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Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir

I'm a Nordic wanderer with roots in Iceland's ethereal East fjords and branches extending through Denmark's cozy 'hygge' culture to Sweden's pastoral Skåne.

Each destination has been a sensory feast, from Iceland's pure air and resilient "Þetta reddast" spirit to Denmark's laid-back charm and Sweden's rule-loving diligence. Living in these contrasting landscapes has enriched my travels with both natural wonders and fascinating cultural nuances. Fluent in Icelandic and Swedish, and almost there in Danish, I've become a keen observer of regional accents and dialects.

Whether I'm relishing farm-fresh produce in Skåne or exploring urban vibes in Copenhagen, my travels are guided by a love for local flavors and a curiosity for the diverse personalities each region offers. For me, travel is a multi-sensory experience that brings places—and people—to life.

Before you visit the Nordics, let your prelude be Ari Eldjárn's "Pardon My Icelandic," a humorous dive into our quirky cultural traits!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"For the adventurers, I can design road trips that weave through Iceland's volcanoes and glaciers or along Norway's stunning fjords.

Lovers of culture will find themselves immersed in Copenhagen's 'hygge' lifestyle or exploring the rich Viking heritage of both Iceland and Norway.

If you're a foodie, prepare for a sensory delight ranging from Sweden's farm shops to Denmark's culinary scene.

From family vacations and honeymoon itineraries to winter escapades featuring the Northern Lights, I use my local knowledge to make your travel dreams come true, engaging all your senses for an unforgettable journey!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My journey into the world of travel and tourism began in my early teens when I took a job at a hotel in Iceland's East fjords. From the moment I started interacting with guests from around the globe, I was captivated. Those interactions opened a window into diverse cultures and lifestyles, fueling a passion that led me to explore beyond my homeland. The tourists often carried with them an array of cultural norms and misconceptions, like the surprising number who didn't realize that swimwear was a must for bathing in Iceland—a rule common across the Nordic countries.

It was these unique encounters and the joy of sharing my local knowledge that turned my teenage job into a lifelong passion for travel!

As I ventured into Denmark and eventually settled in Sweden, my interest in cultural differences expanded. Today, my travels are about more than just ticking off destinations; they're an ongoing education in the varied textures of human experience. An exploration of contrasting landscapes from Reykjavík's cityscape to Skåne's Countryside, a quest for balance between urban energy and rural tranquility."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One standout journey for me was a 2021 summer road trip through Iceland, made all the more special by sharing it with my life and business partner. Our adventure began in the West and South, zigzagging through awe-inspiring landscapes to the imposing Langjökull glacier.

The trip became truly magical when we made our way to my cherished hometown of Breiðdalsvík in the East fjords. Over two unforgettable days, we delved deep into the area's local culture and scenery. We sipped local beer at Beljandi Brewery, a local establishment named after a nearby waterfall, and set up camp in the tranquil area of Jórvík.

With the backdrop of East Fjords' breathtaking beauty, we cooked meals on a primus stove and drew water from a nearby spring. My partner, enriched by years of guiding experiences in Iceland, narrated fascinating tales of the country's geological history and cultural evolution, adding another layer to an already extraordinary experience!"

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Favorite experiences

Snorkel in the Silfra Fissure

Immerse yourself in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents in the famous Silfra Fissure, a truly unforgettable experience. Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates cutting through Iceland. The snorkeling area is...

Langjökull Glacier Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling in Iceland is a bucket list for many travelers, and you can enjoy the adventure atop Langjökull Glacier, just about 95 miles (150 km) northeast of Reykjavik. Join professional guides in the Icelandic Highlands, offering amazing views of the majestic glacier and its unique...

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...

Horseback Riding in the Golden Circle

Just outside Reykjavik is one of Iceland's most picturesque geothermal areas, filled with steaming streams, geysers, and rivers. Explore the area's unique and diverse scenery memorably while on horseback! After getting acquainted with your horse and equipment, you'll set off up a hill following...

Reindeer Safari in East Iceland

East Iceland is home to the country's only herd of wild reindeer. The species was imported to Iceland in the 18th  century, but they currently only reside in the eastern stretches. Starting from the town of Eglisstadir, you can enjoy a unique excursion that allows you to see the wild reindeer in...

