This tour is designed for families with children (2 adults and up to 2 children can stay in one family room or apartment), with the added bonus that a maximum of 2 children under 14 years of age stay free of charge in the room with their parents. Driving is kept to a minimum, while sites and activities should interest children of all ages.
Day 1 Arrival in Iceland. If time allows, visit the Blue Lagoon and explore the Reykjanes peninsula. Overnight in Reykjavík at Fosshótel Baron, or similar.
Day 2 Stroll through Reykjavík city centre, visit the Family Park and Farm Animal Zoo and go to an outdoor swimming pool. Don’t miss the viewing platform at “Perlan”, where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream. Younger children might like to feed the ducks and swans at the city pond. On a warm summer day you might just like to relax at Nauthólsvík, a small beach with a hot tub, before driving to Borgarfjörður, the saga valley. 3 nights in a family room at Fosshótel Reykholt in West Iceland, or similar.
Day 3 Explore Snæfellsnes peninsula and the seal colony at Ytri-Tunga. Stykkishólmur is a pretty fishing village with many old houses. We recommend the boat tour on Breiðafjörður fjord.
Day 4 Bifröst area awaits, where you can explore the unique lava landscape on a walk around Glanni waterfall, Grábrók volcano and Hreðavatn Lake. Relax in the outdoor hot tubs, go fishing or visit the saga settlement museum in Borgarnes.
Day 5 Start the day with a visit to Hraunfossar waterfalls and Húsafell, where you can go swimming and play minigolf. Take an optional horseback riding tour in Húsafell. Enjoy Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the first Viking parliament was held. 2 nights at Fosshótel Mosfell in Hella/South Iceland, or similar.
Day 6 Drive along the south coast and walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. The folk museum at Skógar and the nearby waterfall Skógafoss make a fascinating stop off. Visit the puffins at Cape Dyrhólaey and stroll along the endless beach of black sand in Reynishverfi, where families like to collect shells and beautiful stones. Drive to the picturesque village of Vík, and visit Seljavellir to enjoy one of the most remote outdoor swimming pools in Iceland, surrounded by high cliffs and the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.
Day 7 Visit Slakki Family Park and Farm Animal Zoo at Laugarás near Flúðir. Travel to Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Kerið, a volcanic crater. Stay the last night in Reykjavík in Fosshótel Baron, or similar.
Day 8 Depart for home.