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Iceland with Kids – Winter Tour for 6 Days

Come and enjoy Iceland in the winter time with your family. You will spend 3 nights in a cottage out in the countryside and 2 nights in reykjavík. There you can choose from various activities suitable for the whole family.

Enjoy the beauty of Icelandic nature in the winter time and have the opportunity to experience the amazing northern lights. This 6 day Iceland with kids tour offers activities which the whole family can enjoy and will leave you with wonderful memories from Iceland.

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-03

Season

Oct - Apr

Travel Style

Self-Drive

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Location

South Iceland

Accessibility

Moderate

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in a family friendly apartment in Reykjavik
  • 3 nights accommodation in a self-catering cottage in the Golden Circle area
  • Rental car of your choice for 4 days with unlimited mileage, CDW & VAT
  • GPS unit for easier navigation
  • Unlimited extra drivers for the rental car
  • WiFi hotspot in your rental car for easy internet access
  • Transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Transfer with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline
Day 1 | Welcome to Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! After you have cleared customs at Keflavík airport you will be transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavik. After you have settled in at your apartment you have some free time to explore the capital of Iceland. We highly recommend a visit the Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park. Furthermore you can also visit Hallgrímskirkja church, the music hall Harpa and the old harbor in the city center. In addition Reykjavik has also many interesting museums and we recommend to visit the Northern Lights Center, the Saga Museum or the Marine Museum. We also highly recommend the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. Spend your first night in Iceland in a comfortable apartment in the city center.

Day 2 | The Golden Circle

In the morning you receive your rental car. You have a full day to explore the famous Golden Circle area. First of all visit the National Park Þingvellir which is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Next up is the famous geyser “Strokkur” which erupts frequently spouting water into the air. Last but not least is the “Golden waterfall” Gullfoss the most famous waterfall in Iceland.

Stay for the next 3 nights in a cottage in the Golden Circle area. Chances are high to see Northern Lights in the evening.

Day starts in

Reykjavík

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~205 km / 127 miles

Day 3 | Free Day in the Country Side

Today you will have a free day in the countryside. We highly recommend visiting one of the charming swimming pools in the area where you can relax in the hot tubs and the kids can enjoy the water slides. We especially recommend the one in the small community in Borg or the one in the small town of Selfoss. Other options are also the Fontana Spa in Laugarvatn and the Secret Lagoon in Fluðir which is actually the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. In addition, we also recommend visiting the Wildlife Museum in Stokkseyri or the country farm Vorsabær II where you can get in contact with the farm animals and the kids can go horse riding. Chances are high to see Northern Lights in the evening.

Day 4 | South Coast and Waterfalls

Today you will explore the beautiful South coast of Iceland. Highlights of the day will be definitely the charming waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Furthermore you will also visit Vík where we recommend a stop at the black beaches. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. You also have the opportunity to join a guided glacier walk (minimum age 10) or a super jeep tour on Mýrdalsjökull (optional). In the afternoon we recommend that you visit the swimming pool in Hella on your way back to your cottage. Enjoy your last evening in the cottage and do not forget to look for the magical Northern Lights.

Day starts in

Seljalandsfoss

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~290 km / 180 miles

Day 5 | Back to Reykjavik

Today you return to Reykjavík. You can drive straight to the city and enjoy a full free day. You could go shopping or sightseeing, explore the attractions you did not have time for on your first day in Reykjavík or you could visit one of many outdoor swimming pools. In the small town of Hveragerdi, you will find an exhibition about a big earthquake which struck the South of Iceland in 2008.

We also recommend you visit the Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Hellisheidi. There you can learn how geothermal energy is harnessed in a sustainable manner in Iceland. Afterwards continue to Reykjavík, drop-off your rental car and stay the night in a comfortable apartment in the center.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Reykjavík

Driving distance

~95 km / 56 miles

Day 6 | Departure

It is time to return home after some wonderful days in Iceland. Transfer from your apartment in Reykjavik to Keflavík International Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon we recommend you do some last minute shopping and look for some nice souvenirs to take home. Thanks for traveling 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.

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 Kia Sportage


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size Intermediate
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
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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