Iceland with Kids
Iceland is an amazingly cool destination. It has glaciers and geysers, waterfalls and hot springs, lava and moss. There are whales and icebergs, and Northern Lights, too! And it’s easy to reach from the U.S., with direct flights from a dozen cities now and service from several new cities starting in 2018.
Iceland is also easy to navigate by rental car. The Golden Circle connects the best sites around the western portion of the country and is less than 200 miles long. It technically takes three and a half hours to drive, but once you add in stops you’re at six to eight hours – still an easy day trip from Reykjavik. The more time you have in Iceland, the more you can explore beyond the Golden Circle.
My family and I have been three times now, and I quizzed my kids on their favorite things. Here are the seven experiences they would recommend for your journey.
Cool Places to Explore in Iceland (According to My Kids)
There are hundreds of waterfalls around Iceland. Of the falls we visited, Godafoss got my kids’ vote. The waterfalls are gorgeous, there’s plenty of exploring and rock-hopping for kids, and it’s typically less crowded than Gullfoss (on the Golden Circle). Godafoss is five hours from Reykjavik and 45 minutes from Akureyri.
Click HERE to read the rest of this post over on Travelocity’s site. And say hi to the Roaming Gnome while you’re there!