While visiting Iceland, I fell in love with this very unique country. The wilderness of the landscape added to the welcoming people make it easy to love it and want to return again and again.
I therefore decided to relocate to Reykjavik and am very proud and happy to say that I have since then helped many guests to see Iceland and experience it the way we intend it here at Iceland Unlimited, independently and at their own pace.
I find it very hard to tell what part of Iceland I prefer, but I would say I am always amazed by the North and its unique features and have a very special place in my heart for the small colourful capital, Reykjavik.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in customized holidays all over Iceland, mostly for our self drive tours but also guided. I have myself experienced many of the day tours our guests are interested in and would always recommend a horse riding tour, zodiac or amphibian boat tour at the glacier lagoon and ice caving! "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travelling started as a personal interest for me and coming from a family that was always keen on providing me with new experiences, I have had a desire to see as much of our world as possible since I was very young. My studies could not have been related to anything other than tourism and I am very happy to have turned my personal passion into my everyday life by working at Iceland Unlimited and being in touch with people excited to travel and discover what Iceland has to offer. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Cliche as it sounds, I can never forget the first time I saw the Northern Lights when I visited Iceland! I consider myself lucky because, although it was in Reykjavik, it was one of the most spectacular viewings I ve experienced until today. They seemed so close that I felt I could reach them with my hands! Since then, I have been determined to help my guests as much as possible to spot them. I think everyone travelling all the way to Iceland at the right (winter!) time, should get lucky enough to have this life time experience! "
Featured trips & expertise
Looking for an eventful winter vacation? The South Coast of Iceland is chock-full of fun winter activities, from glacier hiking to snowboarding, snowmobiling and more. If you're lucky, you'll have the chance to witness the unparalleled beauty of the Northern Lights that often grace the crisp Arctic sky. Here's our recommended way to spend the winter on Iceland's South Coast.
This unique self-drive tour travels through Iceland's beautiful west coast and Westfjords region where few travelers roam. Starting in Reykjavik, you'll drive to the volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula before taking a car ferry to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Iceland. Here you'll hike the jagged cliffs at Londrangar, visit black, gold, and red sand beaches, and see the powerful Dynjandi Waterfall. End the trip in Isafjordur—a great base for activities in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, accessible only by boat and trail.
This 6-day itinerary includes three key areas of Iceland for a spectacular, fast-paced road trip. Spend your first day getting a taste of downtown Reykjavik before you head to the volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula with a bit of everything (and a fraction of the crowds). You'll then spend a night in one of Iceland's most-popular regions, the Golden Circle, and visit the best sites after the bus tours are long gone. Wrap it up with a day along the south coast exploring massive waterfalls and black sand beaches.
With 10 days on the road, you can discover a variety of regions and landscapes as you loop around Iceland's famous Route 1 (Ring Road). This moderately paced self-drive itinerary will take you to the best spots along the 828-mile (1,332 km) route with stops in its two biggest cities, as well as volcanoes, waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches, small fishing towns, and massive glaciers, as well as major attractions in the Golden Circle. This is going to be one gorgeous ride!
On this scenic road trip, you'll skip Iceland's busier south coast in order to explore the lesser-known Snaefellsnes Peninsula and northern beauties of Akureyri, Husavik, and Lake Myvatn. This all-season itinerary is especially ideal for anyone interested in the unique geological features of Iceland, with lava fields, volcano hikes, massive waterfalls, and geothermal pools—all there for the taking.
This self-drive tour takes you along Iceland's south and west coasts for those in search of unique family adventure. After a day exploring the capital city, Reykjavik, you'll head west to the volcanic Snaefellsnes Peninsula, known as "Iceland in miniature" with a bit of everything (and a fraction of the crowds). You'll then continue to the more popular Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall), and finish with two nights along the south coast discovering glaciers and black sand beaches.
Recent trip reviews for Sotiria
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2019
From the beginning the trip planning was very easy. Sotiria was very responsive to all my requests and followed up on all communication very quickly. The trip itself was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Iceland and were in awe of it's beauty. I was slightly concerned upon our arrival at the airport that our driver was not there to meet us. He arrived about 30 min. after our flight and then took us to our hotel. He was very apologetic and friendly. The information packet... read more
Iceland to the max, Iceland - Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2019
Thanks Sotiria for an helping us plan an amazing trip to Iceland!
