9 daysActivity Level
ModerateOur moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Possibly the world’s most fascinating science project, Iceland is a living, breathing island of fire and ice. Its unique geology dots the country with active volcanoes and gushing geysers. Add in shifting tectonic plates, towering glaciers and a crisp subarctic climate with summer daylight that never ends and you have an irresistible, active outdoor adventure that scores off the charts.
Recommended Age: 8+
Explore Glaciers by Foot and Snowmobile
Bundle up to traverse the snowpack for an up-close look at a vast world of ice. 11% of Iceland’s land mass is covered by these deep and dramatic rivers of ice.
Discover Lava Fields and Geothermal Parks
Warm up on the fiery side where natural hot springs warm and relax you and steaming fumaroles and exploding geysers hint at their great power. Geothermal sources account for 66% of Iceland’s energy use.
Walk with Icelandic Goats
Meet Meike at her farm and walk with her friendly goats through beautiful fairy-land landscapes. This ancient breed is an endangered species and are rarely found outside of Iceland.
Feel a (simulated!) Earthquake
What does 6.0 feel like? Come see! In Iceland you’ll learn all about how shifting tectonic plates shape the land.
Learn About the Vikings!
Brave and fierce, Vikings settled this land long after Western Europe was established. They created a government system unique to the world at that time, with laws enforced by the people and not by one authority.
Fly to Iceland
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!
You’ll make a stop to dip your toes into the Atlantic and catch a glimpse of the President’s official residence.
Geysir Geothermal Field
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.
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.
Walk full circle around these falls for a mesmerizing – and damp – look at the tumbling water from the Seljalandsá river.
An experienced glacier guide will lead you on an easy walk through the frozen wonderland with many different shades of glacier ice.
Walk through the beautiful Paradise Valley with its fairy land of Gjáin, a reconstructed Viking farm house and the excavation of one buried in a Mt. Hekla eruption in 1104.
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.
See the unique turquoise ‘lava falls’ created by water flowing through lava rock and into the Hvita River.
Don helmets and enter the underground world of Iceland’s longest lava cave.
Viking Sushi Boat
With breathtaking views of the fairy-like scenery of Breiðafjörður fjord, you’ll pull shellfish from the sea for the freshest taste of nature.
Join your guide for a special dinner on your last night in Iceland.
Depart / Arrive home
Enjoy a leisurely final morning in Iceland.
Dates & Prices
06/21-06/29Adult $7490Teen $7490Child $7290
08/02-08/10Adult $7490Teen $7490Child $7290
Smart Traveler Advantages
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$300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
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.
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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Small GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
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Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.