Family Holiday Around Iceland in 11 Days | Winter

Family Holiday Around Iceland in 11 Days | Winter

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15% Off - November Extravaganza Discount

Book now and get discount on your Around Iceland tour package for 2022.

Offer expires November 29th 2021.

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  • Applies only to tour departing between January 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022
  • Applies to new tour bookings only
  • Does not apply to additional nights or other optional extras you want to add to your tour
  • 10% deposit will be requested at the time of booking
  • The 15% Off November Extravaganza discount will be deducted from the total price at the time of confirmation
  • Offer expires November 29th 2021

Explore Iceland on this perfect family road trip that takes you to the country’s most popular attractions and lesser-known gems along the ring road. Discover Iceland's highlights at your own pace and create amazing memories together, as a family. This self-drive tour is a wonderful way for children of all ages to enjoy the best of Iceland and make the most of every moment. The possibilities of what to see are almost endless as you will drive past active volcanoes, sprawling glaciers, powerful waterfalls, spouting geysers, and pitch black beaches to name just a few. Available October 1 to April 30.

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  • Accommodation for 10 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast, in family-friendly lodgings, depending on availability.
  • Rental car for 11 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Airport shuttle from airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, Wi-Fi, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate
  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot through tablet
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee


  • Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Walk along the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Spot seals basking on the beach at Vatnsnes peninsula
  • Visit Akureyri town, the capital of the north!
  • Drive through spectacular scenery and volcanic sites by Lake Mývatn
  • Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • View the tall mountains and friendly fishing villages of the East Fjords
  • Taste delicious lobster at Höfn
  • Discover the sights of the south shore of the country
  • If you are lucky, marvel at the Northern Lights


Included - Your Personal Assistant

The Hey Guide Tablet

Hey Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The tablet also gives you recommendations along the way, and helpful information regarding driving conditions, weather forecast, and more. How does it all work?

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  • Personal Wifi hotspot

  • Safe Travel Information

  • Digital Vouchers


Arrival day | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historic attractions, galleries, shops, open-air geothermal swimming pools and much more – so there is something for all to enjoy! While exploring the city, a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine can be found in a variety of exciting restaurants located all over the city. The Airport Direct shuttle will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport upon arrival. Optional, and not included in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive.

Accommodation is in Reykjavík Capital Area (optional not included in the price).


  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (please make sure you reserve the admission to the lagoon in advance).

Day 1 | Borgarfjörður Area

Leave Reykjavík by driving the beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord and tour Borgarfjörður area, the site of one of the most popular Icelandic sagas, Egil's Saga. Explore Hraunfossar and Barnafossar Waterfalls, the powerful Deildartunguhver Hot Spring and Reykholt, an important historical site and the former home of Snorri Sturluson - one of Iceland's most famous poets and writers from the middle ages.

Accommodation is in the Snæfellsnes area for 2 nights.

Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs, sweeping golden beaches and crunchy lava flows make up the diverse and fascinating area of the 90km long Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take time to explore Eldborg Crater, Búðir Church, Arnarstapi village, Djúpalónssandur pebbled beach and admire the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Make sure to visit Grundarfjörður village with its stunning view of Kirkjufell mountain and the pretty village of Stykkishólmur with its old timber houses.

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Day 3 | The Northwest and Akureyri

Explore the majestic Hvítserkur Cliff off Vatnsnes Peninsula - seals can often be seen basking around on the beach. Visit Glaumbær and Víðimýri Folk Museums to learn about Icelandic history before continuing onward touring the coast of Skagafjörður on your way to Tröllaskagi, a peninsula known for spectacular natural beauty. Stop to explore Siglufjörður and Dalvík villages before ending the day in charming Akureyri town – often nicknamed the 'Capital of the North'.

Accommodation is in Akureyri area.

