Iceland

Iceland Family Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $7490

    Duration

    9 days

    Activity Level

    Moderate

    Our moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
    Minimum Age

    6

    Ideal Age

    8+

    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

    Iceland: it’s a living, breathing island of fire and ice where active volcanoes and gushing geysers cover the land. Shifting tectonic plates and towering glaciers are yours to explore. The crisp subarctic climate gives you a summer daylight that never ends — it’s an irresistible, active outdoor adventure that scores off the charts.

    Recommended Age: 8+

    Explore Glaciers by Snowmobile

    Don overalls and helmet for an exhilarating scoot across the ice sheet. The glacier is so vast you’ll feel yourself but a tiny speck on the snow!

    Waterfall Hike

    Hike along a beautiful green trail to the magnificent two tiered Gullfoss Waterfall. Fed by melting glacier ice the golden brown falls are often adorned with rainbows — it’s a magical experience, just one of several waterfalls you’ll explore.

    Cook With the Locals

    At a local farm cook with milk, flour and new friends to learn how to make delicious Icelandic pancakes – then eat as many as you want!

    Friends Across Borders Soccer Game

    On our Friend’s Across Borders meet-up enjoy a rousing game of soccer with the local kids – it’s a fun competition around the universal language of sports.

    Saddle up! Icelandic Horseback Ride

    Take an unforgettable ride on a gentle Icelandic horse along a trail through beautiful landscapes. These strong ponies are fast and smooth gaited, and a thrill to ride!

    Strap on Your Crampons

    Hike across the glacier’s snow-pack for an up-close look at the world of ice and its many colors. 11% of Iceland’s land mass is covered by these deep and dramatic rivers of ice.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Iceland


    Day 2

    Reykjavik

    The Blue Lagoon

    Head right off to one of the great wonders of the world, the geothermal sea waters in the iconic Blue Lagoon. Rich with minerals it is thought to work wonders for your skin and is sure to help you shed your weariness. Surrounded by a stark volcanic landscape, dip yourselves into the warm blue water and enjoy!

    Stretch Your Legs in the Village of Álftanes

    You’ll make a stop to dip your toes into the Atlantic and catch a glimpse of the President’s official residence.


    Days 3-5

    South Coast

    The Power of an Earthquake

    Visit the exhibits in the town of Hveragerði, the epicenter of a 6.3 quake in 2008. Learn how this quake affected the region, and step inside a simulator to experience what it felt like.

    See the Famous Geysir

    Walk through a field of mud pots and fumaroles to witness the rare natural phenomenon of a geyser. Strokkur explodes every six to 10 minutes and shoots as high as 100 ft.

    Gullfoss Waterfall Hike

    Also known as the Golden Waterfall these powerful waters drape in two tiers to fall 32 feet into a gorge to feed the Hvítá River.

    Snowmobile on a Glacier

    Suit up with overalls and helmets for an exhilarating scoot along the vast and snowy ice.

    Secret Lagoon

    Soak in Iceland’s oldest pool surrounded by the magic of nature.

    Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Hike

    Walk full circle around these falls for a mesmerizing – and damp – look at the tumbling water from the Seljalandsá river.

    Ice Walking on Sólheimajökull Glacier

    An experienced glacier guide will lead you on an easy walk through the frozen wonderland with many different shades of glacier ice.

    Look for Puffins on Reynisfjara Beach

    Walk a stunning black sand beach where towering basalt columns stand in the sea.

    Experience a Simulated Volcano Eruption!

    Experience volcanic and seismic life in an immersive multimedia experience at the Lava Center.

    Visit a Local Farm.. and Walk the Icelandic Goats!

    Discover the charms of life on an Icelandic farm with Meike and her family, and enjoy a guided walk with her Icelandic goats.

    Friends Across Borders: Soccer and Swim!

    After a rousing soccer game with a local club take a water slide into a warm pool for a refreshing splash.


    Days 6-7

    West Iceland

    Þingvellir National Park

    Head to the Mid Atlantic Ridge where the continents of Europe and America drift apart by 2 cm each year. Visit historic sites such as the ‘drowning pool’ and ‘law speakers hill’ to learn about the oldest parliament in the world.

    Learn to Make Icelandic Food!

    On a working farm with sheep, pigs and hens learn to make a thin Icelandic pancake called pönnukökur.

    Walk Through a Lava Cave

    Don helmets and enter the underground world of Iceland’s longest lava cave.

    Harbor Islands Boat Trip: With Fresh Sushi!

    With breathtaking views of the fairy-like scenery of Breiðafjörður fjord, you’ll pull shellfish from the sea for the freshest taste of nature. Watch for puffins, white-tailed eagles, and more as your boat journeys to offshore rocky islets.


    Day 8

    Reykjavik

    Climb Akranes Lighthouse

    Visit a beautiful lighthouse — Iceland has 104 — for photographic opportunities. Climb to the top and enjoy the echo sound from up high.

    Icelandic Horseback Ride

    The gentle, strong Icelandic horse comes in more than 40 color and pattern variations and boasts five gaits, including the incredibly smooth “Tolt” step. Take an unforgettable trail ride on one of these endearing ponies through beautiful landscape.


    Day 9

    Depart / Arrive Home


  • Dates & Prices

    2019 Dates


    06/22-06/30

    Sold Out
    Adult $7490
    Teen $7490
    Child $7290

    08/03-08/11

    Adult $7490
    Teen $7490
    Child $7290


    2020 Dates


    06/27-07/05

    Adult $7690
    Teen $7690
    Child $7490

    07/18-07/26

    Adult $7690
    Teen $7690
    Child $7490

    08/08-08/16

    Adult $7690
    Teen $7690
    Child $7490

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!

    Triple Discount

    $300 discount for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Single Supplement

    Additional $990 for single accommodations

    Alumni Discount

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, and bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Icelandair Hotel Marina

    The colorful and unique Icelandair Hotel Marina is conveniently located in Reykjavík’s harbor district, just minutes away from the city center. With a pleasant mix of history and modern day culture, this stylish and family friendly hotel offers a cozy movie theater, fitness center with a small climbing wall for kids, and the impressive restaurant and bar, Slippbarrin.

    Hotel Selfoss

    Hotel Selfoss is an attractive and peaceful 4 star hotel standing on the banks of the majestic river Ölfusá. The hotel offers 139 comfortable rooms, restaurant, and a full service spa. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite television and hair dryers.

    Icelandair Hotel Hamar

    Set amongst incredible natural beauty, Hotel Hamar offers 54 rooms designed with clean lines and modern simplicity. The outdoor hot tubs provide relaxation with breathtaking mountain views. Wi-Fi is free, and the restaurant serves their own vegetables and participates in an eco-eco-conscious network of local Icelandic food. Add on a day or two to your visit and play the 18 hole golf course!

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

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Starts at

$6190

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
Starts at

$5090

Duration

11 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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