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Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

Nonni Travel is based in the north of Iceland and we specialize in tailor-made tours to Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands, for both individuals and groups. At Nonni Travel, we work closely with clients , delivering a professional and personal service, and have been doing so since 1989.
Our tailored itineraries take clients off the beaten tracks, covering the highlights but also adding little gems along the way to complement the experience. Multi day packages, guided tours, self-drive, combination tours for Iceland/Greenland and the Faroe Islands, we cover it all!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. For all three destinations we plan holidays for individuals, families, activity holidays to suit all ages and small group tours. From glacier hiking, dog sledging, horse riding, whale watching, hiking, cultural experiences and the chance to meet and mingle with local people these are just some of the options we have at our finger tips to offer you along side with expert guides combing to arrive at unforgettable memorable adventures."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always wanted other people to experience and see the wonders of North Iceland. Growing up in the country side of North Iceland, having the northern lights in my back garden all my childhood, When it is so dark outside you can´t see anything and then the northern lights appear, it is magical!
After graduation with a Business degree from the University of Akureyri I started looking for a job that would allow me to share my childhood experience with people all around the world. When I was offerd a job at Nonni Travel, it was like a dream come true."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I first visited Greenland it was like stepping into another world. I have been there three times now, and I still get amazed with it´s beauty and purity. "

Featured trips & expertise

An endless view over Iceland's east coast

A Week in Iceland: 4 Unique Road Trips Filled with Highlights & Hidden Gems

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.

Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Guide: The Ring Road & Other Popular Drives

The Ring Road is the most popular way to see and experience a variety of landscapes and sights all over Iceland. Route 1 starts from Reykjavik and circles to Akureyri in the North, to the small fishing villages in the East Fjords, passing Vatnajökull National Park and the South Coast. From this highway, you can also get to all the main detours like Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the remote Westfjords, Thorsmork, and the Highlands.

On the way Gunnuhver Hot Springs, close to Keflavik Airport

How to Make the Most of Your First Day in Iceland

Having a great first day in Iceland after a long flight requires a bit of planning. We recommend starting your adventure on the right foot by diving right into all the great things Iceland has to offer. Based on the experience of travelers and the expertise of our local specialists, here are some useful strategies to make the most of your first day in Iceland.

2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords

With 2 weeks in Iceland, you can complete the entire ring road and add some great detours. This grand tour will take you to all the best places giving you plenty of time to hike, explore, and soak it all in. This 14-day itinerary covers all the major regions except the highlands, which you can see with a couple more days or by spending less time in some of the areas below.

Light snowfall on Vik, in the south of Iceland

Iceland in Winter: How to make the most of limited daylight

Want to spend your holidays in a winter wonderland, see the northern lights, take a dogsled or snowmobile tour, hike on a glacier, or climb through ice caves? Iceland is the perfect place to spend some time this winter. While daylight is limited and the nights are long, you can experience some truly unique adventures without the big crowds of the peak season.

Recent trip reviews for Sveindis María

How to make the most of your first day in iceland, Iceland - Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2018

Traveler: isobel s. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

We used KimKim for our December 9 day self-drive of Iceland. I feel like we received a hotel, vehicle rental and tour booking service. This is very convenient, although I was hoping for a detailed itinerary with a realistic schedule and addresses. We were given a broad general itinerary with points of interest. We found ourselves backtracking unfortunately and took roads to keep from backtracking and ended up losing an entire day (there are just 5 hours of daylight in winter) trying to... read more

We used KimKim for our December 9 day self-drive of Iceland. I feel like we received a hotel, vehicle rental and tour booking service. This is very convenient, although I was hoping for a detailed itinerary with a realistic schedule and addresses. We were given a broad general itinerary with points of interest. We found ourselves backtracking unfortunately and took roads to keep from backtracking and ended up losing an entire day (there are just 5 hours of daylight in winter) trying to take a different route. KimKim stated that hotels were booked since we contacted them just a few weeks ahead of the trip but we passed many hotels closer to the points of interests and feel as though we spent much to much time with limited daylight driving to our hotels. The hotels booked for us were great, no complaints about the accommodations just far from where we had been sightseeing.

We had an amazing time nevertheless Iceland is gorgeous and we realize in retrospect that we could have booked the hotels etc ourselves but didn't want the hassle. The weather was fantastic. cold of course (so wear many layers) we were fortunate to never have more than a snow flurry. I highly recommend Iceland in December!

One thing worth mentioning -
We also wish that Kimkim advised us against doing both the Ice cave tour and Glacier Tour. The Ice Cave tour was a disappointment and a waste of money given the glacier hike takes you into an ice crevasse which was absolutely amazing in comparison to the cramped tourist ice "trap" - hole. I requested the Ice cave tour. Caveat - the photos online are three years old. It has since shrunken and is not at all like the images. Ice melts and changes shape!