Spend a quality time with your family
This self drive tour gives you a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family. It combines activities for the whole family and at the same time allows you to enjoy the magnificent nature pearls of Iceland at your own pace.
With your help we will design your dream vacation in Iceland.
We can tailor make a custom self drive tour for you and your group.
Available: all year.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights.
Accommodation: you will stay 5 nights at two different hotels/cottages while in the countryside and 2 nights in Reykjavik.
The accommodation chosen is family friendly and within easy access to great sightseeing tours and family oriented activities.
It is possible to extend your stay in Reykjavik if you wish.
Key benefits of this tour
You will have the opportunity to include and combine family style activities while enjoying the many beautiful attractions that Iceland has to offer.
This tour gives you the flexibility to plan your days as you will not be moving to a different accommodation every night.
You will explore and experience all of the well-known attractions in the South and West part of Iceland.
As in all of our organized self drive tours, you will receive a detailed itinerary as well as a map upon arrival at your first accommodation. For your safety and in case of emergency or after hours assistance, you will be provided with an emergency phone number.
Arrival and overnight in Reykjavik. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to explore the city. Don't miss out on a visit to the Pearl, a landmark offering spectacular view across the city, the interesting Saga Museum and a yummy ice-cream shop. Swimming in an out-door swimming-pool with hot tubs and slides is an amazing way to spend a quality evening with the family.
Discover the magnificent golden sites of the south, the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot springs. Feeling the power of the queen of Icelandic waterfalls and viewing the geysers spout up hot water every few minutes is a fascinating adventure. With small children it is ideal to stop by the Family Park and Zoo at Slakki, to see domestic animals up-close in a protected environment and to enjoy the playground area. Stay for 3 nights in a cottage in the south area.
Optional: kayak tour from Stokkseyri, river rafting in Hvítá river, ATV-quad biking.
Day 3 and 4
Explore the nature wonders of the south coast. The black sandy beaches are perfect for families to play soccer or collect shells and beautiful stones. Kids will love the fact that you can actually walk behind one of the waterfalls, namely Seljalandsfoss. The folk museum at Skógar and the nearby waterfall Skógafoss make a fascinating stop. Enjoy a visit to Þjóðveldisbærinn, a replica of an old Viking farm while touring Þjórsárdalur valley, huddling below the impressive volcano Hekla. Last but not least visit the rocky headland of Dyrhólaey where thousands of puffins nest in the summer. A great photo opportunity!
Optional: ice hiking on Sólheimajökull, boat tour from Vík, snow-scooter tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Skógar folk museum.
* Dyrhólaey is closed during nesting season in the spring from the middle of May until the end of June.
Drive to Þingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and of great geological and historical interest. Close by is Úlfljótsvatn lake, home of the Icelandic scout movement and a haven for energetic kids with fun playground equipment, a climbing wall, mini-golf, an obstacle course, boats, canoes, kayaks and bicycles for rent. Continue to the beautiful Borgarfjörður region, where it is ideal to stop in Hvammsvík to try out your angling talent. Stay for 2 nights in the area.
Optional: entrance to Úlfljótsvatn, fishing in Hvammsvík.
Day 6 and 7
The agricultural area of Borgarfjörður is an ideal location for retracing the Viking footsteps along the ancient Saga trails and to visit nature wonders such as the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Close by is the Snæfellsnes National Park with dramatic sea cliffs, abundant bird life, sweeping gold beaches and the glistening icecap of Snæfellsnes Glacier. Play hide-and-seek in the fantastic lava formations or test your strength lifting large stones located at the beach of Djúpalónssandur. A boat tour from Stykkishólmur is highly recommended, where you can taste shellfish fresh from the sea. By the end of Day 7, drive to Reykjavik city for your last overnight stay.
Optional: boat tour from Stykkishólmur.