The Blue Lagoon

Imagine relaxing in a blend of seawater and geothermally heated water, rich in silica, minerals, and algae, all while surrounded by a lunar lava landscape. This experience is one of Iceland's most famous and a huge tourist draw. But although it attracts the masses, as soak in the Blue Lagoon is...

Recent trip reviews for Silvía

Highly recommend Silvia, Luke warm on KimKim transparency and platform
Sweden | Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2023

Rebecca and Russell
Rebecca and Russell F.
Princeton, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2023
Silvia was incredible. She pulled together a fantastic itinerary for us to see Sweden (Stockholm and north of the Artic Circle to Kiruna and Abisko) then to Iceland. The tours and accommodations were spot on. We had a number of quick questions on the trip and she always responded quickly, often real time. It was just nice knowing someone with detailed knowledge of the areas we travelled was available throughout the trip.

Because Silvia was amazing, I think I would use KimKim again but...
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Silvia was incredible. She pulled together a fantastic itinerary for us to see Sweden (Stockholm and north of the Artic Circle to Kiruna and Abisko) then to Iceland. The tours and accommodations were spot on. We had a number of quick questions on the trip and she always responded quickly, often real time. It was just nice knowing someone with detailed knowledge of the areas we travelled was available throughout the trip.

Because Silvia was amazing, I think I would use KimKim again but they are not transparent with fees, don’t have a platform where a detailed day-by-day itinerary can be created without a workaround, and it took the behind the scenes team weeks to book tickets once we had a plan and booked airline tickets which made us nervous some things would no longer be available that had other dependencies. We had to get more into the details and needed to follow-up on some things than expected.

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Dec 31, 2023
Dear Rebecca & Russell, I'm deeply touched by your kind words about your trip to Sweden and Iceland. It was a pleasure crafting your itinerary and being there for you along the way! Your feedback about kimkim's fee transparency and itinerary platform is truly appreciated. I apologize for any inconvenience and will ensure your insights are used to refine our services. Your patience during this process was remarkable & I learned so much from working with you :) Thank you for choosing me and... Read more

Dear Rebecca & Russell,

I'm deeply touched by your kind words about your trip to Sweden and Iceland. It was a pleasure crafting your itinerary and being there for you along the way!

Your feedback about kimkim's fee transparency and itinerary platform is truly appreciated. I apologize for any inconvenience and will ensure your insights are used to refine our services. Your patience during this process was remarkable & I learned so much from working with you :)

Thank you for choosing me and kimkim for your Nordic adventure! It was a joy to see your adventurous spirit in action. If you ever decide to explore more of the Nordics, you know where to find me 😍

Warmest regards,
Silvia

Silvía was amazing.
Iceland | Oct 9 - Oct 16, 2023

Mike
Mike M.
Vandalia, OH | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2023
Silvía was amazing. All to often an itenerary is presented agreed upon and the you never hear from the planner again. With Silvía it was the complete opposite. She listened to all of our needs. She addressed our concerns and created a travel plan that exceeded our expectations. From delicious cuisine in Narfeyrarstofa to hiking through the glaciers in Katla, Silvía’s attention to detail created a unforgettable experience my wife and I will speak about for years to come. We look forward to... Read more

Silvía was amazing. All to often an itenerary is presented agreed upon and the you never hear from the planner again. With Silvía it was the complete opposite. She listened to all of our needs. She addressed our concerns and created a travel plan that exceeded our expectations. From delicious cuisine in Narfeyrarstofa to hiking through the glaciers in Katla, Silvía’s attention to detail created a unforgettable experience my wife and I will speak about for years to come. We look forward to planning another vacation with her with more hiking and more adventure. Thank you again for helping us cross off another item on our bucket list.

