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Facts about Iceland

More than 60% of the population live in capital city Reykjavik

Some Icelanders believe in elves and trolls

It lies on both the Eurasian and North American tectonic plate

Reykjavik means 'smoky bay'

+/- 10% of the country is covered by glaciers

It has more than 20 active volcanoes.

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Iceland's Diamond Circle with kids

The northeast is one of Iceland's most memorable regions. Specifically the magnificent 260km circuit known as the Diamond Circle. With birds flying over wetlands, Iceland's most powerful waterfall and bubbling hot springs the Diamond Circle is a definite must for families traveling with kids!

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10 things to do in Reykjavik with kids

10 things to do in Reykjavik with kids

Reykjavik is Iceland's capital city and is most likely the city where you start and end your ultimate family road trip through Iceland. There's lots to do for families with kids of all ages. Lots of playgrounds, pools, parks and museums to keep you entertained. Great food like hot dogs, ice cream (even in winter) and sea food. Amazing architecture and last but not least it offers you the chance to spot whales, puffins and if you're lucky even orca's.

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10 most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland with kids

10 most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland with kids

Iceland has one of the highest concentration of waterfalls in the world. This small European country keeps drawing families back. If you've road tripped through Iceland once, you want to come back. Lots of people come back to check out more waterfalls. High time for a list of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland to visit with kids!

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Iceland's Golden Circle with kids

When visiting Iceland, most parents opt to take their children self drive along the Ring Route. If you don't have the time to explore the entire country, there are some great alternative road trips. One of the most popular tourist routes is the Golden Circle route. A classic road trip that starts and ends in capital Reykjavik.

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Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Iceland

Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Iceland

Iceland is one of the most photogenic countries in the world. And very easy to navigate through because of the Ring Road that covers the entire country in a loop and along the entire coastline. Driving the Ring Road will get you to so many highlights that it's hard not to stop every 5 minutes. The great infrastructure and the size of Iceland makes it very easy for families to explore in 2 to 4 weeks. Since this is the Ultimate Road Trip Guide of Iceland this itinerary covers the entire country. With this guide you have all the ingredients for the best Iceland road trip!

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Background info

Iceland is an island in Northern Europe located in the Atlantic Ocean. Very near to the Arctic Circle. It originated from a series of volcanic eruptions about 20 million years ago.

The country was founded by Vikings from Norway, Denmark and Sweden in the 870s. Out of the 317.000 people that live in Iceland at the moment, about 200.000 live in and directly around Reykjavik.

Iceland is extremely diverse with everything from volcanoes to geysers, glaciers to natural hot springs. Black sand beaches, lava fields that make you feel like a Martian and a chance to spot the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights, make it an irresistible family travel destination.

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