5-Day Family-Friendly Package | Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon
Explore Iceland´s stunning natural beauty in comfort with this easy 5-Day Family-Friendly Package. See the Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes Peninsula sights and bathe at the famous Blue Lagoon Spa, all with a home base in Reykjavík. Let us take care of all your arrangements so you can enjoy the best of this land of fire and ice.
With this package, you´ll spend two days exploring the natural wonders of the Golden Circle and the Snæfellnes Peninsula, accompanied by local, English speaking guides. You will then have a whole day to relax in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Your personal travel agent will take care of all transportation before you arrive. They will also book 4 nights in Iceland´s vibrant capital, Reykjavík, which you can explore under the Midnight Sun in the evening. With a home base in the city, you can see glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, and waterfalls on day trips without uprooting yourself each night by packing and unpacking.
Spend 5 days exploring Iceland this summer with this guided, family-friendly package. Book now for an unforgettable trip to the land of the Midnight Sun.
Arriving to Iceland
Welcome to the land of fire and ice!
Shortly after landing, you’ll arrive in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, via bus. You’ll have the rest of the day free to unwind at your comfortable accommodation or explore this vibrant city.
You’ll be staying in the downtown district of Reykjavík, which means that close by are some of the city’s most iconic attractions. These include Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Old Harbour, and Harpa Concert Hall. And on Laugavegur Shopping Street, you’ll find many restaurants, bars, and cosy cafes.
After breakfast, your English-speaking guide will pick you up in a cosy but comfortable minibus for your tour of the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. Your local guide will accompany you throughout the day and tell you all about the attractions you are about to visit, and answer any questions you might have.
Your first stop is an old gathering place of Vikings, Þingvellir National Park. It is also a great place to learn about Iceland’s unique geology. Iceland sits on two tectonic plates that are constantly moving apart, and the boundary between these plates is at Þingvellir. So when you are here, you are on neither the North American continent nor Europe’s but between the two.
Another interesting geological attraction is the Geysir Geothermal Area, your next stop. The energy from the Earth heats up this region, resulting in countless bubbling mud pools, boiling hot springs, and erupting geysers. The star attraction here is the geyser Strokkur which spouts water high up in the air every 5-10 minutes.
The last stop on the Golden Circle route is the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss. This two-tiered waterfall is located in the river Hvítá or “White River”. The name of the falls in Icelandic means “Golden Waterfall”, and nobody knows exactly why, but there are many theories. One of those says that because on sunny days, you can see a beautiful rainbow forming in the mist above the falls, and a pot of gold should be at the end of the rainbow.
You’ll arrive at your accommodation in Reykjavík in the late afternoon or early evening, giving you plenty of time to walk around the city if you are not too tired.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today, you’ll explore the wonders found on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. A friendly guide will pick you up in the morning and take you past the city mountain, Esja, and into the green countryside.
Your first stop will be at the golden sand beach, Ytri Tunga, where you can often see seals lounging on the shores or swimming around in the ocean. From there, you’ll travel to the picturesque Búðakirkja Church. The iconic black church is striking against the backdrop of Snæfellsjökull Glacier.
You will then travel to the tiny fishing village of Arnarstapi and its stunning basalt cliffs that were created in an eruption thousands of years ago. Next up are the sea stacks Lóndrangar. Keep an eye out for the countless birds that make the sea stacks their home. Perhaps you’ll spot some gulls, northern fulmars, and even puffins.
The black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur is next on the agenda. To get to the beach, you’ll follow a path that zigzags between freestanding lava pillars. The whole scene looks like it was cut straight from the pages of a fairy tale.
Last but not least, you’ll visit Mt. Kirkjufell. This cone-shaped mountain has become the landmark feature of the peninsula. So make sure you grab a photo of it, perhaps with the beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall in the foreground.
You will then head back to Reykjavík, arriving in the city in the evening.
Blue Lagoon Day
Today is a relaxing day. After breakfast, you´ll board a bus that will take you across the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and to the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa.
Here, you can unwind amongst the rising pillars of white steam, black rocks, and blue mountains. Included in your ticket is a complimentary silica mud mask that purifies and strengthens the skin. You´ll also receive a drink of your choice from the swim-up bar.
The Blue Lagoon is more extensive than most people expect, and you can spend hours exploring it. You can stand under the small waterfall, allowing the pummelling water to massage your shoulders. Alternatively, you can book an in-water massage and have a professional masseuse work on your muscles with relaxing mineral oil.
When you are good to go, you´ll board another bus that will take you back to the city. You will then have the rest of the day to explore this northernmost capital of the world.
We recommend walking around Lake Tjörnin, perhaps feeding the many ducks and swans there. You could also head to the Grandi area, where you´ll find a picturesque harbour, museums, and great restaurants. Your personal travel agent will be happy to recommend and book activities for you if you wish.
The Midnight Sun lights up the nights in Reykjavík, allowing you to explore late into the night. Remember that it can be easy to lose track of time when the sun never sets.
Now it is time to bid farewell to Reykjavík and the wonders of Iceland. Start the day with breakfast at your accommodation before packing up your bags and checking out. If your flight leaves in the afternoon or evening, you can store your luggage at the hotel and go explore the city. Your travel agent will be more than happy to recommend activities or book a tour for you if you wish.
When the time comes, you´ll board a bus that will take you to the airport for your flight. Make sure to look out the window as your plane ascends for one last look at the volcanic landscapes of Iceland.
All accommodations for this tour have been hand-picked by our local travel experts.
Single rooms will be allocated to bookings for one person. Shared twin/double or triple room(s) will be arranged for two or more people. Children and teenagers will be arranged in the same room as their parents. Additional cost may occur if additional room(s) is needed.
We do our best to accommodate special requests, but additional costs may incur.
Comfort Level Accommodation
Comfortable rooms in three-star hotels or quality guesthouses, centrally located, very close to popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast included.