Planning a family vacation to Iceland can seem overwhelming. Should you do all of Iceland’s Ring Road? What about the Golden Circle? Will a glacier hike or a boat ride in a glacier lagoon be too much for your kids? And what about lodging and food in Iceland for families?
Iceland Step by Step specializes in planning family trips to Iceland! We quite literally wrote the book on it:
We offer One-of-a-kind Iceland vacation planning for your family
You can buy our book and use it to plan an amazing Iceland vacation for your family. Many people do! There are over 100,000 words, 300 pictures and a dozen maps to help you plan your Iceland vacation. And if you e-mail us, we’ll even answer any questions you have. We respond to every personal e-mail we receive!
But if you want more help, you’ll want to sign up for our custom itinerary planning service. We work with you one on one to create a relentlessly customized itinerary for your group. Are you traveling with babies or toddlers? No problem. Are the grandparents coming too? We know how to handle that too. Older kids who hate museums and hiking? We can plan for that.
Here’s how the process works:
- A one on one video call.
We’ll do a video call with your family to understand exactly what you’re looking for. We’ll ask you dozens of questions to learn what you want in your Iceland vacation. Airbnbs or hotels? Restaurants or cooking at your lodging? Boats or no boats? We’ll dive deep and really understand your family.
- Lodging recommendations
We will then send you exact lodging recommendations for each night based on your itinerary. Check out our sample Iceland itinerary to see what it will look like. Note that your itinerary will look very different– no 2 itineraries we plan are ever the same!
You can book the lodging, or we can book most lodging for you. Except for Airbnbs- those you have to book on your own. We’ll always tell you if it will be cheaper for you to book directly. (We may receive a commission if we do the bookings, but we never choose a property based on the commission. You pay us a planning fee to create the best trip possible.)
- Tour recommendations
We will give you detailed self-tour guides for your trip. If you’re visiting Iceland’s Golden Circle one day, we’ll include self-drive touring instructions for no additional charge.
But sometimes paying for a tour makes sense. If you’re going on a whale watching trip, or a glacier hike, or taking a ferry to the Westman Islands, we’ll tell you which tour to book and at what time. Sometimes we can book it for you, but most of the time you will book the tour yourself based on our recommendation.
- Dining recommendations
We’ll recommend kid-friendly places to eat. Even many expensive restaurants in Iceland offer reasonably-priced kid’s menus. We can find you luxury dining, simple sit-down meals, or takeout options. If you want, some nights, we can have you cook something in your rental house or apartment; we’ll even include hours for a nearby grocery store! Supermarkets in Iceland have very reasonable prices,and an assortment of foods the whole family will enjoy.
The cost of a custom Iceland travel plan
Here is how much we charge for our planning services. We think it’s a pretty good deal, since we often save families dozens of hours of research. Just check out some of our Iceland itinerary planning reviews!
Iceland Itinerary Planning Pricing
|Gold Iceland Itinerary Planning||Platinum Iceland Itinerary Planning||Premier Iceland Tour Guide Service|
|Specific Lodging recommendations for every day||☑||☑|
|One-on-one video call to discuss your trip and preferences||☑||☑||☑|
|Custom mobile-ready itinerary||☑||☑||☑|
|Full day touring recommendations||☑||☑||☑|
|Meal recommendations for all meals||☑||☑||☑|
|Third party tour recommendations with specific time recommendations||☑||☑||☑|
|Eric joins your trip as your personal tour guide!||☑|
|Price per day of your trip||$150||$200||$500|
|Travel days are free (less than a half day)||☑||☑||☑|
|50% discount for planning days after the first 7||☑||☑||☑|
|Free print copy of our book, 100 Tips for Visiting Iceland (or a discount if you already have it)||☑||☑||☑|
|Premium Iceland goodie bag with power adapters, Icelandic currency, and more||☑||☑|
For families, we will also include a print copy of our travel planning book, Iceland With Kids!
For more information, just fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch! We’ll move quickly to get you accommodations booked– usually within 1 week of signing up!