When many people thing of Iceland they immediately think of the Blue Lagoon. Pinterest is flooded with pictures of this amazing man-made geothermal pool. It is a great way to start or end your vacation since it is so close to the airport and the whole family will have fun there. Here are 10 tips on doing the Blue Lagoon with kids:
Jokulsarlon, which translates to “glacier river lagoon” is one of the most breathtaking sights I’ve ever seen. The icebergs originate in Vatnajokull National Park, where huge pieces of icebergs break free and linger in this lagoon until they drift off into the sea. My whole family consider this to be one of our coolest days in Iceland. (No pun intended!) Here’s my plan for a fun day at Jokulsarlon:
Before we went to Iceland, we talked about our top “must-do” activities and my daughters chose to see some adorable, colorful puffins up close. Their colorful beaks and speedy wings make them such interesting birds. Little did we know that each year about 30,000 puffins come to a tiny island was only a 15-minute boat ride from the city. We decided to use Special Tours , since it is the original puffin tour out of Reykjavik.
Iceland has so many amazing places to explore. One of our favorite days was when we drove along the southeast coast, stopping to see some of nature’s best pieces of art. We spent the day hiking into a valley to find a hidden swimming spot, climbing waterfalls, and even walking behind one. Here is my itinerary for a perfect day in Iceland:
If you have one full day to explore Reykjavik, Iceland, you may want to get an early start because there is so much to explore in this port town. I decided I wanted the city to be about culture and the countryside to be about nature. Here is my itinerary for a full day of fun for the entire family: