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
This winter tour through Iceland's south coast explores some of the country's most beautiful scenery, stopping at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Gullfoss, as well as the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara to observe the Dyrhólaey sea stacks. You'll hike along glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park and stop to admire the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, all while hoping to catch the northern lights in the evening. Explore the capital city of Reykjavik and the popular village of Vík, ending the trip with a soak in the milky waters of the Blue Lagoon.
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.
Enjoy the snowier side of Iceland on this seven-day winter adventure. On arrival, head "Into the Glacier" at Langjökull, on the way to discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, filled with basalt columns, black-sand beaches, and beautiful cliffs. Then, go on a snowmobiling excursion out of the Golden Circle, and wind down with a warm lagoon soak. Next, visit the spectacular frozen falls along the South Coast, including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, and go on glacier walks at Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón. Wind down with some exploration of snow-topped Reykjavik before heading home.
Lose the tourists crowding the South in the summer, and hit Iceland’s West and North, instead. This weeklong journey is a great second trip plan for those who’ve already visited popular areas (like the Golden Circle and South Coast). Spend time along the Arctic Coast and explore the remote northeast. Go whale watching in Husavik, tour the geothermal marvel that is Lake Mývatn, discover the fishing towns, black-sand beaches, and cliffs along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and more.
Nine days is a comfortable amount of time to explore two of Iceland's regions. Consider a leisurely road trip around the famed Ring Road, getting off the main route to spend time in Thorsmork and the Highlands or the Westman Islands (a favorite local hideaway). The five itineraries below take you to popular areas, like the Golden Circle and South Coast, while also incorporating lesser-known territories, including the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords.
Spend eight days unlocking the beautiful highlights of Iceland in the wintertime. First, enjoy snow-capped views throughout Reykjavík while exploring the best of downtown. Then, take a tour inside a glacier, and view frozen waterfalls en route to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Continue discovering the lava formations, black-sand beaches, and craters, before heading to the Golden Circle for a snowmobiling tour around Langjökull Glacier. Follow more waterfalls, arches, and cliffs toward Vík, and spend time in the ice caves of Skaftafell and at stunning Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. On the drive back to Reykjavík, make a few more stops along the South Coast, and indulge in relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon on Departure Day.
Recent trip reviews for Sotiria
More than happy! · Iceland - Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2020
Our trip was perfect! Sotiria did a great job. I had tons of questions and she never seemed bothered by me and my need for details. She always responded quickly and was available before, during and after our trip. She went above and sent a anniversary gift our first night, to our hotel!
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jun 22 - Jul 6, 2019
We enjoy our trip in Iceland very much. Sotiria has been really helpful and answered all of our questions. Her planning has helped smooth our trip and we had more opportunity to enjoy the moment with less worry.
Iceland · Iceland - Jul 23 - Jul 26, 2019
Sotiria made it so easy to set up our trip. The itinerary and all pick-up and drop-off arrangements were perfect. The tours were everything we hoped they would be.
The guides were knowledgeable and professional. We are very glad we booked with Sotiria.
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2019
Absolute first rate experience - used kimkim for the first time and was not disappointed. Sotiria is super helpful and planned a great itinerary for us, tailored to our interests and timeline while also highlighting the best that Iceland has to offer. Special thanks to her for adding my spouse to the trip just 8-10 days before I was scheduled to leave! It ended up being a very memorable trip, and I will most definitely use the site again and recommend it to others (have already been doing... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 3 - Jul 8, 2019
Sotiria was so helpful every step of the way. She answered all of our questions and communicated often and provided lots of information. About 2 weeks before our trip, we asked if we could add another person and she made all the arrangements to make that happen. The hotels she booked for us were excellent.
I loved all of Iceland. Each place we visited was beautiful and awe-inspiring. The country was so clean - no litter, buildings taken care of, etc. The people were friendly and... read more
Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 3 - Jul 8, 2019
My family/group of 5 went on our own self guided tour and it was amazing getting to build our own itinerary and work with Sotiria. She made the trip planning a breeze and we were able to fully enjoy all the sights and natural wonders Iceland had to offer
Becker extension · Iceland - Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2019
Sortiria organized everything very well. Her suggestions about what to see and do when were excellent.
The car rental was excellent, and the enterprise agent was very helpful.
The hotels / Guesthouses were all good - the best room was the Stracta hotel. In general the hotels all had winter blankets, and for many the windows did not open very wide so we were quite hot given the weather. It would be great if hotels could use the "layering concept" that hikers use for their clothes when the plan the blankets for their beds.
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!