Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required

From $6,999 /person

+$600   internal air

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Jul

From $6,999 /person

( +$600  internal air )

Dolce Tempo Journey in the Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

It’s a pleasure to find warmth in the cold. A hot tub steaming in the chilly air. A hearty bowl of soup at a hiking refuge in a misty volcanic valley. A cozy hotel perched at the foot of one of the world’s largest glaciers. Iceland—the perfect place for inspiring adventurers traveling at any pace. Come discover this rugged country. See for yourself why they call it the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Walking
Zodiac
Ice Walk

Highlights

  • Explore Iceland's stunning landscapes, where volcanoes and glaciers are a part of daily life, and discover the beautiful Westman Islands
  • Dive into a rich culture where myths of Huldufólk (elves) and trolls abound, and learn about the fascinating history of this remote island
  • Discover an iceberg-filled lagoon at the foot of a glacier, traverse black-sand marshlands on a sheep cart and visit a seabird sanctuary on a secluded cape
  • Enjoy modern comfort and tasteful design at our hotels and sample Icelandic delicacies crafted by chefs who blend the traditional and the contemporary

 

 

Iceland Glaciers and Coast Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Iceland

Start/End Reykjavík

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your inaugural family hike in Vatnajökull National Park, shaped over millennia by volcanic eruptions, glacial runoff and rushing rivers • In our Zodiac boat, explore Fjallsárlón, a frigid lagoon with an iceberg sculpture garden in its silty waters • Walk to Svartifoss (Black Falls), a stunning cascade pouring from hexagonal lava columns • Cross a remote black-sand marshland on a vintage sheep cart to explore the seabird sanctuary in the secluded Cape of Ingólfshöfdi.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Hnappavellir
Premiere Hotel

A modern Scandinavian-style hotel featuring wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Opt to strap on crampons and trek over a dramatic glacier in Skaftafell National Park, admired for its ice formations, water cauldrons and pinnacles • Ferry to the Westman Islands, landing on the largest and only populated island, Heimaey • Walk to the rim of a volcano crater for unrivaled views, then down to the coast and into town to experience local island life • Keep an eye out for colonies of birds such as fulmars and kittiwakes, and from April to August the iconic Atlantic puffin.

Accommodations
Hotel Rangá

(2 nights)

Nights 3-4

Hotel Rangá
Hella
Premiere Hotel

A countryside log cabin-style resort with three geothermally heated hot tubs and views of mountains, glaciers and the Hekla Volcano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Take off in a "super jeep" for a drive across rocky lava beds, glacial outflows and rivers near Katla Volcano • In Thórsmörk discover the alpine oasis created by lime-hued hillsides, snowy mountains and wildflowers at the end of the Laugavegur Trail • Hike from bizarre rock formations and canyons to beautiful viewpoints found above a vibrant green wonderland • Walk to the heart of the Hengill ​geothermal area • Climb through a beautiful gorge and across a valley passing bubbling mud pots • Discover views of picturesque Thingvellir on our final trek before journeying back to Reykjavík—the perfect place to extend your family's epic vacation.

Accommodations

Night 5

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir
*Casual Plus Hotel

This sleek, modern and award-winning hotel sits amid geothermal pools, near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

The combination of Iceland's prolific waterfalls, vast ice fields, vibrant green landscape and warm ocean currents makes this island like no other place in the world. The island's climate can be as surprising as its terrain, with weather patterns and microclimates that can bring sun, wind, fog, sleet, rain and snow all in the same day (or hour!). Please be sure to bring warm layers and waterproof gear for every day of the trip. In addition, the fluctuating weather might result in flight and mid-trip itinerary changes, but your Backroads Leaders are always prepared to make necessary adjustments to ensure a great trip while keeping safety the top priority.

Accommodations & Meals

Luxury Iceland-style usually means modern, simple and nicely appointed buildings that prioritize location and views over plush amenities or landscaping. Due to the remoteness of our properties, dinners tend to be a local buffet-style affair with limited-choice menus, which is simply a part of the cultural experience.

Internal Flight

We travel by air to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying on a charter flight with Eagle Air aboard a turboprop plane that seats 19 or 30 passengers.

Shuttle Time

To access the best routes and most unique hotels in this expansive region, we've incorporated multiple shuttles into your itinerary.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Hnappavellir

Premiere Hotel

A modern Scandinavian-style hotel featuring wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
 

Nights 3-4

Hotel Rangá
Hella

Premiere Hotel

A countryside log cabin-style resort with three geothermally heated hot tubs and views of mountains, glaciers and the Hekla Volcano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Night 5

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir

*Casual Plus Hotel

This sleek, modern and award-winning hotel sits amid geothermal pools, near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (pool)

From $6,999 /person

+$600   internal air

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