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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

Northern Lights
Chasing the Northern Lights in South Iceland - 4 Days

Check the spectacular Northern Lights off your bucket list with this quick-hit trip to southern Iceland. In addition to nighttime expeditions in search of the Aurora Borealis, you'll tour some of the country's most dramatic natural wonders and unforgettable landscapes. Visit impressive waterfalls, vast glaciers, volcanic beaches, and more on this exciting winter adventure.

A light snow covers the quaint town of Vik along the south coast
Best of Iceland's South Coast & Golden Circle - 6 Days

Starting in Reykjavik, this 6-day Icelandic road trip lets you visit classic highlights along the country's south coast including waterfalls, black sand beaches, basalt columns, massive glaciers, and icebergs at your own pace. You'll then join the popular Golden Circle route where you can see Gullfoss waterfall, the geothermal area of Geysir (watch Strokkur erupt like clockwork), and Thingvellir National Park where tectonic plates meet. Finish the adventure with a soak in the Blue Lagoon before your return flight home.

A hiking area named Stokknes along the route
Iceland East Fjords & South Coast - 6 Days

This unique road trip adventure travels from Iceland's lesser-known East Fjords all the way to Reykjavik on the opposite coast. First, you'll fly to remote Egilsstadir in order to make the most of your time without retracing your steps. You'll then continue along the famous Ring Road stopping at volcanoes, waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, black sand beaches, small fishing towns, and massive glaciers in protected national parks. End the trip in Iceland's growing capital for buzzing restaurants and nightlife.

A black sand beach near Vik
Iceland West & South Coast Highlights - 6 Days

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.

Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Iceland South Coast Family Road Trip - 6 Days

Drive Iceland's south coast for a memorable family adventure in just under a week. After getting to know Reykjavik, you'll check off blockbuster natural sites in the Golden Circle like Thingvellir, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Finish the self-guided tour with two nights among glaciers and black sand beaches in Vik and the Skaftafell area.

Recent trip reviews for Sveindis María

Lana

5 days of iceland’s highlights: east to west from egilsstadir via jokulsarlon to reykjavik, Iceland - Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2018

Traveler: Lana M. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

I had never heard of KimKim prior to researching our trip to Iceland and I came upon it by accident. Nobody in my social circle has heard of KimKim either, so I wasn't sure what the experience would be like. We submitted a request for assistance and were immediately connected with Sveindis María who very patiently worked with us to perfect our trip. We booked about 9 months in advance and Sveindis remained available to us throughout the duration of that time, kindly answering any questions or... read more

I had never heard of KimKim prior to researching our trip to Iceland and I came upon it by accident. Nobody in my social circle has heard of KimKim either, so I wasn't sure what the experience would be like. We submitted a request for assistance and were immediately connected with Sveindis María who very patiently worked with us to perfect our trip. We booked about 9 months in advance and Sveindis remained available to us throughout the duration of that time, kindly answering any questions or concerns we had. Everything was like clock work from the moment we stepped off the plane. We did not have a single problem with any of the bookings and greatly enjoyed every single tour we went on. We feel that Sveindis perfectly selected the companies for our bookings and would highly recommend each one. We took a domestic flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir which was exceptional, and picking up the rental car in Egilsstaðir was very easy. We drove from Egilsstaðir back to Reykjavík over 5 days and absolutely LOVED our time in Iceland. We were able to experience kayaking on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull, horseback riding at Eldhestar, and a trip to Blue Lagoon. My experience with KimKim and with Sveindis María far exceeded my expectations. I was honestly blown away by how lovely everything turned out and would very highly recommend them both. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping us create such an unforgettable trip. We will never forget it!

5 days of iceland’s highlights: east to west from egilsstadir via jokulsarlon to reykjavik, Iceland - Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2018

Traveler: Melissa W. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

We had a truly memorable time in Iceland. Sveindis did a wonderful job helping to assure that we were able to make the very most of our time. From kayaking a glacier lagoon, hiking a glacier, and horseback riding, we had the time of our lives. We would definitely use Kimkim in the future.

Trip to iceland, Iceland - Sep 9 - Sep 14, 2018

Traveler: Dave L. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

We had a great time in Iceland. Our tours were thoughtfully planned out. In 5 days we got a really good look at all parts of Iceland. We did have a little problem with Luxury Minibus Tours but our agent, Sveindis, was helpful in solving that issue. Every tour we went on had knowledgeable, pleasant guides who really knew what they were doing. I really appreciated that on our Glacier Hike. Our guide, Renata, was fabulous!!!

A week in iceland: 4 unique road trips filled with highlights & hidden gems, Iceland - Jul 5 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Mick E. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

Our 16 day self drive tour went off very well. It was well planned by Sveindis Maria and only once or twice did we feel that we could have traded a day or so in a particular area for a longer stay where we were. We felt that our consultant had heard our desires and heeded them well in her planning.
We discovered truly extraordinary food in Hotel Borealis. The hotel itself was a comfortable but not exceptional lodge - with a fabulous view down the valley - but the chef was a wonder with both... read more

Our 16 day self drive tour went off very well. It was well planned by Sveindis Maria and only once or twice did we feel that we could have traded a day or so in a particular area for a longer stay where we were. We felt that our consultant had heard our desires and heeded them well in her planning.
We discovered truly extraordinary food in Hotel Borealis. The hotel itself was a comfortable but not exceptional lodge - with a fabulous view down the valley - but the chef was a wonder with both vegetables and meat. The meal there was unmatched and I think will be unmatched long after we return home. To add to it, our waiter was a delight.
Our 2 most beautiful rooms were both in Fosshotels - at Hőfn and Eastfjords. The Eastfjords hotel has an intetesting museum attached and built into it. Though the weather was rainy, the fjords here were really beauffiful. We recommend exploring them all and not being deterred by gravel roads.
The lava flows and craters at Krafla, the one desolate and the other awe inspiring, were fascinating as was the intricate shoreline of the Myvatn lakes.
The slow reclamation of the lava fields by lichen, moss and wildflowers was interesting to see as we moved from very recent to very old fields. The coastline on the roads to the Westfjords is not to be missed.
We heartily recommend the Settlement Cafe and associated museum in Borganes and the food at the Reykholt Fosshotel. Best salad in Iceland.
Our only disappointments were 2 rainy days and the Fosshotel in Reykjavik. It was tired and grubby. That said, the staff there was pleasant, kind and helpful.

Amazing iceland, Iceland - Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2018

Traveler: Susan D. - Local specialist: Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

Our guide arrived 1 1/2 hours later than scheduled. Concierge called you after waiting a half hour and we were informed that the guide would pick us up in an hour. The guide did arrive in an hour and was wonderful. He did not know what happened, only said that he got a call an hour ago and asked if he could do them a favor. Obviously, it was a major mess up. The guide did make up for your error as he was wonderful; very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. Not happy and would not recommend Kim Kim. Sveindis Maria was very helpful with making plans.

Iceland tour, 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!