Journey beginning and ending at Reykjavik, Iceland tours
Available: 2020-06-01 to 2020-09-30 starting from $4476 AUD
Available: 2021-05-01 to 2021-09-30 starting from $4699 AUD
Experience Iceland with the kids on an unforgettable drive, being your own master to decide stops and highlights. You self-drive the detailed itinerary with unlimited mileage and all accommodation is arranged in local small hotels and farm stays.
Highlights include the Golden Circle region, National parks and family friendly places to visit. Farms, whale watching and lots of swimming (hot springs and pools) can make this a great family holiday.
Day 1 – Arrive Reykjavik and enjoy a private transfer from the airport.
Guests are met upon arrival at Keflavik international airport and driven to their hotel in Reykjavik. Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Explore the city’s attractions: Tjörnin Lake, Hallgrímskirkja church tower, the old harbour and Harpa Concert & Conference Centre. Or head to one of the many pools in town or even the artificial beach, Nauthólsvík which has hot tubs next to the water- be brave and jump from one to the other. Reykjavík Art Museum is free for under 18’s and has a lovely cafe.
Days 2 – 3 – Explore the South – Golden Circle, Waterfalls and Geysirs.
Explore Iceland’s famous circle of wonders “The Golden Circle” with highlights such as Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Start by driving to Þingvellir National park and visit a horse farm where the children can try horse riding. Enjoy the afternoon in Slakki, an attractive small family zoo with the Icelandic animals and more.
On Day 3 it is ideal to visit Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area in the morning and drive to the coastal village Stokkseyri to visit the Witchcraft museum and the family garden Töfragarðurinn.
Day 4 – Head North to the Borgarfjörður area.
On your way north visit the Borgarfjörður area, Hraunfossar, even detour to Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Days 5 – 6 – The North – whale watching, boiling mud pots and hot springs.
Your days in the Northern Iceland can be spent according to your families age and interests. The nature baths in Mývatn area are not to be missed. You will go whale watching in Húsavík on Day 7. There is plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as taking a short hike across lava fields to see boiling mud pots in Krafla area or visiting Dimmuborgir – the ‘Dark Castles of Iceland’ .
Your family will be amazed at the Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods).
Your accommodation will be in Akureyri for the next two nights. Spend some time in outdoor swimming pool in Akureyri.
Day 7 – Head back towards Reykjavik, staying overnight in Borgarfjörður/Hrútafjörður
Visit the farmhouse museum in Glaumbær and the old turf church at Víðimýri. There are horse rentals in Skagafjörður area where you can try out Icelandic horses which area very different from other breeds. Although small, they are extremely strong and sturdy, with five gaits, two more than most other breeds.
Day 8 – Enjoy Reykjavik with pools, zoo and family parks.
Head back to Reykjavik, an intimate city with a big personality and some striking landmarks – stroll down to the harbour to visit the Armoury, the new concert hall, the design streets and city hall. The many outdoor swimming pools in Reykjavik are great for children. If you didn’t go earlier, the Blue Lagoon is a must for every traveller and child friendly.
It can also be fun visiting the Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur. For city sightseeing we recommend the ‘Hop on, Hop off’ bus.
Day 9 – Departure day.
Departure day. "Flybus" departs from your hotel – please consult with the reception the day before leaving.
- 6 nights accommodation, rooms with shared or private facilities incl. breakfast.
- 2 nights, Guesthouse/Hotel in Reykjavik
- Rental manual car for 8 days, with unlimited milage and CDW insurance.
- Whale watching tour (3 – 3.5 hours)
- GPS rental
- Airport transfer to Reykjavik
- Good road map and suggested itinerary
- Fun box for the children (colouring book, crayons, etc.)
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Flights to and from Iceland.
- Meals other than specified.
- Airport transfer upon departure.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Extra car insurance, such as S-CDW and gravel protection.
- Optional activities are not included. Please inquiry approx. prices for activities such as Horseriding, ‘Inside the Volcano" (children over 12) and Rafting.
- If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are ‘on request’ and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us .
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