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Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland
Ultimate Iceland Itineraries: 5, 7, 10 & 14 Days

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.

Goðafoss Waterfall
Iceland From West to North: Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Husavik, Akureyri, & More - 10 Days

This 10-day trip covers North and West Iceland and is meant for bypassing the crowded south during the summer months. Enjoy time exploring the geological features of the Golden Circle, the black-sand beaches of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the Arctic Coast in Varmahlid. Discover the best of the Trollaskagi Peninsula and visit the whale watching capital of Husavik. Tour the geothermal wonder of Lake Mývatn, stay in the second city of Akureyri, and go sightseeing in lively Reykjavík.

Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland
How Kimkim Trips Works in Iceland

Travelers love Iceland for its wild landscapes, Reykjavik's cultural charms, and the seasonal magic of the Northern Lights. Work with a kimkim travel specialist to experience it all (while escaping the crowds): discover glaciers and waterfalls, stay in remote farmhouses, hike breathtaking trails, and do Reykjavik like a local. Read on to learn what it's like to plan a trip with kimkim, starting with customizing the perfect itinerary.

Recent Trip Reviews for Iceland Offbeat

Iceland · Iceland - Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2021

Traveler: Faiza M. - Local specialist: Terry Stanley

Terry did an amazing job planning our trip to Iceland! I would highly recommend!

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Terry Stanley, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Faiza! It was such a pleasure working with you both and planning your honeymoon. Enjoy your memories!

Summer

Lovely fall trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 21 - Oct 2, 2021

Traveler: Summer A. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 someone else responsible for the details so we could just enjoy the trip stress-free. Her colleagues Michele and Halldor were also helpful. Iceland is such a beautiful country, and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different regions. It is truly magical and honestly one of my favorite destinations in the world. We're already looking forward to our next trip!!

..Iceland tour Oct 2021 · Iceland - Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2021

Traveler: Joan H. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 volcano that had been active for months prior to our visit. We were happier that it was inactive so we could get a really close look. The overnight stay at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon was worth every cent, although the sulphur smell (from geothermal water source) at night in our room was pretty nauseating. The endless lava fields were awesome in the surrounding area we were in. I’m sorry we didn’t arrange more time in Reykjavik but we will next time. The food was good , we tried reindeer burgers that were great and the morning breakfasts at the hotels were mostly good.
I think our itinerary of the Golden Circle and South was pretty standard fare but Preeti really spent a lot of time with me to try to individualize the tour for us as non-walkers, considering most tourists are hiking trails and glaciers. I would be very comfortable contacting KimKim and Preeti for another trip.

Gina

Absolutely amazing team · Iceland - Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2021

Traveler: Gina O. - Local specialist: Jenny Booth

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

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 through kim kim website was easy and simple. I am very happy with the service and thanks once again for everything all of you did for me and Sean to be able to enjoy Iceland.

Wonderful team, thank you.

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Jenny Booth, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Gina,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and photos!
You are very welcome, I am so happy that you both had a fantastic trip.

Great Trip! · Iceland - Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2021

Traveler: Barbara M. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 available to us during our stay, to answer any questions we had. Iceland is a fantastic country with so much to experience. We love traveling independently and yet appreciate the expertise of local people helping us plan all the details! We highly recommend Preeti and her staff and will definitely use Kimkim again when traveling around the world. Thanks for a great trip.

Rachel

Michele is the BEST!! · Iceland - Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2021

Traveler: Rachel M. - Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

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!

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Michele Bardasi, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you!

Exceptional PlanningPreeti was my Iceland specialist who planned ... · Iceland - Sep 18 - Oct 6, 2021

Traveler: allan d. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 expectations that Preeti described for us. Whatever didn’t turn out as planned was due solely to the weather but we were able to make the best of the bad days regardless. There were too many highlights to single out only a few from the many activities and sights Preeti selected for us. I won’t be talking about this trip without praising Preeti and the ease of dealing with kimkim. Many thanks to both.
Allan

Aneri

Fantastic way to self-drive and see Iceland! · Iceland - Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2021

Traveler: Aneri P. - Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

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!

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Michele Bardasi, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks to you both!

Ease of Mind · Iceland - Sep 18 - Sep 26, 2021

Traveler: Kelsey H. - Local specialist: Terry Stanley

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

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 were able to call and have them handle rescheduling for us. All in all made for a much more relaxing vacation, and I would definitely do it again and recommend the service to others. Thanks Terry and the KimKim team!!

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Terry Stanley, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Kelsey and Elise! It was my pleasure creating your customized trip to Iceland. The pictures of your Icelandic adventure are amazing.

