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Take the kids to Iceland for a vacation they’ll never forget, with the chance to see natural wonders like waterfalls and glaciers. A local travel expert at Nordic Visitor will design your family trip to Iceland, arranging all your accommodation, transport and activities for you.

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About Your Iceland Family Vacation

Whether you’ve got young children, teenagers or grown-up kids, visiting Iceland with the family is an incredible experience. Together you could explore out-of-this-world scenery and enjoy Icelandic family activities like horseback riding. Our Reykjavík-based travel experts can create your dream tour for you.

When you book a family trip to Iceland with Nordic Visitor, you get:

• An authentic travel experience organised by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your tour
• A detailed online personal itinerary with all your bookings
Hand-picked accommodation for a relaxing stay
24/7 phone support for peace of mind
• A hand-delivered hard copy of your personalised itinerary and map

Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your family vacation. Simply follow these steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip

Why choose Nordic Visitor

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When you explore Iceland on a tour with us, we’ll be there for you around the clock. You’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline for local support if you need it. Should any unforeseen event occur, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will handle it, reworking your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed.

Trusted local travel experts

Founded in Reykjavík in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency with a true passion for Iceland. Our local travel experts all know the country inside out and will use their knowledge to craft an itinerary that suits all your family members. They’ll make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

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Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

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Customisable tour options

Your dedicated travel consultant will be happy to customise an Iceland itinerary to match your family travel wish list. Don’t hesitate to ask them about adding extra nights or destinations. They’ll come up with activity suggestions for the kids and ensure your tour package is appropriate for the whole family.

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With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded with an insurance protection that guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

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Handpicked hotels

Where you stay on your vacation is of the utmost importance when you travel with children. That’s why we handpick every accommodation included in your itinerary, ensuring that each one is conveniently located and meets your family’s needs. We only work with hotels that are highly rated by our customers.

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Find out what other family travellers thought about their Nordic Visitor tour.

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SimonUnited Kingdom

Excellent service and a well organised trip. The ease of getting about was further helped by the amazingly good... read more

Excellent service and a well organised trip. The ease of getting about was further helped by the amazingly good English spoken by almost everyone we interacted with, even in the more remote areas of the country.  I'd happily travel with Nordic Visitor again, and indeed hope to at some stage.

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AimeeUnited States

We loved our trip. Everything was well organized and made it so much easier for us. We can't wait to take another... read more

We loved our trip. Everything was well organized and made it so much easier for us. We can't wait to take another trip or even return to Iceland again. 

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Your Family Holiday Highlights

Imagine you’ve just touched down in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Your family holiday is about to begin. Next, you could...

  • Learn about Iceland’s natural wonders together at museums in Reykjavík, such as the Perlan
  • Explore the Golden Circle to marvel at cool sights like Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring
  • Stroll between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Þingvellir National Park
  • Meet small and fluffy Icelandic horses, or opt for a horse riding excursion near Reykjavík
  • Enjoy a family boat trip over the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to see the floating icebergs up close
  • Take a journey into the centre of the earth at the Víðgelmir lava tunnel near Húsafell
  • See marine wildlife together on a whale-watching tour from Akureyri, Húsavík or Reykjavík
  • Discover black sand beaches like Reynisfjara and spot cute puffins at the Dyrhólaey rock arch
  • Relax in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon for a swim the kids will always remember

Frequently Asked Questions
About Iceland Family Trips

If you’ve got questions about what it’s like to visit Iceland with kids, we’ve got the answers here for you. Read on for expert guidance regarding Iceland family vacation packages, including practical advice and insider tips.

Alternatively, learn about our booking terms, have a look at our general FAQs, or find out about our Book With Confidence travel plan.

The great news for travellers with kids is that Iceland is a really family-friendly place. You’ll be pleased to know that Iceland ranks as the most peaceful country in the world, year after year, thanks to high standards of health and safety. It also helps that Icelanders are delightfully warm and welcoming.

Iceland is one of the coolest travel destinations for families. Your kids will bring home unforgettable memories of seeing mind-blowing natural attractions, swimming in geothermal pools, and meeting cute animals like puffins and horses. They’ll have plenty to brag about to their friends when they get home!

When you take a family trip to Iceland, there are simply so many fun activities you can do together. These are the top recommended things to do in Iceland with kids:

  • Admire views of volcanoes and glaciers
  • Ride an Icelandic horse
  • Walk through lava caves and tunnels
  • Go puffin and whale watching
  • Visit interactive museums and exhibitions
  • Try delicious Icelandic ice cream and hot dogs
  • Swim in warm geothermal pools
  • Chase the northern lights in winter
  • Discover Icelandic myths and legends
  • Marvel at the stunning waterfalls in Iceland

For more tips on what to do with the family in Iceland, check out this complete guide to visiting Iceland with kids.

You can absolutely enjoy a trip to Iceland with toddlers. Iceland isn’t all about adventure and thrilling activities. There are plenty of easy-going ways to explore the scenery and culture, like taking a day trip to the Golden Circle from Reykjavík. Plus, the capital city itself is full of fun attractions.

