This is a budget-friendly trip for families who want to pack in as much as they can in a short amount of time. Includes 3 nights in an apartment located in a great spot for seeing Iceland's highlights.
An Icelandic Family Adventure at Stracta Hotel
This family short break is designed to maximise your time, arriving early in the morning into Keflavik Airport and leaving in the afternoon/evening. You will have the opportunity to experience some of the famous Icelandic highlights and natural wonders on this well-paced adventure. Our team are always happy to adapt the itinerary to suit your requirements.
The apartment accommodation at Stracta Hotel is ideal for families who want to stay together, with the option of self-catering.
- Perfect accommodation for the family in a prime location for exploring and aurora sightings
- Epic superjeep adventure
- On-hand advice to build an itinerary that suits your requirements
- 3 nights at Stracta Hotel in a two-bedroom apartment with breakfast and northern lights call
- Kia Sportage or similar for two drivers
- Superjeep day trip
- Personally designed itinerary to suit your request
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrive into Keflavik early morning and pick up your hire car before making your way to the Golden Circle for a day exploring some of Iceland’s most famous locations. Stop for lunch before heading to your accommodation, Stracta Hotel, which will be your home for the next three nights. Here, you will check into your two-bedroom apartment and take some time to relax, with the possibility of aurora sightings in the evening.
Today it is time to take a break from driving and head out with our trusted suppliers, Southcoast Adventure. Experience one of their most popular superjeep adventures, including a visit to Thorsmork – a nature reserve in the Icelandic highlands. This is a great opportunity to take in the incredible scenery and learn more about this fascinating country from your knowledgable driver/guide. In the afternoon, relax in the hotel’s sauna and hot tub.
After breakfast, take the car for a drive along the beautiful south coast of Iceland, where you will discover famous waterfalls and beaches, including the stunning black sand beaches of Vik. If you need a little warming up, there is a Lava Centre and Lava Show available, for the whole family to learn more about Iceland’s volcanic past and the power of nature.
Have a leisurely morning before heading to Reykjavik. If you have booked an evening flight, you can park the car for the day and explore the city before heading back to the airport in the late afternoon. If you want to extend your stay and spend the night in Reykjavik we can easily organise this for you, just ask our team. All of our packages are able to be adapted and tailored to your needs.
Where You'll Stay
Stracta Hotel in the small town of Hella, South Iceland, is perfectly located just an hour drive from Reykjavik and close to the south coast’s major attractions.
Gullfoss Waterfall, the Great Geysir and Thingvellir National Park are all within easy reach.
There are a total of 166 rooms, and guests can choose from self-catering apartments or rooms with either private or shared bathroom facilities. Some options feature a private hot tub, but all guests are welcome to use the hotel saunas and hot tubs, located in the hotel garden. Enjoy the stunning views of Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla as you dine in the hotel restaurant, where all guests can enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast.
Stracta Hotel is stylish, minimalist accommodation in a highly convenient location which still offers the chance to see the northern lights – they offer wake up calls when they show up.
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See what our clients say
My daughter and I had an amazing time on our trip, we didn’t want it to end! Everything went according to plan, each excursion was well organized and everyone involved with each activity, as well as everyone at the lodge was kind, friendly, positive and happy, which makes such a difference to your whole experience. The food at The Abisko Mountain Lodge was also incredibly good. Our room was large, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathroom too was also spacious and well-equipped. The outdoor clothing provided was of very good quality which kept us warm, and the staff members are happy to change items if they are not quite the right size for you. This is my second trip with Weekend a la carte and I’m sure there will be more as I have complete trust in them. I highly recommend Aurora Nights, it was fabulous.
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
An excellent holiday which was enjoyed by all. The super jeep ride on the second day to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was memorable and thanks to our driver Margaret who proved to be a really good guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities in the hotel Ranga. The staff were very helpful and we managed to see the Northern Lights. The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was very nice with amazingly helpful staff. All in all, the whole holiday was brilliant.
What a fantastic trip! I booked this for myself and my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday and it didn’t disappoint! Booking was simple and we were kept up to date with all the details from the office team in the UK.
From the moment we arrived at Kiruna airport all the staff we encountered were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We opted for the upgraded room at the Abisko Mountain Lodge which I would highly recommend. The cold weather clothing which was supplied was fantastic and kept us really warm in the sub-zero temperatures. The dog sledging, snowmobiling and the Northern Lights photography were all superb and the staff leading the trips were really friendly and so knowledgeable. Even though we weren’t able to do the sky station trip because of the weather, there was a lovely alternative evening organised for us which included a traditional dinner and a walk to the lake where we were able to see the lights. The food at the lodge was also exceptional and showcased some lovely traditional dishes using Moose and Reindeer which were wonderful to try.
I would like to send a massive thank you to all the staff at The Abisko Mountain Lodge as well as the guides we used for our guided walks, dog sledging and snowmobiling. I’d highly recommend the trip, it was our first visit to Sweden and we would definitely return. Thanks again to everyone (including the huskies) who made it so memorable!
An amazing trip and excellent service provided by all involved. Great value for money too. Food was excellent. Accommodation was wonderful and the trips booked were outstanding. An amazing trip
1. Gourmet Cabins was excellent and Johan was a friendly and knowledgeable host. The food, cabins, hot tub and sauna were brilliant.
2. Dog sledge was a fantastic experience and we were given the opportunity to drive our own sledge
3. Snow Mobile – really got off the beaten track and into the spectacular mountains
4. Saw the Northern Lights twice in two days. There is no description that can really do them justice