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Rita Tallarom

Traveling, exploring, and getting to know the unknown became part of my life from a young age. Growing up in Europe allowed me to visit different countries frequently from shorter breaks to long adventures. Glancing at the Leaning Tower of Písa or swimming in the ocean for the first time made me want to discover the world. When I arrived in Iceland a few years ago, I did not feel homesick, I was in awe of the beauty and majestic force of nature here. Experiencing the Northern Lights or walking under the midnight sun is part of the many miracles of everyday life in Iceland.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Besides the hidden gems of Iceland, I´d love to share with you more on culture, heritage & wellness. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I always enjoyed connecting with people, even in my hometown, Budapest. I guided people and showed them the less-known face of the city through social events and walking tours. My interest in travel and tourism led to my recent graduation from a local university´s tourism faculty, where I got a great foundation and a deeper understanding of this magical island and I´d like to share it. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Driving the Kjölur road through the highlands in Iceland, including a hike in Kerlingarfjöll was the most exciting and memorable trip around the country. Glancing the colorful steaming peaks, which are partially covered by snow in June was absolutely breath-taking. "

Rita is part of the following groups: Iceland Travel Agents
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Favorite experiences

Húsavík Whale Watching

Near the town of Húsavík, you'll find the world-famous Skjálfandi Bay, known to be one of the best areas in the country to spot whales. Unlike in other regions where you must sail out to sea to find whales, the bay often has whales, porpoises, and seabirds just a few minutes from its harbor. This...

Mývatn Nature Baths

Although Iceland's Blue Lagoon draws the crowds for its milky, blue hue, the popular thermal spa has a rival in the north: Mývatn Nature Baths. Set near Lake Mývatn and about a 1-hour drive from Akureyri, these natural hot springs feature a lagoon-like atmosphere with healing, mineral-rich waters...

South Coast Waterfalls & Beaches

Iceland's scenic South Coast is home to many of the country's most famous attractions—and some offbeat ones! Enjoy a drive cruising along the Ring Road (Route 1) and stopping to view world-famous waterfalls and beaches while passing scenic glaciers and volcanoes along the way.Seljalandsfoss...

Blue Ice Cave Tour

Walking through the electric-blue ice cave of the Vatnajökull glacier is an experience you won't soon forget! The tour begins after meeting your expert and friendly guides at the parking lot of Jökulsárlón, about 2.5 hours east of Vik along the Ring Road. Your guide will take you by Jeep up the...

Recent trip reviews for Rita

Spring Break in Iceland
Iceland | Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2024

Abraham Sebastian
Abraham Sebastian K.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024
Amazing spring break in Iceland. First time to this island that truly does seem out of the pages of a fantasy novel or tele-series. Rita was our local specialist and arranged our trip specifically to our needs. She was prompt and answered all our questions and queries. She also provided a ton of helpful tips to make our trip more seamless. Read more

Amazing spring break in Iceland. First time to this island that truly does seem out of the pages of a fantasy novel or tele-series. Rita was our local specialist and arranged our trip specifically to our needs. She was prompt and answered all our questions and queries. She also provided a ton of helpful tips to make our trip more seamless.

Activity Reviews
Whale Watching Ólafsvík
Whale Watching Ólafsvík
Iceland

Although all of us were tired from the long flight in from US, the boat trip from Olafsvik woke everyone up. We had close encounters with Orcas, Sperm whales and porpoises. It was a great start to our vacation.

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The Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland

Was just amazing and otherworldly. Very relaxing and wasn't too crowded.

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Reykjavik Food and Drink Adventure - Local Evening Experience
Reykjavik Food and Drink Adventure - Local Evening Experience
Reykjavík

Was the highlight of our time in Reykjavik. Stevie took us on a culinary tour and also filled us up with local knowledge. We even got to taste the fermented shark (rather gross). But rest of the food was amazing.

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Crystal Blue Ice Cave
Crystal Blue Ice Cave
Iceland

Was great. Tom (from Devon, UK) was an awesome guide. And based on his recommendations we had one of the best fish and chips ever from the food truck.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tom was fantastic
Transport
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

The Blue Lagoon itself was wonderful including the pool and their facilities. But the weather played spoil sport, it was cold, windy and rainy and rather miserable. I am sure the experience would have been 5-star worthy had the weather cooperated.

