Exploring the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland with Kids

Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall Iceland

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a magical place. It packs a little of everything that makes Iceland special into a small, easily driveable space. There are volcanoes, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, fjords and big waves on rocky cliffs. If you only have a few days in Iceland, this is a good choice as you will see it all. There are plenty of interesting, outdoor activities for kids as well. Here is how we spent our two full days in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with kids:

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Geiranger Norway with Kids

Geirangerfjord Norway with Kids

We were initially hesitant to visit the town of Geiranger after reading some accounts of how touristy it was and that it was not worth it to visit the town. Thankfully, we like to make our own decisions about a place and after looking at some pictures of the world-famous Geirangerfjord, we could see it looked like a place we didn’t want to pass up.

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Top 5 Things to do in Alesund with Kids

Alesund Norway with small children

Alesund was the inspiration for our trip to Norway. We had just returned from a month in Italy and were catching up on some TV shows we had missed while we were away. Still fans of the Amazing Race, we were blown away by the images they showed of Alesund. We started looking into a trip to Norway with kids and it wasn’t long before we were hoping on a plane to visit Alesund (with a toddler and preschooler) just a couple of months later.

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Oslo to Bergen on the Most Scenic Train Ride

Bergen Railway Oslo to Bergen with Kids

As you would imagine, the mountain and coastal scenery around Norway is spectacular and I couldn’t imagine a better way to get around Norway with kids than by train. The more we researched getting from Oslo to Bergen, the more we knew the 7 hour journey by train was the best option for us. Seven hours may seem like a long time on a train with two small kids, but the Norwegians do it right.

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How to Hike Cinque Terre with Kids

Hiking Cinque Terre with kids

We love outdoor activities while traveling, so when we were planning a month in Italy, we knew hiking in Cinque Terre was a must. Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most beautiful locations and the hiking between the legendary five villages is truly epic. The hiking trails often lead you to elevated viewpoints which give views you simply don’t get if you never leave the towns. And best of all, we were able to share this experience with our two kids, aged 1 & 3. 

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