Iceland With Kids
Iceland With Kids
This itinerary gives you all the information you need for your summer road trip along the southern coast of Iceland. The best stops and sights to visit are detailed along with dining and lodging options at your stops near Vik, Hof, and Reykjavik--all with travel tips learned along way.
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Experience Iceland’s ever-changing landscape with easy family-friendly hikes to volcanoes, lighthouses, waterfalls, glaciers, and amazing mountain tops with endless views. Take a million photos of the stunningly scenic landscapes, visit worthwhile museums, take a boat ride, walk behind waterfalls, spot Iceland’s famous puffins, and enjoy other “can’t miss” jewels of this unique and beautiful country.
This 70 page itinerary includes:
Where To Stay
Where to stay including specific cottages, apartments and hotels located along the southern coast of Iceland
The lodging choices for each destination have been carefully selected for their ideal location, price point, safety, and proximity to the day’s activities. We tell you the best area to stay so you can minimize driving or walking distances and maximize your moments having fun. Knowing what part of town to stay in is a huge part of making a trip a success, and that’s hard to do when you are not familiar with a destination. We save you time and energy by doing all the research for you.
Where To Eat
Restaurant and grocery store recommendations
Local dining establishments are highlighted. The kind where children are welcome but isn't necessarily a restaurant geared primarily towards kids. You won't find many restaurant chains in our itineraries, just good local food mirroring the destination's culture. This could mean a food truck, a pizza place, or a nice sit-down restaurant, but always delicious. If there are any local brews, specialty foods, wines, or coffee houses around, we'll mention those too.
Where To Play
Favorite sites and landmarks along the southern Ring Road between Reykjavik and Jökulsárlón Lagoon
A walking tour of the highlights of Reykjavik along with museum, restaurant, and lodging recommendations
Easy family-friendly hikes to volcanoes, lighthouses, waterfalls, glaciers, and amazing mountain tops with endless views
All you need to know for a day trip to visit Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
A perfect day of hiking in Skaftafell National Park
Favorite family-friendly museums that were fun and engaging for all
Best locations to spot Iceland’s famous puffins
A guided wagon tour to explore the Ingólfshöfði Cape, famous for its puffins and whale watching
Labeled maps detailing locations of sites and activities
The best car rental company and driving tips
Advice and tips we wish we had known beforehand - pre-trip preparations including what should you pack, driving tips and directions, worthwhile stops, etc.
Organized day-by-day plans that try to fit in the most amount of activities without over-scheduling, ensuring a fun and relaxing vacation
The organization of each day has been thoughtfully planned in order to group activities together by proximity, ideal time of day to visit, and the best nearby dining choices. It’s all been laid out for you, along with directions, maps, travel tips, links to more info, and more. We cover the most worthwhile activities to do in a destination (based on our own family’s reviews) without forgetting that vacations are meant to be fun and relaxing, not a list to be checked off while hauling around whining children.
You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities for the family as well as cultural and historical sites unique to the destination. Many itineraries include easy hikes, bike rides, and float trips that have been selected for their kid-friendly length and ease of difficulty as well as their scenic beauty. (Always worth it!) We are all about getting families outdoors so we include as much fresh air as we can in our itineraries, whether it is a day-long trek in a national park or just the location of a fantastic playground perfect for a break from sightseeing.
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