Hotel Reviews
Fosshotel Baron
Reykjavík
Puffin Hotel Vík
Vík

Cute hotel

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Centrally located
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Hótel Hafnarfjall
Hvalfjarðarsveit

Cozy with beautiful scenery

Authenticity & Character
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Beautiful location
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stracta Hotel Hella
Hella
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Laki
Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Remote location which made it perfect for viewing the northern lights

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Konvin Hotel by Reykjavik Keflavik Airport
Keflavík
Activity Reviews
Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavik
Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavik
Iceland
The Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon
Iceland
Icelandic Culinary Adventure - Lava Restaurant
Icelandic Culinary Adventure - Lava Restaurant
Iceland

Beautiful venue

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Katla Ice Cave
Katla Ice Cave
Iceland

Absolutely amazing experience guides were extremely knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Would do it again tomorrow
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Lunar Landscapes & Healing Waters – Blue Lagoon Immersion
Lunar Landscapes & Healing Waters – Blue Lagoon Immersion
Iceland
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Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Nov 20, 2023
Hi Mike & Rachel, Thank you so much for your heartwarming review! I'm thrilled to hear that your trip to Iceland was such a memorable adventure. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your journey, helping to bring your dream vacation to life. Your enthusiasm for the unique experiences, from the delightful meals at Narfeyrarstofa to the breathtaking hikes through Katla's glaciers, is infectious and deeply gratifying for me. Knowing that I could contribute to creating unforgettable moments... Read more

Hi Mike & Rachel,

Thank you so much for your heartwarming review! I'm thrilled to hear that your trip to Iceland was such a memorable adventure. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your journey, helping to bring your dream vacation to life. Your enthusiasm for the unique experiences, from the delightful meals at Narfeyrarstofa to the breathtaking hikes through Katla's glaciers, is infectious and deeply gratifying for me. Knowing that I could contribute to creating unforgettable moments for you both is incredibly rewarding. I'm already excited about the prospect of planning your next adventure, filled with even more hiking and thrilling experiences. Your trust in me to help cross off items on your bucket list is something I cherish immensely. Here's to many more journeys filled with adventure and discovery!

Warm regards,
Silvía

Our Amazing Scandinavian Adventure!
Sweden | Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2023

Raj
Raj V.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2023
My wife and I just finished a 12 day trip to Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Visby (on the island of Gotland). This was a bucket list trip and a birthday celebration. It was an amazing experience - the best vacation we have ever had! Silvia at KimKim did a phenomenal job - all the way from the initial chats, finding out what we wanted and then making great suggestions. Our itinerary was complex - multiple cities, lots of activities and transfers to be booked. There were so many... Read more

My wife and I just finished a 12 day trip to Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Visby (on the island of Gotland). This was a bucket list trip and a birthday celebration. It was an amazing experience - the best vacation we have ever had!

Silvia at KimKim did a phenomenal job - all the way from the initial chats, finding out what we wanted and then making great suggestions. Our itinerary was complex - multiple cities, lots of activities and transfers to be booked.

There were so many highlights - from the scenic sightseeing cruises of the Oslo Fjords, canals of Copenhagen and the Stockholm archipelago. In Copenhagen we also did a very fun Segway tour and a walking guided gourmet tour to sample local delicacies and beers. Silvia suggested we include a trip to Visby on the island of Gotland, and we are so glad we did! Visby is a UNESCO World heritage site with an amazing history going back to the 12th century.

We are foodies and another highlight was an 18 course dinner at a Michelin star restaurant suggested and booked for us by Silvia!

We could never have come up with such an amazing itinerary, nor executed it so well. Silvia’s local knowledge and attention to detail made this vacation extra special.
She was always reachable, responded very quickly and helped us deal with a couple of minor logistical hiccups (which were not her fault). She was our guardian angel who always had our back. We cannot say enough good things about Silvia and this experience with Kimkim. If we could, we would give her 6 stars out of 5!

By the way, this is our second vacation with Kimkim. 6 years ago we used Kimkim and another guide for a week’s vacation in Costa Rica and that was a fabulous experience also.

We would highly recommend Kimkim for your vacation plans, and are so thankful that Silvia was our guide!

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Oct 09, 2023

Hi Raj & Atiyeh!

Thank you deeply for your heartwarming review! We're thrilled that the trip was everything you hoped for and more, and your kind words truly inspire and motivate us. The world is vast and filled with wonders, and we genuinely hope our paths cross again in another incredible destination :)

Keep making more amazing memories together!

