Family Explorer the Icelandic Way

from £647
excluding flights *
7 nights Year round


Anyone for whale watching, horse riding, snowmobiling or a superjeep safari...? Iceland is Europe’s ultimate adventure playground. It not only blows children away, but they also get a geography lesson the fun way. This two-centre self-drive is ideal for a family or group of friends. Self-catering in cosy cottages, it’s how Icelanders like to go on holiday themselves.


  • Stay in well-equipped self-catering accommodation in the heart of Iceland’s countryside
  • Visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle
  • Spend a day exploring the volcano-studded Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Discover black-sand beaches and magical waterfalls on the South Coast

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover app
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Two beautiful locations

With the freedom of self-drive and the flexibility of self-catering, this nine-night holiday is great value for families. About 75km north of Reykjavik, your first base is Glacier Lodge, a modern self catering cottage offering magnificent views of Snaefellsjokull to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi bay to the south.  About the same distance southeast of Reykjavik, base number two brings the terrific trio of the Golden Circle within reach – as well as the black-sand beaches, waterfalls and glaciers of the South Coast.

What shall we do today?

That’s not a particularly vexing question on this holiday! Optional excursions include horse riding along the empty beaches of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a superjeep safari to the legendary Thorsmork valley, ice cave exploration on Langjokull and whale watching in Faxafloi Bay.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £120 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Prices are in £ per person based on 4 sharing (two adults and two children 11 or under) in a cottage/family room, unless otherwise stated. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car category Price
May 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £781
May 2020 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £821
Jun - Aug 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £850
Jun - Aug 2020 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £936
Sep 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £781
Sep 2020 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £821
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £647
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £701


What's Included

  • Self catering Accommodation
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover App
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation


The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1: Keflavik-Snaefellsnes

Fly to Keflavik, collect your rental vehicle and drive to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula for a 4 night stay. We suggest you stop in the town of Borgarnes to pick up a few supplies before checking in to your accommodation.

Overnight at Glacier Lodge.

Days 2-4: exploring Snaefellsnes

Spend your time at leisure exploring the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Perhaps hike to the nearby fishing village of Arnastapi with its striking rock formations, join a snowmobile tour on the glacier, go horse riding or take a bird watching tour from Stykkisholmur.

Overnight at Glacier Lodge.

Day 5: Snaefellsnes - Hvolsvollur

Drive to the South of Iceland where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Overnight at Grund Cabin

Days 6: exploring the South West

See the sights of the south at your own pace taking in the iconic Golden Circle, comprising Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, the dramatic south shore and perhaps the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula, home to Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon.

Overnight at Grund Cabin.

Day 7: exploring Reykjavik

Make the one hour journey west to Iceland's capital city Reykjavik for a day visit. Here there are plenty of optional excursions to choose from, including whale watching, or simply take some time to walk the streets and soak up the atmosphere of this lively city.

Overnight at Grund Cabin.

Day 8: Depart Keflavik

Drive to Keflavik, drop off your rental vehicle and fly back to your destination.

Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes


Grade: Standard

Type: Self Catering

Located in a spectacular rural location near to Hellnar, Glacier Lodge offers magnificent views of Snaefellsjokull to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi bay to the south.

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Grund Cabin


Grade: Standard

Type: Self Catering

Self catering cabin with hot tub

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Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Other Information

Choice of Vehicles

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday provided by the local Europcar franchise. Our long-standing relationship with them means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits including priority on the newest and best appointed vehicles available on the day.

Alternatively, consider renting a motorhome and use this itinerary as a route outline. You'll have complete flexibility on where you overnight.

iDiscover Digital App

Our next generation iDiscover app is here! Free to download for all Iceland holiday bookings before you travel, iDiscover is our innovative and exclusive digital travel guide that has been designed by us to enhance your holiday experience and to allow you to use your own smart device whilst on holiday. Personalised with your full itinerary, this easy-to-use app is packed with useful features such as a guide of must-see sites, local hikes and places to eat that you can add to you daily itinerary.

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