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Iceland Ranks First in Children’s Rights

26 May 2020 For the second year in a row, Iceland ranks first on the Kids Rights Index as the country where children’s rights are best guaranteed.

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Crowded Clinics Cure Every Ailment

28 Sep 2019 They came to the clinics with broken bones and rare diseases, including being allergic to street lights.

Iceland Tops KidsRights Index

16 May 2019 Iceland ranks first in the international rankings of the 2019 KidsRights Index.

New Icelandic baby clothes shop opens on Laugavegur

6 Jun 2018 A new baby clothes shop recently opened selling Icelandic design using organic materials.

Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki is screened at Bíó Paradís on Sunday.

Princess Mononoke and more classics at International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik

13 Apr 2018 This weekend is the second weekend of the International Film Festival for Children in Reykjavik at Bíó Paradís, the art house cinema on Hverfisgata. The ambitious program consists of full feature films, animations, short films and documentaries for kids of all ages.

Ski lifts at Bláfjöll, a skiing area just near Reykjavik.

Skiing areas across Iceland open today

15 Dec 2017 Many of Iceland's skiing areas are open today. Bláfjöll, just a half-hour drive from Reykjavik is open today offering free entry to everyone .

A little girl who is half Icelandic and half Norwegian,  Sóley Dögg Gunnarsdóttir, hit the light switch for the tree. Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson is holding her in this photograph.

Lights of the Oslo Christmas tree lit in Reykjavik city centre

4 Dec 2017 Crowds of people attended the annual lighting ceremony of the Oslo Christmas tree at Austurvöllur Parliament square yesterday.

Children and adults alike love the art of leaf bread making.

Icelandic Leaf Bread Workshop on Viðey Island!

24 Nov 2017 On Sunday 26th November, Margrét Sigfúsdóttir, the Head of Hússtjórnarskólinn – a local school of Icelandic culinary arts and crafts – will be teaching guests at Viðey island the art of making traditional Icelandic leaf bread (laufabrauð).

Árbæjarsafn museum is very popular with children.

Half term at Icelandic schools begins today

19 Oct 2017 Today heralds the beginning of a short mid-term holiday for children all around Iceland which ends on Tuesday.

Plenty of activities for kids on Sunday at the Kátt á Klambra festival.

A children's festival in one of Reykjavik's largest parks on Sunday

29 Jul 2017 Children's festival Kátt á Klambra takes place for the second time this year at Klambratún near the city centre in Reykjavik. This year the focus is on creativity and social interaction.

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Video: New interactive glacier exhibit opens in Reykjavik's Pearl building

30 Jun 2017 Now you can experience being in an ice cave whilst in Reykjavik as a new exhibition on glaciers opened at The Pearl.

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Check out the Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavik this week

27 Apr 2017 The Children's Culture Festival opened on Monday at Harpa Concert Hall. See our accompanying video of the delightful event.

Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful animation, Spirited Away is one of the films to be screened this weekend at Bíó Paradís.

Beloved classic films at the Children's International Film Festival this weekend

7 Apr 2017 The second consecutive weekend for the Children's International Film Festival at Reykjavik art house cinema Bíó Paradís takes place this weekend. The films screened include E.T, The Wizard of Oz, Lamb and Spirited Away.

World Children’s Day is on Saturday, 18rh of February, at the start of the winter holiday at Reykjavík’s primary schools.

Japanese themed World Children's Day in Reykjavik on Saturday

16 Feb 2017 On World Children’s Day, which is now being held for the 14th time, children and their parents will have the opportunity of taking part in a variety of interesting workshops and enjoying events of many types in the Reykjavík City Library’s branches (cultural centres) all over the city.

Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir, director of the Hjallastefna playschools in Reykjavik

Reykjavik playschool offers ready made healthy dinners for children's families

3 Jan 2017 A headmaster at a Reykjavik playschool decided to offer families the option of healthy meals to take home for dinner because "happy, relaxed parents means a better life for the child."

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