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.
Iceland doesn't need a London, Paris, or Rome to fill any travel itinerary — budget, luxe, adventure, or otherwise. With no shortage of beautiful landscapes, untamed wildlife, and plenty of both nature and nightlife, you'll have no trouble keeping busy and entertained throughout your week-long vacation.
Iceland has no shortage of hotels, but if you're looking for a truly memorable travel experience, why not defy convention? From camping on a glacier to overnighting in a historic herring factory, you're sure to find a unique lodging option for your Iceland trip that's more than just a place to rest your head.
Just a few hours’ drive from Akureyri, the northeast of Iceland is a mix of curving highlands, dramatic canyons and bubbling mud pits. One of the best locations is Jokulsargljufur National Park, home to three forceful and elegant waterfalls, canyons and craters.
Landmannalaugar is a geothermal wonderland in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, home to lava fields, hot pools, and steam puffs that rise from the earth. Hike among vibrantly hued mountains and explore highlands dotted with glaciers, black sand beaches, geysers, and waterfalls. Stunning and remote, this area is a perfect representation of all the Icelandic landscape has to offer.
With 7-9 days in Iceland, we recommend you hit the road and explore the incredible wonders further afield from Reykjavik. We’ve put together these unique one week Iceland itineraries which let you explore a variety of landscapes: volcanoes and lava fields, green pastures and farmlands, scenic vistas above fjords, beaches of every color, glaciers and ice caves, and the rugged interior. Here are our recommended drives, an option for all travelers and seasons.
Recent trip reviews for Sotiria
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.
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!