Wow 🤩 wow and again wow Iceland 🇮🇸 trip 2021 · Iceland - Sep 5 - Sep 22, 2021

Traveler: hanoch f. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 preeti the travel agent that kimkim set us with.
She is amazing - she asked us what is the purpose of the trip and the. We had ping pong of few weeks u trip the trip plan was tailor made to our needs
She realy understand what we were looking for and gave us great trip plan
Now with the trip plan and the great platform of kimkim every thing was smooth like planned
We didn’t have problems the time of places we visit according to the plan was accurate like she did it and know when we need to wake up in the morning and that we will finish every day plan by time
I can write alot about preeti service
She was there all the way even when we were at Iceland and ice cave and the tour was not private as planned so she took care of money refund
So you know u have someone u can count.
One last thing
It was COVID 19 days and regulation make everything more complicated
But kimkim was flexible with us with payments and refund policy
So because of that we made all reservations with kimkim and it was the best choice that we did.

I realy recommend traveling with kimkim
I think it’s the best way to explore new lands
With clear mind .

Thanks again kimkim and preeti for trip from legends
Fransis family 2021 Iceland 🇮🇸 trip

This is the second trip we've done through Ki... · Iceland - Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2021

Traveler: stephanie g. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

Traveler: K J. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 dinner outside of the hotel. Sometimes the more remote location was necessary to allow us to see a sight, but perhaps more of a mix of in town and remote locations. The in car wifi worked great most of the time with the travel routes that Preeti built for us. There was one hotel in an area where the google maps didn't work well, causing us to do a lot of repetitive driving and searching. We suggest that some of the more challenging roads be identified in the trip notes. As a few examples, Beserker road is pretty challenging, and longer than one might think to drive it all, and the Oxi road is on the route as the shortest path, but it was not clear, without additional research, that this road is not recommended in adverse weather. It was a great trip. We are satisfied with Kim Kim and Preeti's services.

Mike

Our trip to Iceland was truly memorable-highly recommend Kimkim and Halldor · Iceland - Aug 19 - Sep 5, 2021

Traveler: Mike S. - Local specialist: Halldor Bjarkason

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

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 really enjoyed Stefan, our guide on a one day hike in the Westfjords. He was a wealth of information and we learned so much about the culture, language and history of Iceland. We loved the 6 day Laugavegur hut to hut hike across stunning scenery. We made great friends from around the world in the huts every night. We will never forget the brilliant green of the moss against the contrast of the black lava mountains and the spectacular color palette of the scenery. We even thought the water everywhere, from every tap, was the best we had ever tasted!

In addition to Halldor accurately selecting just the right places for us and an itinerary that went smoothly, he even made last minute changes to our plans while in Iceland due to some unexpected circumstances. We would highly recommend our trip to Iceland, Kimkim and our local specialist Halldor!

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Halldor Bjarkason, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot for the review, and all the great photos from your trip!

Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful ... · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021

Traveler: Kelly W. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Loved our itinerary and Preeti was wonderful before and during our trip.

Iceland in All It's Beauty!! · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2021

Traveler: Margo B. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

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

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 meals (Naustio in Husavik is amazing!). It was an itinerary of gorgeous sites and activities that made us all fall in love with Iceland. Preeti worked within our budget and was incredibly responsive. Everything worked perfectly when we arrived. I highly recommend KimKim for Iceland, and will use them for future trips.

Beautiful Iceland! · Iceland - Aug 26 - Sep 7, 2021

Traveler: Marianne M. - Local specialist: Jenny Booth

This trip was super well organized. Every hotel booking and activity booking was perfect. We covered a lot of ground each day but it wasn't too much and we were able to see some amazing sights. What a beautiful country. Will definitely return!

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Jenny Booth, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip to Iceland. I'm so glad you got see some of the amazing places Iceland has offer!

wonderful Iceland trip · Iceland - Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2021

Traveler: Lance B. - Local specialist: Terry Stanley

Thanks to Terry and the entire KimKim team, our family had a fabulous time in Iceland. We knew we trusted Terry from the first time we spoke to her on the phone. She listened to us and understood what we were looking for in our vacation. Her attention to details allowed for a smooth, trouble free week in Iceland. The responsiveness of Terry and KimKim representatives exceeded our expectation. Needless to say, we will use KimKim again for our future vacations. We will recommend Terry to all of friends.

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Terry Stanley, local specialist, responded to this review:

Oh wow, thank you very much, Lance. What a glowing review!
It was my absolute pleasure working with you and Lin on your Icelandic trip.
Thanks again. Take care.
Terry

Great itinerary. Kept us busy from early morn... · Iceland - Aug 21 - Aug 31, 2021

Traveler: Jeff F. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Great itinerary. Kept us busy from early morning till sunset (9pm in Iceland when we were there)
Links to driving directions very helpful. Responses to issues when we were there were very helpful.
Lodging recommendations were quite good. But mostly the recommended places to visit were excellent

Iceland trek - Hornstrandir · Iceland - Aug 13 - Aug 23, 2021

Traveler: Amil P. - Local specialist: Jenny Booth

Jenny organised a great trip to Iceland for myself and a friend. We gave her an idea of the type of adventurous trip we were looking for and she organised a great remote trek to Hornstrandir. She gave us a really detailed itinerary with great logistics for every part of the trip. I would highly recommend Hornstradir for anyone looking for spectacular scenery and remote trekking. The trek is fully guided and groups are small.

