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Best Of Reykjavík 2019: Best Place To Take The Kids

Best Of Reykjavík 2019: Best Place To Take The Kids

Published March 26, 2019

So, you’ve shopped in the shops, drank the drinks, and eaten all the foods. And whilst those things are all super fun, culture and the outdoors are the missing pieces of the puzzle for a perfect trip. Whether it’s a gleaming museum or a grimy artist-run gallery, a springtime hike or a trip to try and glimpse the aurora, here’s where to do it.

Best Place To Take The Kids

Tjörnin
City Centre


What could be cooler than paying football on a frozen pond while trying your best not to slip and break your bones? Absolutely nothing. Tjörnin, Reykjavík’s handsome pond situated right next to the city hall, offers everything that kids love. “You can feed the ducks and swans, walk right across to the other side when it’s frozen, or play ice hockey,” said the panel. There are also benches for hardworking parents to get their well-deserved rest while the kids are playing, or the nearby IÐNÓ for a warm coffee and cake break.

Runner-Up:

Nauthólsvík
Öskjuhlíð


“Nauthólsvík has it all,” said one panellist. “The cold ocean, a hot tub, sand, trees and lots of space.” Need we say more? Reykjavík’s one and only beach is a great place to take the kids, and whoever else wants to join in the fun—and the nearby café is perfect to warm up with lunch or a hot drink.

Runner-Up:

Lasertag Kópavogi
Salavegur 2, Kópavogur


Kids acting up? Teen tantrums? Vent your frustration as a parent by blasting them with a harmless laser beam. Located in one of Reykjavík’s surrounding suburbs, Lasertag Kópavogi can be reached via a short drive or a 30-minute bus ride, and the panel unanimously agreed: it’s worth it.

Previous Winners

2017-8: Whales Of Iceland
2014-6: Húsdýragarðurinn
2013: Fjölskyldugarðurinn

You can buy a copy of the full Best Of Reykjavík 2019 magazine—an essential guide to having fun in Reykjavík—here, posted worldwide. We also have a Special Offer double-pack that also includes our Best Of Iceland magazine, about places to eat, see, swim, shop and stay, all around the country, here.

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