Day 1: Arrival Day
Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport pick up your car rental: Iceland awaits!
This day is open to your inspiration with several options available, depending on your flight arrival time. We recommend a visit to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, located just 15 minutes from the airport. The Blue Lagoon has a mystical appearance, but its unique restorative powers are quite real and ideal for regaining your energy after a long flight. With a warm flowing waterfall, a hidden cave, and silica mud to apply to your skin, there is plenty of relaxation for the whole family to soak up.
Is your family interested in Iceland’s wildlife? You may want to visit the Whales of Iceland exhibit, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. The new Perlan Wonders of Iceland museum is also a fantastic place for discoveries. Your family can explore a simulated ice cave and learn about glaciers, volcanoes, and earthquakes. This is a great introduction to the geological wonders you will see on your trip.
We also recommend Reykjavik Family Park and Petting Zoo in Laugardalur Valley, especially for families with younger children. This elaborate family-friendly complex is part petting zoo, aquarium, and theme park. You can also swim in the nearby Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool. The geothermal water is great for relaxation, and there are great swimming areas for children.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Approximate Driving Distance: 50 km / 30 miles