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Iceland. It’s on everyone’s must-see travel list.

But do you really know anything about this magical country? A land of unique history, breathtaking sights and a rich tapestry of fables and fascinating traditions. Can you really afford to visit Iceland without getting the best out of this unique place?

Luckily, that’s where I come in…

Who is Helgastina?

Born and bred in Iceland, fjords and windswept mountains run through my veins. I have also lived all over the world and speak fluent Icelandic, English, Danish and Portuguese. My aim, as an Icelandic tour planner, is to connect my wonderful homeland with you. And to ensure that you get everything you imagined out of your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Iceland travel expert

Whether you want a fun family holiday filled with adventure, or a nature break with friends enjoying the local cuisine and spas, I can plan your ideal holiday to remember. So forget what the travel guides say, what you need is an expert who knows Iceland like the back of her hand. I can take you to places that most holidaymakers don’t even know exist.

Ready to have Iceland unwrapped for you?

Take a look at my site, read my blogs or get in touch below. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Testimonials

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“Iceland has been a bucket list destination for me since I was really young. My husband and I finally decided to take the plunge this year and visit with some of our friends. I knew trying to arrange my own travel plan would be quite time consuming and I frankly did not know where to start. We called upon Helgastina to help us and it was the best decision we made. She took care of everything. All we had to do was choose accomodation from a list of recommendations she provided. We were provided with a complete guide for day-to-day activites for every area / region we were in. She also was spot on with our request of 50% ‘touristy’ activities and 50% relaxing / quieter activities. We had a wonderful trip. I will definitely be planning another trip in the future to explore more of Iceland.

Thank you again Iceland Unwrapped for such a wonderful vacation!”

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“From the outside, the vast Icelandic countryside can look quite barren. At the start, we were wondering how this land with no trees could possibly keep our family of four entertained. Helgastina is an amazing planner with a talent for getting a real grip on what different kinds of things different people would like. It seemed as if almost every hour, Helgastina’s travel plan took us to hidden caves and bubbling mud ponds, amazing waterfalls and those tectonic plates you hear about – places we would never have found on our own. Her guidance is gold. We all had a fantastic time, each appreciating lots of different things!”

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“Best decision we made was to let Helga plan our trip to Iceland in March. I was getting a bit overwhelmed, I mean, half of the places i couldn’t pronounce. She’s the best at what she does and she has a plan B, C or D if A doesn’t go as planned!!”

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“The Saranow family would like to express deep gratitude for Helgastina for tailoring our trip to Iceland to our desires and needs (especially because we were traveling in more rugged terrain with a baby). We feel we had an authentic Iceland experience, including wonderful and unique playgrounds, musical concert with a beautiful family that felt like kindred spirits, and visiting the less-common path that most tourists choose. We are leaving with a profound love and respect for Iceland and Icelanders and also leaving with the feeling that we have built connections with people who we plan on seeing again, here or there – or both, hopefully!”

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“Helga made sure that our weekend dash to Iceland was one of the most memorable times ever. We landed in the late afternoon but felt like we had a full day, after arriving in town, we were eating fresh fish and having a beer, and relaxing in a geothermal pool with the snow falling in the dark… our family of 4 couldn’t believe how much fun we were having. The rest of our trip continued to be a great adventure. Thank you Helga – we would not have had nearly as much fun making our plans alone.”

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“The dinner last night… wow! Such a special experience, Eygló also showed us some parts of her neighborhood; a great start of our visit. We absolutely loved the food and the company. Eygló is a wonderful host, her husband couldn’t make it but her sister and brother-in-law were there to entertain us.  I would recommend this experience to any Iceland visitor!”

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“I had a wonderful trip to Iceland and a large part of that is due to Helga’s planning and recommendations. I’m so glad I worked with Helga and I’d recommend her to anyone who wants to experience Iceland.”

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“I think you’re doing a great job, your recommendations were very helpful. I will definitely recommend you.”

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“All my friends and neighbors want to go to Iceland now. Helgastina helped Martha and I plan our trip at the end of the summer, listening very carefully to what we like to do and would want to experience. We explored a cave, drank coffee in a tiny cafe on the beach, walked the grassy rocky path leading to a Lighthouse, with below us steep cliffs and nesting birds. I highly recommend you work with Helgastina  for your visit to Iceland. She will make sure it is the vacation you want.”

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“Everything was perfect. Thank you so much. We are so sad to be leaving Iceland but are already talking of coming back when Maya is a little older.”

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“Best was the trip mapped on an app with all details. Easy and comfortable to use + it carried very rich information”

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“We enjoyed it all”

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“Already mentioned above. I am so glad I found Helga Stina and had her support before and during the trip. Given our experience, we will probably always try to find a travel planner”.

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“The travel planner gives you guidance, information and peace (I really mean it in the best sense of relaxation) for your whole vacation.”

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“I loved having a travel planner! It was a life saver, and took a lot of stress off of us. She also helped us see things that I didn’t know was there! Overall I highly recommend using a travel planner!”

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“Helga is very involved and makes your trip a unique experience. She has good contacts in Iceland, making it a successful study trip”.

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