Family Stopover Adventure

Stopover with your family in Iceland and explore the Iceland's less-travelled west and discover its epic nature and rich history.

Type of tour:Road-Trips
Season:01 April - 31 October
Duration:4 Days/3 Nights
Departure:All days

Family Stopover Adventure

Iceland is one of the most convenient stopovers when crossing the Atlantic. Why not break up your long journey across the pond, get off the plane to stretch your legs and allow the kids to run around a bit?

The Family Stopover Adventure gives you just that, and a lot more! Go swimming in geothermal pools, taste shark, spot seals, pet goats, hunt for trolls, and get to know the spectacular Icelandic nature. Taking you through the region of Borgarfjordur, onward along the shoreline of Snaefellsnes and finally through the Viking lands of Dalir back to Reykjavik, this holiday is full of history, lava and hidden treasures.

Like all of our family holidays, the Family Stopover Adventure is designed to educate your young travelers, energize the older ones, and of course; create memories that will last for years to come.


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


  • Rental car for 3 days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport*
  • Accommodation for 3 nights including breakfast, a combination of guesthouses and hotels.
  • 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 Travel Booklet - electronic version
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes
  • A tablet with the Iceland Travel Companion app. The app includes: 

    • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
    • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of the Iceland road trip 
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French


*Please note that the package price is based on 3 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day four an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 3 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.




Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Keflavik, Iceland. Pick up your rental car from the airport and make your way to your accommodation in the small village of Borgarnes, visiting sights such as Deildartunguhver hot spring, and Barnafossar waterfalls on the way. A stop at Haafell goat farm, in Hvitarsida valley, is an absolute must for those wanting an authentic experience and a chance to meet the friendly Icelandic goats. The farm itself is also a Cinderella story of sorts, having been saved from foreclosure by crowdsourcing on the internet.

Note that if your arrival flight is late in the afternoon, it's also possible to drive this portion of the itinerary when driving back to Reykjavik on day three.

Overnight stay at the friendly and comfortable, Borgarnes B&B

  • The swimming pool of the day: Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
  • The best place to let the kids run around: Bjossarolo playground in Borgarnes

Day 2: Time for tangible adventures

Start your day with a visit to the Settlement Center, standing in one of the oldest buildings in Borgarnes. The center houses two permanent exhibitions: one telling the Saga of The Settlement of Iceland and the other of Iceland´s most famous Viking and poet Egill Skallagrimsson.
After a historical start to the day it's time to trace the road around the remote Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Among interesting stops along the way you'll find the legendary Bardur Snaefellsas rock statue in Arnarstapi, Djupalonssandur, Vatnshellir Cave, and Bjarnarhofn Museum. 

Overnight in Hotel Stykkisholmur.

  • The swimming pool of the day: Borgarnes swimming pool
  • The best place to let the kids run around: Djupalonssandur

Day 3: Viking Fun

Embrace your inner viking during a boat tour around the islands of Breidafjordur Bay in the morning, where you will get the chance to taste seafood as fresh as it gets - right from the sea! Spend the afternoon finding your way back to Reykjavik through the region of Dalir, which allows you to stop for some more Viking action at Eiriksstadir farm, the birthplace of "Leif the Lucky" who was the first European to set foot in Americ. Stop en route to taste some home made ice cream at Erpsstadir dairyfarm.

Overnight at Hotel Natura in Reykjavik.

  • The swimming pool of the day: Stykkisholmur swimming pool
  • The best place to let the kids run around: Eiriksstadir

Day 4: Bless, Bless

It's time for your onwards flight. There are several interesting sights on your way to Keflavik Airport. We highly recommend a relaxing dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. 

We hope you've enjoyed taking the time to explore the hidden secrets of West Iceland.



Get to Know the Family-Friendly Reykjavik

Add an extra day to explore Reykjavik´s numerous cultural, leisure, and sporting facilities, many of which have sections and activities especially designed for kids. The resident ducks, geese and swans at Tjornin Pond are always popular among the youngest kids, while the older ones might like to experience more of the Viking times at one of the capital's many museums. The Reykjavík Family Park & Zoo in Laugardalur Valley is perfect for kids of all ages.

  • The swimming pool of the day: Laugardalur Swimming Pool
  • The best place to let the kids run around: Arbaer Open-air Museum

Prices are per family in EUR valid 1 June - 31 August 2017


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 1872 2181 n/a
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 1902 2200 n/a
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 1902 2200 2856
2.6 Toyota Auris Automatic or similar 1990 2298 2950
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 1995 2312 2952
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 2020 2329 2984
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 2028 2327 2974
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 2054 2361 3008
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 2189 2501 3154
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 2244 2558 3203
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar   2414 2717 3377
9.9 Volkswagen Caravelle 4WD 9 seater or similar 2494 2805 3447



Discounts & special offers

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.


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 facilities.
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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