5 Day Family Holiday | Golden Circle, South Coast & Reykjavik in the Summer

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Enjoy Iceland this summer with this 5-day all-in-one package. Explore the Golden Circle and the South Coast, while spending your nights under the Midnight Sun in Reykjavík. This 5-...

Enjoy Iceland this summer with this 5-day all-in-one package. Explore the Golden Circle and the South Coast, while spending your nights under the Midnight Sun in Reykjavík. This 5-day adventure is packed with play, making it the perfect summer holiday for the whole family.

Planning a vacation with the kids couldn’t be easier. With a home-base in Reykjavík, this package allows you to take day trips into the countryside to experience the wild and beautiful Icelandic nature without the hassle of repacking and moving to a new location each night. 

You’ll see geysers erupt at Geysir geothermal area and learn about the Vikings at Þingvellir National Park on your tour of the Golden Circle. While travelling the South Coast, you’ll pass mighty glaciers before looking for puffins at Reynisfjara black...


Airport transfer on arrival/departure
4 nights of accommodation in Reykjavík (Different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus
South Coast small group sightseeing tour in a minibus
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary (For Comfort level and higher)


Glacier Hiking
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving


Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Hallgrímskirkja church in the beautiful city of Reykjavík.

Welcome to Iceland!

Your plane will land on the Reykjanes Peninsula, an area filled with beautiful but rugged scenery and home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa. After picking up your bags, you can choose to visit the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon to unwind after your flight.

The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a dark lava field which lends an otherworldly feel to the...

Day 2
You will find a wealth of attractions, including erupting geysers, on the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Golden Circle Day Tour

Today, you’ll see gorgeous waterfalls and erupting geysers, as well as learn about Iceland’s Vikings on a tour of the Golden Circle.

To make this day even more special, you can add on a horse riding tour where those over the age of 5 can ride an Icelandic horse around the countryside. No experience is needed, and the animals are very friendly, making this a p...

Day 3
The sheer size of Skógafoss waterfall on the South Coast will surely leave you in awe.

South Coast Day Tour

Today it is time to explore the South Coast of Iceland where you’ll find glittering waterfalls, mighty glaciers, stretches of black sand beaches and perhaps a puffin or two.

After being picked up in Reykjavík, you’ll travel through lush farmlands where you’ll see tall mountains and snowy glaciers in the North and the wild Atlantic Ocean in the South. Keep an...

Day 4
Icelandic horses are friendly and very intelligent.

Free Day

Today you have a wealth of choices to fill up your day. You could spend it in the city, perhaps visiting one of Reykjavík’s many geothermal pools. It is a great activity for the whole family because while the children play on the waterslides, the parents can unwind in the hot tubs.

If you are looking for more adventures, you could take a tour on this day. Dur...

Day 5
Sunset on a summer's day in Reykjavík.


Now it is time to bid farewell to Iceland. If you have an afternoon or an evening flight, you will have time to do a little exploring in Reykjavík before you board a bus heading to the airport.

You could explore downtown Reykjavík a little before you go. Laugavegur shopping street provides you with opportunities to see colourful houses and do some souvenir sh...


What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Good, outdoor shoes
Swimsuit and towel

Good to know

Some optional activities might need either a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkelling.

If you are bringing young children, we recommend booking comfort or quality level accommodations.

Please note that the minimum age for the Blue Lagoon is 2 years. If you are travelling with a child under that age, a trip to the Secret Lagoon will be scheduled instead of the Blue Lagoon.


See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city centre or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.


Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city centre with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.

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