With over 250 glaciers, Iceland's famed ice caps draw the crowds. You can enjoy various activities, including hiking across glaciers, exploring ice caves, snowmobiling atop volcanoes covered in ice, kayaking in glacial lagoons with icebergs, and boat tours. You can also visit the non-icy products of Iceland's glaciers, including its river canyons carved out by the receding ice long ago.
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If you’re looking to travel off the beaten path, & explore the real Iceland, then look no further :-)
Separating the traveller from the tourist; unforgettable holidays, unique experiences & inspiration for the soul is what we specialise in.
Our tailor-made trip plans help you explore the untrodden paths and untouched beauty of Iceland and we strive to make your holiday one of a lifetime!
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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. Finally, 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.
When it comes to planning the perfect Iceland itinerary, we have you covered. Our researchers scouted the island, our Iceland experts chipped in, and then we asked travelers themselves what cool sights and chill activities most thrill them. Then we assessed how much time most travelers are likely to have. We put all these ingredients together to come up with a satisfying hlaðborð (smorgasbord) of itineraries. Read on for our top recommendations for itineraries of 5, 7, 10, and 14 days.
Recent Trip Reviews for Iceland Offbeat
Trip of a lifetime! sigurdur was attentive, a... · Iceland - Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2022
Trip of a lifetime! sigurdur was attentive, and made sure an excursion was rescheduled when it was cancelled due to weather, so we could make sure we got in all of our priorities on our trip. The Kimkim team was outstanding from start to finish. read more
Jenny pointed us to many interesting sights. ... · Iceland - Jun 16 - Jun 27, 2022
Jenny pointed us to many interesting sights. Our favorite was seeing the magical little puffins up close. All the accommodations were very clean and in peaceful spots. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you! read more
Amazing trip Preethi was so responsive and w... · Iceland - Jun 23 - Jul 1, 2022
Preethi was so responsive and wonderful. Michele was great.
We cannot wait to go back.
They were able to help us with switching the booking for one activity and making it later immediately. Preethi was ready with suggestions for a rainy day. Overall I highly recommend this entire South coast trip
Iceland 2022 by Seniors · Iceland - Jun 13 - Jun 29, 2022
The entire trip was well planned in an excellent, courteous, collaborative working relationship with Preeti. She sought to meet our desires and wishes for the trip and incorporated them into the itinerary. We accomplished ALL the elements of the itinerary and in addition, a few of the suggested options. We also added a few of our own after reading books about options in touring Iceland. One was the Fridheimar Tomato Farm and Restaurant -geothermal greenhouses for growing tomatoes and... read more
Terry planned an amazing trip for us · Iceland - Jun 22 - Jun 29, 2022
Terry planned a fantastic trip for us!
My partner just finished 12 years of medical training,
and this trip was to celebrate his amazing accomplishment. I wanted it to be special.
We went to Iceland for the first time and decided to use KimKim to alleviate some travel stress. Terry created a detailed itinerary, respected our budget, and crafted a well-organized and efficient trip plan that considered our likes and dislikes for activities, hotels, and even restaurants!
Terry's... read more
Terry was terrific -- responsive, kept us up ... · Iceland - Jun 19 - Jun 27, 2022
Terry was terrific -- responsive, kept us up to date on possible changes with respect to covid tests, advised us correctly about driving too much, etc. I would like her to plan every trip for us. The maps and instructions were first rate. I mean we are talking about really being on top of every detail over which she had control.
There is one problem. Terry seems to arrange everything and somewhere along the line the people in Iceland get involved. The hotel choices on that end were great... read more
Preeti Masterpiece · Iceland - Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2022
Preeti arranged a fabulous itinerary for our trip to Iceland. We loved the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the Jokulsarlon amphibian boat ride in the spectacular glacial lagoon fed by the Breidamerkurjokull glacier, our walk on black sands of the Breidamerkursandur (Diamond Beach), our ferry excursion to the Westman Islands, where we enjoyed an exhilarating rib ride around the island to caves and puffin colonies, the amazing Elhraun moss covered lava fields dating from the might Laki eruption in... read more
Rinolda at KimKim did a great job in planning... · Iceland - Jun 13 - Jun 24, 2022
Rinolda at KimKim did a great job in planning our trip. We had a wonderful trip because of the suggestions and the itinerary that Rinolda did for us, Hikes, restaurants, fjords, hot baths, ice lagoon in zodiac all were excellent. thank you Rinolda!
