Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour
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Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour
Hiking during Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour
Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour
Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour
Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Adventure Tour
Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tourc
Backroads Iceland Family Multisport Tour

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Iceland's Dramatic Southern Coast Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

The Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

In Iceland, opposites attract. Heath beside ocean. Glaciers atop volcanoes. Icebergs on black-sand beaches. A temperate climate, yet named Iceland. It's rumored that adults and kids even gravitate toward one another here. It seems implausible. To have such extremes so close. But maybe it's just the natural order.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $5,799 - $6,149 pp dbl occ
Plus $300 internal air
($1,050 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Horseback Ride
Ice Walk
Iceland family Multi-Adventure Tour
Iceland family Multi-Adventure Tour


Start/End Reykjavík

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

  • Hike through a mystical, raw and wild landscape of crevasses, fissures and waterfalls by land, water and air
  • Learn about Iceland's incredible geologic wonders, ranging from glaciers and geysers to volcanoes and sea stacks
  • Ferry to stunning Heimaey Island, perhaps side by side with dolphins and whales, and walk through volcanic landscapes
  • Cross creeks and rivers alongside an active volcano in Super Jeeps—the ultimate family adventure!
Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour
Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour
Family Adventures
Family Adventures
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
Backroads Multi-Adventure Trips
Backroads Multi-Adventure Trips
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

In Reykjavík board a scenic flight to Iceland's southeastern shore, landing near Vatnajökull, Europe's largest ice cap | Explore the coastal town of Höfn and its stunning glacier backdrop | Arrive at the remote Cape of Ingólfshöfdi for an expedition through its spectacular seabird sanctuary–keep an eye out for puffins! | By Zodiac boat and on foot, marvel at a ghostly iceberg sculpture garden in the silty water of Fjallsárlón Lagoon | Surrounded by wildflowers, glaciers, mountains and views out to the coast, make your way through purple dwarf fireweed to several impressive waterfalls, including Svartifoss (Black Falls), a gorgeous cascade that plunges from a cliff made of black hexagonal basalt columns.

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 3-4

Go for an ice walk in Skaftafell National Park and discover a frozen world of crevasses, fissures and waterfalls | Kids saddle up for a ride on Icelandic horses followed by a special dinner of their own | Voyage by ferry to the Westman Islands to discover Heimaey, the largest and only populated island | Walk along a volcano crater's rim for stunning views, then down to the coast and into town for a glimpse of local island life | Discover bird colonies such as fulmars and kittiwakes, and during April through August, the iconic Atlantic puffin.

Umi Hotel, Iceland
| Premiere Hotel

Superior service plus mountain and seaside views await at this peaceful and modern riverside hotel.

Days 5-6

Ride in a Super Jeep across creeks and rivers near simmering Katla Volcano | Discover Thórsmörk, an alpine oasis of icy peaks, caves and wildflowers at the end of the Laugavegurinn trail | Hike from bizarre rock formations and canyons to stunning high points with views of pristine valleys and brilliant lakes | In the heart of the Seltún ​geothermal area, climb up a lunar-like landscape amid an array of red, orange and golden hues | Sweeping views unfold of picturesque Kleifarvatn Lake and surreal Green Lake | Walk past a quiet tarn, jagged cliffs, bright green pastures and lava fields with vistas of the North Atlantic Ocean and Mount Keilir.

Hotel Grimsborgir
Hótel Grímsborgir
| Premiere Hotel

Set along the River Sog, in the heart of the Golden Circle, this country inn welcomes guests with spacious rooms and friendly service.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The hiking terrain on this trip includes some maintained trails as well as some rugged mountain paths with rocky, muddy sections and steep ascents and descents. The weather can also be extreme with wind, rain and fog, all of which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Ingólfshöfdi Peninsula Puffin Expedition & Hike (half day)
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Zodiac Boat Cruise (45 minutes) | min. age: 6+
Day 3
Skaftafell National Park Glacier Ice Walk (2 hours) | min. age: 10+
Just For Kids
Horseback Riding (1.5 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Super Jeep Expedition (5 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips with biking, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

The combination of Iceland's prolific waterfalls, vast icefields, 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 rest assured 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. Please note that due to the remoteness of our properties, dinners tend toward a local buffet-style affair and limited-choice menus, which is simply a part of the cultural experience of Iceland.

Internal Flight

On this trip 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 passengers.

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