Family Adventure to see the highlights of Iceland

  Family of 10 adults and 5 children visited Iceland in July 2017

“We are a 5 families traveling together. Would like to see the following:

Reykjavik, Secret lagoon or other hot springs, Gullfoss, Hallgrimskirkja, Ice beach, Crystal caves, Cascade falls, geysers, northern lights, kayaking, lake myvatn, mount kirkjufell, sun voyager , hliorfjall and golden circle.

Ideally would like to travel with a local guide.”

Midgard Adventure Team, a local specialist from Iceland, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Top 12 Family Activities in Iceland.

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Family adventure trip in Iceland in July

Day 1: Snæfellsnes peninsula / Borgarfjörður
Day 2: Snæfellsnes peninsula
Day 3: Golden Circle
Day 4: River Rafting and visit to petting zoo Slakki
Day 5: South coast tour
Day 6: Jökulsárlón (e. Glacir Lagoon) and Skaftafell national park
Day 7: Þórsmörk super jeep tour
Day 8: Departure day, Blue Lagoon

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I am Hildur one of the Midgard Adventure family member.
I would love to help you organise your upcoming Iceland trip.
Just to give you and update I am working on getting you a proper accommodation in July. Everything is quit fully booked but I have managed to get mix of double standard and deluxe rooms at Hótel Búðir for 2 nights and Hótel Grímsborgir for 2 nights. I am trying to get rooms further east so I can fit Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell national park into your plan that how I would be able to fit Snæfellsnes peninsula, the beautiful sights on the south coast, inland tours and Glacier Lagoon into your plan. That would be perfect !
I will continue working on getting rooms further east today and I will send you an updated plan with activities and accommodation later today or tomorrow the latest. Please check out Hótel Búðir and Hótel Grímsborgir for me an let me know what you think, their location is good for the itinerary and I myself think they are very charming hotels.

Here below you can find the first draft of an itinerary for your stay with us in Iceland.
This draft is very dependent on accommodation because some of the sights are in to long of a driving distance to do if you are not staying at the right place, specially with small children like in your group. I will send you more detailed itinerary tomorrow when I have accommodation confirmed.

23rd of July: Private guide would pick you up at the airport and take you on a tour around Borgarfjörður, visit Barnafossar, settlement center in Borganes, stop by the local swimming pool where the kids can have some fun. We will have this day quit flexible and tailor it to your needs and interest. If you are feeling jet lag we will take you earlier to the Hotel where you can relax and maybe on short sightseeing tour in the afternoon.
Accommodation : 5 double deluxe rooms at Hótel Búðir and 3 standard double rooms.

24th of July: Private guide would take you sightseeing around Snæfellsnes visit Grundarfjörður where the beautiful Kirkjufell is located, the small fisherman's towns Hellnar, Arnarstapa and Stykkishólmur. Have nice lunch at a local restaurant.
Optional to add caving tour to this tour.
Accommodation : 5 double deluxe rooms at Hótel Búðir and 3 standard double rooms.

25th of July: Private tour Golden Circle tour. Drive from Hótel Búðir via Hvalfjörður to Þingvellir where you could do snorkeling if you like for 16,900 ISK per person, visit Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir.
Accommodate at Hótel Grímsborgir in 8 double standard rooms

26th of July: This day we could use for split activities. Part of the group could do river rafting while the other part would visit a small farm animal zoo and Efsti Dalur for ice cream, it is an cow house that they have changed a partly into a coffee house and you can see the cows from the coffee house window. The ice cream is made from the milks from the cows and kids are very fond of this place. Then you could all meet at Secret Lagoon and relax there.
Accommodate at Hótel Grímsborgir in 8 double standard rooms

27th of July: Private tour to the beautiful south coast, visit Reynisfjara black beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógarfoss waterfall, Þorvaldseyri and optional if part of the group would like to join either open ice walk tour or snowmobile tour.
Accommodation: Still need to find accommodation but preferable close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur

28th of July: Private tour to Glacier Lagoon, sightsee around that beautiful lagoon which is filled with icebergs, optional to add zodiak tour on the lagoon to the tour. After the glacier lagoon we would visit Skaftafell national park and do short hike there.
Optional for part of the group to do an evening fat bike tour.
Accommodation: I have reserved double rooms at Hotel Laki but I am waiting for answers from other hotels because I would like to you to stay at the same place these two nights.

29th of July: Here you have two options to go to Reykjavík and have a day there on your own and accommodate there that night or do a private Þórsmörk super jeep tour. Þórsmörk is the valley of Thunder god Thor, located in between 3 glaciers among them Eyjafjallajökull which erupted in 2010. Visit Gígjökull an outlet glacier from the Eyjafjallajökull where the flood came down from the eruption in 2010 and changed the landscape dramatically. Cross unbridged rivers on super jeeps and optional to do short hikes along the way. It would also be an option to add ATV tour for part of the group on the way back from Þórsmörk.
I have reserved double rooms at Hótel Rangá this night.

30th of July: Private transfer to the airport via the Blue Lagoon.

I have calculated in this itinerary 2 private guides all of the days so we have an option to split up the group if you like, two cars some of the days, 2 super jeeps for the super jeep day and accommodation for guides where needed, total price 3,500,000 ISK or 30,100 USD on today rate.

I have not calculated in accommodation where as I am waiting for confirmation for that nor food or additional activities I mention. If you could send me what of the activities I mentioned you would like to add and for how many I can calculate that in the cost.
Would you like to have food included in the itinerary or would you like to decide that and pay at arrival ?

I look forward hearing your thoughts on this.
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