Itinerary #1: Wintry Iceland Family Adventure
Perfect for families with older children eager to get among Iceland's incredible landscapes, this wintry family adventure takes you on a full loop around Iceland's rugged coast. Tick off famous highlights of the Golden Circle and Diamond Circle, then get well off the beaten path as you snowmobile, dogsled, and glacier hike in search of waterfalls, ice caves, and wild reindeer.
|Day 1||Arrive in Keflavík, Golden Circle, Visit the Secret Lagoon||Golden Circle|
|Day 2||Dogsledding Adventure, Overnight in Golden Circle||Golden Circle|
|Day 3||South Coast Waterfalls & Beaches, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Snowmobiling||Vík|
|Day 4||Sólheimajökulll Glacier Hike||Vík|
|Day 5||Skaftafell Nature Reserve & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour||Höfn|
|Day 6||Explore Höfn, Crystal Blue Ice Cave Tour||Höfn|
|Day 7||The Eastfjords, Reindeer Safari||Egilsstaðir|
|Day 8||Eastfjords Villages, Hallormdsstaður Forest ATV Tour||Egilsstaðir|
|Day 9||Explore Lake Mývatn, Mývatn Nature Baths||Lake Mývatn|
|Day 10||Dettifoss, Jökulsárgljúfur & Húsavik||Lake Mývatn|
|Day 11||Northwest Iceland, Goðafoss, Akureyri & Whale Watching||Laugarbakki|
|Day 12||Explore Laugarbakki & the Vatnsnes Peninsula||Laugarbakki|
|Day 13||Drive to Reykjavík, Super Jeep Hunt for the Northern Lights||Reykjavík|
|Day 14||Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon Spa, Depart from Keflavík|
Welcome to Iceland! After picking up your 4WD at the Keflavík Airport, your family-friendly adventure begins with a day exploring the Golden Circle highlights, including the beautiful waterfalls of Öxarárfoss and Gullfoss, a soak in the Secret Lagoon, and a half-day dogsledding adventure. Next, continue along the South Coast to Vík for epic days of snowmobiling as a family and a hike along the Sólheimajökulll glacier. More fun awaits with a boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon before arriving in Höfn, where you'll settle in for a "Super Jeep" tour to Vatnajökull's otherworldly blue ice caves.
The second half of your trip starts with a scenic drive to the Easfjords. With two nights in Egilsstaðir, children will love seeing reindeer in the wild on a Jeep tour and embarking on a 4WD ATV adventure through the Hallormdsstaður Forest. Next, start your journey inland, stopping by the volcanic crater of Hverfjall and the Mývatn Nature Baths before it's time to tick off the Diamond Circle. Over the following two days, embark on a whale watching boat trip from Akureyri and explore the Vatnsnes Peninsula, then spend your last evening searching for the northern lights near Reykjavík. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Iceland's Wild West & Arctic North Family Road Trip
Children and adults alike will be blown away by the thundering waterfalls and geothermal wonders on this two-week Iceland family road trip. With multi-night stays in the Westfjords and the northern region surrounding Lake Mývatn, it's easy to enjoy quality time as a family hiking, horseback riding, and searching for Iceland's unique wildlife.
|Day 1||Arrive in Keflavík, Snæfellsnes via Borgarfjörður, Vatnshellir Lava Cave||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 2||Explore Snæfellsnes, Snæfellsjökull Glacier Hike||Patreksfjörður|
|Day 3||Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur & Southern Westfjords||Patreksfjörður|
|Day 4||Dynjandi Waterfall, Northern Westfjords, Horse Riding||Ísafjörður|
|Day 5||A Day Around Ísafjörður||Ísafjörður|
|Day 6||Isafjardjardjup Bay, Drive to Hólmavík||Hólmavík|
|Day 7||Discover Northern Strandir||Hólmavík|
|Day 8||Vatnsnes Peninsula, Drive to Blönduós||Blönduós|
|Day 9||Northwest Iceland, Akureyri & Goðafoss||Lake Mývatn|
|Day 10||Dettifoss, Jökulsárgljúfur & Húsavík||Lake Mývatn|
|Day 11||Explore Lake Mývatn, Húsavík GeoSea Geothermal Baths||Laugarbakki|
|Day 12||Víðgelmir Lava Cave Tour, Drive to Reykjavík||Reykjavík|
|Day 13||A Day in Reykjavík||Reykjavík|
|Day 14||Explore Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon Spa, Depart from Keflavík|
Begin your family Iceland adventure with an unforgettable day discovering the highlights of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, including a walk through the 8,000-year-old Vatnshellir lava cave. Wake up early the following morning for a guided hike along the Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano, then catch a ferry to Brjánslækur and continue to Patreksfjörður, your home for two nights. Next, pack into the car for a fun day searching for puffins on the Látrabjarg Peninsula, followed by a trip to the waterfalls of Dynjandi and a horseback trek in Sandar Valley. Afterward, you'll drive inland to the small coastal town of Hólmavík.