Best wishes from Österlen,
Silvia & Halldór

Excellent Trips with Silvia
Sweden | Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2023

Eric
Eric T.
Singapore | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023
Silvia is very responsible to follow through and monitoring my trips to ensure that I am well taken care of, although initial planning required some adjustments. Silvia recommends the best part of Southern Sweden to me. The trip route met my requirements for hiking and national park tours . The hotels were chosen at the best central locations of the town for food and sightseeings by walking and its luxury . I was given a suite most of the stays. It is a well planned and value for money... Read more

Silvia is very responsible to follow through and monitoring my trips to ensure that I am well taken care of, although initial planning required some adjustments. Silvia recommends the best part of Southern Sweden to me. The trip route met my requirements for hiking and national park tours . The hotels were chosen at the best central locations of the town for food and sightseeings by walking and its luxury . I was given a suite most of the stays. It is a well planned and value for money trip. We can trust Silvia

Activity Reviews
The Art of Baking Danish Pastry
The Art of Baking Danish Pastry
Copenhagen

Excellent, enjoyable and fun teaching

Quality of Experience
Gothenburg Like a Local - Customized Private Tour
Gothenburg Like a Local - Customized Private Tour
Sweden

Kevin is very knowledgeable and extremely good guide. He provides me power point explanation of Sweden, it’s history, culture and the region development He walks with us from points to points regarding political, cultural and economic expects of Gothenburg and also showed us the old wall hidden in a cinema.

Quality of Experience
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Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Aug 30, 2023

Hi Eric!

Thank you so much for your review and for sharing those amazing photos 😍 We're really thrilled to hear you felt well looked after, and I'm glad we were able to work out the hiccups at the start. It sounds like the hiking and national parks were exactly what you were hoping for, and that the hotels added a touch of luxury to your travels! Your trust means a lot to us, and we're glad we could deliver a trip that met your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience :)

Best wishes,
Silvia & Halldór

Not what we expected.
Iceland | Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2023

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Renee S.
Danville, VT | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023
I would like to explain why we are giving the trip a score of 2.5. The country of Iceland is such a great place to visit. The weather was cooperative and nice. We saw so many great sights everyday. Unfortunately, some of the services provided by KimKim were fair to good. I have planned many trips in the US and Canada, some for up to 3 months. We never had so many issues as we did with KimKim's service. The reason we decided to use your services is due to the fact we were not familiar with... Read more

I would like to explain why we are giving the trip a score of 2.5. The country of Iceland is such a great place to visit. The weather was cooperative and nice. We saw so many great sights everyday.

Unfortunately, some of the services provided by KimKim were fair to good. I have planned many trips in the US and Canada, some for up to 3 months. We never had so many issues as we did with KimKim's service. The reason we decided to use your services is due to the fact we were not familiar with the country, their culture and norms and we were looking for a hassle free trip. This certainly was not the case.

Problems started when we went to get our car rental. Avis charged us for the full rental. I was surprised but charged it to my credit card. I contacted Silvia with my concerns with the rental charge that evening. She said we should not have been charged. I also told her that we did not get the wifi due to the large unplanned charge on my card. She asked that we send her a copy of the bill. We did a few days later. I do not know why the confusion with the rental charge. Regardless, it was quite upsetting.

We then started our adventure and everything was going well until we arrived in Vik. The hotel did not have any reservations for us. They called Silvia who said she had been trying to contact us and had been unable. We had internet only when we were at our hotel, and Silvia had been made aware that the car did not have Wifi per our decision due to extra incurred costs. After over 1/2 hour we were told to go to a different hotel. Silvia had complimentary drinks for us at the other hotel which was a nice gesture. Silvia also told us to get Wifi on our son's phone and she would reimburse the cost, which she did.

In Seydisfjordur we arrived at our hotel and settled in. It was not a great hotel like we had had since our arrival but OK. After 1/2 hour several people arrived at our door and were trying to get the key for the rental. We did not open the door. A while later this man came knocking at our door and asked us to speak to his boss, Ingrid. She explained she had contacted Silvia re: the change in room which was not communicated to us. We had to repact everything and move to a different room. Silvia apologized for the mix up and lack of follow-up.

