Explore this wonderful island at your own pace on this family fly-drive holiday.
Stokkur Geysir
Explore this wonderful island at your own pace on this family fly-drive holiday.

Explore the natural wonders of this incredible country on this family-friendly fly-drive. With your own wooden cabin as a base, each day there are different places to discover across the island, including the amazing sights of the Golden Circle route, the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula, the capital Reykjavik and the famous Blue Lagoon

The itinerary for this trip has been planned to keep driving time to a minimum, with the maximum time spent out of the car enjoying Iceland's numerous attractions - from majestic waterfalls to amazing wildlife, the volcanic landscape to relaxing geothermal pools.

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Iceland Family Adventure Fly-drive

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When

This family fly-drive can be arranged throughout the summer, between May and October, so you can choose dates that suit you. Flights are available from London and some regional airports.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is one of many amazing natural sights to see.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is one of many amazing natural sights to see.

Stay

Your stay in Iceland is based at Minnibogir Cottages, a collection of 22 simple, wooden cabins about one hour's drive from Reykjavik. There are four types of cabin, ranging from one or two bedrooms to a larger chalet-style cabin sleeping 9, perfect for two families travelling together.

Some cabins have a private hot tub, heated with geothermal energy (others have access to shared hot tubs). All cottages have a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, TV, DVD player, free WiFi and a gas barbeque. There is also a restaurant, serving simple, tasty local food.

Close to the cabins, you will also find a children's playground and the local thermal pool.

Visit the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve and then fly over it with FlyOver Iceland.FlyOver Iceland, Reykjavik

Visit the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve and then fly over it with FlyOver Iceland.

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Price

The 8 day Iceland Family Adventure Fly-drive costs from £745 per person* based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children. This includes:

  • Return International Flights from the UK to Iceland 
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in a two-bedroom cabin at Minniborgir cottages (self-catering)
  • Car Hire in M-class (Skoda Octavia Station or similar), pick up/and drop off at Keflavik Airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge and CDW/TP insurance and tax*
  • Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
  • 24-hour emergency support number

*This price is based on holidays in October. There may be supplements for travel in peak season and for alternative hire vehicles.

A highlight for many is a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.

A highlight for many is a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.

Itinerary

Day 1: On arrival at Keflavik International airport, collect your car and drive to the town of Selfoss on the edge of the famous Golden Circle area (driving distance 115km).
Accommodation: Minniborgir Cottages (7 nights)

Day 2: Head out to visit some of the natural geographical wonders of the famous Golden Circle route, including the thundering Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Strokkur Geysir, which erupts every 10-15 minutes. In the afternoon, explore the fascinating Þingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with its craggy landscape, caused by the parting of two tectonic plates. This is also where the Vikings established their parliament in 930AD. Driving distance today 165km.

Day 3: Stay closer to your base today, with the option to take a dip in the Secret Lagoon in Fludir (43km drive; entrance not included) or visit the Lava Centre (71km drive; entrance not included) - a fantastic interactive, high-tech exhibition about the volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.

Day 4: Heading south, today you can take in the amazing coastline with the option to stop at the stunning waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You can also explore the nature reserve of Dyrhólaey - the translation is 'door hole', named after the amazing rock arch in the cliffs. Continue on to Iceland's most southern village, Vik. Today's driving distance is 350km.

Day 5: The capital Reykjavik is calling today. Explore the history and culture at your own pace. Take in the amazing Hallgrímskirkja Church, designed to look like a basalt lava column, a common volcanic feature in Iceland. The National Museum of Iceland is also well worth a visit and another more recent highlight is FlyOver Iceland - a state-of-the-art attraction that lets you virtually fly across the Icelandic landscape, complete with wind, mist and scents to create an unforgettable experience. Driving distance today 154km.

Day 6: Today's recommendation is a visit to Husafell Canyon Baths (entrance not included), where a walk takes you among waterfalls and stunning scenery before enjoying the three geothermal pools (various temperatures), with spectacular views of the surrounding scenery. Driving distance today 292km.

Day 7: You may need your swimming things again today. A drive along the south coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula will take you to the famous Blue Lagoon (optional entrance), known for its amazing colour, caused a type of blue-green algae unique to hot springs, with its milky appearance coming from silica. Driving distance today 226km.

Day 8: Time to head home - return your car to Keflavik airport and fly back to the UK (driving distance to Keflavik airport 115Km).