Iceland Family Holidays

A sense of adventure. A passion for geography. Or even just curiosity for the weird and wonderful. Whatever inspires your children, you’ll soon discover that Iceland is Nature’s ultimate playground – and classroom. Where else can you search for whales, track down trolls, soak in a geothermal pool, snowmobile across an icecap, climb a volcano and walk across a lava flow all in the space of a few days? An Iceland family adventure holiday will leave you and your children wide-eyed with wonder.

We can tailor make your Iceland family adventure to suit your timeframe and budget, as well as the ages and interests of your children.

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Family Adventure Holidays in Iceland

Reykjavik Family Adventure

from £1,060
excluding flights
3 nights Year round
This action-packed family escape offers unbelievable adventures in and around Iceland's cool capital, Reykjavik.
  • Independent
  • Family


West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

from £638
excluding flights
3-7 nights Year round
This fly drive on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula allows you to explore all Iceland's beautiful west.
  • Self Drive
  • Active
  • Family

Family Explorer the Icelandic Way

from £511
excluding flights
7 nights Year round
This family-friendly fly drive adventure gives you the freedom to see Iceland's wonders your way
  • Self Drive
  • Family

Family Activities in Iceland

From hiking to horse riding, snorkelling to superjeep safaris, ice caving to venturing inside a volcano, welcome to Europe’s ultimate adventure playground. Boredom is banished, thanks to a vast range of activities guaranteed to get the thumbs-up from your children.

Many activities in Iceland suited to families are offered year round from whale watching to horse riding, snowmobiling to lava caving, though some, such as searching for the northern lights are season specific. Below we’ve selected a few of recommendations for summer or winter. These is just the tip of the iceberg (if you pardon the pun) when it comes to fun things to do in Iceland. Speak to our team to discuss the activities best suited to your family.

Things to do in Summer

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  • Shooting rapids on an adrenaline-fuelled river trip is always a guaranteed hit with children.
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Inside the Volcano

  • As crazy as it sounds, there is one rather special (and totally safe) place to take a journey towards the centre of the earth…
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  • A wonderful way to explore Iceland’s dramatic coastline, paddling a sea kayak also sits you right above the water for intimate encounters with curious seals.
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Puffin Watching

  • Iceland is renowned for seabirds, but it’s the puffin that most people want to see. The world’s largest breeding population nest here.

Things to do in Winter

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Superjeep Safaris

  • Kids (young and old!) love these pumped-up off-roaders, with their 40-inch tyres and ‘go-anywhere, do-anything’ mentality.
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Geothermal Bathing

  • When it comes to water-based activities in Iceland, lounging in a hot tub (or ‘hot pot’ as locals often call them) is right up there with whale and waterfall appreciation.
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Northern Lights Hunting

  • The aurora borealis can be witnessed in Iceland from as early as late August right through until April. Children love the ‘special treat’ of being allowed to stay up late on aurora-watching vigils.
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  • Easy to control (throttle on the right hand, brake on the left), snowmobiles are not only great fun, but they also give you access to Iceland’s spectacular icecaps. Children won’t be able to drive, but they can ride as passengers.