Family and Kids in Reykjavik

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Leidarendi Cave

    Family and Kids

    25 minutes outside of Reykjaviclies one of the coolest types of natural formations-the lava tube of an extinct volcano. The 900 metres long tube is near a volcanic crater south-east of Hafnarfjordur. The ancient flows of lava have left behind a tunnel of startling colors, strange rock formations, narrow and wide passageways, and a skeleton of a lamb. It is this lamb’s story that gave the ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Reykjavik Domestic Animal Zoo

    Zoo

    Reykjavik Domestic Animal Zoo is a petite park housing few farm animals, enough to get your kid excited! The zoo has domestic animals like: seals, geese, ducks, chickens, a rabbit, pigeons, a turkey, Icelandic horses, Reindeer and blue Artic fox. It is best to visit the zoo during summers, as the windy winters of Iceland become difficult to walk around. Moreover during winters a number of anima...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Arbaejarlaug

    Family and Kids

    Is a large modern pool, Icelandic way to unwind after all the visits to the museums and concerts! The pool has all the modern facilities comprise of a large outer pool, a couple of outdoor paddling pools and a children’s pool both indoor and outdoor. Along with that the pool houses a water slide, fountains for children along with three hot spots, steam bath and sauna! A visit to the pool ...Read more
  4. Amazing Reykjavik attraction for kids
    Gljufrasteinn

    Family and Kids

    The Icelandic writer Halldor Laxness won the Nobel Prize in 1955. This house, designed by architect AgustPalsson, was the home he lived in for over five decades with his family. Today, its look preserved as it was during his life, the house is a museum dedicated to the writer’s life. See the multimedia presentation on his career and work. Make sure to get the audioguide before you start t...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Bessastadir

    Family and Kids

    Two buildings stand out pretty sharply here - white, with red roofs on an isolated stretch of land on two corners of a building. One is the home of the President of Iceland, and it is closed to the public. It’s a fitting location as Bessastadir used to be a Royal stronghold back in the 13th century, and the place where many royal appointees lived. It has actually found mention in the Icel...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Reykjavik
    Elf Garden

    Park

    The myth and culture of the ‘Hidden Folk’ has a great influence on the folklore of Iceland. This park is a tribute of sorts to that mythology. It’s not very big, but it’s landscaped to seem bigger than it is. It is what they call a lava park. The municipality advertises this place as somewhere elves and dwarves actually live. It’s certainly very magical looking, ki...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Seltjarnarnes Gongustigur Jogging Path

    Family and Kids

    This jogging track is likely the most popular attraction of the Seltjarnarnes peninsula and township. If you plug in the coordinated given below to the Google Maps, you’ll be able to go along a lovely trail that rounds both tips of this breath-taking peninsula. Jog, or walk or cycle, it’s probably the best way to take in the beauty of the town. It will take you past the Nesstofa med...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Frikirkjan I Reykjavik

    Family and Kids

    Located on the east bank of Tjornin Lake, this church was founded not as a result of some spiritual disconnect with the national Lutheran church, but rather as a response to some of its activities. Established in 1899 with about 600 members, the community had this church building built in February 1903. Its nature and community is highly egalitarian. The church building itself is easy to spot, ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    National Theatre Of Iceland

    Family and Kids

    Iceland’s national theatre was opened in 1950 and ever since then it has done a fantastic job of promoting the country’s natural talents, as well as providing a platform for plays from other places around the world. There are roughly thirty productions every season and at least 10 new local productions every year. These include operas, musicals, children's theatre, and Icelandic and...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Kopavogur Art Museum

    Family and Kids

    This museum was built in honor of GerdurHelgadottir, who was one of the leaders in modern sculpture in Iceland, and also dabbled in mosaics and stained glass. She was a prolific producer, and the museum has over 1400 pieces of her works. Other artists represented in the museum include Barbara Arnason, Magnus A. Arnason, and ValgerdurBriem. And the final great acquisition of the museum is of the...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Kogga Ceramic Studio Gallery

    Family and Kids

    This art studio is housed inside a very traditional looking building. It is three stories high, sort of box shaped with a steepled roof, and painted bright red. Inside, you’ll find one of the most acclaimed ceramic studies in the country. The pieces are made by Kogga, painted by Magnus Kjartansson. Their beautifully decorated white ceramic eggs have been called the poor man’s Faberg...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Bardar Saga Snaefellsass Statue

    Family and Kids

    It can seem a lot to have to drive 186 kilometers out of Reykjavik just to see a statue, but there are a few reasons that might convince you to do so. For one, the drive through the rugged and harsh Icelandic terrain is beautiful. And at the end of the drive you view the striking monument to one of the most famous characters from the Icelandic Sagas, BardrSnaefellsass, a man said to have the bl...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Heidmork

    Bird Watching

    About ten kilometers south of Reykjavik is the city’s a municipal conservation area, a 3,200 hectares. Watch out for the Raudholar, a natural formation of red rock in the lava fields known pseudocraters. For geological formations, these are pretty young only 5200 years old. It’s a treasure of nature sixty species of wild birds, a hundred and fifty wild flower species, and twenty six...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Austurvollur Square

    Family and Kids

    Every city needs a place like this, where you can chill with a cup of coffee and people watch during a nice, sunny day. But Reykjavik’s most popular square is more than a mere hangout. It has a long tradition of being the main public area used when citizens want to protest something. Most recently this was done after the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Some important landmarks surroun...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Vidistadaun Sculpture Park

    Park

    The sculptures of sixteen artists from various countries-Mexico, Switzerland, France, Finland, Japan, Germany and Iceland can be seen here. Most of these were created during various art festivals. Don’t go expecting mere creations of stone or wood or metal. These works are very edgy, and each has been set up in isolated locations to maximise its impact upon the viewer. It’s best to ...Read more