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Jenny Booth, local specialist, responded to this review:

I thoroughly enjoyed arranging your trip to Iceland for you. You chose such a lovely and remote area to visit with truly amazing scenery.

Lillian

Great trip to Iceland during pandemic! · Iceland - Aug 11 - Aug 25, 2021

Traveler: Lillian C. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

I asked our specialist Preeti to book my husband and I a Ring Road trip, staying at the best accommodations available with activities we could enjoy with my limited physical capabilities.
And she did. We enjoyed suites, junior suites, all in the best available hotels.
We choose a cross-over SUV KIA Sportage which was perfect for tight parking in Reykjavik in garage across from Hilton Canopy.
The detailed itinerary that KimKim provided was excellent. It included google map directions... read more

I asked our specialist Preeti to book my husband and I a Ring Road trip, staying at the best accommodations available with activities we could enjoy with my limited physical capabilities.
And she did. We enjoyed suites, junior suites, all in the best available hotels.
We choose a cross-over SUV KIA Sportage which was perfect for tight parking in Reykjavik in garage across from Hilton Canopy.
The detailed itinerary that KimKim provided was excellent. It included google map directions that we accessed via the included Wi-Fi in car.
Iceland is beautiful and is like visiting a giant national park. We ended our 14-day trip with 2 nights at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon. Just a perfect ending to a great trip. Thanks, Preeti!

9 day trip to Iceland · Iceland - Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2021

Traveler: Joseph R. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

We worked with kimkim to plan a 9 day trip to Iceland for a family of 4 that involved lots of hiking on top of lots of sight seeing. The team at kimkim was amazing - incredibly responsive to our questions and requests, worked to build a trip that was right for us, and made sure that everything we did and saw was genuine Iceland (ie, not just there for tourists). We could not have been happier with the team. They made sure that our day was not over scheduled or involved too much driving, gave... read more

We worked with kimkim to plan a 9 day trip to Iceland for a family of 4 that involved lots of hiking on top of lots of sight seeing. The team at kimkim was amazing - incredibly responsive to our questions and requests, worked to build a trip that was right for us, and made sure that everything we did and saw was genuine Iceland (ie, not just there for tourists). We could not have been happier with the team. They made sure that our day was not over scheduled or involved too much driving, gave us lots of flexibility in what we could do each day (outside of a few pre-scheduled activities), and had wonderful recommendations for both activities and food spots.

Monica

We had a wonderful experience · Iceland - Jun 13 - Jun 25, 2021

Traveler: Monica K. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

We had a wonderful experience and will always use Kim Kim in the future. We just returned from our trip and I’ve already recommended them to a friend who is traveling in September.

Dean

We loved Iceland · Iceland - May 17 - May 28, 2021

Traveler: Dean H. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Our trip to Iceland with the expertise of Kimkim's personnel (Preeti and Michele ) was phenomenal. They worked with us in design, and were able to accommodate changes in plans per our request, i.e. volcano, extra days, etc. Very few 'surprises' during the trip. Vouchers worked well, car rental, nice hotels, etc. It was a trip we will never forget. All the more following a pandemic. As soon as the border opened, Michele let us know so we could resume trip planning. Thank you Preeti and... read more

Our trip to Iceland with the expertise of Kimkim's personnel (Preeti and Michele ) was phenomenal. They worked with us in design, and were able to accommodate changes in plans per our request, i.e. volcano, extra days, etc. Very few 'surprises' during the trip. Vouchers worked well, car rental, nice hotels, etc. It was a trip we will never forget. All the more following a pandemic. As soon as the border opened, Michele let us know so we could resume trip planning. Thank you Preeti and Michele for an incredible journey! Most memorable were the volcano (which we hiked to), glacier lagoon, and whale watching (Husavik). 'Takk, takk'.

A Phenomenal tour of a Phenomenal country! · Iceland - May 22 - May 30, 2021

Traveler: Pavithra R. - Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

My husband and I had a wonderful 8 day tour of Iceland's Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Golden circle. We had high expectations for the trip, but the actual sights exceeded them! We had excellent communication with our local specialist Michele both before and during the trip. He was extremely helpful in providing various trip options and helping us customize the trip to our liking.

Everyday was a highlight and memorable part of our trip. We especially loved Snaefellsnes, hiking up to Glymur... read more

My husband and I had a wonderful 8 day tour of Iceland's Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Golden circle. We had high expectations for the trip, but the actual sights exceeded them! We had excellent communication with our local specialist Michele both before and during the trip. He was extremely helpful in providing various trip options and helping us customize the trip to our liking.

