Take a family tour with Arctic Adventures and rest assured that your family trip to Iceland will top all expectations. March into a man-made ice cave in Langjökull Glacier, be charmed by adorable puffins on a Whales & Puffins tour, or see the best of Iceland on a Golden Circle tour. The choice is yours!

All tours presented here are family-friendly, but do check the minimum age before you make bookings to see if the youngest ones can come along.

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Family Vacation In Iceland

Why choose Iceland for your family vacation? There are almost too many reasons to count.

Iceland has dominated the list of the safest countries in the world for 12 years in a row. The nature is so breathtaking that even the fussiest youngster will be mesmerized. A lot of local attractions or even tours welcome young children free of charge.

The tours you’ll find on this page are all specially tailored to accommodate families with children of all ages. Choose what strikes your fancy and sit back while we do all the planning for you!

If you’re interested in learning more about Iceland family vacation and family-friendly Iceland tours, take a look at our guide to Iceland with kids.

Mom Daughter Selfie Family Tour in Iceland

How To Choose A Family Tour In Iceland

While it’s probably tempting to try out every single option in Iceland, it’s impossible to take in every Icelandic adventure on one trip. Children need breaks and some days are best spent aimlessly wandering about and stopping at cozy local coffee shops and restaurants.

So how do you know if the tour you pick is perfect for you and your little ones?

  • Decide how much walking you want to do. If your child is a bit older and active, give some of the longer tours a shot. However, if you have a stroller, stick to more laid back tours.
  • Think about what your child enjoys. Is your little one crazy about nature? You might want to take a look at Reykjanes Peninsula tours. If they can’t get enough of animals, they will be amazed by cute puffins and majestic whales, both of which can be seen on the Whales & Puffin tour. Are colorful drawings and lively city streets what excites them? Reykjavik is known for its wall murals and unique architecture, which are brought together with interesting insights by our guides during a Reykjavik city walking tour.
  • Consider finances. It’s no secret that the tour price range is quite broad. If you have a bunch of little ones and are trying to budget, take a look at one of the tours that kids up to 6 years old can take for free. One the other hand, more expensive small-group options can offer a more authentic experience for both you and your kids.

There is no one tour that will work for every family. Choose what you enjoy and we’ll take care of the rest!

Popular Family Tour Destinations

Not sure where to start with so many tour options? Here are a few destinations loved by travelers with children:

The Golden Circle

Family Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

A truly beloved option for travelers of all ages, the Golden Circle combines the best of Iceland into a one-day adventure you will never forget. The bus takes you destination to destination so there’s no need to worry about the kids getting exhausted. We have several options for Golden Circle tours available, but since you’re planning a trip with children, take a look at Golden Circle Superior. It’s a small group experience, which adds to the convenience, plus you’ll get to stop at Faxi Waterfall and the geothermal town of Hveragerði for an exclusive bonus!

Langjökull Glacier

Ice Cave Guide and People Into The Glacier

Some ice caves might be an adventure that’s way too intense to embark on with children. That doesn’t mean you cannot satisfy your wanderlust! Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave is an awesome solution if you want to experience the wonders of the icy heart of Iceland together with your whole family.

The ice cave is man-made, meaning it is perfectly safe, easy to explore, and your tour guide will make sure you don’t get lost and hear some fascinating facts about glaciers while there. The eyes of your little ones will surely light up when they see how brilliant and blue ice looks from the inside!

Reykjavik

Can you really say you’ve visited a country if you didn’t explore the ins and outs of the capital city? Reykjavik sightseeing tours are a top hit among families with children of all ages. Communicative and knowledgeable guides, the most prominent locations, and the unique spirit of Reykjavik are bound to make these day tours a family experience you will never forget.

FAQ

Most definitely. In fact, as one of the safest and least polluted countries in the world, Iceland is one of the most desirable destinations for a family trip.

Absolutely! Every tour offered by Arctic Adventures has a minimum age indication. If the tour description states that no minimum age applies, it is perfectly safe to take children of any age on it.

It all depends on the tour you choose. Most family tours such as sightseeing or Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave tour have no age limit. However, some tours that require quite a bit of hiking or have more demanding activities will have a certain minimum age requirement. This information is presented in the description of every tour.

Unfortunately not. Tours such as Whale & Puffin Tour or Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik invite adventurers up to 6 years to join for free (with adult supervision of course). Most other tours, however, cannot offer that due to limited space.

In general, summer might be a more family-friendly season if you’re visiting with little kids. Mild temperatures, open-air attractions and numerous Iceland tours for families will grant you an unforgettable family vacation. However, don’t count out the winter, especially if you’re visiting with teens. The weather will present challenges, but it’s so worth it! Plus, quite a few ice caving and glacier hiking tours are available during the cold winter months.