Iceland Family Encounter Fly-Drive
8 Day Tour, from £1545 per person
Perfect for those with children, this family fly-drive offers the chance to see South & West Iceland and all it has to offer at a more relaxed pace. Taking the time to enjoy optional activities or excursions along the way, driving time is kept to a minumum with maximum time spent out of the car enjoying numerous attractions. Whether you’re relaxing on the geothermal beach in Reykjavik, horse riding in the beautiful countryside or just becoming captivated by Iceland’s own natural playground, this fun-packed fly-drive holiday has been created with all the family in mind.
Arrive at Keflavik airport and collect the hire car. Soak in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon and take some time to explore the lunar landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula before arriving in Reykjavik. (80km)
Drive to Borgarfjordur, the saga valley in the west. Visit the Hraunfossar series of waterfalls and continue to the holiday park in Husafell to enjoy a round of mini golf or a swim. Embark upon an optional horse riding tour in the local area and/or a snowmobile ride on the Langjokull glacier. (B) (160km)
Visit Slakki Family Park and Farm Animal Zoo at Laugaras near Fludir and uncover someof the must see natural wonders of Iceland’s popular Golden Circle route. Visit Thingvellir National Park, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area with Strokkur erupting and admire the amazing colours of the volcanic crater, Kerid before returning to Reykholt. (B) (340km)
Discover the unique lava landscape at Bifrost, visit Glanni waterfall and find the path leading up tothe Grabrok volcano crater – the views from the top are fantastic and well worth the short walk. (B) (80km)
Explore the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula and discover the friendly and curious seals at Ytri-Tunga,a beautiful and serene cove which offers a fantastic view of the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Visit Stykkisholmur, a pretty fishing village and take a boat trip on the Breidafjordur fjord. (B) (230km)
Spend today travelling around Snaefellsnes Peninsula and National Park. Stop by the Snaefellsjokull National Park Visitors’ Centre and take the nearby Strondin trail, a stunning and easy walk from the bay at Hellnar all the way to Arnstapi. Take a drive around the tip of the peninsula and stop for coffee and cake at Hotel Budir. (B) (250km)
Drive back to the capital and on a warm summers day visit Nautholsvik, Reykjavik’s fabulous geothermal golden-sand beach located on the edge of the city and enjoy a dip in the sea. Take a trip to the Family Fun Park, feed the ducks and swans in the city pond and try a delicious ice cream at the hilltop Perlan, whilst enjoying the vista from the viewing platform. (B) (200km)
Return the car to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B) (50km)
8 day tour, from £1545 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
- All airport taxes
- Car Hire in N-class (VW Polo or similar) including pick up/drop off at Keflavik international airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax*
- 7 nights accommodation as specified in family room with breakfast
*Please contact us for details and conditions of car hire.
Upgrade to M class Skoda Octavia Station from £95pp
Upgrade to P class Suzuki Vitara from £160pp
Tour Route Map
- Iceland, Reykjavik
- Iceland, Borgarfjordur
- Iceland, Fludir
- Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
- Iceland, Reykholt
- Iceland, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
- Iceland, Snaefellsjokull National Park
- Iceland, Reykjavik
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We found the Family Tour itinerary very informative and it took us to places we might otherwise not have known about.
The Narfeyrarstofa Restaurant in Skykkishólmur is excellent as is the exhibition and restaurant at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. The Laundromat Café/Bar and Iceland Fish and Chips in Reykjavik were also very good – take advantage of ‘happy hours’ to get good value for money, and the National Museum was very family-friendly.
We loved Iceland – and will be back! Thanks for your help.
The Cathrall Family
June 12, 2013
An excellent fly drive holiday, everything went to plan. Staff at the accommodation were very helpful. The schedule was capably put together with good advice given and we would no hesitation in recommending Regent Holidays.
Mr & Mrs Reeves
July 18, 2013