Everyday was a highlight and memorable part of our trip. We especially loved Snaefellsnes, hiking up to Glymur falls, natural hot spring river in Rejkjadalur, black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and visiting the live volcanic eruption at Geldingalir. The Kimkim specialists Michele, Preeti, and Halldor helped us through some changes in our plans due to weather and quickly changed our hotel reservations and guided us on obtaining a covid test prior to leaving.

Overall, we would highly recommend both Iceland and the Kimkim team! We are definitely planning to come back!

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Michele Bardasi, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot Pavithra!

Chris

Winter wonderland · Iceland - Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2020

Traveler: Chris J. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Preeti, did a fantastic job of scheduling our day to day activities. She is very experienced in this line of work. She somehow managed to almost perfectly time our stops with the time we had each day. Thanks and we will be using kimkims services again.

Pauline was great. Our Iceland trip wouldn’t ... · Iceland - Jan 17 - Jan 26, 2020

Traveler: Gaby G. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

Pauline was great. Our Iceland trip wouldn’t have been the same without having this itinerary and the availability to discuss with Kim Kim while I was there with any questions or concerns I had.

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Gaby and Congrats on facing the harsh weather like an Icelander!

Michelle

Beautifully planned! Excellent job! Thank you😊 · Iceland - Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2020

Traveler: Michelle B. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

Our trip was beautifully planned by Pauline. We did a 10-Day Winter Drive in the southern half of Iceland. Her itinerary was very detailed with interesting stops, restaurant recommendations and all hotel accommodations, noting what each hotel included. Our trip didn't go without mishaps, but to no fault of kimkim. They actually went above and beyond to make sure things worked out for the best. Our original flight was canceled causing us to arrive at 2am an entire day later than planned, but... read more

Our trip was beautifully planned by Pauline. We did a 10-Day Winter Drive in the southern half of Iceland. Her itinerary was very detailed with interesting stops, restaurant recommendations and all hotel accommodations, noting what each hotel included. Our trip didn't go without mishaps, but to no fault of kimkim. They actually went above and beyond to make sure things worked out for the best. Our original flight was canceled causing us to arrive at 2am an entire day later than planned, but they hustled and rearranged excursions and even had our van delivered to us 45 minutes from the airport at no charge. Pauline was on vacation the same time we were, but I called the number given and Michele and others jumped right in and took over. Thanks to each and every one who made our trip a success!

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your kind words Michelle! It has been a true pleasure planning this trip with you!
You indeed did experience the effect the icelandic weather can have on one's trip ; but let's say it made your experience more authentic ;)
All the best to you and your family

We had an amazing time and it was so easy to ... · Iceland - Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2019

Traveler: Theresa C. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

We had an amazing time and it was so easy to plan. Pauline took into account all of our requests and made it very easy and accessible for us,

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Theresa, I hope you had a very nice Christmas in Iceland !

Preeti did a fabulous job!!!! Everything was ... · Iceland - Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2019

Traveler: Mary Ellen C. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Preeti did a fabulous job!!!! Everything was terrific! Very well organized and detailed.....
The only activity that we didn’t enjoy as much as everything else was the ice cave tour. The “ice cave” itself was interesting but we didn’t know that it involved a good 45 minute + drive to and from the meeting point to get to the cave (it was not a very enjoyable ride at all).

All of the hotels/accommodations were great.
We would definitely recommend Preeti!
Mary Ellen

Amazing Trip Planning · Iceland - Oct 3 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: Aaron R. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Preeti and the team were fantastic and answered all of our questions and created a unique and memorable trip for us. I want to go to Iceland again and I know who I am going to ask for help in the future!

Could not have done it without YOU! · Iceland - Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2019

Traveler: Sam W. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

Thank you all for an amazing adventure in Iceland, your attention to detail, flexibility, and quick responses made us feel very safe as we dealt with snow, cars, and accommodations! Pauline picked even better varied accommodations than we thought were possible and we loved each one! Gauksmyri with its dear sweet horses, tour group of friendly strangers and delicious food were delightful. Vogafjos Farm Resort in the Myvatn area made geothermal baths, cozy warm wood cabins, and gourmet food... read more

Thank you all for an amazing adventure in Iceland, your attention to detail, flexibility, and quick responses made us feel very safe as we dealt with snow, cars, and accommodations! Pauline picked even better varied accommodations than we thought were possible and we loved each one! Gauksmyri with its dear sweet horses, tour group of friendly strangers and delicious food were delightful. Vogafjos Farm Resort in the Myvatn area made geothermal baths, cozy warm wood cabins, and gourmet food go with snow, friendly guests and cows unforgettable! Could not ask for more! You all are so knowledgeable and caring, we are truly thrilled you took us on and made our journey so fabulous! Many thanks!

