When people think about Iceland, their mind conjures up images of volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, ice sheets and dazzling light displays of the Northern Lights. Most people think of it as a destination for adventure, and not the most ideal place to take your kids.

But those would be wrong to leave their kids at home when visiting the rugged land of Iceland. There are plenty of reasons to visit Iceland with kids, and the children will love their time there.

Tips For Visiting Iceland With Kids

To help you out, we’ve listed our top tips for traveling to Iceland with kids so you can make the most out of your experience.

Select Your Iceland Accommodation Wisely

Don’t think you automatically need to stay in hotels in Iceland, there are some amazing places to rent in on vacation rental sites.

Slow Your Iceland Itinerary Down

There are so many incredible things to see in Iceland, it can be tempting to try and fit everything in. It’s important to bear in mind that distances can be vast between destinations and some road conditions poor.

Pack for the Weather Conditions in Iceland

Forget the hand luggage only packing when visiting Iceland. Especially with children. We guarantee you are going to get wet. Either from the unpredictable weather or from exploring behind amazing waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss.

Take Advantage of the Free Things to do in Iceland

There are so many things to see in Iceland that are free. From exploring US planes that crash landed on black sand beaches to chasing waterfalls in Iceland, to finding secret hot springs and exploring street art in Reykjavik.

Think Safety First

It is important to remember when visiting Iceland that it is a wild and adventurous place. Safety fences are few and far between in most areas. Stick to the paths and watch children carefully.

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