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Iceland Family Holiday – South Coast of Iceland for 7 Days

Enjoy a flexible Iceland family holiday at your own pace with this fun and educational trip. The south of Iceland offers many possibilities for outdoor activities and attractions for the whole family, as well as stunning scenery and spectacular natural beauty. Enjoy the comfort of staying always two nights in the same place and explore Iceland’s highlights in 7 days.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

Tour Code

FT-01

Season

All year

Travel Style

Self-Drive

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Location

South Iceland

Accessibility

Moderate

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in an apartment in Reykjavik without breakfast (comfort or quality)
  • 2 nights accommodation in a family room with continental breakfast (comfort or quality)
  • Rental car of your choice for 4 days with unlimited mileage/CDW & VAT
  • GPS unit for easier navigation
  • WiFi hotspot in your rental car for easy internet access
  • Unlimited extra drivers for the rental car
  • Transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavík Airport with pick-up at your accommodation
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless otherwise agreed upon)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline
Day 1 | Arrival Iceland Family Holiday

Welcome to an exciting family vacation in Iceland! Once you arrive at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by our private chauffeur who will transfer you to your apartment in the heart of Reykjavik. If you arrive early, you might be interested in optional day tours such as whale watching or a Reykjavik boat tour. Explore the city center of Reykjavik and visit the Solar Voyager sculpture, Harpa Music & Conference Center and Laugarvegur shopping street.

Day 2 | Icelandic Animals and Fun in the Swimming Pool

You receive your rental car in the morning and you can visit the Family Park in the immense Laugardalur Park just outside the city center. One of its highlights are the wild and domesticated animal species found in Iceland such as sheep, arctic fox, rabbits, horses, cows, and pigs. The Family Park is a nonstop children’s entertainment with theme park rides, a trampoline and a scale model of a Viking ship. In Laugardalur Park, you will also find the beautiful botanical garden and one of the best pools in Reykjavik which we recommend to visit in the afternoon. It offers a large outdoor pool, various hot tubs, a steam bath and a twisting water slide that is sure to be a hit with the kids. Stay for a second night in your apartment in Reykjavik.

Day 3 | The Golden Circle

Your journey to the country side of Iceland starts today. Start at Þingvellir National Park, where you can walk in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates! Þingvellir because of its beauty and its geological and historical value, was accepted as UNESCO’s heritage site in 2004. After exploring the treasures of the park, head south to see Geysir spouting spring and Gullfoss waterfall to complete the “Golden Circle”. If you are not too tired, we recommend stopping by at Slakki Park for a round of mini golf or to see the various species of farm animals. Stay the night in a family room in the area.

Day starts in

Reykjavík

Day ends in

The Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~ 223 km / 139 miles

Day 4 | History and Waterfalls

Take a drive along the south coast to the spectacular Skógar area where you‘ll find the very interesting Skógar Folk Museum with turf houses, an old fishing boat and a small lovely church. You might want to strap on your hiking shoes and hike on top of the amazingly beautiful Skógafoss Waterfall. The view above the south coast is simply breath-taking. Optional activities in the area are horseback riding or for the more adventurous a guided glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier (minimum age 10 years). On your way back to your accommodation in the area of Selfoss you should check out the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall that you can walk behind. 

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~186 km / 115 miles

Day 5 | Volcanic Mud Pools & Blue Lagoon

It‘s now time to head back to Reykjavik via the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. On your way you will visit Seltún, an interesting geothermal area. Seltún is one of the reasons why Iceland is a unique place to visit in the world. Enjoy bubbling mud pots, steam vents, and colourful mountains. Easy to navigate walkways let you get close enough for great pictures. In the afternoon your will visit the Blue Lagoon, set in an almost surreal black lava field. Relax in the warm water and have fun with the Silica Mud Mask you will find in a number of crates around the lagoon. Head back to Reykjavik where you will drop-off your rental car in the evening and overnight in an apartment in the city center.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Reykjavík

Driving distance

~ 189km / 118 miles

Day 6 | Free Day in Reykjavik

Enjoy a free day in the capital of Iceland. We recommend to visit Halgrimskirkja where you can enjoy the view over the city from the church tower. Have a look at the small and big boats at the harbour, visit the Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn which is part of the Marine Museum or join a boat tour to the small island Viðey. You should also visit the most famous ice cream shop of Reykjavik “Valdis” in the old harbour area with a huge selection. During summer time you can also join a sea angling tour which is fun for the whole family. The catch on this tour is guaranteed and you barbecue it directly on board. Stay for a second night in an apartment.

Day 7 | Departure

Unfortunately, this is the last day of your Iceland family tour. Transfer to Keflavík International Airport. Have a safe flight home and thanks for travelling with Iceland Unlimited.

Highlights:

Budget

Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
Breakfast is included.

Comfort

Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.

Volkswagen Golf


or similiar

Type: Compact
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 2
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

Kia Ceed Wagon


or similiar

Type: Intermediate Wagon
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Hyundai Kona


or similiar

Type: SUV Economy
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 3
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Land Rover Discovery


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size Luxury
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

Hyundai H1


or similiar

Type: VAN
Passenger: 8
Luggage: 5
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

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