Reykjavík & the Golden Circle Family Tour

6 days
 / 5 nights

A perfect way for your family to leisurely enjoy the magical wonders of Iceland on your own, stop as you please and for as long as you wish to take in the extraordinary beauty of Iceland’s two most popular areas: Reykjavik the capital of Iceland and the wonderful Golden Circle in 5 days.

This sample itinerary was created by local travel experts and is meant to inspire your next vacation. It is ready to be fully customized to suit your interests, travel preferences, and budget so you can experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose. If a self-drive tour is not what you prefer, this vacation package can also be offered as a privately guided trip.

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6 days
 / 5 nights

Estimated price per person from:

175,800 ISK
Estimated price per person based on bookings for a family of 4 ( 2 children under 12 years old)

We will tailor this vacation package to you. Change anything – from activities to accommodation to places visited.

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What's Included


Accommodation for 5 nights
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage
Secret Lagoon entry with towels
Kayak tour
Lava tunnel tour
Whale watching tour
Premium entry to the Blue Lagoon
Detailed personal itinerary
Expert trip manager and local guides
Customer care service and 0-24h emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
Taxes and service fees

Not included

Flights and connections
Personal travel insurance
Tunnel and road tolls unless specified
Admissions and activities other than specified in the itinerary
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in your itinerary
Any service not specifically listed under “Included”


Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Secret Lagoon Geothermal Pool
Friðheimar Geothermal Greenhouse
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjokull glacier
Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel
Family Kayaking
Whale watching from Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon Premium Experience


Welcome to Iceland

Welcome to your Iceland family vacation! Your journey around this magical island starts today! Once you arrive at Keflavik International Airport and clear customs, you’ll pick up your car at the rental service area. You only need a short ride with a shuttle bus located outside the arrival hall to get to your preferred rental vehicle. The shuttle bus departs every 10-15 minutes, so you won't be wasting your time waiting for the transfer. The first night will be spent in the heart of Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital.

Reykjavik city center offers many great sights, and the city is unique in so many ways. You will not find the towering skyscrapers of America or the age-old narrow streets, which time has seemingly forgotten and seemingly unchanged since Roman times, as in Europe. Reykjavik is somewhere in between and yet miles away. With its small quirky houses and both tiny and open spaces, it’s colorful, modern, charming, and old all the same time. So, don’t forget to bring your camera along, and get ready for photo ops at every turn.

Day 1
The famous Golden Circle route

You have the whole day to explore and enjoy the sights of the iconic Golden Circle. The main highlights are Thingvellir national park a UNESCO world heritage site, the great Geysir geothermal area with bubbling mud pools and a spouting geyser, and the milky waterfall Gullfoss. Included is an entry to the Secret Lagoon, one of the oldest natural swimming pools in Iceland. Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse is a wonderful add-on to the day along with Efstidalur farm who makes the best homemade ice cream, and with a little luck, you might have the chance to pet the baby calves.

Day 2
Snowmobile adventure

Today, you get to visit a glacier, and to make it even more adventurous you will do it on a snowmobile. The adventure starts from Gullfoss café where you climb on board a Monster Truck and take a scenic ride through the rugged Mars-like landscape up to the snowmobile base. Once there, the professional guides will show you the ropes and off you go to enjoy the amazing landscapes at the glacier area.

Day 3
Kayaking and Lava Caves

Today you will head out to the coast to a small village of Stokkseyri for a fun and safe family kayaking around the amazing labyrinth-like waterways. It’s a perfect adventure for beginners with no previous experience.

Hveragerði the flower town is well worth the visit before you go underground and explore the Lava tunnel created by a volcanic eruption about 5200 years ago. Raufarhólshellir is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes drive from Reykjavík and is easily accessible year-round. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel.

Day 4
Whales and the Blue Lagoon

Today you will sail out to see the big gentle giants and some of Iceland’s rich and thriving birdlife. If you are lucky, you will see minke whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species, and perhaps a puffin colony. The Blue Lagoon is on every visitor’s bucket list and a great way to spend your last day relaxing in the milky blue waters.

Day 5

Unfortunately, this is the last day of your Iceland family trip. Return your rental car in good time to check in for your flight at the same location as you picked it up from. It is recommended that passengers check-in for their flights 2,5 hours prior to departure time. Have a safe flight home and thanks for traveling with Activity Iceland.

Day 6

Rental Car Type Examples

When we design our travel packages we include the most reliable rental cars available, in order to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Below you’ll find some examples of the type of rental cars we recommend for this trip.


KIA Ceed or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 2
Doors: 5
Transmission: Manual

Standard 4x4 SUV

KIA Sportage AWD or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic

Premium 4x4 SUV

ToyotaLand Cruiser or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 5
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic

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Reykjavík & the Golden Circle Family Tour
6 days
 / 5 nights

Estimated price per person from:

175,800 ISK
Estimated price per person based on bookings for a family of 4 ( 2 children under 12 years old)

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