Family Winter Adventure in Iceland

Iceland is an outdoor playground for families, so come and meet Mother Nature that has created so much beauty and fun for adults and children to enjoy together

Type of tour:Escorted Tours
Season:08 October - 18 February
Duration:7 Days/6 Nights

Family Winter Adventure in Iceland


Iceland is an outdoor playground for families where Mother Nature has created so much beauty and fun for adults and children to enjoy together. Enjoy the adventure of Iceland and meet new friends. Visit the quirky Geysir geothermal area and feel the power of Gullfoss Waterfall. Meet an Icelandic horse and see the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. These adventures and more are creatively combined on this fun family tour!      


  • Stay in family-friendly accommodation
  • Swim in one of Iceland’s famous geothermal swimming pools
  • Walk among life-like replicas of whales at Reykjavik’s Whales of Iceland experience
  • Enjoy freshly baked “hot spring bread
  • See for yourself the power of volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
  • Visit an Icelandic family farm and try delicious farm-fresh treats
  • Get to know the unique Icelandic horse breed
  • Visit a black-sand beach
  • View the awe-inspiring icebergs of the Glacial Lagoon
  • Watch how Icelanders boil eggs using geothermal hot springs
  • Meet and travel with other families


All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 families.

Maximum group size: 16 participants.


  • Discount for children 14 year and younger travellins with adults
  • Minimum age for children is 5 years old
  • Maximum age for children is 18 years old 
  • Trip is intended for adults and children traveling together; all adults need to be accompanied by a child 

Minimum age:

5 years old


  • 2 nights at a family-friendly hotel in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 4 nights at family-friendly accommodation in the countryside, including breakfast 
  • Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 6
  • Admission to the Whales of Iceland experience
  • Entrance fee to a geothermal swimming pool
  • Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
  • Visit to Efstidalur Farm with ice cream tasting
  • Visit to Fridheimar Farm’s geothermal greenhouses and horse stables with horse demonstration
  • Entrance fee to The Volcano Visitor Centre at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull

Not Included:

• Breakfast on arrival day
• International airfare
• Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
• Swimsuit and towel at Reykjavik swimming pool (can be rented on site)
• Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
• Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)
• Guaranteed late check-out
• Any service not specifically listed under "included"


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Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Iceland!

Arrival in Iceland. On your own transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Your Iceland experience starts when you turn on the hotel‘s hot water—the water comes right from underground volcano-heated springs and heats buildings in most of Iceland. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in Reykjavik. Perhaps you‘ll visit one of the city‘s museums, several of which have exhibits for children. Or try some of the city's treats like Icelandic hot dogs or ice cream, enjoyed by Icelanders year-round. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar


Day 2: Thingvellir National Park - Laugarvatn

National Park with Geological Wonders – Hot Springs Bakery

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide and travel companions. Start with a tour of Reykjavik, Iceland‘s amazing capital. You‘ll also visit the city‘s new Whales of Iceland experience. Here you will walk around lifelike fiberglass replicas of various whale species found around Iceland, in an underwater-like setting. The whales and dolphins are life-size, letting you see how large and magnificent these sea mammals are.  

After getting to know Reykjavik, your family group heads to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where Vikings used to meet every summer to make important decisions for the nation. This is an interesting geological place:you can actually walk between the ridge that divides the European and North American continents. 

Drive through countryside where you can see hot steam coming from the ground. Icelanders use the pollution-free steam to heat their homes and even to do some baking. You´ll experience this first-hand at Laugarvatn Fontana´s geothermal bakery. See how the bread is cooked underground in Mother Nature´s oven. Sample some delicious bread, served hot from the ground, and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter. You‘ll also have the option to visit the natural steam baths and hot pools at Fontana Spa, a fun family facility (not included, ticket can be purchased in Iceland).

Overnight in the Laugarvatn area.  


Day 3: Icelandic Farm Life - Golden Circle

Friendly Icelandic Horses – Ice Cream with the Cows – Geysir & Gullfoss Waterfall – Farm and Greenhouse Tour

Breakfast at your accommodation. Today you‘ll visit Icelandic farms and see how people live in the countryside. See a dairy farm and hear about the daily life of an Icelandic family who has farmed here for decades. You‘ll learn about how the family makes cheese and ice cream from their cows‘ milk. You‘ll also have a look at "the girls", the cows who provide the milk at the farm‘s unique Ice Cream Barn. There will also be chance for you to taste some delicious farm-made ice cream. Continue your family adventure to the geothermal fields of Geysir with its odd bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Nearby is the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen in mid-cascade. 

This afternoon visit Fridheimar, an eco-friendly horse farm and greenhouse. Take a tour of the greenhouses, where tomatoes and cucumbers are grown all year, thanks to the energy from hot springs. Then visit the stables and meet some of the friendly Icelandic horses.

Later you can enjoy a swim in the hot spring-fed Secret Lagoon (optional, not included).

Overnight in the Fludir area.



Geysir   |Gullfoss

Day 4: Iceland's South Shore

Waterfalls – Glacial Views - Black-Sand Beaches

Breakfast at your accommodation. Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. You‘ll visit two waterfalls as you head east, each one with its own special look and story. 

At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, your family group will see in photos and on film, the story of the 2010 eruption and its impact on Iceland and the whole world. Your tour then heads to Vik town and the Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. You might also catch a glimpse of rocks in the sea that Icelandic legends say were once trolls turned to stone by the sun.

Overnight in the Vik area for the next 2 nights.



Reynisdrangar Cliffs  |Vík

Day 5: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Glacier-Filled National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also one of the largest in Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, volcanic landscapes dominated by Vatnajokull glacier and its outlets. Here you will learn about glaciers and how they impact Iceland‘s geology. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon. Keep an eye out for seals sleeping amid the icebergs.

Return to your accommodation for overnight. 


Day 6: Return to Reykjavik

Breakfast at your accommodation. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic countryside with its glaciers and volcanoes as you head back to Reykjavik.  There are fun activities planned along the way! Enjoy a relaxing swim at a local geothermal swimming pool. Watch how eggs can be hard-boiled using geothermal steam right from the ground.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities in the family-friendly capital of Iceland. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar.



Day 7: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on your own to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home. We hope to see your family in Iceland again soon!



Reykjavik  |Keflavik

Prices per person winter 2017/2018

in EUR

Adult Children 5-14
1.October 2017 - 30.April 2018 - English 1635 1472

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.

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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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