Our trip was amazing! I cannot thank Jenny en... · Iceland - Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2022
Our trip was amazing! I cannot thank Jenny enough for not only picking great destinations but really listening to what we are interested in a building an itinerary that we didn’t miss a single suggested stop!
What I also loved was how it was created in order so you didn’t have to figure out which was a priority or not along.
Her consistent communication and follow up was great.
Ok-now for our trip experience. Unbelievable!!
We could have stayed 2 extra days in Snaefellsnesd(sp) as... read more
Preeti was excellent.... everything was memor... · Iceland - Jun 11 - Jun 22, 2022
Preeti was excellent.... everything was memorable couldn't ask for better person to handle everything read more
Planning a trip to Iceland? Hope you get Francesca :) · Iceland - May 18 - Jun 2, 2022
My daughter and I just completed an epic 15 day tour of Iceland thanks to Francesca, our dedicated kimkim specialist.
Francesca delivered a flawless, personalized adventure that we will never forget.
As a seasoned traveler and past travel agent, I knew better than to try to curate this trip. I needed someone who knew where to go, how long it would take to get there, yet also have the insider information to direct us to off the beaten track sights and special gems.
Of the tour... read more
Not one thing went wrong. Nothing. · Iceland - Jun 4 - Jun 15, 2022
Not one thing went wrong. Nothing.
We spent 10+ days in Iceland, staying in 8 hotels, rented a car, visited dozens and dozens of destinations, participated in some for-pay activities (whale watching, glacier lagoon boat, hot springs, etc.) and it was flawless. That rarely happens when I book my own trip.
On top of this we had detailed maps for every day (that were based Google maps, with each destination laid out), optional activities, local insights, restaurant suggestions. The... read more
Amazing tour of Iceland: May 29-June 9, 2022 · Iceland - May 31 - Jun 9, 2022
My husband and I were scheduled to take a circumnavigation cruise of Iceland that was canceled with just a few weeks notice. We already had airline tickets and activities planned for two days in Reykjavik when I contacted Terry in a panic with a request to fill the remaining ten days with a Ring Road tour. She asked about our interests and did an amazing job! The car rental, hotel accommodations, and pacing suited us very well. Our daily plan was so easy to follow and included absolutely... read more
Overall, a fantastic trip and one that created great memories. · Iceland - Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2022
Overall this was a fantastic trip. Accommodations were very nice and the trips took us to places that helped my kids and I form some amazing memories. Planning was easy, Jenny was always accessible before the trip and responded quickly to my inquiries, I would definitely work with her and Kimkim again. The last hotel did not have our booking (or really just couldn't find it) and Michele from Kimkim resolved the matter quickly.
The only thing that was disappointing is that there was no way we... read more
Thank you Othman! · Iceland - Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2022
Othman was great to work with! He planned an amazing itinerary and we had the best trip ever! Othman really understands Iceland and tailored our trip perfectly with our family's needs and interests in mind. We especially loved the glacier lagoon tour, glacier hike, and horseback riding. In addition, he set us up with the perfect accommodations. Othman was always responsive to my questions, and answered in a timely manner. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, Othman is the man to help! read more
Trip of a lifetime to Iceland · Iceland - May 31 - Jun 8, 2022
Jenny and the team made our bucket list trip a reality. I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience. Beforehand, Jenny was responsive to all my many questions, and patient with several trip iterations. During the trip, the itinerary was seamless. Everything was where she said, when she said, and so conveniently laid out. When one hotel didn’t have our reservation, we called the KimKim number and it was resolved in minutes. And best of all, the itinerary perfectly captured what... read more
Magical Iceland · Iceland - May 27 - Jun 5, 2022
WOW! What a Magical trip! A big thank you to Janel for the excellent service and putting together a stunning itinerary! An unforgettable adventure! read more
Great service! · Iceland - Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2021
I really enjoyed working with Othman. He helped me create an itinerary that worked with my requirements- no driving more than 4 hours a day - he provided advice on restaurants and other activities. We really appreciated the step-by-step driving directions, too. Othman responded quickly to all my questions both before and during the trip. Excellent service that I hope to use again! read more
Janel and team were great. I had a few chang... · Iceland - May 28 - Jun 5, 2022
Janel and team were great. I had a few changes during the trip and they were there to help and coordinate. The trip was well thought out. We had a lot of coordination/ hotel accommodations to make and I felt everything went according to plan. read more