You only need to look to the locals for inspiration on what to do in Iceland with toddlers. One particular advantage is that many activities and attractions here are free for kids under the age of 6.

Here are our experts’ recommendations on the best things to do in Iceland with toddlers:

  • Pet Icelandic horses and goats at family-friendly farms
  • Enjoy playing in Reykjavík’s swimming pools
  • Look for whales and dolphins on a boat tour
  • Attend local events like the Children’s Culture Festival
  • Tour the Golden Circle to see towering waterfalls
  • Watch geysers spurting water high up into the air
  • Go for strolls on black sand beaches
  • Explore glaciers, volcanoes and space in the Perlan museum
  • Spot adorable puffins frolicking on the coast
  • Taste an Icelandic specialty: ice cream!

To avoid long journeys but still experience Iceland’s wonders, you could base yourselves in Reykjavík. For more ideas on what to do in the capital with little ones, discover the best family-friendly activities in Reykjavík on our blog.

For your trip to Iceland with kids, we’d recommend that you visit Iceland in summer. That’s because the weather is milder between April and September compared to the winter months. You’d also have more hours of daylight at this time of year, meaning more opportunities to explore.

An Iceland family vacation in the summer would allow you to enjoy seasonal excursions like wildlife watching and glacier lagoon boat tours. Plus, with more daylight hours, you’d be able to pack in more sights and activities on the same day.

The longer days give you more flexibility, which is ideal when you’re travelling with kids!

You could drive around the Ring Road to experience the different regions of Iceland on a self-drive tour. As the days are lighter for longer in the summer, your children will be distracted by the jaw-dropping natural scenery outside their window on car journeys.

Alternatively, if you have teenagers or young adults, you could visit Iceland in winter. You might see waterfalls cloaked in ice, and snow blanketing the lava fields. What’s more, you’d still be able to soak in Iceland’s hot springs and geothermal pools at this time of year.

Winter is the best time of year to see the northern lights in Iceland. You and your family could chase the colourful aurora borealis on a guided tour, watching in awe as they light up the dark night sky.

For more inspiration, check out these Iceland guides:

Best time to visit Iceland

Top things to do in Iceland in summer

Top things to do in Iceland in winter

Iceland has many family-friendly accommodation options you can choose from. When you take a Nordic Visitor tour, your dedicated travel consultant books you into the best and most suitable properties for you. They handpick each accommodation to match your preferences and can arrange stays in family rooms.

If you'd prefer these larger rooms, we recommend you book in advance. This is because they tend to be limited – for example, there may only be one or two family rooms at each hotel. Get in touch with us ahead of time and we will organise the bookings for you.

Discover these top luxury and boutique hotels in Iceland if you want to stay somewhere really special with the kids.

You should pack for all seasons for your family trip, as Iceland’s climate tends to be changeable. You’ll need gear for rain, wind, sun, and maybe even snow. So long as you’re prepared with the right clothing, you won’t need to worry about what the weather may be!

Here’s our recommended packing list for Iceland with kids:

  • Fleece jackets or lightweight wool sweaters
  • Waterproof and windproof jackets
  • Waterproof and windproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking shoes or wellington boots
  • Warm hats, scarves and gloves
  • Thermal underwear and warm socks
  • Caps or sun hats
  • Swimwear and sandals
  • Backpacks

If you’re visiting in summer, bring SPF lotion and sunglasses with you. You could also pack eye masks to help everyone sleep when it’s bright outside at night. Or if you’re planning your trip for the winter, make sure you all have enough warm layers as well as insulated and waterproof jackets.

It’s good to know that if you go on a self-drive tour of Iceland, we can rent baby boosters for you should you require them. Just ask us about any particular equipment you’ll need for your kids when you’re in Iceland. Our travel team will arrange it for you.

Check out our in-depth guide on what to pack and what to wear in Iceland for more advice.

Your dedicated travel consultant will be delighted to tailor your Iceland getaway in line with your family’s tastes and preferences. Be sure to tell them about any specific requirements you have. They can always come up with activity suggestions depending on the ages and interests of your children.

You might have particular experiences in mind, such as exploring glaciers, wildlife watching, or swimming in geothermal pools. Our Iceland travel experts can advise you on the best places to go as they know Iceland like the back of their hand. They will be happy to design a bespoke itinerary for you!

For the most customisable itineraries, choose from our self-drive tours or privately guided vacation packages. These are fully flexible so the whole itinerary can be tailored for you.

Take a look at the best activities in Iceland or read about the top places to visit in Iceland on our expert’s blog.

Yes, you can choose your preferred arrival dates. Our Iceland family holiday packages are available to purchase on our website so you can select your dates online.

If you’ve already got a tour but now need to change your dates, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to rearrange your trip.

We suggest that you book your flights only after your Nordic Visitor tour has been confirmed. You can always search for flights in the meantime, so you know what’s available. But wait until your travel consultant has secured your tour package before you purchase any flights.

By doing this your dedicated travel consultant will be able to introduce themselves to you and send you all of your booking details. Therefore, you can make a more informed choice when reserving flights in and out of Iceland. If you have any questions you can always contact us for advice.

 

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