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Family Adventure in the West of Iceland


West, Southwest, Golden Circle

Starting Point


Best time to travel

All year

Best for

Family Adventure

Activity Level **


8 nts

on request

Family Adventure in the West of Iceland

Adventure Holidays

If you are looking to venture off the beaten track, but don't want to miss out on some of the incredible natural highlights that Iceland has to offer, this tour is perfect for you. Visit the beautiful peninsula of Snæfellsnes, home to the national park around the impressive Snæfellsjökull glacier and dive deeper into "sagaland", Iceland's western inland where history, tales and folklore become vivid with every step. The rich volcanic heritage of the area reflects in lava tubes, hot springs, bubbling geysers and steaming pods. Special guided tours and excursions will take you closer to nature and the geological heritage of the region. The opportunities are endless and can be tailored to your specific wishes to suit the whole family.

✓ 8 nts accommodation in family-friendly hotels, farms and/or guesthouses
✓ private car hire for the full trip
✓ follow in the footsteps of trolls, elves and Iceland's mysterious creatures
✓ explore the geological wonders of the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Reykjanes
✓ experience thrilling outdoor adventures and relax in the hot springs

At a Glance

8 nts

on request

Tour Overview

Day 1 - arrival and overnight Snæfellsnes peninsula
Day 2 - explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Snæfellsjökull National Park - Vatnshellir Lava tube
Day 3 - explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula - horse riding OR sea kayaking
Day 4 - whale watching tour - visit an Icelandic sheep Farm
Day 5 - the Golden Circle - snorkel between continents at Silfra - Laugarvatn Caves - Geysir
Day 6 - the Golden Circle - Gulfoss Waterfall - snow mobile tour on Langjökull
Day 7 - explore the coastal villages Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri
Day 8 - volcanic heritage of Reykjanes - Blue Lagoon
Day 9 - departure

Tour Higlights

Iceland's geological heritage

From the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland to the wonders along the Golden Circle and the bubbling laboratory on the Reykjanes peninsula, this tour is full of Iceland's geological highlights where you will discover snow-covered glaciers, rugged coastlines, hot rivers, steaming springs, water-spitting geysirs, thundering waterfalls and volcanic caves. The unique geological formation makes Iceland a wonderfull natural playgrounds with many features to discover for small and big kids alike.

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Relax in Iceland's natural hot springs

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You are never far from geothermal activity in Iceland and with a bit of preparation, it is possible to include a dip in one of the many natural springs almost everywhere and on every day along the way. Relax in warm rivers, natural hot tubs or swim in one of the many maintained swimming pools while enjoying the fantastic scenery and unique experience. We have also included a visit to the iconic Blue Lagoon at the end of your trip.

Outdoor Adventures

From sea kayaking between mountains, glaciers and fjords, hiking tours on volcanic grounds or horse riding on a black sand beach, the unique geological features make Iceland one of the best destinations for any kind of outdoor adventure. To make your visit extra special, we have included a once-in-a-lifetime snorkeling between continents adventure, where you will descent into the waters of the tectonic rift between the Northamerican and Eurasian plates at Þingvellir National Park. The waters here are crystal clear, allowing views of up to 100m under the water. A unique Iceland experience not to be missed.
As another highlight, enjoy a thrilling snowmobile adventure on Iceland's ancient ice at Langjökull glacier.

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Icelandic Heritage, Myths and Culture

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Many of the Icelandic Sagas were written in West Iceland and the region is often referred to as Sagaland. Follow in the footsteps of mythological creatures and chase for Icelandic trolls in the Fossatún Troll Park.
Iceland’s most remarkable man-made caves are waiting for you to be explored at Laugarvatn, where you can visit the cave and learn more about the people living here up to the early 20th century.
As you follow along Iceland's Southern coast, take some time to explore the coastal villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri, which were once important port and trading centers on Iceland’s Southern coast. Take time for a stroll in the villages or head to the coastline at the Atlantic Ocean with some beautiful beaches before paying a visit to the Icelandic witchcraft and ghost museum, where you can dive into the mystical side of Iceland and learn about ghosts, elves and also the Northern Lights.

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