Half term at Icelandic schools begins today

Árbæjarsafn museum is very popular with children.

Árbæjarsafn museum is very popular with children. Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Today heralds the beginning of a short mid-term holiday for children all around Iceland which ends on Tuesday. Families therefore have an opportunity to do all kinds of fun things together on this long weekend. 

Plenty of Reykjavik's museums offer all kinds of workshops and mini-courses for kids and you can check Reykjavik Loves, the official website for Reykjavik for details. 

Many families also choose to spend the long weekend in the countryside. It's also the perfect opportunity to visit swimmng pools that you haven't tried before, such as the great ones in the nearby towns of Hveragerði and Þorlákshöfn. The nature park of Heiðmörk which lies on the borders of Reykjavik still offers stunning autumn colours and is perfect for family walks. 


Clear sky


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Later today

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2 °C

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