Exploring Iceland with kids
Creating the perfect family vacation to suit everyone’s needs can be tricky at times, which is why we’re here to help make it the perfect experience for all your clan. Whether you’re heading to Iceland with kids or just looking for some Iceland family tours our travel experts with kids in tow have tried and tested an unforgettable trip. It will leave you and your family of budding explorers truly inspired by the country’s magical landscapes, adventure offerings and fascinating traditions. On this six-night luxury Iceland family vacation we have hand-selected the very best of what Iceland has to offer; from hiking glaciers, quad-biking the icy tundra, to horse riding along remote peninsula’s you’ll have an adventure of a lifetime and create lasting memories for all the family.
Whale watching and journeying inside a volcano
Your Iceland family vacation will begin after your private pick up from the airport, where you’ll be taken to the Reykjanes peninsula. Spend your day speeding on quad bikes across Iceland’s beautiful countryside where lava fields, hot springs and volcanic craters are the norm. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn, Iceland’s largest lake whilst you’ll refuel and warm up with freshly made pancakes washed down with a steaming hot chocolate. Your day will end with panoramic views of Reykjavik’s dancing lights from your suite at Tower Suites, your base for the next few nights. Tonight we can arrange for you to sample the gourmet delights of Reykjavik with a few our favorite restaurant recommendations such as Fish Market or Grillmarkadurinn.
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After a peaceful rest at Tower Suites, your adventure will continue with whale watching; an incredible wildlife experience for both young and old. Our experts know the best spots in Iceland to give you a truly mesmerising experience, so get your cameras ready. You’ll sail comfortably along the impressive scenic route whilst getting the chance to meet these gentle mammals up close. In the afternoon, expand your culinary senses and experience Glo, a restaurant that will give you a taste of raw food at its finest prepared by what we think to be one of the best healthy food chefs in Iceland. After tickling your taste buds, turn back time and become a true Icelander by taking a ride on the strong and sturdy Icelandic horse. Whether you are a beginner or a skilled rider, our horseback riding is suitable for every level.
Alternatively, today we can arrange for you and your family to take their geography class to the next level. For an exclusive experience, you can visit the Þríhnúkagigur Volcano and see exactly what goes on beneath the earth’s surface. Scientists have recently opened up a lift that will take a lucky few 120 meters beneath the surface of the earth into the giant magma chamber of the dormant volcano, where you’ll be treated to amazing views and insight into the natural world.
Views fit for the gods
Today, after a hearty breakfast you’ll be met by your guide and SuperJeep as you take on the most popular hiking destinations in Iceland. Named after the Norse god Thor, Þórsmörk stands as one of the most popular destinations amongst hikers, and for good reason too. From hiking on mountains and glaciers to Jeep tours and mountain biking, you’ll enjoy an exhilarating day out with Þórsmörk offering a range of different family tours that will leave you spoilt for choice. At the end of your tour, you’ll head to Hotel Ranga, for a cozy and luxurious stay where you take a dip in the hot tub keeping eyes peeled for the Northern Lights. If you wish to make a grand entrance we can arrange for a private helicopter to whisk you from your hotel over the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano before being dropped off in Þórsmörk canyon, so you can see these incredible landscapes from the skies.
The following day it’s time to grab your hiking boots and get ready to experience what walking on ice is like with your own private naturalist guide. With a lesson in ice walking, you’ll be ready to head onto the Sólheimajökull glacier (a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier) on the south coast of Iceland and experience one of the world’s most unique environments, filled with caves and crevasses perfect for budding explorers.
After a day exploring Langjokull glacier by snowmobile, you’ll then head out in your SuperJeep on a tour of the Golden Circle. Your first stop will be the Thingvellir National Park, followed by the active Geysir Hot Spring Area that will reveal exploding geysers. The last stop on this Iceland family tour will be the incredible Gullfoss “Golden Waterfall”, which will leave you feeling mesmerised and truly inspired by Mother Nature.
Test the Waters
The next day then unveils one of the most phenomenal experiences you can do in Iceland with kids. You’ll find yourself floating in the crystal-clear blue water of the Silfra Fissure as you snorkel between the two continents of Europe and America. After a mesmerising snorkelling experience, you’ll head to lunch at the Fridheimar Greenhouse to experience one of the more unique restaurants in Iceland, where tomatoes are the main cuisine.
Then, what better way is there to end your Iceland family vacation than by taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon? For an exclusive experience, we’ll arrange for you to enjoy VIP access where you and your family will have some time to enjoy the lagoon in total privacy. This stunning geothermal spa is where you can bathe in the warm waters whilst surrounded by the presence of unbridled natural beauty. This unique spa features a huge outdoor lagoon that’s filled with geothermal hot water and whose active ingredients have become internationally known for providing an unforgettably tranquil bathing experience. Set amidst a dramatic field of black basalt lava, the temperatures in this stunning lagoon average a balmy 35-40°C and provide the most relaxing afternoon that you’re likely to ever experience. Once refreshed, head to the Lava restaurant for one last meal before we whisk you to the airport for your flight home.