Iceland Family Tour - Best of the South and West - 8 days/ 7 nights SD18Price from 959 EUR
Departures: May 01- September 30
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights

Included

 

  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, one additional driver, CDW and VAT for 7 days
  • Accommodation in family rooms comfort for 7 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • DVD entertainment system;fully transportable and can also be used in the hotel room
  • Unique adventure Boat tour on the Breiðafjörður Bay
  • Whale Watching trip from Reykjavik
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

 


You can reserve this package with only 20% deposit. See terms & conditions for further information.

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Itinerary

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Travel to Iceland with your family on this flexible driving tour. Stay in family rooms and experience fun family activities while enjoying some of the most scenic landscape in Iceland.

With this flexible vacation package to Iceland you can be your own tour guide. This itinerary is specially designed for families with children (2 adults and up to 2 children) so you can get the most out of this unique country. Driving is kept to a minimum.

With this vacation package you can enjoy activities that should interest the whole family, such as bathing in the Blue Lagoon, sailing tours, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and whale watching.  

 

 

 


Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik - drive to Reykjavik (Driving distance approx.50 km)

Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up of rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland.

Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in this geothermal spa.

 

 

 

 

 


Day 2:  Reykjavik - Snæfellsnes (Golden and black sand beaches - Seals -  Waterfishing) (Driving distance approx. 280 km)

Family in front of a Glacier

 

 


From Reykjavik you head through Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Day spent exploring the numerous places of interest around the peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier at the end of the peninsula.

Possible stops include the basalt pillars of Gerðuberg, Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field, Arnarstapi, a small fishing village where you can have a look at the fascinating rock formations by the old pier and Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach. On the north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages.
Seals


On the Southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula you can find a well- known seal colony on the beach near Ytri Tunga. The seals are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks near the sandy beach. Sometimes you have to be patient and wait for them. The best time to see seals is in June and July.
 
 
Overnight in the north side of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
 
 


 
Highlights of this day:
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Seal Colony, Snaefellsjökull glacier, Búðir, Arnastapi, Breiðafjörður Bay.

 

 


Day 3: Snæfellsnes - Breiðafjordur Bay Adventure boat tour - Borgarfjordur (Driving distance approx. 240 km)
Unique Adventure Tour
Today you will be exploring the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  From Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village with many old houses beautifully situated overlooking the Breidafjörður bay, join a sightseeing Nature & Bird watching tour among the uncountable islands, and explore the unique nature and bird life Breidafjörður has to offer. This Unique Adventure trip is included in the price, you will see countless birds; like puffins, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes and if lucky the majestic white-tailed eagle. Everyone gets the chance to taste the delicious scallops and sea urchin rows. The freshest sushi in the world!
Icelandic horseTake a walk around the excellent natural harbor and to the lighthouse on Súgandiseyja Island which is now linked to the mainland. There is a swimming pool in the town with slides and hot tubes.

During the summer Snaefellsnes offers you a vast variety of fun activities for the whole family such as horse riding tours, hiking, and many walking tours. We recommend you book in advance as many of the tours may get fully booked over the summer time. From Snaefellsnes you head back to the Borgarfjörður Region for your overnight stay.

Highlights of this day: The Unique adventure Nature & Bird watching tour, Stykkishólmur village.
 

 

 


Day 4:  Borgarfjordur - swimming pool & minigolf - Thingvellir national Park - Selfoss /Hella area (Driving distance approx. 200 km)
Boy Fishing
Start the day with a visit to the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. The Barnafoss waterfall is just a short walk away from Hraunfossar. Continue to Húsafell, where the family can go swimming and play mini-golf, you also have the posFamily Trip in Icelandsibility of doing a horseback riding tour from there. 

Continue along the Uxahryggir road to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, consider a geological wonder of the world. This is a highly interesting area both from the geological and the historical point of view. At Thingvellir you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust, and it was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. 2 nights in Selfoss/Hella area in South Iceland.


Highlights of this day: Deildartunguhver, Reykholt, waterfall Hraunfossar, Swimming, Thingvellir National Park.

 

 


Day 5: Selfoss - Skógar/Vík - Waterfalls and birdcliffs - Selfoss (Driving distance approx. 200 km)

Today, you will visit the south coast of Iceland, one the most beautiful places in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss
On your way along the south coast you will pass the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, two stops you must not miss. You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and at Skógar you will also find a very interesting folk museum (not included). Next you can stop and visit the puffins at the magnificent Dyrhólaey Cape. You can either take the road up to the top of the cape, (be careful, it is very steep and has dangerous bends) and have a look at the bird cliff there or drive to a beautiful black sand beach at the foot of the cape.
Puffins
Take a walk along the beach of black sand in Reynishverfi, where families enjoy collecting shells and the most beautiful stones. Drive to the picturesque village of Vík and visit Seljavellir to enjoy one of the most remote outdoor swimming pools in Iceland surrounded by high cliffs and the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

 Drive back to the hotel area.

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 to June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!

Highlights of this day: Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, Skógar museum, Dyrhólaey, Vík.

 

 


Day 6: Selfoss - Geysir and Waterfall - Farm Animal Zoo - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik (Driving distance approx. 220km)

GeysirToday you can visit Slakki Family Park and Farm Animal Zoo at Laugarás near Flúðir Continue heading to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir area; these are two of Iceland’s most famous sights. Visit the geothermal area of Geysir where the hot spring Strokkur ejectsFun at the Blue Lagoon its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards it is only a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.
 

Drive back to Reykjavik through Selfoss and Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim, if you did not stop at the Blue Lagoon on day 1. Approx. 120 km round trip.
Overnight in Reykjavik.





