Skip to content

Family friendly

Hey kids this is for you!
Travelling with adults can be such a nuisance. They usually pretend to know everything and then end up making all the wrong decisions. It is a universal fact that the best way to ruin a perfect vacation is to leave the adults in control. Hence, we decided to provide you with a toolkit for the struggle ahead. Read the following pages and use the recommendations there to battle the bad ideas from the old folks in the front

Raggagardur
Raggagardur (A garden for Raggi) is a family playground in the village of Sudavik. Created by Vilborg Arnardottir in the memory of her son Ragnar (Raggi) for all families to enjoy and create a place where they could spend time together enjoying each other company. The aim with the garden was to create a family attraction for both local people as well as an attraction for travelers, thus help in developing the local community though tourism. The Result is an fantastic family recreation park with a playground suited for all children? and adults too!  More information at www.raggagardur.is
Heydalur
Heydalur is  a paradise for those who like birdlife and to take pictures of birds. Heydalur offers horseback rides in Heydalur valley and many attractions for the family. The hot natural pool in Heydalur is a few minute walk from the country Hotel Heydalur. Sitting in the hot natural pool feeling the fatigue in your body float away is a feeling like no other. Some say that laying the hot pool in Heydalur gives you strength, and for many that is so true. 
Tálknafjörður Swimming pool
Tálknafjörður swimming pool has to offer many activities. There is an 25 meter outdoor pool, two hot tubs, sauna, cold tub, baby pool and waterslide. There is also a lift for disabled people to assist in entering and exiting the pool. In the building you can find a gym. Next to the swimming pool is the towns campsite, which is open from 1st of June – 1st of September. On the campsite you can find kitchen around the clock, outside barbecue, toilets and showers. There is also a washing machine and a dryer available for small price. Everybody is always welcome, there is coffee on the house. Contact us: Telephone: 456-2639  Email: sundlaug@talknafjordur.is  Facebook homepage, please click here.  Winter openings: Monday - Friday: 08:00-20:00 Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-14:00 Summer openings: Every day: 09:00-21:00 Please note: We stop selling into the pool 30 minutes before closing. Kindly leave the pool 15 minutes before closing time.
Suðureyri
Suðureyri is a fine example of an Icelandic fishing village. The village only began to form in the early 20th century, growing rapidly with the mechanisation of the fishing industry. Recently, villagers seized the opportunity of combining the fishing tradition with tourism, and every summer hundreds of sea anglers from Europe visit the village and try their luck at catching cod and halibut out in the fjord. Those who prefer more fish-friendly activities can feed the cod in the lagoon just outside the village. Suðureyri has in recent years taken big steps towards an environmentally-friendly and sustainable policy, all from catching the fish to serving it to the customer.All basic services can be found in Suðureyri. The swimming pool is one of the most popular in the area, being one of the few outside pools, so it often gets crowded on sunny summer days.
Take a dip
Few things are more cozy than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature or a nice swimming pool in one of our villages. The Westfjords has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools for you to enjoy.
Holtsfjara
Önundarfjörður is a particularly pretty fjord, even by Westfjords standards. This is partly due to Holt beach, which is a sweeping golden-sand beach and dune system which curls out into the fjord and is a bit likeSpainfor a few hot days of the year. The rest of the time it's a great walk and the dunes are a protected eider duck nesting area.
Sheep Farming Museum
The Sheep Farming Museum is an interesting and entertaining exhibition about the Icelandic sheep and sheep farming. The exhibition focuses on providing diverse entertainment for all ages. The children can enjoy themselves in their own room, in which are toys and colour books, while the grown-ups can view the exhibition. The museum also has a small science room where people can take a look at various things through a microscope. One of the main attractions in the Sheep Farming Museum are the lambs, which the visitors can feed with milk from a bottle. Sævangur also houses a small and cosy coffee bar where guests can sit down and relax over a cup of coffee and genuine Icelandic cakes and bread. Handicraft- and souvenir store placed in the lobby of Sævangur sells crafts made mostly by locals. The museum is located 12 km. south of Hólmavík Opening hours June 1st - August 31st: Week days: 10:00-18:00 Saturdays: 10:00-18:00 Sundays:10:00-18:00Open on request during winter.
Naustahvilft
If you’ve ever visited the town of Ísafjörður, you will certainly have noticed the immense rim of flat-topped mountains which surround the fjord. A notable feature of the mountains is a massive depression, like half a bowl, just over the road from the airport. This is Naustahvilft – often known by its nickname: ‘the troll seat’. The story goes that a troll was hurrying home before the morning sunlight could turn her to stone. Having run fast and got back early, she sat and rested with her aching feet in the fjord. What was left was the peninsula of Ísafjörður town between her feet, the deep harbour where her feet had been, and the “seat” where her backside had been. Either that or it’s a hanging valley left over from the last Ice Age. It’s a short but challenging climb, so why not go up there and decide for yourself and don’t forget to sign the guest book.