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Sam for this great review!
It was a pleasure putting your trip together to a less visited place, the North. I am glad you liked the accomodation as I know it was an important point of your trip :)
The weather has not been the best while you were here but hey, this is Iceland!!

Outstanding team · Iceland - Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2019

Traveler: Garth S. - Local specialist: Michele Bardasi

Michele and his team did a wonderful job. My expectations were high for this trip; and, my expectations were left in the dust for what my experiences actually were on this trip. The accommodations were top notch. The itinerary that was made for me, was spot on, perfect. Michele and his team were able to notify me immediately of an issue with one of the excursions I was going to take, avoiding me driving out of my way to find out it had been cancelled. The few questions I had, their response... read more

Michele and his team did a wonderful job. My expectations were high for this trip; and, my expectations were left in the dust for what my experiences actually were on this trip. The accommodations were top notch. The itinerary that was made for me, was spot on, perfect. Michele and his team were able to notify me immediately of an issue with one of the excursions I was going to take, avoiding me driving out of my way to find out it had been cancelled. The few questions I had, their response was nearly immediate. I would highly recommend using them if you know nothing about the wonderful place of Iceland.

We loved Iceland and enjoyed the trip. Thank ... · Iceland - Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2019

Traveler: Lily D. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

We loved Iceland and enjoyed the trip. Thank you kimkim and Preeti for arranged it. We are planning a 2nd visit to Iceland in Feb/Mar 2021 (2020 is already fully planned out), with more time spend in Reykjavik next time.
We loved the itinerary, the hotels and activities Preeti arranged for us.
Love -
- The Blue Lagoon was great. Well worth the admission fee.
- Horse riding at Eldhestar was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive.
- The private glacier hike was fantastic. Our... read more

We loved Iceland and enjoyed the trip. Thank you kimkim and Preeti for arranged it. We are planning a 2nd visit to Iceland in Feb/Mar 2021 (2020 is already fully planned out), with more time spend in Reykjavik next time.
We loved the itinerary, the hotels and activities Preeti arranged for us.
Love -
- The Blue Lagoon was great. Well worth the admission fee.
- Horse riding at Eldhestar was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive.
- The private glacier hike was fantastic. Our guide Patrica was a great guy and highly recommended.
- Northern light viewing from hotel Gullfoss was really amazing.
Will pass next time -
- The car rental company we used. We had a full size van that fits 9 ppl for our party of 6. They didn't have any smaller car for us to switch to. The car also had 3 small chips on the windshield, right in front of the driver and very distracting.
- Secret Lagoon. Sure it was much cheaper admission but nothing special in our opinion.
- The company we used for the Ice Cave Tour. The tour was at 9:30 (or 9 as stated on the ticket) and we were running late. Tried calling their contact number but no one pick up. Got to meeting point at 9:15 and we missed the tour. It was Sunday so no one in the office and no chance to reschedule.

Overall, we had a great time in Iceland thanks to kimkim and Preeti!

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2019

Traveler: Stamatis H. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

This has been the first time that we planned this kind of holidays and that we actually had someone else plan our trip.
Our overall experience was great. We would like to thank Preeti for her assistance in making things easier for us and for replying to our questions. We know it is difficult to set up a holiday plan for different people as the needs and wants of every person vary from one another.
There were some minor details that we all could have done better while organizing but the... read more

This has been the first time that we planned this kind of holidays and that we actually had someone else plan our trip.
Our overall experience was great. We would like to thank Preeti for her assistance in making things easier for us and for replying to our questions. We know it is difficult to set up a holiday plan for different people as the needs and wants of every person vary from one another.
There were some minor details that we all could have done better while organizing but the responsibility is ours mainly; next time we will more prepared to ask for the right things and organise better according to our needs.
Thank you Preeti. This trip has been a life experience for sure. Lots of nice things to remember.

Leslie

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 11, 2019

Traveler: Leslie A. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

Iceland was an amazing experience for my husband and I. We will never forget about it! Everywhere we go had a breathtaking vista: the nature on the island is perfect and silent. We ran into a few travelers that were there during the same week, visiting the same places. I guess that's a common thing in Iceland, because all you wanna do, as a foreign, is to enjoy the beauty. Pauline helped us every time we needed her and her information was always accurate.

