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.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Digital itinerary with the Iceland Travel Companion.
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day and hunt for northern lights in the evening.
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Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast, a combination of farmhouses, guesthouses, hotels and hostels
  • Rental car for 7 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
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion. 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
    • Useful information about your booking, including detailed descriptions of confirmed hotels,  and  a 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

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.

Important

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

Our road trip packages are designed by our team of travel experts. They are created for people like you who want to experience the very best of what Iceland has to offer. To get the best value Iceland Travel has to offer, book our road trips online. Please note that changes to the packages will incur a service fee.

With our exclusive road trip app you don´t have to worry about missing out and you will always find your way to your hotel after a full day of traveling. It is easy to book day tours and activities in the app when you are on the road.

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Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik

Pick up your rental car at Keflavik airport. If your flight arrives 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 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.

Overnight stay in Reykjanes

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

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Day 2: Hveragerdi - Selfoss

South Trail – Eyrarbakki

Breakfast at your hotel.  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

 

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Day 3: Golden Circle and Fontana

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

Breakfast at your hotel.  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 farmwhere you can enjoy homemade ice cream while you watch the cows through the cafe windows. Our young explorer suggestion for day 3 is to go swimming at Laugaskard in Hveragerdi town.

Overnight stay in the Hveragerði area

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

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Day 4: Seljalandsfoss - Skogarfoss - Vik

Waterfalls – Glaciers – Birdlife – Rock formations

Breakfast at your hotel.  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 the Vik area

The approximate distance you’ll be traveling today: ca. 142 km / 88 miles

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Day 5: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell

Glacial lagoon – National park – Svartifoss waterfall

Breakfast at your hotel.  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.  Between May and September, you can also take a boat tour between the drifting ice bergs in the lagoon.

An interesting stop in the area is the Thorbergssetur Center, dedicated to a beloved Icelandic author.  The building resembles a bookshelf with works by the author. The center has a nice cafe with excellent food prepared with local ingredients.

Continue eastward, following the magnificent lines of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  Your family of explorers might enjoy stopping at Glacier World near Hoffell Glacier.  Here your family can take an exciting ATV ride amid glacial scenery and relax afterwards in geothermal hot tubs (Note: children 5 years and younger not allowed on ATVs, a driver‘s license is required to drive an ATV).  Families can also enjoy horseback riding at Arnanes Family Farm (offered between May and September).

Overnight stay in the Höfn area.

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

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Day 6: Skaftafell

Glacial lagoon – National park – Svartifoss waterfall- Icelandic Farm Animals

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive along the south coast back to Vik. Make a stop on the way at Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier ringed green oasis within Vatnajokull Natoinal 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’s zoo you can see sheep, horses, calves, goats, a pig, cats, many different rabbit breeds, Icelandic Viking hens, dwarf hens, silkie hens, 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 the Vík area.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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