 

 


Day 7: Reykjavik - Whale Watching - Farm animal zoo - feeding the ducks


Today you have time to explore the Reykjavik city centre where young children can enjoy feeding the ducks and swans on the city lake. Icelandic beach

Don’t miss the viewing platform at “Perlan and visit the Family Park and Farm Animal Zoo.

Whale WatchingIn Reykjavik you have 19 swimming pools to choose from in, and around, Reykjavik!, on a warm summer day you may want to relax at Nauthólsvík, a small beach situated not far from the city Center.
In the afternoon experience an exciting whale-watching tour and catch sight of whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds in their natural habitat.  Most common sightings are Minke whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and occasionally the great Humpback whale. Many sea birds can be seen as well and the tour includes a stop by the Puffin Island during the puffin season.

 Overnight in Reykjavik.


 

 


Day 8:   Departure (Driving distance approx. 50 km)

Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home.

Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!
Swimming
Reykjavik is Iceland’s largest city and often called the capital of the north because of its location. With only approximately four hours of daylight in the wintertime, the city has a mysterious yet dynamic atmosphere, while in summer it is bustling and full of energy, with almost 24 hours of daylight!  

Reykjavik offers a wide range of sights to visit and lots of activities.

Among the things you can visit in Reykjavik are the old city centre where you can walk by the lake, Tjörnin , visit the Town Hall, and walk around the Austurvöllur square, where the Parliament building stands, and down to the harbor. You can stroll along the main street, Laugavegur to have a look at the shops and the art galleries and find a restaurant or a café to your liking.  Do not miss the church Hallgrímskirkja or the dome Perlan, a modern building from where you have a panoramic view over the whole city. It is also possible to go to the Laugardalur valley for a swim in the outdoor thermal pool or take a walk in the botanical garden.

There are several museums worth visiting in Reykjavik, for example the National Museum of Iceland near the University, the National Gallery of Iceland near lake Tjörnin and the Reykjavik Art Gallery (includes 3 different collections).  

A whale-watching tour from Reykjavik harbour is a wonderful experience: a trip out to sea to look at whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.
 

Type of accommodation

 

 Family room - Comfort accommodationComfort

Family Rooms for 2 adults + up to 2 children 12 years and younger,  with private facilities. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time.  Breakfast included.


 

Car Rental details

 
Car Group Car type example Example
 

Z

Toyota Aygo or Similar
Manual

A - Toyota Yaris
 

A

Toyota Yaris or Similar
Manual/ Automatic

A - Toyota Yaris
 

B

Toyota Auris or similar
Manual
B - Toyota Auris
 

T

Toyota Verso Station or similar
Manual
T - Toyota Verso
 

F

Toyota Rav 4WD or similar
Manual

 

I

Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD AUTO or similar
Automatic
I - Toyota Land Cruiser



 

Included

 
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 7 days
  • Accommodation in family rooms comfort for 7 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • DVD entertainment system;fully transportable and can also be used in the hotel room
  • Unique adventure Boat tour on the Breiðafjörður Bay
  • Whale Watching trip from Reykjavik
  • Surprise souvenir for the kids
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee
  • Two authorized drivers free of charge
  • FREE GPS if booked by July 31st

 

Not included

  • Flights to Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal travel insurance


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ACCOMMODATION CLASSIFICATION



We offer a choice of two types of accommodation: Budget and Comfort.

Here is some basic information about each.

 

Budget

Rooms without private facilities. Budget   accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast included.

Budget

Comfort

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time.  Breakfast included.

Comfort

Car Rental

Car Group Car type example

 

Z

Toyota Aygo, or similar / km unlimited, CDW included

            Manual

 

Z- Toyota Aygo

A

Toyota Yaris, Polo or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual or Automatic

A - Toyota Yaris

B

Toyota Auris or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

B - Toyota Auris

 

T

Toyota Verso or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

T - Toyota Verso

E

Skoda Octavia wagon or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included (Not suitable for Highland driving)

Manual

E- Skoda Octavia Wagon

F

Toyota Rav 4WD or similar/

km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

 

F -Toyota Rav 4WD

I

Toyota Landcruiser GX 4WD or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Automatic
I - Toyota Land Cruiser

J

Suzuky Jimny or similar / km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

 

J- Suzuki Jimny

Additional services

    Entrance to The Blue Lagoon (35 € /40 € summer)

    Enjoy one of Iceland´s most popular sights The Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim in the geothermal water. 

    The Blue Lagoon  is not to be missed while you are in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the Blue Lagoon white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The mineral salts balance and relax body and soul.

    Duration: Flexible
    Operation: Daily all year around

    Rent of Icelandic mobile phone/ 500 ISK worth of calls (20 €

    Through Iceland Tours you can rent a cell phone with an Icelandic number,  pre-loaded with 500 ISK credit. Make or receive calls all at a low local rate.

    The cost is 20 Euros ( 27 USD) and that includes a phonecard with credit for 500 ISK ( 4 USD ).

    You need to let us know upon your reservation if you like to order a cell phone. You will receive the phone and charger in the lobby off your hotel upon arrival.

    Not sure if your can use your mobile phone in Iceland?

    Iceland has as operators Iceland Telecom and Vodafone, covering most of the country including the highland. You can buy a SIM card for pre-paid GSM/GPRS services and fill up your card at any petrol station around the country. Iceland's mobile phone system operates on the 900/1800 MHz frequencies. Some phones from North America (and parts of South America) operating on the 850/1900 MHz frequencies may not work on this system.


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