Top 21 Things to do in Iceland with Kids

Visiting the Blue Lagoon with kids is a must-do on your family trip to Iceland

After an amazing spring trip to Europe with kids, we were super excited to spend a week in Iceland with kids on our way home. Like many of our family trips, we looked for the best things to do in Iceland with kids. With so many amazing regions in Iceland, it was difficult to narrow it down, but we finally settled on the Golden Circle, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the Reykjavik area in Southwestern Iceland.

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Visit Iceland with Kids

things to do in Reykjavik with Kids - Skogafoss Waterfall and Waterfall Way Hike

There are few places on Earth as incredible as Iceland. Jam-packed with otherworldly landscapes, geothermal activity, volcanos, waterfalls, geysers, hiking and more, you will never forget a trip to Iceland with kids.

With incredible destinations such as the Golden Circle, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon, there are so many reasons to take an Iceland road trip with your kids.

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Visiting the Blue Lagoon with Kids

blue lagoon iceland kids

After an incredible 7-day family trip to Iceland, our time in Iceland with kids was sadly coming to an end. We saved one of the best things to do around Reykjavik with kids until our last morning in Iceland, and that was visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon with kids.

We had reserved tickets for the Blue Lagoon with our kids for our final morning in Reykjavik. We had hoped visiting the Blue Lagoon with our children (aged 2 & 4) would be a special way to cap off our amazing Iceland family vacation. And we were right, visiting the Blue Lagoon with kids was an incredible experience – it did not disappoint! In fact, the Blue Lagoon topped our list of the best things to do in Iceland with kids.

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Reykjavik with Kids

Things to do in with kids in Reykjavik, Iceland - Krysuvik geothermal field near Reykjavik Iceland

With all of the amazing natural wonders that Iceland has to offer, visiting Iceland with kids is a bucket list trip for many families. Oddly, it feels like visiting Reykjavik with kids is often an afterthought – a place where people stay when they first arrive or about to leave Iceland.

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Visit the Golden Circle in Iceland with Kids

Visit the Golden Circle with kids on an Iceland Family Vacation

There are so many amazing things to do in the Golden Circle in Iceland with kids. Everything you could possibly want in an Iceland family vacation is found in the Golden Circle – geothermal activity, massive waterfalls, diverging tectonic plates, volcanos, hot springs and so much more.

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Arnarstapi to Hellnar Hike

hiking snaefellsnes peninsula iceland - Hellnar to Arnarstapi hike

A visit to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland is a magical experience. In this tiny region of Iceland, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula offers everything that makes Iceland special. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has volcanoes, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, fjords and big waves on rocky cliffs.

One of the best ways to experience the rugged beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is to enjoy the Arnarstapi to Hellnar hike along the North Atlantic coastline. This seaside Snaefellsnes Peninsula hike is incredibly beautiful, plus it’s short and easy enough to make it a kid-friendly hike too! We enjoyed the Arnarstapi to Hellnar hike so much, it landed in the top 5 of our best things to do in Iceland with kids.

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Kids

Iceland family vacation planner - Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall Snaefellsnes Peninsula

A visit to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with kids is a magical experience. It packs a little bit of everything that makes Iceland special into a small region. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has volcanoes, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, fjords and big waves on rocky cliffs.

If you only have a few days in Iceland with kids, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a good choice as you will see it all. There are plenty of interesting, outdoor activities for kids as well.

We spent two full days in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula as part of our 7-day Iceland family vacation. Here are the things we did in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with kids:

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