Is Iceland a Good Place To Go with Kids?

Everything you need to know about planning an amazing vacation in Iceland with your kids. This travel guide is perfect for kids of any age

Kyana Sue Powers


Is Iceland kid friendly? Of course it is! Iceland welcomes all adventure babies of any age! Iceland is one of the safest counties in the world! You might see locals leaving their sleeping babies outside of shops in their strollers and kids walking and playing all about town with no adults in sight. You'll feel very safe with your kids in Iceland and they will have a blast playing in the beautiful nature!

Pro Tip: Almost all hotels offer “family rooms” which come with extra bunk beds to fit the whole family.

Check out my 7 Day Kid Friendly Iceland Itinerary

Here are some activities you can do with your children in Iceland.

All Ages:

Take a road trip on the South Coast

Take a road trip around the Golden Circle

Take a road trip around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Visit the Blue Lagoon

Explore the Caves of Hella

Watch the famous Lava Show

Walk Into the Glacier - Langjökull Glacier

Soak in Krauma Hot Tubs

Go Elding Whale Watching

Kids Ages 6+

Hike to Reykjadalur hot spring river

Take a ride on Fjallsárlón Iceberg Boat Tours

Glacier Hike and Ice Cave Tour with Local Guide

Buggy Adventure with Katlatrack

Visit the Katla Ice Cave with Katlatrack

Family White Water Adventure with Viking Rafting

Midgard Adventure on a Super Jeep Tour

Take Landeyjahöfn and Explore the Westman Islands

Kids Ages 8+

ATV Adventure with Arcanum Adventure Tours by Icelandia - Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp

Zipline Iceland in Vík

Kids Ages 12+

Explore the ancient lava tunnel at Raufarhólshellir

Become a foodie on the Reykjavik Food Tour

Kayak on the Glacier Lagoon with Iceguide | Glacier Kayak Adventure Meeting Point at Smyrlabjörg


Iceland truly is a bucket list destination for adventure travelers and nature lovers. Iceland has something for everyone, solo travelers, honeymooners, and families with kids!

Check out my other itineraries for more detailed planning, including the best places to stay, Restaurants to try , an interactive map, and hidden gems all over Iceland.

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