Top 3 Places to Visit During Your Family’s Trip to Iceland

Top 3 Places to Visit During Your Family’s Trip to Iceland

Posted by Eileen O'Shanassy on 20th Mar 2020

In addition to being home to one of the planet's most amazing landscapes, the country of Iceland is also where you'll find a myriad of exciting cities and towns that are worth exploring. Here are three of the top places to visit during your family's trip to Iceland.


Akureyri is Iceland's second-largest city, featuring a charming waterfront area that is representative of this diverse country. The star attraction is the botanical garden, home to nearly every type of plant that grows in Iceland. Akureyri is also the gateway to the north, providing convenient access to see the famous Northern Lights. The longer nights and remote location make it an ideal viewing spot to catch this natural wonder in action. Be sure you know what to expect when driving on Ring Road. You need to be sure that you understand the best stops to make so that you do not miss any of the top attractions.


Located along the northern coast of Iceland along the Skjálfandi Bay, Húsavík is picture-perfect. Because of this location on the bay, the town is ideally situated for whale watching. The Húsavík Whale Museum is also a popular attraction for families. The life-size blue whale skeleton is sure to impress visitors. The GeoSea geothermal sea baths are an ideal place to spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in the impressive scenery. After your day of adventure, be sure to spend time walking around the harbor spending time in the quaint stores and indulging in the delicious fresh seafood.


As Iceland's capital and its largest city, Reykjavik has loads of things for visiting families to see and do. Located along the coastline, this city is rich in natural beauty. Start your tour of this vibrant and historic city with a stop at the National Museum of Iceland. The Perlan is a great place to become acquainted with the natural features of this stunning country, including the chance to explore a 100-meter ice cave. Reykjavik also boasts a lively music scene, magnificent street art exhibitions, and a myriad of festivals and special events all throughout the year.

Regardless of where your Iceland adventure takes you, the Land of Fire and Ice is ready to thrill you around every corner. Any of these three locations would make a good home base for exploring the beauty and adventure awaiting your family in Iceland.

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