Day 4 | Mývatn Lake area

Head towards the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') before continuing to Mývatn Lake area where you will experience a unique scenery with contrasting landscapes. Explore the many incredible sights including Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, Námaskarð and the geothermal area at Námafjall, also known as Hverir. The terrain and the scenery are surreal with the cracked ground boasting shades of red, green, yellow and white. End the day relaxing in the warm waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths and enjoy the impressive view over the rugged surrounding landscape.

Accommodation is in Lake Mývatn area for 2 nights.

Day 5 | Northeast Iceland

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on your way to Húsavík, the whale-watching capital of Iceland. Go whale watching and see whales in their natural habitat before driving onwards to see the spectacular attractions of the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park called Jökulsárgljúfur. In the park is the extraordinary Ásbyrgi Canyon, Hljóðakletar ('Echo Cliffs') and the Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss often nicknamed 'The Beast'.

Day 6 | East Iceland

Head East towards Egilsstaðir with a detour to Borgarfjörður Eystri, if road and weather conditions permit. The region is known for its spectacular natural beauty, and the area has plenty to offer! Including one of the most populated elfin settlements in Iceland as well as a variety of hiking trails. Continue to Egilsstaðir town located near Lagarfljót River one of the region’s most renowned features and according to legend the home to a famous lake monster, Lagarfljót Wyrm!

Accommodation is in Egilsstaðir area for 2 nights.

Day 7 | Fljótsdalur Valley

Explore Iceland’s largest woodland, Hallormsstaðaskógur, a national forest that offers great hiking trails from Vallanes, a farm and vicarage in the woodland. Further in the valley is a popular hiking trail that leads to two beautiful waterfalls, Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss. The backdrop of both waterfalls is picturesque and the scenery stunning, so make sure you stop to enjoy and snap some amazing photos!

Day 8 | The Eastfjords

Drive along the Eastfjords with their dramatic mountain scenery and quaint fishing villages. Head to Seyðisfjörður town, known for varied birdlife, and take time to visit Skaftfell Visual Art Center for contemporary art, and Tvísöngur, concrete domes installed on a bluff above the town. Drive to Reyðarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, two small and beautiful villages where you can enjoy the scenery of Skrúður Island before continuing to Höfn town, famous for its delicious lobster.

Accommodation is in Höfn area.

Day 9 | Vatnajökull National Park

Admire the vast Vatnajökull Glacier as you drive along the Southeast coast, stop to enjoy Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of the country’s most popular attractions and take in its immense beauty. A boat tour between the towering icebergs at the lagoon is recommended as well as exploring the nearby Breiðamerkusandur Beach, often called 'the Diamond Beach' because huge icebergs from the lagoon wash up on the beach where they sit and sparkle like diamonds. Head to Kirkjubæjarklaustur and explore the beautiful attractions on the way.

Accommodation is in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Vík area.

Day 10 | South Iceland

Vík is a picturesque village from where you can see Reynisdrangar Cliffs, the area’s most iconic cluster of sea stacks that rise majestically out of the Atlantic Ocean. In the area, you will also find the Dyrhólaey rock arch and Reynisfjara Beach with its black sand and columnar basalt cliffs. Head to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall, visit Skógar Folk Museum and continue onwards to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – don't forget to walk behind it. Continue to Flúðir and end the day with a dip in the Secret Lagoon Hot Spring.

Accommodation is in Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 11 | The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle area is rich in history and culture with stunning attractions such as the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historical and geological importance. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland and a key location in the country’s history - the Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, was established there in 930.

Accommodation is in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the price).


TripAdvisor reviews

Planned a trip and left within 36 hours. Arriving at the airport we went to Europcar and picked up not only thre car but a Garmin and a tablet, both with multiple chargers. Off we went. The tablet was loaded by day with each site in order of the driving sequence. Tap on the site and you were given information about what you would see and then GPS directions on finding that site. It was unbelievably easy. After the first day we did look ahead to see what was suggested. (The last site was always the lodging.) We could delete things we were not interested in and add things using a button that said "Nearby". The GPS adjusted to the changes. There is also a button you can use to contact help.
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