The Best Family Tours to Iceland

Iceland is a popular family destination with its many outdoor activities and natural beauty. Whether your family loves an adventure or relaxation, this country has something for each member of the family. From hiking in stunning locations to exploring the natural hot springs and quaint small towns, every member of the family will love this rugged yet cultured nation.

This amazing tour begins in Reykjavik and then follows the route of the "Golden Circle" first heading to Pingvellir National Park. This park has many unique geological formations. Then you'll visit the Geyser geothermal area and see the hot spring and geysers. On to the Golden Waterfall and then spend the afternoon rafting on the Hvita River.

The next day you'll visit the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Visitors Centre and then on to Skaftafell National Park which you'll explore on foot. Then drive to Glacier Lagoon and take a boat tour.

The next day you'll drive along Iceland's South Shore and visit Vatnajokull, which is Europe's biggest glacier. This area has some of Iceland's best scenery. Then head back to the capital city of Reykjavik, doing a "Hot Spring Hunt" on the way. End your trip with a visit to the famed Blue Lagoon.

by Classic Journeys
6 days

Overview: If you're looking for an outdoor adventure that your whole family can enjoy, then Iceland is a unique and great option. You'll experience glaciers, volcanoes, and wildlife that will keep adults and kids mesmerized. Classic Journeys will provide expert guides that keep every member of your family excited about the experience.

You'll begin your trip in the capital city of Reykjavik. After some time exploring the city, you'll visit Pingvellir National Park where you can choose between snorkeling and hiking. You'll also visit the world famous Blue Lagoon. This trip lets you enjoy the many sides of Iceland, from the beautiful countryside to the cosmopolitan capital city.

Who it's for: There is no minimum age requirement for the tour but specific activities have age requirements. For example, for horseback riding and glacier walking, participants must be at least 10 years old. For snorkeling, participants must be 14 years old.

Where it goes: Reykjavik, Skalakot, Snaefellsnes, Blue Lagoon

Highlights: Walking tour of Reykjavik, visiting Iceland's best waterfall, visiting a black sand beach, visiting Pingvellir National Park, hiking, snorkeling, and visiting the Blue Lagoon

Kids will like: Visiting a local farm, horseback riding, walking on a glacier, and whale watching

Transportation: Private ground transportation

by Thomson Family Adventures
9 days

Overview: This unique family tour takes you through Iceland, an island with unique geology, volcanoes, geysers, and glaciers. You'll start your tour in the city of Reykjavik and visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. From there you'll head to the island's South Coast, visiting a geysir geothermal field, famous waterfalls, glaciers, and surreal environments. You'll take a snowmobile ride on a glacier and visit a Viking farmhouse.

Then you'll head to West Iceland. You'll visit Pingvellir National Park, Hraunfossar Falls, and a lava cave. You'll take a boat ride and visit a local village before heading back to Reykjavik to finish up your trip.

Who it's for: This tour is for families with kids at least eight years old. It's best for families that enjoy outdoor adventure and natural beauty.

Where it goes: Reykjavik, Iceland's South Coast, and Iceland's West Coast

Highlights: Visiting the Blue Lagoon, seeing Alftanes, visiting a geysir geothermal field, seeing Gullfoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and Hraunfossar Falls, visiting Pjorsarsalur Valley and Pingvellir National Park, exploring Stykkisholmur village, and seeing Akranes Lighthouse

Kids will like: Taking a snowmobile on a glacier, taking a dip in a secret lagoon, walking on Solheimajokull Glacier, exploring a lava cave, riding aboard a Viking sushi boat, and horseback riding

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