Family Explorer the Icelandic Way

Family Explorer the Icelandic Way

from £609 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
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Family Explorer the Icelandic Way

from £609 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • Year round

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Highlights

In pictures
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Explore Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stunning coast and volcanoes

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See the natural treasures of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route

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See the black-sand beaches and waterfalls on the South Coast

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Try exciting optional excursions, from horse riding to snowmobiling

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Take a dip in the naturally-heated waters of the Blue Lagoon

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Enjoy Reykjavik with quirky museums or head our whale watching

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

Overview

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.

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.

Itinerary & Accommodation

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have other properties 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 arriving at your accommodation for four nights.

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 arriving at your accommodation for four nights.

Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes

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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.

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.

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Day 5 Snaefellsnes - Hvolsvollur

Drive to the south of Iceland perhaps via the iconic Golden Circle route visiting Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Arrive at your accommodation near the south coast for the next three nights.

Drive to the south of Iceland perhaps via the iconic Golden Circle route visiting Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Arrive at your accommodation near the south coast for the next three nights.

Grund Cabin

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Day 6 exploring the South West

See the sights of the south at your own pace taking in the south shore with its dramatic rock formations and black sand beaches as well as the two of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Perhaps head west to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula, home to Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon.

See the sights of the south at your own pace taking in the south shore with its dramatic rock formations and black sand beaches as well as the two of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Perhaps head west to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula, home to Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon.

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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.

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.

Day 8 depart Iceland

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

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

Excursions

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.

  Iceland-Summer-Excursions.pdf

  Iceland-Winter-Excursions.pdf

Prices and Departures

Price from £609 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £250 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in self catering properties
  • Car rental throughout with 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

From prices 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
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £609
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £663
May 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £767
May 2021 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £799
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £839
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £915
Sep 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £767
Sep 2021 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £799
Oct 2021 - Apr 2022 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £636
Oct 2021 - Apr 2022 7 nights G - Toyota Rav4 £688

 

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.

Meet our expert

nordic team kim stacey bw
One of our specialists
Meet Kim

3 Decades visiting Iceland

3 Whale species seen in Iceland & Norway

4 Visits to Iceland with her young son

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