Encounter Iceland’s awe-inspiring geology on a family journey to volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, and lava caves from the legend-filled Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the waterfalls and black-sand beaches of the southern coast. 

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Iceland for Families: A Tailor-Made Journey

8 days from $7,780

Encounter Iceland’s awe-inspiring geology on a family journey to volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, and lava caves from the legend-filled Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the waterfalls and black-sand beaches of the southern coast. 

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

Tour Details

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Smithsonian Tailor-Made Journeys provided me and my son with a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable, adventure. Our long awaited celebration exceeded our expectations. We did and saw things that we never would have managed to plan on our own or with an average tour company. The guides were exceptional and went above and beyond to make us feel special. 

- Valli, T.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Accommodations

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Hotel Husafell

Borgarbyggð, Iceland

A stylish base from which to explore the fjords, valleys, volcanoes, craters, waterfalls, and glaciers of Iceland’s west, Hotel Húsafell is surrounded by some of the country’s most photogenic countryside. Behind the wooden façade that blends into the landscape, 48 welcoming rooms feature sleek and comfortable Nordic furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and paintings by Icelandic artist and sculptor, Páll Guðmundsson. The hotel restaurant offers panoramic views along with its elegant takes on Icelandic cuisine. Guests can also relax at the lounge and bar or enjoy casual fare at the hotel bistro. On the hotel grounds, you’ll find two geothermal pools, hot tubs, outdoor activities such as hiking, eco-walking, and golf. In winter, there’s a wake-up call service when the northern lights are visible.

Number of nights: 3

Hotel Ranga

Hella, Iceland

Set on the banks of a scenic river at the foot of Katla UNESCO Global Geopark, Hotel Rangá is within easy reach of the area’s volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, black beaches, and hiking trails. The log-built lodge offers 44 comfortable rooms and eight spacious suites equipped with modern amenities. Common spaces include a bar and lounge, a games room with a billiards table, a library, and three geothermally heated outdoor hot tubs from which you can watch for the northern lights. The hotel also has an on-site stargazing observatory with a retractable roof, two high-tech telescopes for solar observing, and guided night sky tours with local astronomers. The restaurant serves generous buffet breakfasts and à la carte lunches and dinners that draw on modern Nordic cuisine.  

Number of nights: 2

Centerhotel Miðgarður

Reykjavík, Iceland

This contemporary hotel on Reykjavík’s main shopping street has an intimate atmosphere in spite of its size. The minimalist guest rooms feature large windows and tasteful Nordic décor, and offer plenty of modern amenities. The hotel’s spacious Miðgarður Spa has an indoor soaking pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, cold showers, treatment rooms for massages, and a small gym. There’s also a secluded garden, a relaxed bar that hosts live music performances on Thursday evenings, and a restaurant that serves Nordic fusion cuisine created with fresh and local ingredients.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Testimonials

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Smithsonian Tailor-Made Journeys provided me and my son with a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable, adventure. Our long awaited celebration exceeded our expectations. We did and saw things that we never would have managed to plan on our own or with an average tour company. The guides were exceptional and went above and beyond to make us feel special. 

- Valli, T.
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.