9 Days in Beautiful Iceland May 18-26 · Iceland - May 18 - May 26, 2022
Trip Planning Experience: Typically I plan our trips and I enjoy the planning (I’m a Project Manager by day), but given this was a unique country with so many wonderful places to visit, having little time to plan, and not knowing the country very well we decided to use KimKim. I filled out a questionnaire about our trip preferences (budget range, types of sleeping accommodations, how we like to travel, etc). After submitting our info, we received a message from Preeti shortly afterwards... read more
Happy we used Kim Kim ! · Iceland - May 17 - May 31, 2022
So happy that we used Jenny at Kim Kim for planning our trip to Iceland. She took all the stress out of planning the trip away and we were able to just go and enjoy it ! We like traveling on our own And this way were able to do it without missing things because she had all reservations made with plenty of time for doing what we wanted at the pace we enjoy and provided a map with things we wouldn’t want to miss along the way. Her choice of lodging was great and the adventures we needed... read more
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!!!!! · Iceland - May 21 - May 29, 2022
I will start out by saying TERRY was absolutely AMAZING!!! Cannot say enough wonderful things about her and how helpful she was in planning the most perfect vacation for us. She listened to what we were wanting and gave great suggestions. She took the time to chat with us on the phone which made communicating our needs so much easier. HOTELS: all the hotels were really nice, but want to give a special shout out to Hunkubabbar Guesthouse and Arnarstapi hotels. They were both so incredibly... read more
Amazing trip. · Iceland - May 21 - May 28, 2022
Rinolda was responsive and super helpful- would recommend! We had an amazing trip!!!
Rinolda helped us plan a great trip! She work... · Iceland - May 21 - May 28, 2022
Rinolda helped us plan a great trip! She worked with us to design the right trip for our needs and abilities and found us tours that mixed adventure and education nicely. She also recommended wonderful restaurants.
The itinerary planned for us was tailored to ... · Iceland - May 15 - May 21, 2022
The itinerary planned for us was tailored to our interests. The guided excursions included hikes that allowed us to see amazing landscapes that you can’t get from a highway pull off. Our guides Damion of Ice Explores and Omar of South Coast Adventures gave us insight to the ever changing Iceland landscape and the history of its population. The links included in the itinerary were very helpful. The driving plan link to google maps along with Apple car play made finding our way around Iceland... read more
Fantastic trip! Othman did a great job respon... · Iceland - Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2022
Fantastic trip! Othman did a great job responding quickly and working with us to create the perfect trip that allowed us to enjoy every moment. read more
Great trip to Iceland's South Coast · Iceland - May 9 - May 15, 2022
I was very happy I used kimkim to plan my trip to Iceland's South Coast. My specialist, Preeti, did a great job. She worked with us to come up with an itinerary that met our interests, had lots of great suggestions for things to see and do, restaurants, etc, and was very responsive to my many questions. During the trip,
a couple of minor problems were handled promptly. We'll definitely use kimkim and Preeti in the future.
Mixed Iceland Review · Iceland - May 9 - May 15, 2022
Throughout the process of being assigned to Othman at the start of our use of KimKim, we had difficulty understanding what he was doing or saying. It should have been a sign for us to back out of using KimKim.
Othman carried out a plan for us that seemed to ignore some things that were most important to us and seemed scripted and geared toward his personal favorite things to tell tourists to see.
The first example of "The Othman Scripts" was his "Welcome to Reykjavík" and "So happy you... read more
Iceland on the go! · Iceland - Apr 16 - Apr 24, 2022
Our trip to Iceland was nonstop fun & adventure! From the moment we stepped off the plane till the moment we departed our kimkim guide Rinolda had us covered. Day 1 we started off with a luxurious visit to The Blue Lagoon and a walking food tour in Reykjavik with our awesome guide Ben! After stuffing our faces we did some light shopping and headed north for the 1st hotel. Day 2 was a sightseeing / hiking while driving kind of day. We stopped for lunch in downtown Akureyri and visited their... read more
Iceland Ring Road trip May 2022 · Iceland - May 4 - May 10, 2022
Excellent trip planning from Fran. We enjoyed everything and the trip was seamless and easy to follow. My only concern is the price transparency. Hard to know what your getting is worthy of prices if you were booking alone. The price is all inclusive and you are not allowed to see receipts or know how much Kimkim is making for their services. read more
Our amazing trip plan by Terry · Iceland - Apr 13 - Apr 22, 2022
Terry and I emailed back and forth and she really got a good idea of what type of a vacation we were looking for. She wanted to know about us, what we liked to do, eat, etc. Then we had a nice long phone conversation to discuss further what we were looking for.