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Leslie,
Iceland nature is indeed very special! I am so happy that you had a good honeymoon in our beautiful country.
All best wishes for your future happiness :)

We enjoyed all of our experiences · Iceland - Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2019

Traveler: Robert R. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

We had a great time and learned a lot in this trip. The drive guide was wonderful in highlighting the major points. Having gotten stuck on some rainy day’s with gale force winds (who knew waterfalls could fall up?) we found drier locations to visit. The Bjarnarhöfn shark museum was inexpensive, interesting and a whole lot of fun. The lava museum on the way to Vik was a little more modern museum but still helped us to spend part of a very rainy day. We enjoyed all our hotels except... read more

We had a great time and learned a lot in this trip. The drive guide was wonderful in highlighting the major points. Having gotten stuck on some rainy day’s with gale force winds (who knew waterfalls could fall up?) we found drier locations to visit. The Bjarnarhöfn shark museum was inexpensive, interesting and a whole lot of fun. The lava museum on the way to Vik was a little more modern museum but still helped us to spend part of a very rainy day. We enjoyed all our hotels except hotel Fron. Our favorite had to be hotel Hamar where we had close access to hot tub, played Iceland trivia and enjoyed taking with our waiter. The issue with Hotel Fron was that we arrived late in the evening from a long day East of Vik and the day clerk was completely unhelpful about parking and getting us situated. We understood after the fact that our attitude probably wasn’t the greatest but she also made no effort to help calm us or make us feel welcome. To improve our mood we found the Lebrowski bar where Patrick from Poland invited us to join him in shots of jagermeister!
Our two Glacier tours were fantastic. The blue ice experience from Icelandic mountain guides was great! Agatha was a great guide and made sure the whole group got photos and was safe as we climbed the glacier! The Katlatrak ice cave tour was very different then what we had envisioned (thought we would be deeper in the glacier (and drier) but completely amazing nonetheless! Disappointing that the laki whale watching was rained out (see shark museum) as we might of had better success there then out of Reykjavík where we were unsuccessful at seeing any mammals (did see birds).
Thanks for setting up a great itinerary! We enjoyed all of our experiences.

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Robert,
It is such a pleasure to read your review, I really feel that you had a genuwine icelandic experience. I appreciate the museums tips, it is true that Iceland is more popular for its nature but sometimes the weather can indeed decide otherwise!
All the best!

Michael

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2019

Traveler: Michael J. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

An epic trip! We did the Ring Road, & Preeti and her team did an excellent job of helping us build out our itinerary, reserve our hotels & rental vehicle, & set up activities for us.

Naufal

nice scenic drive that can be done in 9 days · Iceland - Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2019

Traveler: Naufal J. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

The itinerary was just perfect.. well done preeti/Michele. Thanks a lot

Icelandic Sightseeing and Fun · Iceland - Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2019

Traveler: Laurence C. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Preeti did an excellent job putting together our 6 day trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Southern Iceland. Her itinerary and suggested activities were spot-on, and she and her team were very responsive to questions and changes that we submitted. So glad we enlisted her help!

Susan

Best Time of Year To Visit Iceland · Iceland - Sep 12 - Sep 26, 2019

Traveler: Susan D. - Local specialist: Isley Reust

This is the third time we have used Kimkim to plan a trip and it was, as usual, extremely helpful. We wouldn’t have had such an interesting and easy time of it without their assistance. The local agency, Iceland Offbeat, arranged for a rental car, provided us with route information and booked all our hotels/guest houses. They also gave us good recommendations for things to do/see and some places to eat. They booked some specific activities that we requested such as a glacier hike, whale... read more

This is the third time we have used Kimkim to plan a trip and it was, as usual, extremely helpful. We wouldn’t have had such an interesting and easy time of it without their assistance. The local agency, Iceland Offbeat, arranged for a rental car, provided us with route information and booked all our hotels/guest houses. They also gave us good recommendations for things to do/see and some places to eat. They booked some specific activities that we requested such as a glacier hike, whale watching, and horse back riding and we were impressed with the quality of the outfits they booked us with. In addition, we also made a reservation for the Viking Sushi Adventure that goes out of Stykkisholmur, which we really enjoyed. We loved being on our own schedule, traveling independently.

We had two weeks to drive the entire ring road around the coast and I can’t imagine doing it in less time although some people do. The roads are narrow and windy and the scenery is spectacular so you have to take your time. Also, we were on dirt roads at times that had a lot of potholes. If you rent a car be sure to get something with good suspension and tires. They originally reserved an economy car for us but we upgraded to an SUV with 4x4 and all season tires and we were glad of it - the extra expense was worth it. The wi-fi coverage throughout the country is amazing. We had one of those wi-fi gizmos that plug into the car and were able to follow the google map directions they provided quite easily. Although, I do recommend that you also purchase a full road map of Iceland so you can cross check names and numbers of the roads - the signage is sometimes confusing.

The only glitches we ran into were because we had a couple of changes in our itinerary during the planning process. Two of the guest houses that were originally reserved didn’t provide breakfast so the reservations were changed for us. We got a revised itinerary with the new locations and vouchers, however, the changes didn’t get made in the google map directions so one night we drove up to the wrong place. Fortunately, the correct guest house was only a few km away and we were alert to that problem for the future and didn’t make that mistake again. Also, at one place, there was some confusion about payment but they were able to phone the contact number on the voucher and it got worked out fairly quickly.

