Seals, foxes, reindeer, minks and all the Icelandic farm animals are part of the Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavik. It's an ideal place to visit with your children. 


The Family Park and Zoo is run by the sport and leisure department of Reykjavík City. It is located in the Laugardalur valley where you will also find the botanical gardens of Reykjavik, which are also taken care of by the city. The zoo has all the Icelandic farm animals, reindeer, harbour seals and arctic foxes. It also has a selection of birds, such as hens and pigeons and a small exhibition of foreign reptiles.

In the recreation park you will find a string of attractions such as a carousel, a train, boats on water, segways and other fun things to do for children as well as family barbecue facilities and resting areas.

There is also a coffee house and kiosk that sells souvenirs and a selection of beverages and soft ice.

Opening hours

Open all year round

Winter: 10am to (24. August – 31.May)

Summer: 10am to (1. June – 23. August)

Coffee house: 10am – 5.30pm.

Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo admission and opening hours.