This extraordinary journey to Iceland for families brings you to the edge of the Arctic Circle in a land where nature reigns supreme. Walk atop glaciers, and feel the mist of some of the most beautiful waterfalls on Earth. Stand in awe as geysers erupt in an active geothermal field, view the magnificence of Iceland’s version of Niagara Falls, straddle two continents in Pingvellir National Park and ride Icelandic horses through the countryside. You’ll become immersed in Icelandic farming life,...
Reykjavik – Welcome to Reykjavik
As you step into Iceland’s capital city, you’ll notice its magnificent architecture, like the soaring Hallgrimskirkja Church. Admire it from below, near the statue of explorer Leif Erikson, a gift from the United States in 1930, before ascending via elevator to the top of its 244-foot tower where you can take in a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the city and its colorful rooftops, the North Atlantic, and the surrounding mountains. The three bells housed in the tower ring every 15 minutes, heightening the experience and making the little ones giggle at the thrill of the loud but lovely sounds.
Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure, relaxing, or exploring this highly walkable city with a compact center that’s not only safe, clean, and simple to navigate, but also home to a thriving arts scene, fascinating museums like the Reykjavik Maritime Museum and The National Museum. It’s also well known for legendary eats like Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, one of the world’s most famous hot dog vendors. An institution in the Reykjavik Harbor since 1937, it gained global fame after former US President Bill Clinton stopped in for a bite. Just a short stroll away is the stunning new Harpa building, a concert venue and conference center with the design of its facades inspired by the surrounding nature. As it sits at the edge of the brilliant blue bay, not only does it make for postcard-perfect photos, but you’ll be mesmerized by watching the water through the honeycomb glass. As you walk the streets of Reykjavik, you’ll find a pleasant surprise around nearly every corner, with so many of the walls and buildings decorated with creative, vibrantly-colored murals.
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Akureyri – Fly to Akureyri, Capital of the North
Lake Mývatn – Exploring the mystical Lake Mývatn area
Reykjavik – Experience Icelandic farm life on Hvalfjörður fjord