Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers & Fjords G Adventures

Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers & Fjords

National Geographic Family Journeys

Traveling with kids is easy and fun on this Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers & Fjords, escorted tours. Journey from Reykjavik to see the spectacular scenery in the Golden Circle, including a stop in a cave behind the veil of spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Learn about Vikings, see a traditional turf house and meet Icelandic horses among other highpoints.

Planning a family vacation is easy when there are so many activities for all ages. See the fascinating split in the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. Soak in the soothing iridescent blue geothermal hot springs at Blue Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for precious puffins, orcas and other wildlife as you visit the volcanic Westman Islands and unique black sand beaches. Delve into Viking history and picnic near the base of a thundering waterfall watching the rainbows appearing in the mist. Enjoy time learning about and getting to meet social Icelandic horses on a working farm followed by a delicious lunch. Try Iceland's version of a good old American favorite, the hot dog and taste the differences. So many unique experiences await your family on this adventure where it's fun to travel with kids.


8 Daysfr. $3,999

  • FAMILY JOURNEYS MOMENT: Horse Farm Visit, Hveragerði
  • FAMILY JOURNEYS MOMENT: Skogar Open Air Museum, Hveragerði
  • FOODIE MOMENT: Geothermal Bakery Visit, Laugarvatn
  • WELLNESS MOMENT: Blue Lagoon Visit, Grindavík
  • TOUR Perlan Museum
  • CRUISE Whale watching tour
  • DESCEND into a Lava tunnel
  • EXPLORE Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
  • PICNIC LUNCH at Skogafoss waterfall
  • VISIT Black Sand Beach
  • GUIDED TOUR Westman Islands
  • STOP AT Blue Lagoon
  • SEE Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • SOAK in steaming hot springs
  • DELVE INTO Viking realms on a visit to a traditional turf house
  • WHALE-WATCHING excursion to look for minke and humpback whales
  • TASTE traditional Icelandic bread fresh from a geothermal bakery
  • STEP behind the curtain of a spectacular waterfall
  • HIKE to the edge of a volcanic crater
  • WITNESS glacial landscapes
  • MARVEL at the tectonic faults in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private vehicle, antique WWII vehicle, canoe, walking
  • 2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guides
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 7+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$360-$470 for meals not included
  • Hótel Klettur in Reykjavík (3 nights)
  • Hótel Örk Selfoss in Hveragerði (2 nights)
  • Hótel Dyrhólaey in Vík (2 nights)

REYKJAVÍK Location Information Description

Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Hótel Klettur

REYKJAVÍK Location Information Description

Reykjavik, Iceland

Start the morning at the Perlan museum, which showcases Iceland’s geological forces through exhibits on volcanic eruptions, explosive geysers, and more.

After a classic Icelandic hot dog lunch, hop aboard a ship for a whale-watching expedition on Faxaflói Bay. Search for minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises diving through the waves, and learn about the incredible diversity of sea life in Iceland’s waters. The rest of the day is free for relaxing at your hotel or exploring Reykjavík.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hótel Klettur

HVERAGERÐI Location Information Description

Hveragerði, Iceland

Set off on a hike through an area dotted with hot springs, stopping to soak your feet in steaming pools along the way. Then head to a traditional Icelandic horse farm to meet the friendly equine residents and learn about this special breed. Icelandic horses are small, hardy, and have a unique ambling gait called the tölt. Opt to saddle up and ride through the surrounding hills with a guide before gathering at the farm for a homemade lunch.

This afternoon, travel to a vast lava field and enter one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, where we’ll explore the amazing inner workings of a volcanic eruption. Continue to our hotel in Hveragerði, a town built around its own bubbling hot spring.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hótel Örk Selfoss

GOLDEN CIRCLE Location Information Description

Golden Circle, Iceland

Discover the celebrated Golden Circle, a circuit that will take us to some of Iceland’s most amazing natural treasures. Hear the roar of the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and visit the Geysir hot spring, the namesake of all the world’s geysers.

Continue to Thingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. Then visit a geothermal bakery to watch bakers digging pots of fresh bread out of hot black sand. Taste a slice still warm from the ground, and get the recipe for a loaf of rye. In the late afternoon, opt to stop by the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa for a soothing soak in geothermal waters.

Breakfast

Hótel Örk Selfoss

SOUTH COAST Location Information Description

Vík, Iceland

Today, explore Iceland’s amazing history, from the Viking era to the industrial revolution. Visit a traditional turf-walled dwelling, and step inside a 20th-century schoolhouse while learning about Iceland’s architectural heritage, folk crafts, and modern technology.

Then take a short walk to the Skógafoss waterfall, one of the biggest falls in Iceland at more than 80 feet across. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the base of the waterfall and watch for rainbows sparkling in the spray. This afternoon ramble on one of Iceland’s legendary black-sand beaches.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hótel Dyrhólaey

WESTMAN ISLANDS/VÍK Location Information Description

Heimaey Island, Iceland

Leave the mainland behind and voyage to the Westman Islands, a volcanic archipelago off Iceland’s southern coast. Go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited isle in the archipelago, and wander among the white wooden buildings of the single tiny town.

Learn about the island’s recent volcanic history, view parts of the town buried by lava flows, and hike up the slopes of the Eldfell crater, where the ground is still warm from geothermal activity! Search for adorable puffins and other seabirds nesting on the island’s steep cliffs.

Location Information Description

Vík, Iceland

Then sail back to Vík—the southernmost village in Iceland, known for its black-sand beach and strange rock formations.

Breakfast

Hótel Dyrhólaey

REYKJAVÍK Location Information Description

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Return to Reykjavík this morning, stopping along the way to visit Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Step behind the curtain of the falls into a hidden cave filled with mist, and enjoy one of the best photographic opportunities in Iceland.

Continue to the famed Blue Lagoon to soak in the hot spring’s iridescent blue waters. Continue to Reykjavík and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hótel Klettur

REYKJAVÍK Location Information Description

Reykjavik, Iceland

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Aug 07, 2021
$3,999.00

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