She listened and provided a few ideas and we revised and regrouped and tweaked the plan and the trip plan was fantastic. We stayed in 7 hotels over 10 nights. The selection of hotels were perfect. Exactly what we wanted.
The... read more
Everything we were looking for · Iceland - Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2022
We were so happy with our trip to Iceland. Terry provided a very detailed and easy to follow itinerary. We so appreciated the convenience of having all of our reservations booked for us and easily accessible. The tours, hotels, and rental car were all perfect for our needs. Terry was excellent in communicating and providing helpful information. We will definitely recommend kimkim to those looking to travel to Iceland! read more
Our trip to Iceland was an absolute adventure... · Iceland - Mar 14 - Mar 25, 2022
Our trip to Iceland was an absolute adventure. We experienced true Icelandic weather with a red storm warning on arrival and the whole range of possible conditions after that. This understandably affected our activities/planned tours but Jenny and the kimkim team did an excellent job communicating with us and updating our trip plan. We received very helpful and quick replies to our questions and felt very well supported throughout our trip. Jenny did a great job spacing out planned tours... read more
Icelandic discovery adventure! · Iceland - Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2021
Everything Preeti did was amazing! We had enough time to explore on our own plus her suggestions of what to see and do made Everything manageable. I cannot recommend her enough!
I would book through her again. She knows this country! Iceland cannot disappoint, but having inside knowledge made it spectacular!
Stress Free Family Vacation · Iceland - Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2022
Jenny was amazing to work with. Despite working with a shorter than ideal planning timeline she found us a truly memorable vacation experience. With a daughter on the autism spectrum our travel needs can sometimes be very specific with a lot of flexibility built in and Jenny found that perfect balance for us. I doubt I’ll ever plan my own vacations again now that I’ve experienced first hand how smooth this process was. She removed the stress of planning and potential travel challenges so all... read more
Iceland · Iceland - Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2021
Terry did an amazing job planning our trip to Iceland! I would highly recommend!
Lovely fall trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 21 - Oct 2, 2021
My parents and I had an amazing 2-week vacation in Iceland!! This was my third time visiting, but it was my first time driving the Ring Road; it was also my parents' first time visiting. Preeti was an exceptional agent to work with. We initially planned to travel in May 2020, but COVID-19 altered that. Once we decided to go in September 2021, Preeti was able to get everything arranged without difficulty. We loved all the hotels and excursions she arranged for us. It was so nice to have... read more
..Iceland tour Oct 2021 · Iceland - Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2021
We were on our own having a rental car for 7 days. Our walking is limited so we asked Preeti to consider that while putting our itinerary together. We missed a few sights due to walking and a few due to torrential rain and wind. The weather is unpredictable so we were disappointed that it was too cloudy at night to see the Northern Lights. That’s the negative. The positive was the spectacular scenery right out the car window, the amazing geothermal baths, a fabulous helicopter ride into the... read more
Absolutely amazing team · Iceland - Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2021
I had a wonderful 2 weeks trip with my son in Iceland. Many thanks to Jenny, Preeti and the team. Especially to Jenny, thank you so much for being there and helped me through everything.
Me and Sean were having some problems pre-depature after everything been booked up, I was panicking but of course and thankfully Jenny 'saved my life' Jenny and the team were absolutely amazingly, they worked so hard to rearrange the whole trip again for me in such a short time.