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Local specialist: Rita Tallarom
Rita
Rita Tallarom
Local specialist in Akureyri | Replied on Mar 29, 2024

Thank you so much for the nice review, Abe!
I'm so happy to read , that you and your family had such a wonderful time in Iceland! :)

Amazing trip
Iceland | Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2024

Keith
Keith M.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024
Rita did a great job listening to our wishes on our 6 day trip to Iceland and we were blown away with the trip plan, scenery, activities and people. Other the Hotel Katla, the accommodations were amazing and catered to individual travelers. Hotel Katla in Vik focued on large tour groups and the food was ok. Jana of Troll Expeditions was a great guide for our snorkeling trip and she made us feel at home on 36 degree water. We were so glad to go into winter with fewer crowds and great... Read more

Rita did a great job listening to our wishes on our 6 day trip to Iceland and we were blown away with the trip plan, scenery, activities and people. Other the Hotel Katla, the accommodations were amazing and catered to individual travelers. Hotel Katla in Vik focued on large tour groups and the food was ok.

Jana of Troll Expeditions was a great guide for our snorkeling trip and she made us feel at home on 36 degree water.

We were so glad to go into winter with fewer crowds and great weather.

Hotel Reviews
The Greenhouse Hotel
Hveragerdi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Katla by Keahotels
Vík
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Búdir
Búðir
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hótel Húsafell
Húsafell, Borgarbyggð
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Silfra Snorkeling
Silfra Snorkeling
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jana is an amazing guide.
Transport
Fontana Geothermal Baths
Fontana Geothermal Baths
Iceland

large commercial hot spring and not a great experience after some of the smaller ones

Quality of Experience
Sky Lagoon
Sky Lagoon
Iceland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Katla Ice Cave Superjeep tour
Katla Ice Cave Superjeep tour
Iceland
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Transport
Local specialist: Rita Tallarom
Rita
Rita Tallarom
Local specialist in Akureyri | Replied on Jan 09, 2024

Keith, thank you so much for the excellent review and for sharing this cool photo with us. It was a pleasure planning with you!

KimKim did a fine job of planning my trip and...
Iceland | Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2023

D
D R.
West Milford, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023
KimKim did a fine job of planning my trip and itinerary. My specialist, Rita, is a pro and knows the land, the sights and tours, and the local accommodations. I had a few mishaps, a communication glitch or two, and of course some weather changes and cancellations. However, the responsiveness of Rita and the KimKim team was generally excellent, and I appreciate their assistance with my travel. Read more

KimKim did a fine job of planning my trip and itinerary. My specialist, Rita, is a pro and knows the land, the sights and tours, and the local accommodations. I had a few mishaps, a communication glitch or two, and of course some weather changes and cancellations. However, the responsiveness of Rita and the KimKim team was generally excellent, and I appreciate their assistance with my travel.

Hotel Review
Skálakot
Hvolsvöllur

Loved this place, the food and the staff. Very warm, comfortable and welcoming!

Authenticity & Character
4th Generation horse farm and riding center.!
Location
Convenient to my next activity on the South Coast.
Staff
Professional and friendly!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Five star plus friendly too.
Local specialist: Rita Tallarom
Rita
Rita Tallarom
Local specialist in Akureyri | Replied on Sep 13, 2023

Thank you for the great review, D! Icelandic weather can be tricky and force us to re-plan, but I am glad that we could find good alternatives. It was a pleasure working on the trip plan with you. Best wishes, Rita

rita was amazing to work with. She completel...
Iceland | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2023

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Dana S.
Foley, AL | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2023
Rita was amazing to work with. She completely geared our trip to our interests and didn't overwhelm with hours of driving everyday. We were able to see some of the things which were a little bit off the beaten path, so were not overwhelmed with excessive tourists. The accommodations she arranged worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2 of whom are grown children so needed their own space). One day, weather didn't cooperate for our initial plan, and KimKim Team arranged for alternate... Read more

Rita was amazing to work with. She completely geared our trip to our interests and didn't overwhelm with hours of driving everyday. We were able to see some of the things which were a little bit off the beaten path, so were not overwhelmed with excessive tourists. The accommodations she arranged worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2 of whom are grown children so needed their own space). One day, weather didn't cooperate for our initial plan, and KimKim Team arranged for alternate suggestions and accommodations, taking the stress of our shoulders. We would use KimKim Team again.

Activity Review
Husafell Canyon Baths
Husafell Canyon Baths
Iceland

We absolutely loved this place! It felt like a completely private, hidden retreat!

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Rita Tallarom
Rita
Rita Tallarom
Local specialist in Akureyri | Replied on Sep 06, 2023

Hi Dana,

Many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you and I'm really glad you had such a wonderful time with your family.
Wishing you fantastic future travels!
Rita