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Things to Do in Reykjavik with Kids

Things to Do in Reykjavik with Kids

Compact, colorful, and charming, Reykjavik is full of kid-friendly fun. From learning about Vikings and petting Icelandic horses to spotting whales and chasing the Northern Lights, this list details some of the best things for families to do in Iceland’s capital.

  • Explore the city at your own pace on ahop-on, hop-off bus tourthat hits all the major sights.
  • Meet adorableIcelandic horsesand ride through the countryside.
  • Dress up like a Viking and hear dramatic tales about the history of Iceland at theSaga Museum
  • Meet farm animals and costumed guides atÁrbær Open Air Museum.
  • View life-size models of whales at Whales of Iceland and then head out onto the water with acombo museum and whale-watching package.Or, gopuffin-spotting.
  • Search for the magicalNorthern Lightsand hear some of the Icelandic myths associated with them on an evening tour. Toasting marshmallows arounf the campfire is a family favorite. 
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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled coach with an expert guide, and venture deep into Iceland’s darkness-cloaked countryside, far from the electric glow of any towns. Stop at different locations to scan the ink-black skies for the legendary lights, and with luck, catch a dazzling display that you’ll remember forever. Taking a Northern Lights Iceland tour is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik in winter, so don’t miss out!
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos

Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos

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Seek out the northern lights on this 4-hour tour from Reykjavik by ‘super jeep,’ a SUV adapted to travel through Iceland’s rugged terrain. Travel out of the Icelandic capital and deep into the countryside, where you’ll search for the best spots from which to view the spectacle. If luck isn’t on your side and you don’t see the lights, simply rebook with the operator to take the tour again at no extra cost. This tour is a small-group tour ensuring a more intimate experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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Get close to nature in the way of old Icelanders on this horseback riding experience from Reykjavik, dependent on transfer option. Hop on a small, sturdy, Icelandic horse, a breed originally brought here by the Vikings, and enjoy a relaxing ride through lava-laden scenery past mountains, lakes, and moors. Your ride is matched to your ability and led by an instructor. Hot drinks, riding equipment, and guidance is included.
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  • 2 hours
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Puffin Express Cruise from Reykjavik

Puffin Express Cruise from Reykjavik

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Get up close and personal with puffins on this eco-adventure from Reykjavik. With your local nature guide, step aboard a custom boat that lets you glide right up to Akurey Island's jagged shore and see the adorable animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy engaging commentary about the puffins's biology and behavior from your guide. Use of binoculars for viewing bird life is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Reykjavik by City Sightseeing bus, and explore the Icelandic capital on a hop-on hop-off tour. Your voucher is valid for 24 hours, so use it to ride around Reykjavik and visit the attractions that interest you most. Hop off to visit Laugardalur Valley, Harpa Concert Hall and more, or stay on board for a full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the city.
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  • 1 hour
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Whales of Iceland from Land and Sea

Whales of Iceland from Land and Sea

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Gain insight into some of Iceland’s most magnificent native wildlife on an adventurous whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik along with admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. Hop aboard your boat in Reykjavik’s Old Harbor and head out into Faxaflói Bay. Watch the waves for graceful minke and humpback whales, and curious porpoises and dolphins. Learn of the creatures’ life-cycles and habits from the informative on-board commentary. Before or after the cruise, visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition at your leisure and admire life-size models of Iceland’s native whale species.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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