Continuing east, your family will transfer to Blönduós, stopping by the Hvítserkur sea stack and the Icelandic Seal Center. When you're just over halfway through your Iceland adventure, you'll once again be blown away by the waterfalls and snow-capped peaks of the north. With Lake Mývatn as your base, check out the highlights of the Diamond Circle route and spend an afternoon soaking in the geothermal pools at GeoSea, overlooking the Arctic Circle. Then, as the end of your trip draws near, spend your last two nights in Reykjavík, wandering the picturesque capital as a family. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: South Iceland Family Road Trip: Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & Westman Islands
This family-friendly itinerary is perfect for first-time travelers to Iceland and ticks off the highlights of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the South Coast. Discover the volcanic landscapes and waterfalls surrounding Mount Kirkjufell and spend four days touring the Golden Circle before heading to the Westman Islands to learn about the country's unique wildlife.
|Day 1||Arrive in Keflavík, Blue Lagoon Spa, West Iceland & Borgarfjörður||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 2||Explore Snæfellsnes, Snæfellsjökull Glacier Experience||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 3||Whale Watching in Ólafsvík||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 4||Drive to the Golden Circle, Visit the Secret Lagoon||Golden Circle|
|Day 5||Southern Golden Circle, Tour Inside Þríhnúkagígur Volcano||Golden Circle|
|Day 6||Hot Springs & Geysers, Langjökull Glacier Snowmobiling||Golden Circle|
|Day 7||Golden Circle Horse Riding Tour||Golden Circle|
|Day 8||Vestmannaeyjar (Westman) Islands, RIB Boat Adventure||Westman Islands|
|Day 9||Explore the Westman Islands, Beluga Whale Sanctuary Visit||Westman Islands|
|Day 10||South Coast Waterfalls & Black-Sand Beaches, Zipline Adventure Tour||Kirkjubæjarklaustur|
|Day 11||Skaftafell Nature Reserve, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour||Kirkjubæjarklaustur|
|Day 12||South Coast Drive to Reykjavík, Puffin Watching Boat Tour||Reykjavík|
|Day 13||Reykjavík City, FlyOver Iceland Experience||Reykjavík|
|Day 14||Reykjanes Peninsula, Depart from Keflavík|
Kickstart your family adventure with a memorable soak in the Blue Lagoon Spa, then hit the road to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, your home for the first three nights. Ponder Mount Kirkjufell, explore Búðahraun lava fields' otherworldly terrain, and embark on a whale watching tour from Ólafsvík before making your way southwest to the Golden Circle. Over the following four days, you'll discover immense waterfalls and volcanic landscapes from all angles as you and your brood hike into the dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano, embark on a snowmobile adventure on Langjökull glacier, and ride Icelandic horses.
Week two of your trip brings you to Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands. Children will love hearing tales of the Vikings as they explore sea caves from a RIB boat (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) excursion, and learning about the country's unique wildlife at the SEA LIFE Beluga Whale Sanctuary and the Puffin Rescue Center. After a ferry back to Iceland's South Coast, you'll make your way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur to explore the wonders of Skaftafall National Park. Before saying your goodbyes to Iceland, create family memories on an engaging FlyOver Iceland experience. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Discover Iceland's Wild West: Family Road Trip
Stay well off the beaten path and spend quality time together as a family on this two-week Iceland adventure crafted for nature-loving families. As you split your time between Reykjavík, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Westfjords, you'll make memories searching for waterfalls, watching whales swim next to glaciers, and exploring ancient volcanic landscapes.
|Day 1||Arrive in Keflavík & Drive to Reykjavík, Explore||Reykjavík|
|Day 2||Langjökull Glacier Tour, Afternoon in Reykjavík||Reykjavík|
|Day 3||Drive to Snæfellsnes via Borgarfjörður||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 4||Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 5||Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Black-Sand Beaches & Fishing Villages||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 6||Ólafsvík, Whale Watching, Ferry to Patreksfjörður||Patreksfjörður|
|Day 7||Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur & Southern Westfjords, Seal Watching Tour||Patreksfjörður|
|Day 8||Drive to Ísafjörður via Dynjandi Waterfall, Northern Westfjords||Ísafjörður|
|Day 9||A Day Around Ísafjörður||Ísafjörður|
|Day 10||Isafjardjardjup Bay, Grimsey Island Puffin Boat Tour, Drive to Hólmavík||Hólmavík|
|Day 11||Discover Northern Strandir||Hólmavík|
|Day 12||Explore Hólmavík||Hólmavík|
|Day 13||Víðgelmir Lava Cave Tour, Drive to Reykjavík||Reykjavík|
|Day 14||Explore Reykjanes Peninsula, Depart Keflavík|
Settle into life in Iceland with two days in the family-friendly capital city of Reykjavík, and get your first taste of the country's dramatic landscapes with a hike inside the ice tunnels and blue caves of Langjökull. Then you and the gang will drive north to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to discover "Little Iceland's" towering Mount Kirkjufell and the lava fields of Búðahraun. Before leaving the peninsula, embark on a whale watching tour from Ólafsvík, then it's back on the road, through the Berserkjahraun lava field, and on a ferry to Brjánslækuryour to check into your hotel in Patreksfjörður.
Over the following four days, you'll take in the many remarkable landscapes of the Westfjords. As a family, travel by tractor to a seal colony on the sands of Rauðasandur, visit the small villages of Þingeyri and Bolungarvík and take in the views from Bolafjall Mountain. Back on the road, you'll drive east to Hólmavík, home to the Artic Fox Center and the perfect base to explore the Strandir region. Be sure to stop by the Sheep Farming Museum to bottle feed lambs, then journey back to Reykjavík, where you'll have a day to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula before catching your flight home. Learn more
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