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:07 October - 17 February
Duration:6 Days/5 Nights
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Family Winter Adventure in Iceland

 

Iceland is an outdoor playground for families. 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. Feel the power of Gullfoss  Waterfall. Meet an Icelandic horse and experience the powers of volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls. These adventures and more are creatively combined on this fun small group family tour!     

Highlights:

 

  • Stay in family-friendly accommodation
  • Travel at a relaxing pace perfectly designed for families
  • Swim in one of Iceland’s unique geothermal swimming pools
  • See first-hand the power of volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
  • Visit an Icelandic family farm and try delicious farm-fresh treats
  • Meet the famous and charming Icelandic horse breed
  • Visit a black sand beach
  • See how Icelanders boil eggs using geothermal hot springs and enjoy freshly baked “hot spring bread”
  • Meet and travel with other families

 

All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 families.

Maximum group size: 16 participants.

Important:

  • Discount for children 14 years and younger traveling with adults. 
  • Please note when traveling with children under 1-year, infant car seats are required by law. You will have to bring your own car seat or rent one. Please contact us for further information.
  • Trip is intended for adults and young children traveling together; all adults need to be accompanied by a child.

Included

  • 2 nights at a family-friendly accommodation in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 3 nights at a family-friendly accommodation in the countryside, including breakfast
  • Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Admission to the Perlan Glacier Experience (day 2)
  • Visit to Efstidalur Farm with ice cream tasting  (day 3)
  • Visit to Fridheimar Farm’s geothermal greenhouses and horse stables  (day 3)
  • Entrance to the new Lava Centre and volcano film at the Lava Centre’s Cinema (day 4)
  • Entrance fee to a geothermal swimming pool (day 5)
  • Demonstration on geothermal egg boiling and sampling of geothermal - baked rye bread (day 6)
  • Entrance to the Quake 2008 Centre (day 5)

 

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"

Departures

DateLanguageStatusExtra
07 October 2018English
28 October 2018English
10 February 2019English
17 February 2019English

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Day 1: Arrival

ITINERARY

Please note:   If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group for the start of the tour on Day 2 according to the standard “Family Winter Adventure in Iceland” itinerary.

Welcome to Iceland!

Arrival in Iceland.  On your own transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Your Iceland experience starts when you turn on the hotel’s hot water—the water comes right from underground volcano-heated springs and heats most buildings in Iceland!  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Reykjavik.  Perhaps you’ll visit one of the city‘s museums, several of which have exhibits for children.  Or try some popular city treats like Icelandic hot dogs or ice cream. 

Overnight in Reykjavík. 
Dinner is on your own. Many restaurants offer special menus for children.

 

Day 2: Thingvellir National Park - Laugarvatn

Approximate distance: ca85km / 53miles

Glaciers and Ice Cave in Iceland exhibition - National Park with Geological Wonders –

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 innovative Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition at Perlan Wonders of Iceland museum. The exhibition illustrates the glaciers, their history and bleak future and gives visitors the amazing opportunity to experience travelling through a real man-made Ice Cave. The 360°Reykjavík museum & observation deck is included in the admission fee.

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 also an interesting geological place:  you can actually walk between the ridge that divides the European and North American continents!

Overnight in the Laugarvatn area for the next 2 nights. This village sits amid steam fields, and the locals use the steam for heating homes, swimming pools and even baking bread!

You’ll have the option (not included) of visiting the family-friendly Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Steam Baths and pools.

 

Day 3: Icelandic Farm Life - Golden Circle

Approximate distance: ca80km / 50miles

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 get to meet “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. Your adventure continues to the geothermal fields of Geysir with its odd bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot springs. 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.  The farm belongs to a family who all help with the farmwork.  Take a tour of the greenhouses, where tomatoes and cucumbers are grown year-round, thanks to the energy from hot springs. Then visit the stables and meet some of the friendly Icelandic horses. 

Dinner is on your own. 

 

Highlights:

Geysir   |Gullfoss
 

Day 4: Iceland's South Shore

Approximate distance: ca159km / 99miles

Waterfalls – Volcanic exhibition - Black Sand Beaches

Breakfast at your accommodation.  Drive along the South Shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter.  This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.   Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the Centre‘s cinema.

Next, visit two waterfalls as you head east.  Each waterfall has its own special look and story.  The 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!

Overnight in the Vik area. 

 
 

Day 5: Return to Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca219km / 136miles

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!  Visit Hveragerdi, a town cradled by hot springs.  Watch how eggs can be hard boiled using geothermal steam right from the ground.  You’ll also chance to sample sweet rye bread baked in an underground oven.  Visit the Quake 2008 Centre, which tells the story of a large earthquake that hit the town in 2008.  Daring families can discover how an earthquake feels at the Centre’s earthquake simulator.  Afterwards enjoy a relaxing swim at a local geothermal swimming pool.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities in the family-friendly capital of Iceland. 

Overnight in Reykjavík. 

 

Day 6: 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!

 

Why not add an extra day? – Increase your family fun with an extra day in Reykjavik!  We can set up a day for you that includes fun and educational activities! 

 

Highlights:

Reykjavik  |Keflavik
 

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.

   

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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