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Young Explorers

Relaxed family travel for those with young explorers. Soak in geothermal pools, get to know the history of Vikings, elves and trolls and stop at countless stunning attractions.

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 April - 30 October
Duration:7 Days/6 Nights
Departure:All days

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This relaxed family self-drive holiday delivers a journey designed especially for those with young explorers!

Prepare to encounter valiant Vikings and hear extraordinary stories of elves and trolls. Relax in geothermal pools, while the kids splash and play, be captivated by countless stunning attractions, which, combined with cultural insight, become more than just beautiful landmarks, but landscapes where legends were made.


Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher. 


  • Accommodation for 6 nights including breakfast, a combination of farmhouses, guesthouses, and hostels
  • Rental car for 6 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT
  • FREE GPS system and no charge for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavík International Airport
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. Standard, Micro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland
  • Family Welcome Kit
  • Detailed road map (1:500 000)
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – 45 page guide on travelling in Iceland
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7

Possible to upgrade the accommodation upon request. 

**Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.


Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik

Pick up your rental car at Keflavik airport. If your flight is early in the day we recommend you begin your Iceland experience by exploring the Reykjanes peninsula, where you'll find the GeoPark (Gardur, Grindavik, Reykjanesbaer, Sandgerdi and Vogar), Reykjanes continental bridge, Kleifarvatn lake and hot spring Gunnuhver.

Another option is to go bird watching at the tip of Reykjanes, take a walk on the beach at Selartangar, go visit the viking museum Vikingaheimar, or the child friendly troll in Skessuhellir cave in Reykjanesbaer. We also recommend taking a dip in the swimming pool in Reykjanesbaer and tasting the delicious ice-cream at „Bitinn“ shop.

Overnight stay in Reykjanes

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 40 km / 38 miles



Day 2: Hveragerdi - Selfoss

South Trail - Eyrarbakki

Drive the south shore route along the Reykjanes Peninsula towards the lowlands of South Iceland. Make a stop at Strandakirkja church, the beautiful beach in Eyrarbakki, and visit Iceland's famous ghosts, elves, and trolls in The Ghost Center in Stokkseyri town.

Overnight stay in Hveragerdi area

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 120 km / 75 miles



Day 3: Golden Circle and Fontana

Gullfoss waterfall - Geysir hot springs- Geothermal baths – Petting Zoo

Visit the stars of the Golden Circle; Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir Geothermal area, as well as Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths and Efsti Dalur farm, where you can enjoy home made ice cream while you watch the cows through the cafe windows. Our suggestion for day 3 is to go swimming at Laugaskard in Hveragerdi town.

Overnight stay in Hveragerði area

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 200 km / 125 miles


Day 4: Seljalandsfoss - Skogarfoss - Vik

Waterfalls – Glaciers - Birdlife - Rock formations

It's time for more natural wonders!

Today you'll visit the waterfalls of the south shore, where you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and climb the stairs to get an even greater view of Skogafoss Waterfall.

At Reynisfjara beach and a seabird colony, you'll see Reynisdrangar, pillars of rock rising majestically out of the ocean. 

Overnight stay in Vik area

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 180 km / 112 miles




Seljalandsfoss  |Skógafoss  |Dyrhólaey  |Vík

Day 5: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell

Glacial lagoon – National park – Svartifoss waterfall

Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still milky waters of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. This is a fantastic area to linger for photographs and enjoying the surreal atmosphere.  

Overnight stay in Vík area. 

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 272 km / 169 miles



Day 6: Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland - Explore Museums - Relax 

Enjoy a day in Reykjavik with its many outdoor swimming pools, visit the newly opened Whales of Iceland  museum, or perhaps spend the day relaxing at Nautholsvik Geothermal beach.

For those traveling with younger kids, Husdyragardurinn city park and petting zoo, is a fun place to visit. There you can interact with animals like the sheep, horses, cattle, pigs and goats, and witness the feeding of the seals a couple of times a day.

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: ca. 200 km / 125 miles


Day 7: Departure

Depart with plenty of memories and an adventure that will certainly impress, and entertain your friends and family for years to come!

Optional: If you are departing on an afternoon flight, a wonderful way to say goodbye to Iceland is with a relaxing dip in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, located just 15 minutes from Keflavík International Airport. Facilities also include a gift shop, cafeteria, and an excellent restaurant with lagoon views.

Car rental return is located at Keflavík International Airport. 


Prices are per family in EUR valid 1 June - 31 August 2016


Rooms with private facilities

Family of 3 = Double room with extra bed - 2 adults and child 11 years and younger.

Family of 4 = Family rooms which offer beds for up to 4 persons - 2 adults and 2 children 11 years and younger (based on availability, otherwise 2 double rooms).

Family of 5 = 1 Double room with extra bed and 1 double room (adjoining when available) - 2 adults and 3 children 11 years and younger.


Car cat.

Indicative type of car 

Family of 3

Family of 4

Family of 5

1.0 Toyota Yaris or similar 3143 3796 n/a
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 3192 3845 n/a 
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 3192 3845 4566
2.6 Toyota Auris Hybrid or similar 3307 3960 4681
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 3356 4009 4730
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 3389 4042 4763
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 3413 4066 4787
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 3454 4107 4828
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 3724 4377 5098
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 3798 4451 5172
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar 4157 4810 5531
9.9 VW Caravelle 4wd 9 seater or similar 4305 4958 5679



Discounts & special offers

20% discount for departures in April and October
15% discount for departures in May and September


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Car Rental

Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.


Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.

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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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