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Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers & Fjords

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What to Expect:
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Adventure
  • 8 days
  • Boat trip
  • Choose activities
  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Wildlife
  • Whale watching
  • Small group trip

This week long trip takes your family on a journey of amazing sights in this wild, diverse landscape with its glittering glaciers, geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields and black-sand beaches. Discover too the fascinating history and culture of Iceland, from Icelandic horses to volcanic eruptions,  Icelandic cuisine to the Vikings. One of G Adventures' National Geographic Family Journeys, this trip is packed with adventure and discovery.

The minimum age for the trip is 7 years and the itinerary is suitable for an average fitness level, with some light hiking involved. As part of a group of like-minded families (max. 20 in a group), you'll be staying in good quality accommodation, with some meals included but also the opportunity to try local restaurants of your choice. The itinerary is a mix of organised and optional activities, so that you can tailor the trip to make it perfect for your family.

When

This trip to Iceland is scheduled for departures in April, June, July and August.

Stay

Hotel (7 nights). Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Price

From £2,999 per adult and £2,839 per child (7-12 years) including accommodation, domestic transport, some meals and some activities. Flights to/from Iceland can be arranged at an additional cost.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik in time to meet your fellow travellers and guide (known as your CEO - Chief Experience Officer!) for a welcome gathering in the evening. 

Day 2: Start the day with a visit to the Perlan Museum, to find out about Iceland's volcanic eruptions and explosive geysers. After a traditional Icelandic hot dog lunch, keep your eyes peeled as you head out into Faxafloi Bay to search for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Later there's some free time to relax or explore some more of Reykjavik.

Day 3: After a hike amongst hot springs, with time to paddle as you go, you're off to a traditional Icelandic horse farm to learn about these special and friendly horses. You can also head out for a ride through the surrounding hills, before enjoying a homemade lunch. In the afternoon, a trip to a vast lava field takes you to one of the longest lava tunnels on the island. The day ends at your hotel in the hot-spring town of Hverageroi. 

Day 4: Today you will explore the famous 'Golden Circle', taking in the amazing Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring - the namesake of the world's geysers. Next head into Thingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates collide, before visiting a geothermal bakery for a slice of bread, freshly baked in the hot, black sand. 

Day 5: Along the south coast discover more about Iceland's amazing history - from the Vikings to the industrial revolution, Icelandic architecture to its folk crafts. There is also a walk to Skogafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's biggest. Enoy a picnic near the base of the waterfall and spotting rainbows in the spray before taking a walk along a black sand beach.

Day 6: Leaving the mainland behind, today you head to the volcanic Westman Islands, landing on Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the archipelago. In the tiny town, learn about recent volcanic history, see parts of the town buried by lava flows and hike up to Eldfell Crater. Keep your eyes open for puffins as you explore, before sailing back to Vik, the most southerly village in Iceland.

Day 7: After a visit to step behind the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, you are off to the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in the hot springs' irridescent waters. Then it is on to Reykjavik, with some time free to explore before gathering for a farewell dinner.

Day 8: The end of the trip! Time to check-out of your hotel for your return home.

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Location

Iceland

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