All in all, we had a fantastic trip to a unique and amazing country thanks to the kimkim team.

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 12 - Sep 19, 2019

Traveler: Deborah W. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

We enjoyed the route through the Snaefellsnes Penninsula and remote areas Westfjords, We were able to snag a reservation at Tjorhusid in Isafjordur which was a real treat. Driving through the snow in the mountains on a gravel road was a real adventure. We liked the Malarhorn guesthouse and suggest taking route 68 from beyond Holmavik on the way back to Reykjavík for wild beauty and staggering views. It was the only time we ventured off the route planned by Pauline and it was well worth it. Pauline was able to develop an amazing 7 day trip for us with very little lead time.

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your review Deborah! To me, the Westjords are the most beautiful part of Iceland. The remoteness is propably part of the beauty! The road 68 is indeed nice but has more gravel parts. In good weather it has great views for sure. I am glad you had a good trip!

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2019

Traveler: Joyce H. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Our trip was great. Itineraries were created thoughtfully to match our interests and were packed. The first day was very tough because we had been awake all night, maybe a more low key day would have been nice. We loved all the local recommendations and the restaurant recommendations were amazing! All the recommendations exceeded everything that we found on our own.

It was a trip of our lifetime and we were so happy to have found Preeti and her team to help us enjoy their country. I can't wait to use kimkim for our next adventure.

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: Robyn M. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Bubble tents were great. Could of had a bit more info on what to take in regards to luggage and also didn’t realise we were going to secret lagoon Pick up on last day wasn’t clearly explained we thought the bus was taking us straight to airport that’s why we had been given a later time But took us to depot where we had to wait 30 minutes. Not much time for check in But rest of trip was amazing. Thank you

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2019

Traveler: michelle g. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

My week in the Westfjords was beautiful. I felt comfortable navigating all the roads knowing I had the KimKim team within reach in case I needed help. Being someone who does not drive much in New York, driving through the steep gravel mountains of Iceland became more daunting as the week approached. As usual it was the most breathtaking scenery. I also met with Preeti who compiled my itinerary and answered all my neurotic New Yorker questions. 10/10 would use KimKim again for future travels.

2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords · Iceland - Aug 21 - Sep 5, 2019

Traveler: Andrew Z. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

The trip plan was totally customized to our needs, with all activities and routes organized on a convenient itinerary including clickable planned routes on Google maps. It couldn’t have been easier!

This is our first time using KimKim and we will be sure to recommend to anyone looking for a customized travel experience. We too will be back! :)

Long trip around Iceland · Iceland - Aug 13 - Aug 29, 2019

Traveler: Natalie S. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Positives:
+I appreciated having places to stay arranged for us for our long trip around Iceland
+ The places which were arranged were all very nice, definitely nicer than if I had tried to plan it myself.
+For the most part, the staff was pretty responsive to questions while we were on our trip.
+ The itinerary given was pretty good for ideas and suggestions within most of the things I had expressed interest in
+ Everything was provided in a good, organized manner

Negatives:
-There were a... read more

Positives:
+I appreciated having places to stay arranged for us for our long trip around Iceland
+ The places which were arranged were all very nice, definitely nicer than if I had tried to plan it myself.
+For the most part, the staff was pretty responsive to questions while we were on our trip.
+ The itinerary given was pretty good for ideas and suggestions within most of the things I had expressed interest in
+ Everything was provided in a good, organized manner

Negatives:
-There were a few parts in the itinerary where it was out of order so I would have to make sure ahead of time that we were able to go to all the places without backtracking
-There were a few places that I feel were recommended that could have been missed and there were a few that were not mentioned that I felt could have been on the places recommended, so even with the provided itinerary, I did spend extra time to make modifications.
- A little flexibility or a little more heads up about things may have been helpful? One of the unfortunate things with our trip and completely not the fault of the Kimkim staff, is that we had a bit of not good weather which significantly altered some of our activity plans. It would have been nice if offerings for alternatives or even if they had a notice about weather and could have switched a day's activity with another day's activity. As it was, we had 3 days in a row where we scrambled to find alternative plans due to weather.
-There was a least one time where some questions were left unanswered for a very long time.
-There were a few parts on our itinerary and vouchers that were not complete and needed clarification

Overall, I am glad that I used kimkim to plan our trip. There were some things that could have been better but then again, i usually don't book with multi-day tours, especially self-guided ones. I would definitely consider kimkim again for future travel possibilities.

