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.