Sample Itinerary

Day 1

A warm welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, your private driver will pick you up and take you to the Blue Lagoon – a famous geothermal spa just 15 minutes from the airport. The Blue Lagoon has a mystical appearance, but its unique restorative powers are quite real. It’s just right for regaining your energy after a long flight. Your driver will wait until you are ready to leave. Usually one hour in the Lagoon is enough for most. If you’d like extra spa services, pre-booking is necessary.

Refreshed, head to Reykjavik and have lunch close by until the apartment is ready (check-in at 2pm).

This afternoon, you’re free to enjoy a day in Reykjavik. 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 sheep, horses, cattle, pigs, and goats, and witness the feeding of the seals a couple of times a day.

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Day 2

The Golden Circle of natural wonders begins with a visit to the dramatic volcanic scenery of Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In a massive rift valley, you see firsthand how Iceland is being pulled apart at the meeting of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Your Golden Circle journey continues to the Gullfoss and Geysir area, where you are introduced to the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls herself: Gullfoss. This majestic waterfall of sparkling mist is situated on Hvita (White River). King of all geysers, the great Geysir, resides nearby in a steamy geothermal field of bubbling mud and hot springs including the highly active Strokkur Geyser, which shoots steaming hot water high into the air every ten minutes.

Then, your family can choose one of three high-energy adventure activities:

Option 1: River rafting. (Minimum Age: 11 years.)

Rafting down the Hvítá River is a magnificent way to enjoy Icelandic nature in a different way. Cruise down the great glacier river running all the way from Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, through the deep canyon walls that the roaring river has carved over the years. After rafting, you can relax in the sauna at Drumbó and enjoy a meal of grilled lamb or a drink at the bar. Duration: approximately 3- 4 hours.

Option 2: Horseback riding. (Minimum Age: 7 years.)

The Icelandic horse is unique to the country of Iceland, bred since settlement in isolation from the outside world. Enjoy the horse’s smooth riding qualities, namely the tolt gait. Ride through meadows and lava fields, passing several farms, which will give you an idea of how the country’s agriculture has developed.

Option 3: Snorkeling. (Minimum Age: 14 years.)

Silfra is an underwater fissure located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park. Join a snorkeling tour to discover this otherworldly scenery in crystalline waters. The clarity of its waters (visibility in Silfra exceeds 100 meters / 320 feet) brings it fame worldwide for snorkeling and diving. The water temperature is 2-4° Celsius all year around. This tour is rated as easy, and no previous experience is required to take part in this tour.

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Day 3

Visit the waterfalls of the south shore, where you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and climb the stairs for a majestic view of Skogafoss Waterfall.

Your next stop is Reynisfjara – a black sand beach with a friendly puffin colony. You’ll see also Reynisdrangar – pillars of rock rising majestically out of the ocean. A recommended stop is the famous Seljavallalaug natural pool – one of Iceland’s oldest swimming pools.

Then, get ready for today’s excursion – a glacier walk! (Minimum age: 10 years.) The Sólheimajökull Glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. On this fun, safe, and easy glacier walk, you’ll get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges, and deep crevasses. No technical requirements are needed for the tour, and an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe. Driving time: From Reykjavík: 2 and 1/2 hours.

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Day 4

Get away from the tourist trail for some intense exploration of natural sights. Climb up through the woodlands into the erosion-blasted Haukadalsheiði Plateau. From there, you will head on to the rough and rocky Kjölur Highland route, led by our expert guide. Possible sights en route are Langjökull Glacier, Bláfell Volcano, and Sandvatn Glacier Lagoon, all depending on weather and conditions. (Minimum age: 6 years)

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Day 5

On this easy-to-moderate ride, cruise through an amazing combination of vegetated areas, vast lava fields. and scenic vistas in all directions, with little to no hint of human activity nearby. You can even fill your water bottle with fresh groundwater directly from the town water reserve. Choose between a half-day route (approximately 3 hours) and a full-day route (5-7 hours with lunch arrangements and dinner in Hafnarfjordur.)

Your private airport transfer will pick you up three hours before flight departure. Depart with plenty of memories of an adventure that will certainly leave impressions for years to come!