkim Team!
5-day self-drive tour , Iceland - Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2018
My experience with kimkim looks a lot like the daily temperature chart on my weather app: high at the very outset when a friendly woman in Tennessee took down the personal particulars of our well-traveled four person group (whose ages ranged from 84 to 78), descending to a series of lows when the first agent assigned to our group persistently erred in the details of our trip (how many days and nights, how many days for car rental, etc., and ultimately sent us a final bill before ever... read more
8-day ring road itinerary: explore iceland’s top places along its most famous road, Iceland - Jun 3 - Jun 13, 2018
Iceland is an amazing land of natural beauty. There are impressive waterfalls throughout the country. The weather in early June was for the most part sunny and pleasant with 2 days having rain. On 1 day there were issues of fog and some sights were missed.
The highlight of the trip for both of us was the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, where the glacier meets the ocean and massive icebergs are everywhere in the lagoon. The ice pieces that litter the black sand beach look like expensive works of art made of clear glass.
The people of Iceland are friendly and welcoming.
Iceland exploration, Iceland - May 20 - May 28, 2018
We had a wonderful trip to Iceland. All of the logistics and reservations were great, and seamless throughout the trip. Really appreciated some of the locals favorites recommendations. All of the excursions were great. The daily itinerary was great and well planned. We had one snafu in that an activity was cancelled due to weather, but they were quick to recommend an alternate plan. Would have liked bigger rooms in a few of the places.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2018
Thanks for a memorable vacation,as your itinerary was perfect; the car correct, the sights wonderful and the accommodations superb. We appreciate your work and suggestions as we relive the week with friends and relatives. Your help--even with the weather! is appreciated. thanks again.
2-week ring road self-drive itinerary: highlights of iceland and the remote westfjords, Iceland - May 20 - Jun 1, 2018
My husband and I enjoyed a two week, self driving tour through West and North Iceland. We had an excellent, detailed itinerary with lots of options each day from our specialist Preeti. She focused on what we most wanted to see and do, and we weren't disappointed! Particularly of note were the dining suggestions - it's sometimes challenging to decide on the right place, so we enjoyed all her suggestions without worry. We also enjoyed having vouchers for our accommodations and excursions, it... read more
Iceland babymoontrip , Iceland - May 20 - May 26, 2018
We had a fantastic time exploring Iceland and are very happy with our decision to book a trip through kimkim. We were able to see many extraordinary features of Iceland without being too busy or 'overbooked' feeling. The hotels and rental car accommodations were also fantastic.
A week in iceland: 4 unique road trips filled with highlights & hidden gems, Iceland - May 12 - May 18, 2018
The trip was terrific. We appreciated your help a great deal and everything was fine. My feedback is only about the things that I thought could have been improved. Please know that overall we were very happy.
First of all, the email situation during the planning phase, the long threads and the occasional difficulty wading through. I always appreciated your immediate response but wished the format could have been a bit different.
Second: I know we were on The Ring Road that... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2018
This was a dream trip! I was so busy with work and Preeti had everything planned according to where we wanted to go and sights we wanted to see. The self driving tour was great and the hotels were all amazing!!
I will definitely use Kim Kim again - it’s perfect for a busy person who doesn’t have time to plan all the logistics of a trip
K & d birthday spectacular, Iceland - Mar 7 - Mar 16, 2018
We loved our trip! So happy with Kimkim for tailoring our trip to our type of travel. Especially loved our guide Yuli (Mývatn area snowshoe/waterfall excursion). All our bookings were without a hitch and we would recommend kimkim to anyone looking for a self drive tour of Iceland.
5 days of iceland’s highlights: east to west from egilsstadir via jokulsarlon to reykjavik, Iceland - Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2018
Other than the weather interrupting our plans, which is not in anyone's control ... All of the activities were great and we really enjoyed them all from Ice Cave to Lava Tunnels to Icelandic Horse back riding and all of the scenic locations. We will return to see some of these sites in the summer at some point for additional breathe taking views. Thanks for all the support from Preeti, even while on vacation, it was a nice touch of excellent service.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2017
Our winter trip to Iceland was amazing. Preeti helped us find great accomodations for our large family and tours we wouldn't have known about without her -- such as the only ice cave tour that allowed us to bring our 8-year-old. She was right to tell us that certain things we wanted to do would require too much driving and was able to suggest alternatives that fit our schedule better. We especially loved the dogsledding. There was one problem with the car rental when we arrived and we had to scramble to make new arrangements, but after the trip KimKim quickly helped us get a refund.
Walshmob christmas 2017, Iceland - Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
Overall our 12 days in Iceland were excellent. We did eveything we'd included in our trip specification, although mother nature didn't deliver whales on our Laki cruise or a spectacular northern lights display. However, we did have a magnificent White Christmas experience in Siglufjörður at the Herring House, which was the highlight of the trip for me. Other highlights were:
the dog sledding with Ispiration Iceland as we all got to drive our own sleds instead of just being passengers
our... read more