In Akureyri, the room and location were abysmal. We could not find out which room was ours as the front desk door is looked and unmanned. Luckily this very nice person let us borrow his cell phone so we could call Silvia. She said she forgot to send us the updated info to the rental. We finally got it and were able to get in only to find out that it was set up for 1 person. Texted Silvia and after several more texts we were told to go to the locked office which is unmanned and get some linens and towels and make our beds. Need I say more? At least we each had our towel for our shower..
The location was not good and the place was run down to say the least. Giving a score of 2 would be more than adequate. I would say it was a step above sleeping in the car... Silvia was made aware of the hotel conditions. She offered us complimentary drinks to compensate for the hick up.

My son texted Silvie after the next place as it also had the reservation for 1 person. We then had to wait in the lobby until it was set up for the third person. Silvia texted back and said she would notify the next places we were staying at. It was good for 2 nights then again, the agent at the desk had reservations for only 1 person. We again had to wait for the extra linens and beds to be made. Very inconvenient. Gave up notifying Silvia and it was towards the end of the trip.

On the positive side, the itinerary was great with strategically placed hotels with not excessively long driving distances so we could enjoy the day and do many on the spur of the moment things. All but 2 of the reservations were very good to excellent. Silvia was always very pleasant when we interacted with her.

I am very disappointed in the services that were provided and which we paid for. Not what we expected.
Renee S.

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Aug 30, 2023
Hi Renee, Thanks for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your trip didn't meet your expectations, especially since you chose us to make your time in Iceland hassle-free. We appreciate you pointing out the positives, like the well-placed hotels and the enjoyable itinerary. However, we clearly fell short in several areas. The car rental issue was a hiccup we didn't anticipate, and I understand how frustrating that must have been for you... Read more

Hi Renee,

Thanks for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your trip didn't meet your expectations, especially since you chose us to make your time in Iceland hassle-free.

We appreciate you pointing out the positives, like the well-placed hotels and the enjoyable itinerary. However, we clearly fell short in several areas.

The car rental issue was a hiccup we didn't anticipate, and I understand how frustrating that must have been for you right at the start of your trip, especially since we were not able to stay in touch. We also regret the mix-ups with hotel bookings and room arrangements. It's not the standard of service we aim to provide, and we're sorry for any stress or inconvenience these situations caused you and your family.

We're committed to improving and learning from this experience, and your feedback gives us specific areas to focus on. Again, I apologize for the bumps you experienced along the way and am grateful you've brought them to our attention!

Best wishes to you and your family,
Silvia & Halldór

Smooth coordination and pleasant experience w...
Iceland | Jul 29 - Aug 12, 2023

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Ai Zhia C.
Singapore | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Smooth coordination and pleasant experience with Silvia and the drivers / guides who

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Aug 30, 2023

Hi Ai Zhia! We're stoked to hear you had a smooth ride with us and our team. Can't wait for you to get your hands on that photo book and relive the adventure! 📸

Cheers,
Silvia & Halldór

Amazing experience at Iceland :)
Iceland | Jul 29 - Aug 12, 2023

Jia Yi
Jia Yi L.
Singapore | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2023
Silvia and Halldor were really professional in planning our trip from start to end. We felt very assured by their friendly and fun demeanor, clearly knowing what are the experiences we were hoping to get. Silvia remained contactable throughout our trip and we could count on her to get all our queries met, even in urgent situations when I had required unexpected medical attention. They also shared top experiences and food options for us to consider, making our role in the trip as just living... Read more

Silvia and Halldor were really professional in planning our trip from start to end. We felt very assured by their friendly and fun demeanor, clearly knowing what are the experiences we were hoping to get. Silvia remained contactable throughout our trip and we could count on her to get all our queries met, even in urgent situations when I had required unexpected medical attention. They also shared top experiences and food options for us to consider, making our role in the trip as just living our wanderlust!

Hotel Review
Stay Apartments Bolholt
Reykjavik

Apartment has all the amenities we need, love how the kitchen is fully equipped. It will be nice if the extra bed could be set up ahead before our arrival. Toilet is also slightly on the smaller side

Authenticity & Character
Fully equipped
Location
Central, walking distance to bakery, downtown and supermarket
Staff
NA
Cleanliness & Comfort
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Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Aug 30, 2023

Hey Joy/Jia Yi! So glad we could assist in planning your journey here! It's awesome to hear you had a blast exploring our homeland. I'm extra happy we could sneak in that quick Copenhagen detour before you jetted off. Can't wait for you to relive these memories through the photo books coming your way!

