As many of you may already know, traveling with kids needs a little bit more of preparation as you want everything to be perfect not only for you but also for your little ones’ sake as well! We just do not want you to get stressed and that is why we have written this post with enough information for your Iceland holidays with children, to save you time and …sanity!
Bear in mind children really do not need a strictly planned or tight schedule with activities and entertainment all around the clock. They just need to be in the company of their loved ones and feel at home in a foreign place they will slowly learn how to discover.
Iceland is a beautiful country that offers many activities and options for your Iceland holidays with children, I do believe some of them will completely blow their minds, they will learn how to take care of nature, discover the wilderness that cities lack of and all of this, while having a blast!
Here are some great activities you can do during your Iceland holidays with children:
1. Reykjavik Bike Tour for Children
Everyone knows Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland, therefore it is the most populated city in the country and it has many wonderful places awaiting to be discovered. You can of course take a normal tour around the city or you can make it the fun way for you and your kids!
This is a really enjoyable way of getting to places and healthy at the same time. There are many companies that offer special bike tours for families and kids, you can check them out here.
2. Icelandic Horses Riding Tour
Your Iceland holidays with children can also be quite adventurous! Horse riding will get your kids in contact with animals, as they are allowed to pet the horses it is funny and relaxing at the same time.
Icelandic horses are a unique breed, that is why they look smallish but no, they are not ponies! they are suitable for children and no riding experience is required for this type of tour. Depending on your child age, you might even get a discount!
3. Swimming pools and geothermal baths
If you want me to be completely honest, this is as fun for adults as it is for kids! So why would you not kill two birds with one stone? We have recently uploaded a post with the top five geothermal bath spots in Iceland. You can check it out and get great ideas for your Iceland holidays with children! They can learn about geothermal power and even a little bit of geology!
Iceland Holidays with Children
4. Puffin Watching
Puffins are one of the most well-known bird species in the country, they are as cute as can be! And here in Iceland we have several colonies you can visit. This is a lovely activity to do as a one-day excursion. Kids love to see this funny looking birds, it is so exciting to see them diving into the freezing waters while hunting for food. Many puffin watching tours require you to get into a boat. This is also a plus if your kids have never experienced what sailing feels like!