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Iceland is nature's playground for both children and adults alike - perfect for outdoor family fun and adventure. What's more, this self-drive itinerary enables you to discover the country at a pace that suits you. Drive though dramatic scenery passing impressive waterfalls and geysers, visit geothermal villages, meet locals on working farms and learn about Iceland's Viking heritage.
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Fly to Keflavik International airport. Pick
up your hire car and drive to the town of
Hveragerdi. Overnight at Hotel Örk
(or similar). (N)
Morning drive to Gullfoss waterfall and
Geysir hot spring area. Continue to Thingvellir
National Park. Drive along the scenic
Hvalfjordur to Bjarteyjarsandur, a working
horse and sheep farm. Visit the Settlement
Centre at Borgarnes then continue to
Reykholt and stay at the Fosshotel Reykholt
for 1 night. (B)
Drive through Borgarfjordur to Hraunfossar,
a fascinating series of waterfalls, then visit
Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot
spring. On your westward route, stop at a dairy
farm and visit Haafell goat farm. Continue to
the Laugar Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur for 2
nights (Family or double rooms). Following day
at leisure. (B)
Drive along the coastal route to the town
of Stykkisholmur with a detour to Eiriksstadir
to see a replica Viking longhouse. Explore
Stykkisholmur town centre or join a boat tour
on Breidafjordur Bay. Stay at the Fosshotel
Stykkisholmur in Stykkisholmur for 1 night. (B)
Drive to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, making a
stop at a shark museum. Continue to the coast
to see the seal colonies. Drive to Reykjavik and
overnight at the Reykjavik Natura Icelandair
Hotel. The following day, drive to Keflavik
airport and return your hire car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 3- and 4-star
accommodation. In remote areas, Cox & Kings
uses the best available accommodation.
However, outside Reykjavik facilities should be
regarded as simple but comfortable.
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Located in the north of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, the town of Stykkisholmur is popular as a base to explore the peninsula.