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5 Amazing Family Adventures in Iceland

Friday, 18th February 2022

Will Gray

south east iceland family walking in skaftafell national park istk

Anyone fancy whale watching, horse riding or a superjeep adventure…? Perhaps you’ve got a budding geographer in the family who’s mad about volcanoes? Or maybe your teens would find it cool to chillax in a geothermal lagoon? From farmstays for younger children to multi-activity breaks for adrenaline addicts, read on for five ways to make your family holiday in Iceland a blast this summer…

Iceland Multi-Activity Break for Families

Iceland Family Escape at Glacier Lodge

Sometimes, keeping things simple is best for a family holiday. If you just want to get away and spend some quality time together in a home-from-home setting, then our exclusive Glacier Lodge may be just what you’re looking for. Sleeping six, the stylish self-catering property is located on West Iceland’s stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It has everything you need for a comfortable holiday, including a spacious open-plan lounge/dining area and a modern kitchen. A short stroll away, there’s a fabulous café overlooking a rocky cove, while adventure opportunities range from whale watching and hiking to snowmobiling across an ice-capped volcano.

Let’s do it:

Great value and available year-round, our West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge is an excellent option for families. Spend 3-7 nights at the three-bedroom property and consider extending your stay to explore the Golden Circle and South Coast. We can embellish your family holiday with excursions, such as whale watching, horse riding, snowcat and snowmobiling tours, guided walks inside a lava cave and an unforgettable adventure ‘Into the Glacier’ where you explore a manmade tunnel in the Langjokull icecap.

Iceland Family Farmstay

Puffins & Whales Iceland Family Adventure

If you’re a wildlife-loving family, Iceland should definitely be on your radar. Just a few hours’ flight from the UK lands you in a wonderful world of humpback whales, puffins, orcas, eider ducks, dolphins and, if you’re lucky, white-tailed eagles and Arctic foxes. What’s more, some of these species promise unforgettable, close-up encounters – whether it’s a humpback breaching next to your whale watching boat, or a pair of puffins landing next to their burrow a few metres from where you’re crouching. The wildlife action in Iceland takes place mainly around the coast, so you can combine your Attenborough moments with exciting boat trips and walks in amazing scenery.

Let’s do it:

We can arrange a wildlife-themed self-drive, staying in family-friendly accommodation and enjoying professionally-guided excursions with our longstanding wildlife tour operators in Iceland. Whether it’s puffins, whales or ‘anything goes’, we can tailor make your holiday to maximise your chances of sightings. As well as recommending the best places and optimum months for wildlife.

Iceland Fire & Ice Adventure for Teenagers

Feeling inspired?

Send us an enquiry of call one of our dedicated Travel Specialists on 01737 214 250 for help in planning your alternative romantic holiday.

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