You are met upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. Explore the city's attractions: Tjörnin Lake, Hallgrímskirkja church tower, the old harbour and Harpa Concert and Conference Centre.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the tour price).
Head towards Hveragerði town where horse rentals Eldhestar and Sólhestar are located, where you can to get to know the Icelandic horse. Visit Þingvellir National Park, a picturesque site of historical and geological interest. Enjoy an afternoon at Slakki, a small petting zoo located in the green farmlands of the south featuring domestic animals and toys for children. On day 2 drive to Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area where fountain geyser Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. Continue to the coastal village Stokkseyri where you can stroll along the sea shore and visit the Ghost Centre and Icelandic Wonders, a museum dedicated to trolls, elves and northern lights.
Accommodation for two nights in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Tour the attractions of Borgarfjörður, including Hraunfossar and Barnafossar falls, Deildartunguhver hot spring and the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes which portrays Iceland's settlement and one of the best known Sagas, Egil's Saga, in a lively way. You can also opt to drive up to the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula and take a fun boat excursion from Stykkishólmur town.
Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður/Húnaflói area.
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Days 4 and 5 | Akureyri and the North
Spend a day in the friendly town of Akureyri, take a dip in the fantastic outdoor geothermal swimming pool, visit interesting museums and parks. On day 5 see whales in their natural habitat on a 3-hour whale watching tour from the charming harbour village Húsavík (included in the tour price). Explore the mystical lava formations and steaming volcanic sites of the Lake Mývatn area and visit the cowshed café at Vogafjós where you can watch the cows being milked, taste the fresh milk and even try milking first-hand!
Accommodation for two nights in the Akureyri area.
Visit the turf farm museum at Glaumbær and the beautiful old turf church at Víðimýri for a glimpse of what life was like in Iceland in the past. There are plenty of horse rentals in the Skagafjörður area where the whole family can try riding the unique, small, sturdy and friendly Icelandic horse. Visit the educational Seal Centre at Hvammstangi and even view seals in their natural environment on Vatnsnes Peninsula, home to one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland.
Accommodation in Borgarfjörður/Húnaflói area.
The many outdoor geothermal swimming pools in Reykjavik are excellent for children. Other family-friendly things to do include visiting the Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo and the various museums dotted around the city. For city sightseeing we recommend the 'Hop on, Hop off' bus. An excursion to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa also comes recommended.
Accommodation in Reykjavík.