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  • MR FOX GUIDE TO REYKJAVIK WITH KIDS

    Iceland is best known for its natural wonders, but don’t overlook its characterful little capital. For more family travel ideas visit mrfoxmagazine.com

    • Feb 2017
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    Mr Fox city guides are a comprehensive must-do list of places to stay, play, eat, do and shop in family-friendly cities. Compiled by writers who have tapped up the locals and thrown their children in at the deep end to bring you a tried and tested edit of the best places to be.

  • Elding Whale Watching

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    Boat / Ferry

    DO: Reykjavik isn’t Iceland’s whale-watching hotspot but Minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are seen on 96% of trips run by this family-friendly firm

  • Volcano House

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    Café

    DO: this little museum of geology is a winner with kids, and free to boot. There's a good - if expensive - organic bistro too inside: Icelandic Fish & Chips

  • The Reykjavik Maritime Museum of Vikin

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    History Museum

    DO: Compact museum focussing on Iceland's fishing heritage. Time your visit to enjoy one of the guided tours of the coastguard vessel Ódinn (daily 1/2/3pm).

  • Viðey ferry

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    Boat / Ferry

    OUT OF TOWN: A short ferry trip from Reykjavik’s harbourfront (weekends only in winter) brings you to this lovely island rich in ancient ruins and nature trails

  • The Laundromat Café

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    Café

    EAT: with a kids playroom, great smoothies and pancakes and a comfort food menu that's served all day this is a firm favourite with local families.

  • Sægreifinn

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    Seafood

    EAT: blink and you'll miss this tiny harbourside shack but step inside and you’ll enjoy the best lobster soup you’ve ever tasted

  • Bæjarins Bestu Holtagörðum

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    Hot Dogs

    EAT: Legendary hotdogs. There’s always a queue at this famous red-and-white stall opposite the Harpa concert hall, but they’re worth the wait.

  • Laugardalslaug

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    Pool

    PLAY: Hot spring valley is Reykjavík’s outdoor activities hub, with year-round outdoor swimming pools, a botanic garden and family rides.

  • Ylströndin í Nauthólsvík | Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach (Ylströndin í Nauthólsvík)

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    Hot Spring

    PLAY: Geothermal beach 30 minutes walk from town. The landmark dome does great hot chocolate and cake and a terrace with some of the best views over Reykjavík.

  • IGLÓ&INDÍ

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    Shops

    SHOP: Creative kidswear by a local designer trained in Copenhagen occupies this funky modern space in central Reykjavik, with collections for children up to 10

  • Litla Jólabúðin

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    Christmas Market

    SHOP: It’s Christmas every day of the year in the Little Christmas Shop, so this is a great space to stock up on quirky decorations or gifts.

  • Kolaportið

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    Flea Market

    SHOP: Great for older kids, visit at the weekend for vintage clothing, second-hand books and DVDs, antiques and trinkets and local edible delicacies.

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