Welcome To The Land Of Fire And IceThings To Do In Reykjavik With Kids
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. Reykjavik with kids is more doable than you thought!
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
Bébé's Top Reykjavik Hotels For Traveling Families
Black Pearl Apartment Hotel
The bright and spacious suites at Black Pearl Apartment Hotel all have large windows, blackout curtains and heated, marble floors. Each apartment’s seating area has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Complimentary tea and Nespresso coffee are provided. In-suite breakfast package can be ordered and delivered directly to the apartment. Children can enjoy breakfast at a discounted price. Spacious, soundproof family suites with daily housekeeping make this a great option for families.
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Set on a square behind Reykjavík Cathedral and the Icelandic Parliament, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access and Nespresso coffee machines. Lake Tjörnin is 1 minutes’ walk away. Dating back to 1900, the modern Kvosin Downtown Hotel offers rooms with a seating area, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Most rooms have a kitchenette with a dining area, fridge and cooking hobs.
Reykjavik Central Apartments
Centrally located, spacious and at a great price, these apartments are a great option for families traveling to Reykjavik. Upon request the host can provide a crib. Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum and Sundhöllin Swimming Pool are 10-15 minutes’ walk away. Harpa Concert Hall is also close by, and whale watching tours depart regularly from nearby Reykjavík Harbour.
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.
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!