Iceland with Kids - Family Winter Tour for 6 Days

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Iceland with Kids – Family Winter Tour for 6 Days

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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.


Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik

iceland family tourWelcome to Iceland! After you have cleared customs at Keflavík airport our chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrival hall of the airport. He transfers you 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 to 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.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík City, Halgrímskirkja church, Harpa, Reykjavik Zoo and Family Park, And more

Day 2: The Golden Circle

gullfoss winterIn 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.  Approximate driving distance on this day: 190 km/ 118 miles

Highlights of the day: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir spouting hot spring, Gullfoss waterfall, And more

Day 3: Free Day in the Country Side

iceland kidsToday you will have a free day in the country side. We highly recommend to visit 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.

Highlights of the day: Fontana Spa (optional), Secret Lagoon (optional), And more
Optional Activities: Visit of a local swimming pool, Wildlife Museum in Stokkseyri, Country Farm Vorsabær II

Day 4: South Coast and Waterfalls

Northern Lights in IcelandToday 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 Approximate driving distance on this day: 290 km/ 180 miles

Highlights of the day: Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfall, black beaches of Vík, Dyrhólaey, Reynisdrangar, And more

Day 5: Back to Reykjavik

iceland with kidsToday 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. Approximate driving distance on this day: 185 km/ 115 miles

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík, Hveragerði, And more

Day 6: Departure

winter in icelandIt is time to return home after some wonderful days in Iceland. Transfer by bus from your apartment in Reykjavik. 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.



Detailed Information Iceland with Kids for 6 Days

Season: Mid of September until mid of April


During this Iceland with kids tour you will stay for 2 nights in a comfortable apartment in Reykjavik. For three nights you stay in a self-catering cottage in the Golden Circle area. Included in the package are bed linen and final cleaning. Breakfast is not available for this tour package.

Car rental:

Rental Cars available for this tour are:

E: Skoda Octavia Station – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual
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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Shuttle bus 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


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

Our terms and conditions can be found here

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