FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
United

Best Hiking Locations in Iceland

by Angelique Platas

Dec 7, 2017

© Oleg Totskyi | Dreamstime

Destinations / Europe

Iceland’s diverse terrain, with hot springs, volcanoes and glaciers, provides the ideal destination for hikers and active families. Whether experienced trekkers or adventure novices, Iceland’s otherworldly terrain boasts everything from scenic walking paths and wild landscape to challenging climbs and long-distance trails.

 

Laugavegur

Explore the beautiful landscape along Laugavegur’s 34 miles of scenic hiking trails. Located on Iceland’s southwestern region, this popular trek boasts hot springs, rolling green mountains and the glacial valley of Þórsmörk.

Hiker on a cliff edge in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland.

Photo: Wyseah2 | Dreamstime

 

Skaftafell

Located in Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, the Skaftafell wilderness region within the park hosts incredible glaciers, Skaftafellsjökull and Svínafellsjökull. Treks through Skaftafell lead to idyllic sights such as Kristínartindar Mountain, Svartifoss waterfall, Morsárdalur Valley, Öræfajökull Volcano and ice-capped peak Hvannadalshnúkur.

 

Hornstrandir

Iceland’s northern peninsula, Hornstrandir boasts snowcapped mountaintops, lush green valleys and the occasional Arctic fox sighting. Outdoor enthusiasts will find incredible views of glaciers and wildlife along the nature preserve’s trails. Step into another world and explore Hornstradir by foot, helicopter, bike or boat.

 

Road in a fissure between tectonic plates in the Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Photo: Leonid Andronov | Dreamstime

 

Þingvellir/Thingvellir

Thingvellir, located east of Reykjavík, is a historic site and national park. Thingvellir, once the site of Iceland’s parliament, houses ruins and stone structures dating back to the 10th century. Hikers trek through varying landscapes, such as rocky cliffs, a rift valley separated by two tectonic plates, farmsteads, waterfalls and lakes. Visitors can interact with history and geology exhibits and fish, snorkel and scuba dive in Lake Þingvallavatn.

 

Snæfellsjökull

Snæfell, an ancient stratovolcano covered by a glacier, resides within Snæfellsjökull National Park in western Iceland. The region, made famous by the Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, offers unique volcano views and snow-covered peaks. Pose for some unbeatable family photos by the region’s countless glacial surfaces.

 

Check out guided tours of Iceland and get a better look at the breathtaking country with an expert local. Feeling adventurous? Discover the rugged beauty of Iceland while caving, ice climbing and cycling on expert-guided tours.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Multigenerational
Mar 28, 2024

Unforgettable Family Adventures Await at These 4 Multigenerational Destinations

The best type of family travel is when the whole family gets involved. For your next family trip, consider these multigenerational destinations and resorts.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.

North America
Mar 26, 2024

Don’t Miss Grande Lakes Orlando’s Modern Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Experience

If you hear the phrase “golden ticket,” you’re apt to think of Willy Wonka and the popular films to have come from the franchise. But did you know Grande Lakes Orlando takes the golden ticket concept one step further? This spring, the popular resort pays homage to the classic film and recent movie Wonka with a one-of-a-kind Golden Ticket Experience.

Kids
Mar 21, 2024

Kids Can Now Adopt Plants at Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos recently launched a new Adopt-a-Plant program that allows kids to adopt and care for a plant of their choosing during their stay at the resort. The resort believes a love and appreciation for nature is more important than ever, and the hands-on activity will teach valuable lessons about responsibility and stewardship — perfect for family travelers!

Travel Tips to Help Protect Your Health and Your Trip

Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems

Cruising
Mar 19, 2024

Set Sail with City Cruises New York’s Spring Programming

City Cruises New York invites family travelers aboard this spring with seasonal offerings for Easter and Mother’s Day. Cruising along the East and Hudson Rivers, City Cruises hosts special brunches and dinners for the spring holidays.