Family Adventures in Iceland
Collected by Bryan Kinkade, AFAR Staff
Unnamed Road, Iceland
Less than an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavík and set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is an unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the...
Vagnhöfði 6-18, Reykjavík, Iceland
We all recognize Iceland as the country with the world famous Blue Lagoon, but its cities are atop the list of places with top notch air quality. A big factor contributing to the excellent air quality is that Reykjavik is sparsely populated,...
Hvammsvegur, 845 Flúðir, Iceland
So the secret is out. And unless you love crowds, skip the Blue Lagoon and come visit the Secret Lagoon. You will probably share the facility w/ a handful of people at most. Pretty minimal facilities and changing room/reception don't detract from...
Högnastígur, Flúðir, Iceland
Locally grown is not a fad or new development in Iceland - it's just they way they eat/grow/serve. Geothermal heat is utilised for greenhouses, and here is the biggest mushroom factory in Iceland. The surrounding area is a popular location for...
Selvogsbraut, Thorlakshofn, Iceland
This one hour riding tour is a great option for the whole family! If you are a beginner and/or travelling with children this is the ideal tour. The beautiful landscape in the Ölfus area is perfect for a short riding tour where you will get in...
Borgargerði, 816 Ölfus, Iceland
This tour is ideal for families and to get to know the sure footed Icelandic horse. From pick up at ION they head to the horse farm, Solhestar where the tour starts. Before saddling up you are outfitted in full riding and weather gear. The tour...
Nauthólsvegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Riding a strange, shrunken horse into a mossy canyon outside Reykjavik on a bright, bracing day with winter rolling in and a plate of minke whale waiting for you at day's end is tops. Doing so on three days' sleep deprivation is, in fact,...
Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland’s largest and most famous geothermal spa lies around an hour outside Reykjavik, quite close to Keflavik Airport. With a dramatic setting amidst large black lava boulders, the steam-filled, creamy-blue pool area is a striking and...
Geirsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
I can't say I saw too many cows roaming around the Icelandic countryside but that doesn't stop them from making some mean burgers! Near central hub downtown you'll see tons of fun street art - and also a great burger at Hamborgarabullan. Try the...
Nesjavellir 801, 801 Nesjavellir, Iceland
Protruding from a landscape of moss and lava less than an hour from Reykjavik lies one of the very few true luxury hotels outside of the island-nation’s capital, the Ion Adventure Hotel. What was once a no-frills barracks for workers at a...
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