Family Friendly Bundle Discount | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching

Family Friendly Bundle Discount | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching
Admire some of the clearest water in the world at Þingvellir National Park.
Be amazed by the raw natural power of Gullfoss waterfall.
A whale breaching for a wave.
The gigantic rock arch at Dyrhólaey peninsula on the South Coast.
Admire Seljalandsfoss waterfall from all of its beautiful angles.
A rainbow graces the view of Skógafoss waterfall on the South Coast.
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Embark on this fun-filled tour combo for three days of adventure to some of Iceland’s best-loved attractions, the Golden Circle and South Coast, and get the chance to spot a whale in the wild. This discount offer is perfect for families, and the smaller group size promises you will get more time with your guide as well as your fellow passengers.

You will get to see both the Golden Circle and the South Coast from the comfort of a minibus, admiring the many locations on offer including waterfalls, geysers and cultural sites. Don't miss your opportunity to walk behind a waterfall and even between two tectonic plates as they pull apart.

Your final day sees you whisked away by boat from the Reykjavík harbour to look for the gentle and majestic giants of the sea, whales, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest animal lovers.

This combo deal offers you and your family three separate tours so you have a different activity each day. Starting off from Reykjavík each day means it's not necessary to change accommodation or spend your holiday time repacking, providing relaxation alongside adventuring.

Don't wait! This combo doesn’t just combine the most popular day trips in Iceland; it does so in a family-friendly way, so if you are travelling with children, you will want to book this tour. So grab your camera and come along on this genuine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 3 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Hvalfjörður, Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimasandur, Hveragerði, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Kerið, Öxarárfoss, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

  • 8-hour day tour to the Golden Circle in a minibus

  • 11-hour day tour to the South Coast in a minibus

  • 2-3 hour Whale Watching tour

  • English speaking guides

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Accommodations

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.

Please contact us if you are traveling with children between 3 to 6.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - The Golden Circle

The impressive Strokkur geyser on the Golden Circle route erupting.

Day one and get ready to experience the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, the Golden Circle. You will be picked up and welcomed aboard a comfortable minibus and shuttled to the first attraction of the day, Þingvellir National Park.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir is the original congregating site of the Icelandic parliament established in 930 AD making it the longest, continuously running parliament in the world. You also have the remarkable opportunity to walk between two continents as the park is located in a rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, it is the only place in the world where that is possible.

Next up is the Geysir geothermal area, named for the largest hot spring in the area which used to erupt regularly but now lies mostly dormant. Not to worry though, its nearby neighbour Strokkur still blows frequently, reaching heights of 30 metres and it is an extraordinary natural event. Explore the area to admire the space-like landscape and mesmerising colours of the pools and surrounding rocks.

Not far up the road from Geysir, you will travel to the incredible Gullfoss waterfall. This stunning waterfall is captivating for its raw power and throws water into a vast canyon, creating a mist which can often develop rainbows which further enhances its natural beauty.

You can view this waterfall from different spots making for dynamic perspectives and guaranteeing excellent photo opportunities.

Your final stop for the day will be the town Hveragerði characterised by its geothermal energy and rising ‘Hverir’ - steam clouds after which the town is named. After a stop at the Earthquake Exhibition, you will admire the noble and beautiful crater Kerið esteemed for its scale and fantastic colours.

You will then be dropped off at your accommodations in Reykjavík where you are free to spend the rest of the day exploring the city or just unwinding after this eventful day.

Day 2 - The South Coast & Vik

The stunning cascade Seljalandsfoss falls from great heights.

Day two and you will be hitting the Ring Road to discover the well-loved South Coast where countless waterfalls fall from the interior before their rivers find their way to striking black sand beaches. Your first stop will be Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall with a difference as there is a considerable cavern behind it offering the unique perspective to admire it from varied angles.

Skógafoss is the next attraction, a towering waterfall with a curtain-like torrent of water which creates an exhilarating mist. On sunny days this spray promises a rainbow or two. You can also climb a staircase next to the waterfall so you can admire it from its lofty beginnings.

Between the waterfalls, you will drive past Eyjafjallajökull, the notorious volcano that disrupted air travel in 2010 with its eruption and subsequent ash cloud. On clear days, you can also catch a glimpse of the dramatic Westman Islands, a rocky archipelago just off the south coast.

You will have lunch in the picturesque town of Vík as well as a visit to the wool factory and shop where you could pick up your very own iconic Icelandic jumper.

You will then start the drive back to Reykjavík but not without stopping at the impressive black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Its basalt column cliffs define this particular piece of coastline as well as its eye-catching sea stacks, rumoured to be greedy trolls caught out in the sunlight and petrified to stone.

After a very short drive, you will also stop at Dyrhóley, an immense rock-arch standing defiantly in the sea and providing a home for many birds, including the iconic puffin in the summer.

Marvel over all that you have seen today on the drive back to Reykjavík in time for any evening plans you might have.

Day 3 - Whale Watching

A majestic whale makes its way to the surface for air.

The final part of this exciting combo tour doesn’t even require you to leave Reykjavík. Make your way to the Old Harbour to participate in one of the most exciting wildlife activities on offer in Iceland, whale watching.

In the summer you have a choice of two boats, one is a larger vessel and the second is a swifter catamaran. The first boat is available all year round and is geared towards education and interactive learning and boasts its very own cafe, perfect for families with young children.

A trip on this boat takes about three hours whereas the smaller boat takes less time to reach the prime whale-watching spots and is subsequently one hour shorter but only available in the summer. Whichever boat takes your fancy, you will be jettisoned out to sea by your expert captain and your guides will be keeping their well-trained eyes on the horizon.

On bright days you will be able to see Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes peninsulas as well as Hvalfjörður, quite appropriately named, whale fjord. Your experienced guide will point out landmarks as you leave the harbour and keenly spot and alert you to the presence of any sea life.

The types of whales you can look forward to spotting include harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, Minke whales and Humpback Whales. Not as frequently spotted but not unheard of are sightings of orcas, pilot whales, fin whales and even basking sharks. If you don’t see a whale, you are welcome to return for free.

Then you are free to spend the rest of the day sightseeing in the city or venture out into the countryside if the mood strikes you.

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Baldvin was an excellent guide. He knew how to time everything so places would not be crowed with big busses. He told good stories. Answered all of our questions. A very pleasant, smart young man.
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We had an excellent time with our tours. We felt we saw the most in such a short time. Our guides were very informative and made the travel days light and fun. We had pretty typical weather for Iceland in January and still got the most of our sightseeing. The communication before/during the trip was very good and we received quick responses if we had questions. Highly recommend booking!
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We had a wonderful time in Iceland thanks to the tours. Guides were knowledgeable and managed time well. We even had 2 more stops for our Day 1 golden circle tour which was a real bonus for my daughter. She met some really handsome Icelandic horses up close! The whale-watching tour was a bit disappointing given to the rough sea that day. We threw up quite badly and only sighted a dolphin. We would recommend travellers to check the weather condition before hand and adjust if schedule allows. Overall, great trip great experience!
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This tour was really wonderful! I felt like I saw the best of Iceland in 2.5 days. Pickup was timely and guides were professional. Highly recommend it!
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Our family had a great family 3days tour except Day3. Day1 golden circle and Day2 South Coast tour operated by Saga travel was great experience. Saga travel guides were very professional and informative to make 2days trips very happy and fun. However Day3 northern light trip operated by luxury minivan trip was not successful one by unprofessional driver who lost the road with other team three times and we could not get enough instruction how to see the northern light.
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