Southern Iceland with kids

Group 6 Iceland
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

Iceland is all the rage in travel trends right now, are you wondering what all the hype is about? Our guide will bring you the best of the southern region of Iceland, where the most iconic sites are. From dramatic waterfalls you can walk behind, to both popular spa-like hot springs and natural local hot springs, to volcanic hikes, puffins and Icelandic horses, amazing restaurants, glacier lagoon and black sand beaches. We will also share some of our best tips for hidden gems we spent months researching and experienced first-hand, and great tips for saving money! We very recently traveled to Iceland with our two young kids and will share extra tips and ideas for travel with kids in Iceland. This extensive guide will have you completely covered for southern Iceland!

Guide Highlights

Explore a unique volcanic island just off the south coast

A hidden gem to most tourists, you can hike a recently active volcano and scenic cliffs, see puffins up close, explore the town and more!

Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and diamond beach

Tips for trekking out to see glaciers, including many options for stops along the way.

Guide Summary

This guide will bring you from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, around the Golden Circle with highlights and hidden gems, through incredible scenery and sites along the southern coast and Vik, and all the way out to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon with many tips for stops and sites along the drive. We spent months researching many online sources and first-hand tips from other recent travelers to curate the perfect trip around the entire southern region of Iceland with kids. We traveled with our two young kids, and another couple with their young kid, but the guide will cover sites and activities for both families or singles/couples.

We feature a variety of activities for both families with young kids or singles or couples, including river rafting, horseback riding, many hikes, and boat tours. There are also many of types of sites to see from city museums to many amazing natural landscapes and sites in Iceland with tons of waterfalls, beaches, hikes, canyons, and more highlighted in the guide. We are so excited to share some of the off-the-beaten-path destinations to make sure you don’t miss some of the best sites.

Included in the guide are places to stay and the best booking site, great restaurants at reasonable prices and how to save on food costs, and a packing list which includes ideas to help save you money while in Iceland. We are focused on moderate to budget travel in this otherwise expensive destination.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating


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  • Guide Architect

    Kate A

    Kate A

    I love traveling for culture, adventure, authentic off-the-beaten path experiences. I share this passion now with my kids and husband.

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