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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 (or similar)
in Saelingsdalur for 1 night (Family or double
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 Snaefellsnes 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 (or similar). (B)
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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