Reykjavik is a travel destination which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  Children are unlikely to ever forget a trip to Reykjavik and parents can rest assured that travel to Reykjavik is safe, fun and even educational for their children.

Reykjavik is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Visit Safe Travel for more information. Local parents often leave their children unattended in the area because Reykjavik is one of those places where everyone is looking out for everyone else.  Of course, it is not recommended that parents leave their kids alone in Reykjavik while traveling there, but it is nice to know that it is relatively safe to do so.

It is also unlawful to threaten the use of corporal punishment in Iceland, or to engage in such behavior. Such has been outlawed, and is severely frowned upon. Punishing children physically can result in fines or up to 3 years imprisonment.

Children will enjoy most of the activities which parents want to do during their vacation.  Reykjavik is known for its outdoor activities, including the hot springs, winter skiing and ice skating attractions and summer horseback riding.  All of these are activities which families can do together.

Additional activities which may be enjoyed by families with children of all ages include:

  • Laugardalur Park is a park area which also has a zoo enjoyed by many families visiting Reykjavik.
  • Open Air Folk Museum is a place where families can experience eighteenth century life in Reykjavik.
  • Saga Museum is one way that parents can provide children with education information about the area while entertaining them.
  • Smaralind Shopping Mall which is actually located in Reykjavik’s suburb city of Kopavogur offers big mall shopping which includes a playland area for children.
  • Kringlan Shopping Mall also has a playland.
  • A bicycle trip around Reykjavik. Reykjavik Bike Tours does private tours for families with children. Trailers and small bikes available.
  • A Segway tour in Reykjavik. Reykjavik Segway Tours do tours for people 14 and older.
  • Look for other tips on Kidsinreykjavik a guide for families visiting Reykjavik