My wife and I had the most amazing trip to Ic...
Iceland | Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2022

Scott
Scott D.
Washington, DC | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

My wife and I had the most amazing trip to Iceland, and that was because of KimKim and our specialist Terry.

Having never travelled to Iceland, I contacted KimKim to help us with our travel. I could not have been more pleased. They assigned us our very own specialist (Terry) and she was communicative, eager to help, professional, and super, super nice. I gave Terry some broad-stroke ideas about the types of things we wanted to do as well as the parameters (like days there, activity levels,... read more

My wife and I had the most amazing trip to Iceland, and that was because of KimKim and our specialist Terry.

Having never travelled to Iceland, I contacted KimKim to help us with our travel. I could not have been more pleased. They assigned us our very own specialist (Terry) and she was communicative, eager to help, professional, and super, super nice. I gave Terry some broad-stroke ideas about the types of things we wanted to do as well as the parameters (like days there, activity levels, and other logistical ideas), and Terry took those ideas and provided me with a fantastic draft plan.

Terry was very willing to work with me on refining the plan, and the end result was absolutely phenomenal.

We traveled for five days, four nights, staying two nights apiece at Hotel Ranga and Hotel Apotek. We saw a lava tunnel, stunning waterfalls, craters, geothermal areas, gorgeous landscapes, the city Reykjavik, and a couple spas. All of it was perfect. The two highlights were the ice cave near Vik and Sky Lagoon in Reykjavik.

More so, the planning done by Terry and KimKim was SO smart. The driving directions Terry provided us with ensured our travels were not only full of adventure but also smartly designed. This was actually the key to KimKim's success on our trip - they planned everything to my design and desire and set my wife and I up for success with a smartly designed plan.

I will admit was a little hesitant to do a self-guided tour (KimKim has other options too), but KimKim made it so easy and so wonderful that those fears and anxieties of being in a new country were immediately resolved.

Anytime I travel, I'm going to use KimKim. One of the top trips in my entire life. And, my wife was thrilled (:

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Rangá
Hella

PHENOMENAL hotel!! Super friendly, professional, and terrific facility. Restaurant was out of this world, but you do need a reservation (can be made early in day). My wife and I found out the hard way and there were no seats available until later in the evening, but the staff immediately rallied and served us dinner upstairs. I could not believe the service. Best hotel staff I've ever experienced. In addition to the staff, the hotel has a service where you can be alerted to Northern Lights when they appear, increasing your odds of seeing them! I would recommend Hotel Ranga to anyone. Phenomenal.

Authenticity & Character
Location
great opportunity to see northern lights
Staff
Phenomenal staff - best I've ever experienced.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Apótek Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels
Reykjavík

Hotel Apotek has the perfect location in Reykjavik - right in the center of downtown, walking distance to everything. Very friendly staff and GREAT rooms. Be aware, because Hotel Apotek is downtown, the parking can be very tough (no parking garage or lot). That said, the staff was willing to help me with figuring out Iceland's parking app and even brought my bags up to my room while I searched for parking. Hotel Apotek has a restaurant, and the breakfast buffet is the best I've ever had. Great choices to fill us up before exploring the city. No uber in Iceland, but the staff of Hotel Apotek helped us whenever we needed a taxi.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect location. Right in the middle of everything.
Staff
Super friendly and helpful staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleaning crew for the hotel was outstanding.
Activity Reviews
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Was a great first stop in Iceland! Arrived in Iceland at 6a and headed straight there. Was super dark and cold and miserable outside, but the lagoon itself was warm. Staff not overly friendly, but the amentities were nice.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lava Tunnel Tour
Iceland

Good stop! Very cool to see. Guide was phenomenal. Tour was very good.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Secret Ice Cave
Iceland

This was the best tour we did in Iceland, and perhaps one of the best we've done in the world (rivals a nature tour we did in Costa Rica). The guides are PHENOMENAL. The views are unreal. It feels like it is totally different planet than Earth. Absolutely loved this tour.

Quality of Experience
Unbelievable tour. One of the two best activities I've done on holiday in the world.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Best tour operators / guides of every activity we did in Iceland
Transport
Fun super jeep travel to get out to the glacier! My wife has motion sickness, and the ride was bumpy, but the team put her (and another tourist) in the front row and both were ok.
Sky Lagoon
Iceland

This was the best spa I've ever experienced in all my world travels (we've been to 15+ countries). The staff are super friendly and professional. Definitely recommend the Sky package. This is where we saw the Northern Lights. Perfect for us on our last night in Iceland. Because Sky Lagoon is on a peninsula outside Reykjavik, it's a great way to see the Northern Lights.

Quality of Experience
Unbelievable experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very friendly staff
Transport
Local specialist: Terry Stanley
Terry
Terry Stanley
Local specialist in Canada | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Thank you very much for the great review, Scott! It was so much fun putting this adventure together for the two of you and I'm glad that it surpassed your expectations.
Warmest regards,
Terry