Ten kilometres southeast of the centre, slickly designed Árbæjarlaug is known as the best family pool: it’s half inside and half...
Reykjavík Zoo & Family Park
This childrens' park in Laugardalur gets packed with happy local families on sunny days. Don’t expect lions and tigers; think seals,...
Reykjavík Botanic Gardens
These gardens contain over 5000 varieties of subarctic plant species, colourful seasonal flowers, the wonderful in-season Café Flóra ,...
Huge venue for major international acts.
Sun-dappled tables fill a greenhouse in the Botanic Gardens and spill onto a flower-lined terrace at this lovely cafe that specialises...
Kistuhylur 4 · interesting places nearby
About twenty quaint old buildings have been transported from their original sites to open-air Árbæjarsafn, 4km east of the city centre beyond Laugardalur. Alongside 19th-century homes are a turf-roofed church and various stables, smithies, barns and boathouses – all very picturesque. There are summer arts-and-crafts demonstrations and domestic animals, and it’s a great place for kids to let off steam. Tickets also provide entry to Reykjavík 871 +/-2 .