Communicate with Jenny... read more
Great Trip! · Iceland - Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2021
This was our second trip planned by KimKim and our second great success with them. The first one was two years ago in Norway and this time in Iceland. Preeti did a wonderful job of connecting with us to find out what our specifics were in terms of arrivals and departures and what we wanted to see and how we wanted to experience Iceland. She put together a great itinerary that met all of our needs, reserved very comfortable hotels with a large breakfast each morning. She and her associate were... read more
Michele is the BEST!! · Iceland - Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2021
Michele planned such a perfect trip around Iceland! He really helped us find the "off the beaten path" gems. He selected great activities and hotels and really listened to what we were looking for! We even have the good fortune of an incredible northern lights display. We especially enjoyed the time we spent in eastern and northern parts of Iceland; away from some of the "crowds" of the golden circle and Reykjavik. Iceland was our favorite trip we have taken! We highly recommend Michele!
Exceptional PlanningPreeti was my Iceland specialist who planned ... · Iceland - Sep 18 - Oct 6, 2021
Preeti was my Iceland specialist who planned and organized our trip for two over many months. Preeti was exceptional. Unfortunately, she can’t control the weather. If anyone could though, it would be Preeti. We were away for 19 days returning Oct 6/21 and toured the country counter-clockwise with an emphasis on great hiking opportunities. It was a very busy itinerary. All of our many bookings- car, hotels, ferry, glacier hike, etc., went through without any glitches and all met with the... read more
Fantastic way to self-drive and see Iceland! · Iceland - Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2021
My husband and I felt very taken care of in planning ring road trip. Essentially Michele did everything for us, booked the car, hotels, created maps and driving routes, and stops for us to see. We are both busy professionals and the fact that we didn't really have to think about this trip until we landed in Iceland was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed exploring the itinerary on a day to day basis. The hotels were also really nice and comfortable. Thank you Michele!
Ease of Mind · Iceland - Sep 18 - Sep 26, 2021
Booking the trip through KimKim made for much more peace of mind leading up to and during our travels. We were able to speak with our specialist Terry prior to booking and she made a specialized itinerary based on our interests. I didn’t have to worry about what I didn’t know when going to a foreign county because she and she folks on the ground in Iceland took care of all the bookings and scheduling and even gave us driving directions. When one of our tours was cancelled due to weather we... read more
Wow 🤩 wow and again wow Iceland 🇮🇸 trip 2021 · Iceland - Sep 5 - Sep 22, 2021
Wow 🤩 wow and again wow
It’s not easy to summarize 17 days of trip from the dreams to few sentences.
First kimkim company and platform is amazing.
We have been looking for some time solution like this and we are happy that we have found kimkim.
We love travel on our own so Kimkim give us the option to do what we love without all the headaches of planning and checking and not knowing the country enough
So no mistakes with great planned trip.
Now about 🇮🇸 Iceland - we send huge thanks to... read more
This is the second trip we've done through Ki... · Iceland - Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2021
This is the second trip we've done through Kimkim and the experience has been phenomenal. Specifically with this trip, Preeti was fabulous, checking in on us, updating us on weather conditions. We had a wonderful time!
All 4 of us had a great time during our trip ... · Iceland - Sep 10 - Sep 20, 2021
All 4 of us had a great time during our trip to Iceland. Preeti did a great job allocating our time as we traveled around Iceland. She tried very hard to help us see some interesting events, like fall sheep and horse round ups which would be very difficult for a visitor to find. All of the hotels were attractive, clean and comfortable with great breakfasts.
The downside of the hotels is that they were almost uniformly located significantly out of town, making it more difficult to eat... read more
Our trip to Iceland was truly memorable-highly recommend Kimkim and Halldor · Iceland - Aug 19 - Sep 5, 2021
Our trip to Iceland was truly memorable! Halldor from Kimkim organized a trip tailored for our requests which included lots of hiking and experiencing the more remote, less crowded areas of Iceland. The trip he arranged was a perfect fit for us. We really appreciated his recommendation to head to the Westfjords and include a 3 day "glamping" trip in the Hornstrandir National Park-spectacular scenery and families of arctic foxes who are not shy and came right up to our feet to play. We also... read more
Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful ... · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021
Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful before and during our trip.
Iceland in All It's Beauty!! · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021
Just returned from the most spectacular trip to Iceland, using KimKim and its self-guided itinerary. We worked on the trip via email with KimKim's local travel specialist Preeti, based in Islafjordur. She knew the country well and helped our group of six women plan a 7-day off-the-beaten-path self-drive adventure to Iceland's gorgeous Arctic Coast. KimKim planned for us whale watching, horseback riding, geothermal spa visits, guided hikes to volcanoes, stays at great hotels and delicious... read more