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EUROPE | Reykjavik, Vik, Akureyri, Húsavík, Lake Mývatn | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Iceland

3 people stand on the rocks admiring Goðafoss Waterfall A smiling young man in a cap and sweater holds a rack of smoked food A group of people stand on the deck of a ship at sea watching a whale’s tail break the water’s surface An Adventure Guide sits at the head of a table full of people all raising their glasses in a toast 3 people sit on a bench near the water in Kerið Crater An Adventure Guide leads 3 people on a horseback ride A stream winds through the trees and lush valley of Thingvellir National Park, with a church in the distance 2 kids in bathing suits float on their backs in one of the Myvatn nature baths A knife rests between slices of Icelandic black bread that sits on a wood board A group of kids run up a grassy hill near some turf houses Several Adventurers are high atop a glacier during a glacier hike
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Immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of Iceland as you explore its dramatic landscapes and coastline that feature majestic waterfalls, lunar-like valleys, mountainous glaciers and stunning volcanoes. You'll also savor culinary flavors and take part in the local traditions of this vibrant Nordic island. And be sure to keep an eye out for elves!

ICELAND FAMILY VACATION TIPSExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      U.S. Guests are required to present a valid passport. As a U.S. citizen, you may enter Iceland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

      Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay and have 2 blank passport pages remaining.

      For more information, please check with the U.S. Department of State

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      During your Adventure in Iceland you can expect to travel through a variety of climates and conditions, so layering is recommended. Base layers of wool and fleece are good for their insulating capabilities even when wet.

      Some activities require the use of a day bag for packing a change of clothes, so be sure to bring an extra bag for these occasions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      •     Collared shirts
      •     Jeans or long pants
      •     Wool or fleece pants
      •     Waterproof and windproof pants
      •     Light synthetic or quick-dry pants
      •     Dress/skirt (optional)
      •     Shorts
      •     Wool or fleece thermal underwear
      •     Thick wool socks/hiking socks
      •     Lightweight or fleece jacket
      •     Light wool or fleece sweater
      •     Hat
      •     Knit cap or beanie
      •     Swimsuits
      •     Sturdy, closed toe walking shoes
      •     Sandals
      •     Waterproof hiking boots that cover the ankle bone (required for glacier hike)
      •     Waterproof and windproof jackets
      •     Rain jacket with hood
      •     Rain pants (optional)
      •     Thin gloves

      Miscellaneous
      •     Day bag (for packing a change of clothes for certain activities)
      •     Passport
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Sunscreen
      •     Toiletries
      •     Insect repellant

    • WeatherExpanded

      Summer months in Iceland typically reach highs in the mid 50’s and lows in the mid 40’s. You can expect 20 hours of daylight in July and 16-18 hours of daylight in June and August.

      September, on average, reaches a high of 50 and a low in the low 40’s. Daylight hours in September range from 14.5 hours at the beginning of the month, 13 hours in the middle of the month, and 11.5 hours at the end of the month.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Discover more about this destination. Longitude Books offers great books and maps to help you get the most of out of your travel. They offer a selection of reading recommendations, prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. The travel insurance benefits offered by Adventures by Disney are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company. It's as easy as a phone call to learn more and purchase.

      Find out details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport (KEF): proceed to baggage claim and retrieve your luggage. Exit the baggage claim area and into the main terminal.

      As soon as you arrive in the public area of the terminal, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your ground transportation to the Blue Lagoon.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transported to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 KEF No later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 8 KEF Any time

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in Iceland the Icelandic Krona (ISK). Most hotels, shops and restaurants accept major credit cards and debit cards.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities: Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. If you feel that your Adventure Guides have provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Adventure guide/Per Day: $8 - $11 USD.

      For example, on an 8-day adventure:
      •  A Guest would tip each Adventure Guide $64 - $88 USD.
      •  A family of 4 would tip $256 - $352 for one Adventure Guide. For 2 Adventure Guides, that would be a total of $512 - $704 USD.

      Adventure Guides accept cash or travelers' checks. You can ask your Adventure Guide if they accept PayPal.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

    • TransportationExpanded

      Adventures by Disney has arranged for all of your accommodation and transportation needs during your stay in Iceland as specified in your trip itinerary. If you choose to visit other sites on your own, hire a driver and car through the hotel. Please ask your Adventure Guide for any assistance regarding any transportation arrangements you may need.

    • LanguageExpanded

      The primary language of Iceland is Icelandic, although most people in Iceland speak English.

      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Iceland:

      English Icelandic
      Hello/Good Morning Hallό/Gόdan daginn
      Goodbye Bless
      Good evening Gott kvöld
      Goodnight Gόda nόtt
      Yes
      No Nei
      Adventure Aevintýri
      Thank you Þakka þér fyrir

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

  • Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Iceland. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.

  • What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavík. Your flight should arrive no later than 3:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we transfer you to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavík for your return flight home. Your flight can depart at any time.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For Iceland, transfers are included from the Keflavík International Airport (KEF) to the Blue Lagoon, then to the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina back to the Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, we encourage you to extend your stay in Iceland before or after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    On this adventure, your group will travel by motor coach and airplane.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    The activity level for this journey is very active and Guests should be physically fit and mobile. This adventure includes transitioning to and from small watercrafts, 1 or more hours of walking and hiking on uneven surfaces, up and down irregular stairs and on cobblestone streets. Guests should feel comfortable spending time exploring the outdoors. Activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking behind waterfalls, glacier hiking, fishing and white water rafting. Some activities require crampons and ice picks, which will be provided for hiking on a glacier. The full range of activities requires a moderate to high amount of stamina in order to get the most out of your vacation.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 6 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 8 years old at the time of travel on our trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, age requirement for certain activities, potential for extreme temperatures, and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking on uneven surfaces, rafting, and hiking). Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

  • What is the cost of purchasing goods in Iceland?Expanded

    Please note, there is a rather high cost of consumer good as well as large inflation rates in the country of Iceland. Certain items such as postage, transportation and food/beverages may be significantly higher in cost in comparison to North America. Due to labor taxes and importation, many of the prices of these items will also fluctuate depending on the region of Iceland. If dining or shopping on your own, please be aware and act suitably to your comfort. Should you have any additional questions, your Adventure Guides and local experts can assist you.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, hotel breakfast buffets include a mix of Icelandic and American offerings. The breakfast buffet may include fresh and raw vegetables with cold smoked fish, cold meats and cheeses, sweet and savory baked goods, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and skyr (Icelandic yogurt). Hot breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage and eggs are usually offered as well. Some lunches and dinners are also served buffet style, while others offer a limited-choice menu. Lunches and dinners are balanced meals, usually including an abundant selection of fish and seafood, beef, lamb and pasta or rice entrées; soup and sandwiches, salads, burgers, fish and chips; and desserts and fruit, along with a chance to try Icelandic specialties. While the menus have been planned to give you a taste of typical Icelandic cuisine, they are often complimented with limited American fare. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices are not always available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. If you have any questions or concerns about dinning at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Vacation Protection Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

    70 Day Guarantee Terms & Conditions: Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. will not cancel any regularly scheduled departure less than 70 calendar days prior to its scheduled start date, except if cancellation of same is due to: (1) non-payment by the Guest; or (2) factors beyond our reasonable control, such as, but not limited to: industry-wide strikes, civil unrest, embargos, fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, typhoons or similar severe storm, wars (whether or not declared), or acts or threats of terrorism or a direct response to same; in which case the provisions of our standard Terms and Conditions shall apply. 70 Day Guarantee does not apply to any Adventures by Disney packages offered in conjunction with any Disney Cruise Line® cruise.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.