Westfjords Adventures
Westfjords Adventures offers various travel services and leisure activities in the scenic, spectacular and picturesque Southern Westfjords (planned to be Iceland’s next natural park for its astonishing natural beauty).   We offer guided bus tours to the majestic Látrabjarg Cliff, Rauðasandur Beach, Dynjandi Waterfall and other scenic places. As well we offer super jeep tours in the area including one of the most thrilling off-road trail in Iceland, guided hiking and walking tours, scenic boat trips and bird- and seal- watching in the nearby fjords. We also rent mountain bikes and cars for the travelers who like to enjoy the moment on their own.   We tailor our services to the interests of different travelers, nature lovers, photographers, birdwatchers, wildlife spectators, hikers, bikers, adrenaline kickers, sea anglers, seal watchers and those seeking to inhale the tranquility of unspoiled nature.    The tour can start in Patreksfjörður, where we are based, or in Keflavík International airport and Reykjavík Domestic airport (or any other place in Iceland). In Patreksfjörður we offer all kinds of accommodation as well as other travel services.   Don’t forget to check out our summer bus schedule between Patreksfjörður – Brjánslækur and Ísafjörður!!  
Svuntufoss
In Patreksfjörður fjord there is a small beautiful waterfall. 
The Swimmingpool in Laugarnes
The swimming pool in Laugarnes is a beautifully placed small pool with stunning views over Breiðafjörður. You can either float around in the small concrete pool or lay down in a smaller pool closer to the shore.  A donations box is placed by the dressing rooms, the local youth club owns and looks after the pool.
Bolungarvík Swimming pool
The camping ground is open from May 1st - Sepember 30th. Opening hours   Weekdays 06:00 -22:00 Weekends: 10:00-18:00  
Hvítanes
Hvítanes is situated between Hestfjörður and Skötufjörður fjords in "central" Ísafjarðardjúp. As you arrive you should check the rocks at the shore. Hvítanes is one of Iceland most easily accessible seal colony, where large numbers of Harbour seals can be found relaxing on the rocks just meters from the shore. The farmers at the Hvítanes farm have made the area more accessible by making a car park and putting up benches. At Hvítanes you can also borrow a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at these fun and playful animals.
Samúel Jónsson´s Art Museum
 Samúel Jónsson (1884-1969) has been called "the simple-hearted artist". When he received old-age pension, he built an art museum and a church, made models of distant landmark buildings, and painted works of art in Selárdalur, without having had any training in art. At Brautarholt in Selárdalur he made statues of seals, lions, a seahorse, ducks with their young on their backs and of Leif Ericsson. Not only that; he built a church he intended to preserve an altarpiece he had made that the parish church had rejected. Over the past two decades, the Association of the Samúel Jónsson Art Museum of has restored the sculptures and buildings by Samúel and rebuilt his residence in Brautarholt.The museum is open to visitors during the summer season and everyone is welcome to have coffee in the house of Samúel.  Further info on the website: https://samueljonssonmuseum.jimdofree.com/english/  Here is a video from a documentary about the museum: https://vimeo.com/350495666 
Amazing Westfjords
Located in Ísafjörður, Amazing Westfjords offers a guided tour around Ísafjarðardjúp bay on Ölver ÍS 432 and Straumur ÍS 433 where our guide will educate you on the bay’s history along with the wildlife and the raw nature of the area. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds nest in the bay every summer with puffin, artic tern and eider ducks as the most common species. Humpbacks and Minke whales are amongst frequent visitors of the bay along with the seals that seem to do little else but lie on the shore and enjoy the warm summer sun. Ísafjarðardjúp bay is brimming with life during the summertime and is it safe to say, that this is a tour nobody should miss. Amazing Westfjords also offers sea angling on Straumur ÍS, where up to 5 passengers have the opportunity to catch a fish in a traditional way. Rostungur takes you out to Ísafjarðardjúp, which is every man’s dream for sea angling, where the seas are rich with cod, pollack and redfish among other types of fish. On board Rostungur you will spend approximately 3 hours fishing, fillet the fish and then people are more then welcome to take the catch of the day home. Information regarding the tours and bookings are made on amazing-westfjords.is. 
Tungudalur
The town of Ísafjörðurlies in Skutulsfjörður fjord. The fjord ends in two distinct valleys: Engidalur to the left and Tungudalur to the right. Tungudalur is the playground of Ísafjörður – and a very pretty place to boot. This is where you’ll find a small but perfectly formed waterfall, one of the region’s best established and maintained forests, a full scale golf course, dozens of beautiful summerhouses, and the town’s famous skiing centre. The towns excellent campsite is located in Tungudalur, great camping facilities, a playground and a beach volleyball course.