Local Experience in Iceland

  Group of 1 adult and 1 child visited Iceland in October 2016

“We will probably be staying at an airbnb or hostel. We like to travel like locals, not tourists. We always walk or take public transportation wherever we go. We rarely do tours and just go on our own, but since we have limited times we wanted to consider the option to maximize our time. There are so many things we want to do but we know our time is limited. Our bucket list includes the northern lights , swimming in geothermally heated water, see/enter an ice bar/building. We are always open to off the beaten path suggestions as well.”


Bjorn Gudmundsson, a local specialist from Iceland, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.

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Traveler

Hi, I am an experienced travel expert for kimkim and I’d be happy to help you plan your trip to Iceland.

Traveler

Appreciate the details, so you are there for 1 night and 2 days?

Traveler

We arrive Oct 7 and leave October 10th

Traveler

Great, I will connect you with a travel expert who can help book these tours for you. In the meantime please take a look at these two articles below with ideas on things to see in Iceland, many are day trips from Reykjavik.

Traveler

Thank you so much for this information.

Bjorn

Hi, and nice to meet you.

My name is Bjorn and I am a Iceland travel expert at kimkim. I am born and raised in Iceland and I know my country well by experience.
I am very happy to assist you in planning your Iceland adventure!

Would you consider a self drive to explore some of the highlights Iceland has to offer?

Traveler

Are rental cars expensive ?

Bjorn

They are not cheap in Iceland but what I can do is send you 2 ideas of a plan. One that has you on a rental car and going to the sights on your own and the other one doing the tours in a planned excursions. Hope that sounds good.

Traveler

Sounds great thank you so much for your help

Bjorn

Hi. Can I ask you about your arrival and departure time?

Traveler

We arrive in the morning around 9:30am.

Bjorn

Thank you. And do you leave in the morning or the afternoon on the 10th?

Bjorn

This is how your trip could look like:
Self drive trip 1.600 USD
Included:
Rental car for 4 days, 4x4 Intermediate wagon.
3 nights in a triple room with a private bathroom in a hostel in Reykjavik.
Standard admission to the Blue Lagoon and towel.
Into the glacier admission.
We will give you all the information about sights and directions.

Guided tours 1.940 USD
Included:
3 nights in a triple room with a private bathroom in a hostel in Reykjavik.
Standard admission to the Blue Lagoon and towel.
Transport by coach from the airport to your hostel via the Blue Lagoon.
Golden Circle day tour by coach.
Into the glacier admission and coach transport.
Transport by coach from your hostel to the airport.

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