This short family break highlights the very best Reykjavik City has to offer families.
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
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.
This relaxed family self-drive holiday delivers a journey designed especially for those with young explorers.
Relax in geothermal pools while the kids splash and play, prepare to encounter valiant Vikings, and hear extraordinary stories of elves and trolls. Be captivated by countless stunning attractions, which, combined with cultural insights, become more then just beautiful 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.
Possible to upgrade the accommodation upon request.
**Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik
Approximate distance: ca40km / 38miles
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.
Day 2: Hveragerdi - Selfoss
Approximate distance: ca120km / 75miles
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.
Day 3: Golden Circle and Fontana
Approximate distance: ca200km / 125miles
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.
Day 4: Seljalandsfoss - Skogarfoss - Vik
Approximate distance: ca142km / 88miles
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.
Day 5: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell
Approximate distance: ca272km / 169miles
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.
Day 6: Skaftafell
Approximate distance: ca272km / 169miles
Glacial lagoon – National park – Svartifoss waterfall- Icelandic Farm Animals
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive a long the South Coast back to Vik. Make a stop on the way at Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier ringed green oasis within Vatnajokull National Park. There are many great hiking trails here, including a short hike to Svartifoss waterfall surrounded by beautiful columnar basalt.
If you have children 10 years and older, you can try hiking on a glacier. This is an amazing experience, and your family will also learn lots of interesting facts about glaciers. You might also visit Hólmur, a farm that has a collection of farm animals kids can meet. In the farm zoo you can see sheep, horses, calves, goats, a pig, cats, many different rabbit breeds, Icelandic Viking hen, dwarf hen, silky hen, pheasants, quail, doves and pigeons, goose and ducks. Many of these animals are rare breeds that have not changed since the days of the Vikings.
Overnight stay in Vík area.
Day 7: Reykjavik
Capital of Iceland - Explore Museums - Relax
Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic countryside with its glaciers and volcanoes as you head back to Reykjavik. Explore 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 watch the feeding of the seals a couple of times a day.
Day 8: Departure
Depart with plenty of memories and an adventure that will certainly impress, and entertain your friends and family for years to come! We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your flight. Car rental return is located at Keflavík International Airport.
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.
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.
Indicative type of car
Family of 3
Family of 4
Family of 5
|1.0||Toyota Yaris or similar||4245||5163||n/a|
|1.1||Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar||4327||5219||n/a|
|2.0||Toyota Auris or similar||4327||5219||6241|
|2.6||Toyota Auris Automatic or similar||4466||5380||6393|
|3.0||Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar||4490||5424||6411|
|3.1||Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar||4527||5443||6465|
|4.0||Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar||4578||5471||6476|
|4.1||Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar||4626||5538||6542|
|5.0||Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar||4913||5831||6854|
|5.1||Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar||5008||5933||6937|
|7.1||Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar||5438||6333||7378|
|9.9||VW Caravelle 4wd 9 seater or similar||5608||6521||7524|
25% discount for departures in April and October
20% 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.
Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.
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