What to do with children in Reykjavik?

Icelandic geese

Reykjavik can offer numerous activities for children, so don't worry there is no chance that your kid will be bored in Icelandic capital. Here is a list of possible places that you can visit with your family.

Geothermal pools
Kids love swimming and Reykjavik area with its 18 geothermal pools is a prefect place for water experience. From famous Blue Lagoon to small and less crowded geothermal water facilities would be a great way to spend a day with children!

Lake Tjörnin
Located in city centre next to the City Hall and several museums, the lake shore is a popular place for feeding ducks, geese and swans. Due to this pastime the lake was jokingly named as "the biggest bread soup in the world".

Hiking
Mount Esja is a great place for day trips: there are several hiking routes varying in level of difficulty. The signs will show you if it is easy trip (one boot) or hard one (three boots). Esja is located near Reykjavik, so won't spend much time to get there. 

Viking times
Activities in Reykjavik can be not only fun, but also informative. There are many museums in Icelandic capital that can tell kids about Viking history and traditions. Saga Museum gives a comprehensive information on Icelandic history from the early settlers. The National Museum of Iceland has a collection of artefacts from the medieval times to contemporary history. Vikin Museum will give you an insight of a long maritime history of Iceland, as well as coast culture.

Whales watching
There are plenty of tours, which will offer dolphin or whales watching trips. Such adventure will be not only exciting for kids, but for adults as well! There is also a chance to see famous Icelandic puffins.

Horse riding
Many touristic companies offer horse riding tours, which will give your children a chance not only to interact with these beautiful animals, but also to explore breathtaking Icelandic nature. 

Festivals
Through the year there are several festivals in Reykjavik that will be interesting for children. In April there is one week long Children’s Culture Festival: through workshops and performances, children will learn different aspects of culture and art. In June there is Festival of the Sea with a diverse programme that starts in Saturday morning till Sunday afternoon.

Reykjavík Auto 

August 2016