Our second trip to Iceland booked through Kim...
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2023
Our second trip to Iceland booked through Kim Kim was just as amazing as our first. Francesca did a wonderful job of putting my vacation ideas into a wonderful real life experience. We got to see everything on our Iceland bucket list including seeing the amazing puffins on Westman Island and the Northern Lights in the West Fiords. Could not have been better.
I stayed at this guesthouse on Grimsey Island. It was one of the only three options on the entire island. They had a nice shared living room where we had coffee. There was no breakfast option at the guesthouse, but we grabbed a bite to eat on the ferry back to the mainland. Overall, it was a pretty decent place to stay given the limited choices.
This country hotel was a real comfort amid the desolate landscapes. It was situated about 10 kilometers off the main road on a bumpy gravel road. The food here was the highlight. They had the most wonderful smoked trout, which they actually caught right on the farm. The only downside was the uncooperative weather, but hey, that's Iceland for you.
The Fosshotel Baron in Reykjavik was a typical tourist hotel. They often booked a lot of retiree buses and it was pretty crowded. But I was on one of the upper floors and it was very quiet. The lobby was crowded, but I didn't spend a lot of time there. Overall, it was a decent place to stay.