• Most of Scandinavia is very child friendly, with domestic tourism largely dictated by children's needs.
  • Bigger camping grounds and spa hotels are particularly kid-conscious, with heaps of facilities and activities designed with children in mind.
  • In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden you'll find excellent theme parks, waterparks and holiday activities. Many museums have a dedicated children's section with toys, games and dressing-up clothes.
  • Iceland is something of an exception: children are liked and have lots of freedom, but they're treated as mini-adults, and there aren't many attractions tailored specifically for kids.
  • For more information, pick up a copy of Lonely Planet's Travel with Children.

Practicalities

  • Cots (cribs) are standard in many hotels but numbers may be limited.
  • Baby food, infant formula, soy and cows' milk, disposable nappies (diapers) etc are widely available in Scandinavian supermarkets.
  • Car-rental firms hire out children's safety seats at a nominal cost, but advance bookings are essential.
  • High chairs are standard in many restaurants but numbers may be limited.
  • Restaurants will often have children's menu options, and there are lots of chain eateries aimed specifically at families.
  • Breastfeeding in public is common and often officially encouraged.
  • Many public toilets have baby-changing facilities.