As your horse’s warm breath hangs thick in the air in a landscape of vast Icelandic lava fields, you and your family will feel as though you’ve stepped into an ancient fairy tale world of mythical proportions.
Discover the beauty of Iceland’s Reykjavik where you and your kids will stroll the 10th-century streets; visit the National Museum for a hands-on learning experience that includes dressing like a Viking; and strolling the banks of the pristine salmon river that runs through the heart of the city. The adventure really begins on a super truck tour of the geothermal geysers and the ‘Golden Waterfall’ in Pingvellir National Park, and continues as you take a snowmobile across Iceland’s second largest glacier; explore the lava caves, hot springs and bubbling mud pools of the Blue Mountains; and ride a majestic Icelandic horse to the fabled mineral-rich Blue Lagoon.
This extensive trip will please both child and parent. Your experienced team of English-speaking guides and drivers will ensure the comfort of your family throughout, as well a modern, family-friendly hotel.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.
A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Reykjavik is reknowned for its world class cuisine. Try one of these many restaurants, located in and around Reykjavik for a truly authentic Icelandic meal.
The Seafood Cellar a fusion style restaurant based in a newly renovated landmark building in the heart of the city. Restaurant Einar Ben is located in the city centre, close to the bright lights and all the entertainment. Serves delicious food made from quality Icelandic ingredients: fish, seabirds, wild game and lamb. Restaurant Silfur, located in the Art Deco Hotel Borg, right in the heart of Reykjavik. The menu is made up of the world’s best ingredients available and the wine list is known for its variety of excellent wines from around the world. The Fish Market one if Reykjavik`s most chic restaurants. In the kitchen, Chef Hrefna plays with Asian and American flavors, and creative presentations making the dining a true experience. By The Pond a small and unique restaurant is said to be the most novel fish restaurant in Iceland. Restaurant Square with a mountain view on one side and the city centre on the other, is likely to impress solely by its location. Square restaurant invites guests to experience food & drinks in a new way. The Fish Company is an eclectic restaurant located in the city centre. They offer a trip through a world of culinary adventures, which, as most good adventures do, begins under a bridge.Laekjarbrekka a restaurant in one of the oldest houses in Reykjavík, right in the centre of the old town, very Icelandic with a cosy atmosphere. Restaurant ReykjavIk is a large and spacious combination of restaurant, café and a unique bar, The Ice Bar. It is located in the very centre of Reykjavík in a 19th century former warehouse, which has recently been renovated. The house is on 3 floors. The brassiere, on the ground floor, is open for lunch, coffee and dinners. The Rainbow rooms are on the second floor and the Cabaret room is on the third floor. The restaurant offers a wide range of menus.Restaurant Perlan is one of the most exquisite restaurants in Iceland with highly unusual architecture. Perlan, or the "Pearl", rests on six huge storage tanks, each able to hold 4 million liters of geothermal hot water. The restaurant is on the top floor which slowly rotates, offering a magnificent panoramic view of Reykjavík and its surroundings as you dine. Nautholl Bistro is located by the thermal beach at Nautholsvik Bay in Reykjavik. The restaurant offers a great selection of 2 and 3 course lunch and dinner menus. Dill Restaurant is located in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, which was designed and built in 1968 by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Gallery Restaurant has been renowned for its art, outstanding cuisine and impeccable service for over forty years. The Gallery Chefs offer a truly world class dining experience with their take on French cuisine, while the knowledgeable sommeliers will guide you through the feast of the senses. Restaurant Vox where the primary ambition is to use the best seasonal products and ingredients available at each time. The result is cosmopolitan cuisine with national roots, served by their expert staff.Grillid, French cuisine, superb food, fine wines, varied menus and excellent service, all set against one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Reykjavik. Be ready for a once in a lifetime dining experience.The island of Videy is one of the most famous Icelandic historical sites through the ages. The view from the restaurant adds extra spice to a delightful meal.Fjorukrain a genuine Viking feast restaurant, something to be remembered. The décor is in the Viking style and they offer a true Viking feast with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays. Seaside Restaurant (40 minutes south of Reykjavik in Stokkseyri) by the seaside, in Icelandic; Við fjöruborðið, is a restaurant specializing in lobster, fresh from the ocean on the very doorstep. The restaurant looks to Italian influence when preparing their menu, incorporating Tunisian couscous, Mediterranean salads, tomatoes and greeneries, along with the ever so famous grilled potatoes.
Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive past the city's salmon river (which is proof that Reykjavík is a pollution free capital) and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of city, and an outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Visit the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church.
While at the National Museum, head on over to the kids corner where kids can try on a Viking Costume.
Spend the day today on a shared (9-10hrs) tour as you access some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural wonders by Super Truck. Visit Pingvellir National Park, the world famous Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss “the Golden Waterfall”. Next kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjoekull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Super truck tour with a driver-guide, snowmobile tour, overall, glove and helmet rental. Please note: If you wish to enter the Geysir, Strokkur and Blesi hot spring area a new entrance fee of ISK600 per person (aged 16+) is payable locally to the land owners. You may still see the spouting geyser “Strokkur” from the road, if you wish to avoid the fee and do not enter the area.
This tour is for the sport-minded outdoor lover. The journey begins by exploring one of the many lava caves in the Blafjoll mountain range, just east of Reykjavik. You will find out how lava caves are formed and discover the beauty of stalagmites and stalactites. Having enjoyed the hidden beauties of the underground, we head out to the Hengill geothermal area where an easy hike in magnificently ethereal surroundings, dotted with hot springs and bubbling mud pools, await you. The hike continues down through Reykjadalur, the “Smokey” Valley, where it is possible to enjoy a natural bath in a warm stream. This is a short tour, but one to remember!
Sail to Puffin Island in comfort for a unique opportunity to observe this fun colorful bird in close proximity. Other beautiful seabirds are also to be seen amid some spectacular views of the surroundings and on Puffin Island. Enjoy a 1 hour tour packed full of great photographic moments. Note that as guides do not wish to disturb these interesting birds, the tours do not step foot on the island, rather you will observe from the boat.
This tour is an ideal combination where the Icelandic horse and the rejuvenating Blue Lagoon play the major role. Your ride follows smooth riding tracks through bushy hills and lava fields. After a ride of 1.5 - 2 hours you will drive to the fabulous Blue Lagoon where you can choose to swim in the mineral rich water or just relax and enjoy the facilities (entrance fee and towel rental included). Other inclusions: riding helmets, rubber boots & rainwear if needed, transfer to and from the Blue Lagoon; transfer from hotel.
Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses beautifully designed guest rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city center. The hotel servers a hearty breakfast every morning and in the evening enjoy traditional Scandinavian dishes and drinks in the restaurant and bar.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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