Explore Reykjavík and surroundings with kids - Top 7 tours and activities
Glaciers, waterfalls, whales and more!
Iceland ranks at the top of the safest countries in the world. When you arrive in Iceland you’re sure to wonder what places you should visit and which will be suitable for you and your family. Continue reading to find out our recommendations!
Reykjavík is one of the smallest big cities in the world, making it an excellent destination for families with kids. The Reykjavík city center is easy to navigate and there’re loads of exciting places to explore, food to taste, and Icelandic things to discover.
Reykjavík offers a range of tours and activities you can participate in all year round. We’ve compiled a list of tours and activities both in the city as well as tours going around South Iceland that are perfect for families with children.
Out of the city
A one-of-a-kind experience for the family is visiting the lava tunnel of Raufarhólshellir. It’s one of the biggest lava tunnels in Iceland and extends up to 30 meters (98 ft) in width and rises up to 10 meters (32 ft) in height. This experience is definitely for the senses as you can feel the forces of nature, hear the water dripping in the caves, whilst seeing a fantastic range of mineral colors. Book this tour!
Into the Glacier
For families looking for excitement, an adventure Into the Glacier is a great way to see the untouched beauty of Langjökull glacier. You get to experience the raw glacier environment and learn about the Icelandic glaciers from experienced guides.Book this tour!
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
One of the must-do tours in Iceland is the Golden Circle. It entails; a visit to the Þingvellir national park, a walk through the Geysir area full of bubbling hot springs and geysers, and a great view of the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. This tour also includes a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Book this tour!
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
A great activity for nature lovers is visiting the Snfellsnes Peninsula. You’ll see great mountains like Kirkjufell mountain and beautiful waterfalls such as the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. The tour also includes stops in small Icelandic fishing villages like Ólafsvík and Arnarstapi. This tour is a great mix of culture and nature. Book this tour!
In the city
The Reykjavík Harbour is located right in the heart of the city so it’s within walking distance from most of the accommodation locations in the center. As for the boat, the Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing areas. She is very family friendly with an educational and interactive focus with whale bones, baleen plates, teeth, and a microscope on board to look at sea specimens. Book this tour!
Whales of Iceland
If the weather is a bit too refreshing, a great family activity is to visit the Whales of Iceland Museum. It includes life-size models of 23 different species of whales and educational information for all ages. It’s also an interactive museum full of underwater sounds, interactive technology, and incredible underwater footage of whales. Book this tour!
Private Reykjavík Walking Tour
Doing a walking tour of Reykjavík city is a fantastic way to get to know the city, its history, and its culture through the eyes of a local. We recommend a private tour so you can have the guide all to yourself and have the flexibility to influence the tour depending on your family’s interests. Book this Tour!