Kevin

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Aug 21 - Sep 4, 2019

Traveler: Kevin S. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

We thoroughly enjoyed our 14 day self driving tour of Iceland. The itinerary prepared by Preeti enabled us to see much of Iceland and much more than if we just followed highway 1. The accommodation and vehicle were both quite satisfactory - we had no mishaps whatsoever. And Preeti was immediately responsive on our few queries.
I would recommend Kim Kim to anyone wanting to tour Iceland.

Lily

Trip to Iceland · Iceland - Aug 25 - Sep 2, 2019

Traveler: Lily W. - Local specialist: Pauline Odinot

The clockwise direction around Iceland and detour onto Snaefellsness peninsula were perfect. We saw far more cars heading in the opposite direction which made for a much smoother driving. Given the extra time it was a real treat to have some of the island’s most beautiful attractions to share with a relatively small crowd of visitors . It was shocking to encounter large caravans of cars and campers by the time we reached glacier lagoon. The golden circle was almost anti-climactic.... read more

The clockwise direction around Iceland and detour onto Snaefellsness peninsula were perfect. We saw far more cars heading in the opposite direction which made for a much smoother driving. Given the extra time it was a real treat to have some of the island’s most beautiful attractions to share with a relatively small crowd of visitors . It was shocking to encounter large caravans of cars and campers by the time we reached glacier lagoon. The golden circle was almost anti-climactic. Cases in point: Krafla crater lake was much more impressive than Kerid; and the Myvatn nature bath was very enjoyable ( skipped blue lagoon ).

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Pauline Odinot, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the review Lily! Iceland is a small country, therefore it can seem that there are many tourists. I appreciate that you point the treasures of the North as they are often underestimated.
All the best!

Iceland2019 · Iceland - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Dean R. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

Favorite memories of our early August 2019 trip to Iceland include the low sunlight illuminating the horses in a field near Hofn and lighting the cliffs behind Hotel Kria as we got into our rooms that night.

August 10 was a 5 star day: beautiful shirt sleeve weather, ice cave tour -- just out of Vik-- with Katlatrack, followed by puffin shots, followed by rainbow shots at Skogafoss, followed by Frost and Fire restaurant. Try their chocolate cake and Pine-smoked Arctic Char!

Our ice cave... read more

Favorite memories of our early August 2019 trip to Iceland include the low sunlight illuminating the horses in a field near Hofn and lighting the cliffs behind Hotel Kria as we got into our rooms that night.

August 10 was a 5 star day: beautiful shirt sleeve weather, ice cave tour -- just out of Vik-- with Katlatrack, followed by puffin shots, followed by rainbow shots at Skogafoss, followed by Frost and Fire restaurant. Try their chocolate cake and Pine-smoked Arctic Char!

Our ice cave guide gave us lots of insider information and gave constant cheerful helping hands so Jen could tour the cave with a bum ankle.

Thanks to KimKim who took tons of planning off our shoulders!

5 Days in Iceland - 7 Unique Self-Drive Itineraries · Iceland - Aug 3 - Aug 9, 2019

Traveler: Kelli M. - Local specialist: Preeti Bhide

As a family who has self toured to 30+ countries, we were reluctant to use a travel service for our 6 day trip to Iceland. However, with limited time to see the country, I sought help from KimKim for guidance. They connected me to a local specialist, Preeti, who organized an amazing 6 day trip to remember. Leading up to the trip, we communicated via email on several occasions to work out the schedule and the package she delivered was well before the trip, giving our family plenty of time to... read more

As a family who has self toured to 30+ countries, we were reluctant to use a travel service for our 6 day trip to Iceland. However, with limited time to see the country, I sought help from KimKim for guidance. They connected me to a local specialist, Preeti, who organized an amazing 6 day trip to remember. Leading up to the trip, we communicated via email on several occasions to work out the schedule and the package she delivered was well before the trip, giving our family plenty of time to study the route and plan for added stops, meals, etc.. We enjoyed an amazing week along the southern part of Iceland starting with the Blue Lagoon and a night in Reykjavik and stops and hikes along multiple waterfalls and other beautiful vistas. Tours included a zipline tour from the activity hub of Vik, a Zodiac Glacier Lagoon Tour in Jokulsaron, and an ice cave tour. The other days were spent stopping at spots such as Diamond Beach near Jokulsaron, Geysir to see the Stokkur geyser, plane wreck on Solheimasandur, hikes around glorious waterfalls, driving off the main roads through farmlands and on drivable beaches. Every turn along the way was a beautiful surprise and we loved every minute of our time in the majestic country. On our final day, we detoured to the Rekjadalur Hot Springs near the town of Hveragerdi where you hike about an hour to a delightful hot springs river for a delightful and relaxing reward! We finished with a great pizza dinner at Olverk Pizza and Brewery before driving back to Keflavik for the night before flying out the next morning.
Everything was well coordinated with plenty or room for detours and spontaneous stops and we without a doubt would recommend both Preeti and KimKim to others!