Best wishes,
Silvia & Halldór

Silvia planned an amazing trip for our family...
Iceland | Aug 1 - Aug 9, 2023

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Lara H.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Silvia planned an amazing trip for our family. After some challenges at the beginning of planning the trip with a bit of unresponsiveness by her partner, Silvia jumped in and made sure we were well taken care of, all of our questions were answered, and I felt much more confident with our upcoming trip details. Every aspect of the trip was perfect, and she was incredibly responsive via WhatsApp along the way while we were traveling. I highly recommend Silvia to work with in planning a trip to Iceland!

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Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Aug 15, 2023

Hi Lara & family!

I'm thrilled to hear you all had an amazing time in Iceland! Lovely photos from your trip to the Blue Lagoon :) You know where to find us if you ever decide to explore more of the Nordics!

Best wishes,
Silvia & the Unforgettable Nordic team

Big help for a big family
Sweden | Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2023

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Daniel R.
Sunnyside, NY | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023
Traveling with two adults and three teenagers it is always tricky to find the right accommodations. Silvia not only found hotels for us in three different cities, they were charming places with a lot of character and located in very nice and convenient parts of town. When one hotel didn't have exactly the set-up we had asked for, requiring us to book an extra room on the fly, Silvia got us a refund so that we did not end up paying more. She was also a big help with transportation between... Read more

Traveling with two adults and three teenagers it is always tricky to find the right accommodations. Silvia not only found hotels for us in three different cities, they were charming places with a lot of character and located in very nice and convenient parts of town. When one hotel didn't have exactly the set-up we had asked for, requiring us to book an extra room on the fly, Silvia got us a refund so that we did not end up paying more. She was also a big help with transportation between sites, and had great recommendations for activities. She even met us at our hotel in Copenhagen with a gift bag of Swedish treats. We had a great time!

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Jul 26, 2023

Hi Daniel & family!

Thank you so much for the kind words :) I'm thrilled you had a great time in Sweden and Copenhagen & I hope you found some favorites among the Swedish treats and a good place for the little Swedish flag!

Until our paths cross again,
Silvia & the Unforgettable Nordic team

Thank you Silvia for the amazing trip itinera...
Iceland | Jun 25 - Jul 5, 2023

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Diane B.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023
Thank you Silvia for the amazing trip itinerary and help along the way. I was able to enjoy my Iceland the way I saw it 20 years ago. Unfortunately with technology evolution, we didn't get to cross rivers as bridges were built along the way. We didn't get the trill of crossing the rivers but it made it a safer travel. We thank you for all the nice recommandations. Hotel and restaurants were to our satisfaction. Hotel 360 was amazing as well as Hrifunes Nature Park, Silica and... Read more

Thank you Silvia for the amazing trip itinerary and help along the way.

I was able to enjoy my Iceland the way I saw it 20 years ago. Unfortunately with technology evolution, we didn't get to cross rivers as bridges were built along the way. We didn't get the trill of crossing the rivers but it made it a safer travel.

We thank you for all the nice recommandations. Hotel and restaurants were to our satisfaction. Hotel 360 was amazing as well as Hrifunes Nature Park, Silica and Kerlingarfjoll Mountain Resort. Actually Kerlingarfjoll was my highlight. The suggested Hike was my best ever.

We were able to enjoy the beauty that Iceland nature had to offer. The falls, the volcanos, the glaciers, the geysers, hot mud, the iceberg and the ride was very different than what we are use to as well as beautiful as nature can get.

We have numerous photos and great memories to share.

Thank you again for your presence along the way. It was reassuring to know that you were there and easy to reach if needed.

Please keep safe
Diane xx

Local specialist: Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Silvía
Silvía Ástvaldsdóttir
Local specialist in Sweden | Replied on Jul 11, 2023

Thank you, Diane!

We're thrilled to hear that you all were able to enjoy the beauty that Iceland has to offer😍 We loved helping you plan your highland adventures, and we hope our paths will cross again!

Best wishes,
Silvia, Halldór & the Unforgettable Nordic team