South Coast of Iceland Family Holiday for 7 Days

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South Coast of Iceland Family Holiday for 7 Days

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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.


Day 1: Arrival Iceland Family Holiday

iceland family holidaysWelcome to an exciting family vacation in Iceland! Once you arrive in 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 centre of Reykjavik and visit the Solar Voyager sculpture, Harpa Music & Conference Center and Laugarvegur shopping street.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík City

Day 2: Icelandic Animals and Fun in the Swimming Pool

iceland family holidaysYou receive your rental car in the morning and you can visit the Family Park in the immense Laugardalur Park just outside the city centre. One of its highlights are 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 the 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.

Highlights of the day: Laugardalur Park, Family Park, Swimming Pool Laugardalslaug, And more

Day 3: The Golden Circle

iceland self drive toursYour 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. Approximate driving distance on this day: 190 km/ 118 miles

Highlights of the day: Þingvellir National Park, Geyser area, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerið volcano, Slakki Park, And more

Day 4: History and Waterfalls

iceland family holidayTake 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. Approximate driving distance on this day: 200 km/ 124 miles

Highlights of the day: Skogafoss, Skogár Folk Museum, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Selfjalandsfoss, And more
Optional Activities: Glacier walk, horseback riding tour

Day 5: Volcanic Mud Pools & Blue Lagoon

iceland family vacationIt‘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. Approximate driving distance on this day: 145 km/ 90 miles

Highlights of the day: Reykjanes pensinsula, geothermal area in Seltún, Blue Lagoon, And more

Day 6: Free Day in Reykjavik

family holidays icelandEnjoy 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.

Highlights of the day: Halgrimskirja, the old harbour, Marine Museum with the Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn, And more
Optional Activities: Sea angling tour, boat tour to Viðey

Day 07: Departure

family holiday icelandUnfortunately this is the last day of your Iceland family tour. Transfer to the airport by bus. Have a save flight home and thanks for traveling with Iceland Unlimited..




Detailed Information Iceland family holiday

Season: All year


We offer two different accommodation categories for this Iceland family holiday:


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In Comfort accommodations you have access to private facilities (shower and WC). In Reykjavik you will stay in an apartment without breakfast and in the country side we will book for you a family room with breakfast in a 3 star hotel or better guesthouse.



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Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. In Reykjavik you will stay in a luxury apartment without breakfast and in the country side we will book for you a family room with breakfast in one of the best hotels of the Selfoss area.


Car rental:

Rental Cars available for this tour are:

A: Toyota Aygo (or similar) – Manual
B: Toyota Yaris (or similar) – Automatic
C: VW Golf (or similar) – Manual
D: VW Golf (or similar) – Automatic
E: Skoda Octavia Station – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual
F: Skoda Octavia Station (or similar) – Automatic
G: Dacia Duster – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual
H: Skoda Yeti – 4×4 (or similar) – Automatic
I: Toyota RAV4 – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual
J: Kia Sportage – 4×4 (or similar) – Automatic
K: Toyota Land Cruiser – 4×4 (or similar) – Automatic
L: Land Rover Defender – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual


  • 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
  • Private pick up and 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
  • Bus 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


Please contact us and get a price quote for this Iceland family tour. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request.

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