We had such a great time there and are so pleased we ended doing all the fun things you suggested. The waterfalls and the ice cave were the highlights of the trip!
Iceland south coast tour - 7 days, Iceland - Oct 5 - Oct 11, 2018
The hotel accommodation arranged were overall good and the travel map was well marked with the route and locations of hotels and places of interest clearly indicated.
However the following negative experiences limited the extent and the peace of mind for us to fully enjoy the trip despite a well planned itinerary.
i) Upon arrival, to our surprised we were informed that Hong Kong currency (eventhough it is a major currency which is accepted internationally) was not accepted at the money... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2018
Had a great time in Iceland for a sort visit. Only 4-5 days but included Circle, South Coast and Food tour, all great.
Honeymoon iceland, Iceland - Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2018
I can't thank her enough for all her help and kindness. She planned the perfect trip for us, just wish we could have stayed another 2 weeks.
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Aug 26 - Aug 31, 2018
We had an amazing trip. We went horseback riding on the beach, we visited the secret lagoon, saw amazing waterfalls, went on a lava cave tour, went on the sushi boat tour and the blue lagoon. Everything worked out perfectly, not one snag. So happy we did this :)
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2018
Was super helpful in planning our trip and coordinating the moving pieces. Sotiria was super responsive and knowledgeable!
Iceland adventure, Iceland - Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2018
Overall the trip was great. We loved Iceland. The printed book that was given to us had several errors. For instance, a waterfall recommended for us to see was listed on two days. It was a clear mistake but confusing for me at first. Also, one night there was a hotel listed in the written part of our itinerary but there was a different hotel listed on the back. Errors like this are unacceptable to me. I also could have used a phone call immediately prior to departure to walk me through... read more
Trip to iceland, Iceland - Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2018
Our guide, Birgir Jóhannsson was very good. He was intersting, polite, accommodating to our needs. The hotels/guest houses which were booked were very modest. Of the five nights there, four were very bare. Two had no TV, no soap in some of them, no bath mats, no face cloths, about two clothes hangers. They all had private bathrooms with wonderful hot and cold water.
My biggest complain was the bus. There were 17 people plus driver crammed into a very tight space. There was absolutely no... read more
Iceland, Iceland - Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2018
We had a great 1st trip to Iceland. It was very memorable. Our favorite outings were the glacier lagoon and the glacier hike. The Wifi in the car was great. We were not very happy with our accomodations at Hotel Katla. The entire room size was for the beds. The bathroom was clean but old and so small that the toilet and shower had to overlap in space. We would not stay there ever again. Hotel Stracta was the best place we stayed.
Iceland 2018, Iceland - Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2018
Our trip to Iceland was terrific! Sotiria done a great job planning our trip and the information provided to us both before we arrived and with the information packet we received upon arrival made the trip go without a flaw. Gullfoss, Geysir, Skafoss waterfall, the black sand beach of Reynisdrangar, Glacier Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon all were amazing and did not disappoint. Our trip to the Westman Islands fulfilled my wife's bucket list of watching Puffins in their habitat. The hotels ... read more
Top 12 family activities in iceland, Iceland - Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2018
It would be difficult to point to a favorite activity. Our snorkeling (Andy), kayaking (Reiner) and ATV guides were all terrific. Really friendly and helpful with driving and dinner suggestions. Our hotels were all really nice and well-located. It was nice to have both city and outside of the city accomodations. We loved everything.
Iceland northern lights, Iceland - Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2018
Weather was terrible for five and one half days. The trip back from Vic on the last day was beautiful as were the beaches, waterfalls and glaciers along the way. Our last night we got to see the northern lights. Food the whole trip was great. We enjoyed all the hotels.
Iceland dec 2017, Iceland - Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2017
We had a great experience with kimkim. We were three generations wanting to do different things. Sotiria helped us figure out options and set it up so the grandparents settled in Reykjavik while parents and kids did a two day excursion into other parts of Iceland. The snorkeling in Silfra was the best adventure of the trip. We checked out all the highlights created for our tour, and following the suggestion booked some time at the Secret Lagoon which warmed us up after snorkeling. Another highlight was being at the the black beach at Vik for sunrise. All in all a spectacular trip!