Iceland Family Adventure
Iceland: it’s a living, breathing island of fire and ice where active volcanoes and gushing geysers cover the land. Shifting tectonic plates and towering glaciers are yours to explore. The crisp subarctic climate gives you a summer daylight that never ends — it’s an irresistible, active outdoor adventure that scores off the charts.
Recommended Age: 8+
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Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon
Head right off to one of the great wonders of the world, the geothermal sea waters in the iconic Blue Lagoon. Rich with minerals it is thought to work wonders for your skin and is sure to help you shed your weariness. Surrounded by a stark volcanic landscape, dip yourselves into the warm blue water and enjoy!
Stretch Your Legs in the Village of Álftanes
You’ll make a stop to dip your toes into the Atlantic and catch a glimpse of the President’s official residence.
The Power of an Earthquake
Visit the exhibits in the town of Hveragerði, the epicenter of a 6.3 quake in 2008. Learn how this quake affected the region, and step inside a simulator to experience what it felt like.
See the Famous Geysir
Walk through a field of mud pots and fumaroles to witness the rare natural phenomenon of a geyser. Strokkur explodes every six to 10 minutes and shoots as high as 100 ft.
Gullfoss Waterfall Hike
Also known as the Golden Waterfall these powerful waters drape in two tiers to fall 32 feet into a gorge to feed the Hvítá River.
Snowmobile on a Glacier
Suit up with overalls and helmets for an exhilarating scoot along the vast and snowy ice.
Soak in Iceland’s oldest pool surrounded by the magic of nature.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Hike
Walk full circle around these falls for a mesmerizing – and damp – look at the tumbling water from the Seljalandsá river.
Ice Walking on Sólheimajökull Glacier
An experienced glacier guide will lead you on an easy walk through the frozen wonderland with many different shades of glacier ice.
Look for Puffins on Reynisfjara Beach
Walk a stunning black sand beach where towering basalt columns stand in the sea.
Experience a Simulated Volcano Eruption!
Experience volcanic and seismic life in an immersive multimedia experience at the Lava Center.
Visit a Local Farm.. and Walk the Icelandic Goats!
Discover the charms of life on an Icelandic farm with Meike and her family, and enjoy a guided walk with her Icelandic goats.
Friends Across Borders: Soccer and Swim!
After a rousing soccer game with a local club take a water slide into a warm pool for a refreshing splash.
Þingvellir National Park
Head to the Mid Atlantic Ridge where the continents of Europe and America drift apart by 2 cm each year. Visit historic sites such as the ‘drowning pool’ and ‘law speakers hill’ to learn about the oldest parliament in the world.
Learn to Make Icelandic Food!
On a working farm with sheep, pigs and hens learn to make a thin Icelandic pancake called pönnukökur.
Walk Through a Lava Cave
Don helmets and enter the underground world of Iceland’s longest lava cave.
Harbor Islands Boat Trip: With Fresh Sushi!
With breathtaking views of the fairy-like scenery of Breiðafjörður fjord, you’ll pull shellfish from the sea for the freshest taste of nature. Watch for puffins, white-tailed eagles, and more as your boat journeys to offshore rocky islets.
Climb Akranes Lighthouse
Visit a beautiful lighthouse — Iceland has 104 — for photographic opportunities. Climb to the top and enjoy the echo sound from up high.
Icelandic Horseback Ride
The gentle, strong Icelandic horse comes in more than 40 color and pattern variations and boasts five gaits, including the incredibly smooth “Tolt” step. Take an unforgettable trail ride on one of these endearing ponies through beautiful landscape.