Things To Do In Reykjavik With Kids

Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice

Calling all nature lovers! Reykjavik is the perfect place to travel to in search of adventure and to enjoy the outdoors with your kids. Its breathtaking natural beauty, small city center, and friendly locals make this destination extremely welcoming to children.

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Why Bébé Voyage Loves Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland may not seem like someplace that would be exceedingly child-friendly at first or at the top of many people’s destination bucket lists with small children, but it’s one of the best places to travel to as a family. Reykjavik is one of the greenest and safest cities in the world, and Iceland is by far one of the most unique landscapes you’ll ever encounter. It’s the perfect place to explore, spend time together as a family and reconnect with nature.

We love Reykjavik’s small population, friendly people, and breathtaking natural beauty. The compact city centre makes it easy to push a stroller and get around on foot. Take a drive if you can; see the rugged coastlines, black sand beaches, volcanoes, glaciers, wildlife, hot springs, and the quaint local shops and restaurants. Icelanders have electricity and renewable energy thanks to the largest geothermal heating system in the world from their lands volcanoes. It’s no secret that being green means being beautiful, and Iceland is proof of that.

Do not be surprised to see as many tourists as you do locals. But with our advice, and the help of our family-friendly guidebook, you will be seeing and doing things like the locals do, so you’re sure to have many unspoiled moments. Everyone is so accommodating to bébé too! You’ll see high chairs in nearly every café and babies sleeping outside in their prams. There is so much to enjoy in Reykjavik with kids.

Top 5 Things to Do in & around Reykjavik with Toddlers

  • Swim and splash in one of the thermal pools, like the famous Blue Lagoon, no matter the weather
  • Learn about Viking times at the Viking World museum just outside Keflavik airport
  • Expand your palate and enjoy delicious Icelandic food, like brunch at Kaffihus Vesturbaejar
  • See whales and puffins on a boat trip by one of the many local highly-rated tour companies
  • Be swept away by nature’s beauty by stopping at sights all along the Golden Circle

Visiting Reykjavik With Your Baby: A Guide For a Great Vacation

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With the Complete Bébé Voyage Reykjavik Travel Guide, you’ll gain access to the best things to see and do in Reykjavik with kids (and babies). Our guidebook is full of Reykjavik family attractions and activities, an airport map that pinpoints family amenities in airports around the world, as well as an interactive Reykjavik city map with our community vetted restaurants, parks, indoor playgrounds and more. (COMING SOON)

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  • Kid-Friendly Hotels
  • Top Toddler Activities
  • Top Kids Restaurants
  • Packing Lists
  • Transportation advice
  • Tips and tricks
  • AND MORE!

Let a Another Mom Show You Around Reykjavik With Your Baby

Start your day with baked good from an Icelandic bakery in downtown Reykjavik and a dip in a cozy geothermal pool. These all-weather pools are a social activity and a big part of Icelandic culture. Feed the ducks, walk towards the Old Harbour for lunch, and tour one of the many museums nearby. Enjoy a warm dinner at a favorite kid-friendly local restaurant, then watch the sunset over the ocean. What day is complete without ice cream, especially at a shop with unique flavours that’s a city-favorite?

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Between parents who live in Reykjavik and community members who have spent time traveling throughout Iceland with their children, our combined experience and expertise will have you well-suited for the family-friendly trip of a lifetime.

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Learn More About Traveling to Reykjavik

Everywhere you look, you’ll see a beautiful landscape, an incredibly clean cite centre, friendly people, and a positive attitude towards small children. It’s easy to get around on foot and there are plenty of family-friendly places to eat and play. Cute playgrounds and childrens shops dot the city centre of Reykjavik. If you rent a car, it’s easy to drive to the breathtaking sights nearby, along the Golden Circle, and even to the black sand beaches further West. Iceland has a small population but offers so much to see and do as a family.

Take a ferry ride to a car-free island where the kids can roam free, stroll around with the pram downtown Reykjavik, whale and puffin-watch, expand your palate with delicious Icelandic food, and hike to places unseen before. Depending on the age and ability of your children, put on thick wetsuits and swim between two continents. The water around Iceland is cold, clear, and offers spectacular views of the marine life. Want to see the inside of a volcano? Descend through a dormant volcano and check out the colors on the crater walls. The kids will never forget this crazy adventure. Take a half-day horseback riding tour. Icelandic horses are small yet tough, and these adorable pony-like horses are sure to steal everyone’s hearts. Depending on the time of year, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights as they dance across the sky. Reykjavik and the surrounding area has so much to offer, you’ll be planning a second trip to family-friendly Iceland before you’re even done with the first!

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