Iceland may just be the perfect outdoor family vacation destination. How can you go wrong with volcanoes and puffins and walking on glaciers and rides on Icelandic horses? The island has a unique cultural story and a bubbling, steaming, erupting geology that’s unlike anywhere else on earth. Short attention spans do well in Iceland because there are so many fun and different things to do. If you’re not walking on a black sand beach, you’re snorkeling in clear-as-glass water or exploring wavy lava fields. And all of the multisport activities are included at no extra cost. In the company of our expert guides, you’ll get the inside scoop on the human history and tectonic action that is constantly changing this amazing land. Well-sited hotels ensure you are close to nature and the activities, while also being totally family-friendly. Prepare to be totally amazed!
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 — REYKJAVIK / SKALAKOT Your Iceland tours begin on a privately guided walk in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital. After, journey underground to explore a volcanic eruption from the inside.
A short coastal drive takes you to your luxury manor house hotel on a farm that's been owned by the same family for seven generations. It's the perfect jumping off point for activities - riding the short, sturdy, shaggy Icelandic horses, visiting the best waterfall in Iceland, buckling on crampons for a glacier walk and strolling on a black sand beach.
DAYS 4-6 – SNAEFELLSNES / BLUE LAGOON Experience Þingvellir National Park as you explore tectonic plates by either snorkeling between them in the world’s clearest water, or hiking over them in the island's oldest national park.
Out on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, your countryside hotel overlooks a glacier-capped volcano. Your daily expeditions include whale watching in waters where the Minke and humpback species spend the summer, fine coastal walks, and the chance to meet a real-life shark fisherman.
And on your final day, wade in for a soak at the Blue Lagoon, a steamy geothermal lake, where you can relax like a real Icelander, enjoy the people watching, and maybe get an in-water massage.
The kids will love...
Walking on top of a glacier
Riding on the famous Icelandic horses
Soaking in the Blue Lagoon
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Reykjavik – 10:00 am – Alda Hotel lobby
Ending Point: Reykjavik – 5:00 pm – Alda Hotel in downtown Reykjavik, then Keflavik Airport
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
April 5-10, 2020
July 5-10, 2020
August 2-7, 2020
June 20-25, 2021
July 11-16, 2021
August 1-6, 2021
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Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights
Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts and 5 dinners • Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary • Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage • All land transportation during the trip • Your choice of activities as noted in the itinerary, including tectonic snorkeling which has age, height and weight limitations. Contact us or see our Trip Notes for details.
Above & Beyond Benefits
When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
Privileged Access Events
One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
6 Days / 5 Nights
Southwestern Iceland is a beautiful travel
destination, but it might be considered cold by tourists coming from warmer locations. Summer months are more moderate, with the average temperature being about fifty degrees. For this reason, the main tourist season in southwestern Iceland is during the summer months, primarily between June and August. There is no particular rainy season in southwestern Iceland, and storms are relatively rare.