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Iceland Family Vacation

A Walk on the Wild Side

Welcome to a land of untamed natural beauty and wild abandon. A family trip to Iceland with B&R is like stepping into a scene from The Lord of the Rings—a fantasy playground where ancient sagas of sword-wielding Viking legends come to life, where trolls and elves are still believed to roam the lava fields, and the lofty summits of Mt Hekla and Snaefellsness offer routes to the centre of the Earth. It is an adventure for the taking and we dive in with activities for all ages. Travelling in the comfort of our own 4X4 with a personal guide, we set off for hikes over lava fields, glacier treks, caving, horseback-riding and perhaps even a dip in a heated river. It’s as entrancing as it is welcoming, and truly the trip of a lifetime.

Trip Details

Recreational
Reykjavik to Reykjavik
7 Days / 6 Nights


Price per person from: $7,495
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Day by Day

Spend the morning learning about the history of the world‘s northernmost capital city on a two-hour guided bicycle tour. After a true Icelandic lunch, head to Reykjavik‘s newest geothermal swimming pool, complete with water-slides, hot-tubs, steam-baths and saunas.

Get to know the Icelandic horse today, a pure breed brought here by Viking settlers over 1,000 years ago, on a two to three-hour guided ride at a local ranch. Later, explore a lava-tube caves in the Blue Mountains, formerly home to outlaws and trolls.

Go river-rafting on a glacial river after visiting Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive to your hotel in the countryside, making stops at the Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfalls, possibly the most scenic waterfall in Iceland.

Visit beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Sólheimajökull glacier to don crampons and go for a one-hour guided walk on the ice. Lunch in the small village of Vik before stopping at the breathtaking Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.

Head into the dramatic wilderness area called Thorsmork (Thor’s forest) on the north side of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Take an easy hike to the run-off glacier Gigjokull and explore one of the ravines that dissect the north face of the volcano.

Take the ferry to the volcanic Westman Islands, located off the south coast of Iceland. The islands are one of the premier nesting grounds of the North Atlantic puffin and we’ll spend the day exploring on foot, by car, and by boat.

Drive to the famous Blue Lagoon Spa and enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm aqua-blue waters renowned for their healing powers. Keflavik International Airport is only 15 minutes away and we will drive you there in time for your afternoon flight. Farewell!

Hotels

Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

Hotel Borg combines old time elegance with modern style and overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur across from the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. All 56 rooms have custom-made furniture with modern amenities and Art Deco style throughout. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, also features the Silfur restaurant, offering exquisite Icelandic cuisine served in beautiful surroundings. View hotel website »

Hotel Ranga, Hella

With a noticeable lack of timber in the country, Rangá was entirely constructed from imported Canadian lumber, from the walls to the furniture to the remarkable bar stools (watch out for them). With just 38 rooms, it is intimate and comfortable. The location sits at the mouth of the highlands with spectacular access to Hekla, one of the country’s most impressive volcanoes. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Recreational

We’ll enjoy some gentle walks along beaches and through rolling countryside and somewhat more strenuous walks in the mountains, along glaciers and through canyons. It should be noted that the trails we walk can be very uneven underfoot, particularly when crossing lava fields. Additional activities may include river rafting, horseback riding, ice climbing, glacier hiking and caving. Please be aware that hikes and/or activities may have to be changed last-minute due to climate conditions, which are highly unpredictable in Iceland. Please also note that drives can be long; this enables us to take in a huge variety of scenery and experience a multitude of landscapes. The activities on this trip are geared for children eight years old and up. The rafting is available for children 12 and up.

Gear

Walking Sticks &
Hip Holsters

Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.

What's Included

      • All hotel accommodation
      • Meals as indicated (breakfast and lunch daily)
      • Services of a guide and vehicle
      • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
      • All entrance tickets as described in the itinerary
      • All baggage transportation

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Iceland Family Private

Notes from the Road

#myBNR: Iceland

In Iceland, the sense that you are in the company of the elves, trolls and the sword-wielding heroes of Viking legend is impossible to shake.
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Insider’s Guide: 7 Things
To Do in Reykjavik

In the third of our her three-part Insider's Guide, trip designer Orsolya Kako provides a B&R-inspired list of things to do in Reykjavik.
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Departures: New Winter Adventure Travel

"Clear, cold winter nights are the best times to view the Northern Lights in Iceland’s countryside," writes Departures magazine.
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