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Scenic Ponies in Iceland Family Holiday

Experiences

An Icelandic Family Adventure

Shaped by its extraordinary geothermal topography, Iceland boasts turquoise geothermal lagoons, ice-covered volcanoes, and ethereal waterfalls. Adventure through this wild and rugged landscape on a series of high-octane and action-packed experiences, perfect for the whole family.

When to go
Feb-Mar, Jul-Oct
From price
$9,500 PP*
Ideal length
5 NIGHTS

Arrive in Iceland’s vibrant capital, Reykjavic where you will cruise the surrounding waters by boat. Soak up stunning city views as you go in search of majestic marine species such as humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins. Your children are sure to enjoy the excitement of competing to see who can spot the most marine wildlife. In a private 4×4 vehicle perfect for the whole family, traverse this dramatic country, navigating snow-covered tracks and glacier ridges. Upon arrival at your private lodge, find yourself in a haven of tranquillity, enjoying your family’s company and unbelievable scenery. Visit secluded hot springs to bathe in geothermal waters for a deeply restorative experience. In ATVs, speed through striking landscapes to discover hidden waterfalls and secret geysers that rise out of the ground. This is the perfect playground for your family to explore and there is no better way to navigate this terrain than on a fleet of ATVs.

Continue your journey in Iceland across glacial rivers, through the wilderness towards your rustic highland lodge. Indulge in fine cuisine, created by an excellent local chef. You and your family can also take the chance to take part in a bonding cooking masterclass with the chef who will show you how best to make use of the unique local produce. In this remote lodge, you will be able to disconnect from the outside world, and reconnect with your family. Explore nearby glaciers and embark on snowmobile adventures to unearth mystical ice caves. Accompanied by a local expert, venture into these underground worlds, marvel at their beauty and learn about their fascinating formation. Your children will enjoy learning about the fascinating geology of this area and they will enjoy being in a real-life winter wonderland complete with natural ice sculptures. 

At Thingvellir National Park, discover the site where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, a stunning place to teach your children about the workings of the earth. Abundant with waterfalls, cracked landscapes and crystal-clear pools, you will feel dwarfed by the sheer power of nature. Hike with your children along winding trails, discovering lakes formed by volcanic eruptions and eerie dark lava fields. Boasting rolling slopes, underground tunnels, and ancient caves, the blue mountains are an explorer’s paradise and you and your children can take up the mantle of expediionary explorers. Board a heli to witness this eclectic landscape from the air. Land by a dormant volcano before hiking to its volcanic crater where you will descend into the depths via open cable lift. This is the perfect way for your family to uncover Iceland’s extraordinary and exciting geology.

Discover the lush natural paradise of Thorsmork which boasts world-class hiking trails. Chart a course through this landscape of volcanic craters, glaciers and rugged mountains, whilst soaking up the captivating vistas. You and your children can follow trails and truly feel like pioneers as you cross this seemingly untouched landscape. Heading westwards to Vatnajökull National Park, grab the opportunity to experience the area on a boat or kayaks. Glide through beautiful glacial lagoons and watch the volcanic landscape drift by as you spot unique native wildlife. 

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Travel to the Troll Peninsula’s untouched landscape and embark on a horseback riding adventure on purebred Nordic horses that are well adapted to this undulating terrain. This is the perfect way to get your heart racing as you and your family ride through the countryside. Unearth the rugged valleys by foot or on bikes to witness breath-taking waterfalls, and allow expert guides to teach you and your children the art of fishing. To get your adrenaline pumping, a white water rafting adventure down Iceland’s strong rapids and dramatic ravines allows you to witness the country’s extraordinary scenery from a new perspective. This thrilling experience is a fantastic family activity as you work together to navigate rapids.

On board a sea kayak, paddle the clear, ocean waters surrounding the peninsula to witness exquisite views in every direction. An expert guide is on-hand to show you some of Iceland’s incredible wildlife and teach your children about the importance of habitat preservation. Unique encounters with minke whales or elusive orcas will provide your family with long-lasting memories. Return home with stronger family bonds and a cache of memories and lessons that your children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation.