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Family Holidays in Iceland


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Family Holidays in Iceland

Stunning scenery, pure air, a wealth of outdoor activities, and a safe friendly atmosphere - together, these make family holidays in Iceland the perfect choice. From glacier hikes to whale watching, from swimming in thermal waters to geyser spotting, there is something for all ages in this child-friendly country.

Family Holidays in Iceland: Top Holiday Lettings

Apartment Downtown
7 Aug - 14 Aug
£67 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Downtown with Garden, Close to Hallgrímskirkja

Excellent (27 ratings)
Downtown, Miðborg, Iceland
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House Southern Region
8 Jan - 15 Jan
£472 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Charming House in Southern Region with Pool, Garden & Barbecue

Outstanding (150 ratings)
Southern Region, Iceland
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House Grenivík
1 Jan - 8 Jan
£121 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Comfortable House in Grenivík with Garden & Pool

Outstanding (120 ratings)
Grenivík, Northeastern Region, Iceland
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Best Family-Friendly Destinations To Visit in Iceland

Best Family-Friendly Destinations To Visit in Iceland

Children can learn about geothermal energy while playing in hot springs, or watching boiling water shoot into the air; they can search for the Northern Lights or clamber - all this is bound to spark an interest in the natural world. For animal lovers, there are visits to Slaki's petting zoo and Icelandic horse-trekking. A good place to start family holidays in Iceland is Reykjavik, the capital, where there is a family park, a zoo, attractive botanical gardens and Perlan. At this unusual attraction, former water tanks have been turned into a museum and observation dome. Our top picks of other family-friendly destinations include:

  1. The Golden Circle

    Although made up of several visitor destinations, top favourites for kids are The Blue Lagoon and the Geysir Geothermal Field. Children are mesmerised waiting for Strokkir to erupt 50 metres or more into the air. There is never long to wait, as the geyser erupts every seven to ten minutes. Once the ground starts bubbling, have your cameras ready. Children as young as two are allowed in the hot waters of the Blue Lagoon. No matter how cold the air temperature, everyone will love this experience.

  2. Whale watching at Akureyri and Húsavík

    Take a whale-watching trip from these two destinations in northern Iceland for an almost 100% guarantee of spotting whales. As long as the water is calm, boats sail along the fjords every day and are perfectly safe for even the youngest child. Who is not going to be awestruck by seeing whale spouts, or catching a glimpse of humpback, orca and minke whales, or playful dolphins and porpoises?

  3. Dog-sledging at Mývatn

    The best way to enjoy the diverse and beautiful scenery around Lake Mývatn is from a dog-sledge, an experience that can be enjoyed by children from age two upwards. Visit the kennels to get to know the friendly huskies and stroke the entrancing puppies, before taking to the sledge for a thrilling ride.

  4. Glacier walking at

    Skálafellsjökull Hiking on a glacier is a classic Icelandic adventure that can be enjoyed by children from eight. A jeep tour followed by a short glacier walk can be enjoyed by children from the age of five.

  5. Explore a lava cave at Raufarhólshellir

    For a contrast from glacier walking, go underground to explore the marvellous formations and colours of a lava cave. Budding scientists can learn about geothermal activity, while younger children love exploring the weird and wonderful tunnels.

Best Places to Stay for Family Holidays in Iceland

Cottage Skorradalshreppur
10 May - 17 May
£175 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cosy Cottage in Skorradalshreppur with Pool, Terrace & Barbecue + Spectacular View

Outstanding (47 ratings)
Skorradalshreppur, Iceland
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Bed and breakfast Sel
4 Dec - 11 Dec
£52 per night
Bed and breakfast ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

B&B in Sel with Garden & Terrace

Sel, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Apartment Downtown
10 Dec - 17 Dec
£101 per night
Apartment ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Wonderful Flat in Downtown, Next to Hallgrímskirkja

Very good
Downtown, Miðborg, Iceland
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Information about Family Holidays in Iceland

📏 Average size of a holiday home 66 m²
💳 Highest rates in November
🛏️ Popular accommodation types Cottage and Apartment rental
🌡️ Warmest weather July and August
🥶 Coldest weather January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 23 rainy days in December and October

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any family holiday homes available to rent in Iceland?

There are more than 9,735 family lettings in Iceland, with nightly prices starting from £47.

What types of holiday accommodation are available for Family Holidays in Iceland?

Check out our selection of Apartment rental and Cottage to find the perfect holiday rental for Family Holidays in Iceland.

Family Holidays in Iceland: what's the average price for the accommodation?

Holiday rentals in Iceland cost between £169 and £345 per night.

Where I can find holiday accommodation for Family Holidays in Iceland that's suitable for a family or large group?

Mostly a Apartment rental is 66 m² and average capacity is 4 guests - ideal for medium-sized groups and families.

Do many family-friendly rentals in Iceland feature a pool?

Definitely, more than 5% of family holiday homes in Iceland offer a pool.

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