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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

When the Vikings sailed westward towards the New World, they had a tradition to name new locations as they first encountered them. Legend says icebergs filled a fjord Vikings spied from a high mountain top, inspiring the name “ĺsland” or Iceland — a name that has defined the volcanic wonderland for more than 1,000 years. Join Road Scholar in Iceland to discover the mystery of the land of Fire and Ice.

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Iceland Tours for Seniors and Families

When the Vikings sailed westward toward the New World, they had a tradition of naming new locations as they first encountered them. Legend says icebergs filled a fjord that Vikings spied from a high mountaintop, inspiring the name “ĺsland” or Iceland — a name that has defined the volcanic wonderland for more than 1,000 years. Journey through Iceland's beauty with Road Scholar. Discover Fire and Ice on tours for seniors, families, and friends. Your adventure awaits!


Best Iceland Tours for Seniors

Iceland tours offer a plethora of unique activities that allow visitors to explore the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, unique cultural experiences, and more. At Road Scholar, we have an expansive collection of family friendly Iceland tours that are great for seniors interested in multigenerational travel and involving the entire family. Take a look at some of the best Iceland tours for seniors below to see what discoveries you can make on your Icelandic adventures:

  • Reykjavik: Most tours of Iceland for seniors make a stop in the capital city of Reykjavik, which is a vibrant cultural hub with a rich history and plenty of things to do. When exploring Iceland with family, you can wander Reykjavik’s charming streets lined with cafes and boutiques, visit attractions like the National Museum of Iceland, and enjoy the city’s mouth-watering cuisine and nightlife.
  • Golden Circle tour: A must for Iceland family tours is traversing the Golden Circle, which is a popular route that takes visitors to some of Iceland’s most famous attractions, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir Geothermal Area, which boast stunning geological wonders and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The Golden Circle tour is a quick drive from Reykjavik, making it a great day trip from the city.
  • Glaciers: Iceland is famous for its glaciers, and there are numerous hot spots throughout this island country where visitors can see and learn about glaciers, such as Vatnajökull, Europe’s second-largest ice cap. Other popular glaciers include Svínafellsjökull, Drangajokull, and Langjokull glaciers.
  • Blue Lagoon: A great stop on Iceland tours for seniors is the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famous attractions. This geothermal spa is an excellent place for visitors to rest and recharge in the mineral-rich and crystal-blue waters surrounded by lava fields.
  • Northern Lights: For visitors exploring Iceland in the winter months, venturing to areas with minimal light pollution can allow you to witness the mesmerizing dance of the Aurora Borealis.
  • Whale watching: A great Icelandic activity for seniors traveling to Iceland with grandchildren is whale watching. From Reykjavik and other coastal towns, visitors can hop aboard vessels to traverse the Atlantic waters, which are rich in marine life, and offer opportunities to spot humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, and more.

Iceland is ripe for adventure, offering seniors and families plenty of memorable experiences. At Road Scholar, our Iceland tours for seniors allow you to join a diverse cohort of like-minded travelers interested in learning more about the world around them.


Embark on Family Friendly Iceland Tours With Road Scholar

Interested in tours of Iceland for seniors? Turn to Road Scholar, where you can explore key attractions like waterfalls, glaciers, and coastal towns with an expert guide. Through our experiential learning programs, group participants can enjoy spirited conversations with members of their cohort, forging lifelong relationships and memories. Take advantage of our exciting itineraries that allow you to discover wildlife like puffins, sample local cuisine like hákarl (fermented shark), and explore volcanic landscapes that have shaped the rugged terrain of Iceland.