Iceland stands out as one of the most family-friendly places you can visit. The local culture offers a hospitable atmosphere making it a popular family destination. With its picture-perfect scenery and unusual local cuisine, a family vacation in Iceland is sure to leave you with surprisingly warm memories.
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Best Family Cities to Visit in Iceland
Iceland is more than just natural landscapes; it hosts some of the most beautiful cities and towns in Scandinavia for families to explore. We have rounded up the best family cities to visit in Iceland; all you have to do is pack your bags and go exploring.
Being Iceland's capital and largest city, Reykjavik is one of the best family cities in Iceland. Ranging from splashing around in a thermal pool to viewing the largest mammals at close range, there's fun to have for everyone in the city. The city has numerous cultural, leisure and sporting facilities many of which are specially designed for children. Visitors experience culture at the Reykjavik city museum, tours in art museums, horse riding, hiking Mount Esja, and watching the bubbling hot springs.
The city is known for its quaint town and captivating natural environment. The city features cultural and historical museums for all ages to explore some of the most beautiful art exhibits. Families enjoy bike riding, cycling tours, and ice skating during the colder days. Depending on the time of the year, Akureyri hosts concerts, festivals, and exhibitions for you and your family to enjoy.
There are local sports teams, geothermal swimming pools, and other outdoor attractions to enjoy. It also has the largest shopping mall in Iceland, Smaralind, with its restaurants and movie theaters. If you're a culture-lover, be sure to stop by the Kopavogur Art Museum.