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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

The incredible skies of Iceland reflected in the crystal water
Laugavegur Hut-to-Hut Trek - 5 Days

Hike Iceland's best-known trail from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar in the south, through the Þórsmörk valley, and along the base of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the 35-mile-long Laugavegur trail, you'll see colorful rhyolite mountains, cross black sand deserts, venture into deep canyons, and hike between birch tree groves. After each long day of exploring, stay the night in cozy, rustic mountain huts.

How to Spend 7 Days in Iceland

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.

Best Day Trips from Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital is ideally situated only a couple of hours from some of the country’s most beautiful natural sights, and there's plenty to be seen in the span of a single day. Whether you drive the popular Golden Circle route or opt for the basalt columns and lava fields of the remote Snaefellsnes Peninsula, it won't take you long to feel far from the city.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Sveindis María

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!