On the morning of our departure we had 2 hours to spare so we walked around the park which was situated across the road from our hotel. It had snowed and the trees looked beautiful. Would be good for kids as a lot to see and do including a small zoo.
Very pretty gardens and relaxing for a stroll. Also free admission to great for those on a budget. After taking a stroll through here check out the swimming pool next door, that's a fab day out with all the different thermo pools.
Get a bus from the city and get off at the Hilton or Reykjavik lights Hotel. Very safe place to stroll and breathe in the fresh Icelandic air. Go for a swim in the outdoor public swimming pool, the water is lovely and warm.
I was quite impressed with this park. First of all, the entrance is free. Secondly all their flowers, plants and trees are labeled. I have never seen such a thing before. It makes it easy to identify all these flora.
There were so many beautiful flowers. They were all arranged. Each one having their own spot and their own name....
We only visited the thermal pools as it was wet and windy, it prices have gone up quite a lot since I last visited, but Iceland isn't cheap anyway, once you get over the showering naked syndrome its very enjoyable. You can hire a towel and there is a cafe to have a drink after the swim.
My seven year old son and I were camping at the Reykjavik City Campsite, so it was very easy for us to go for a walk in the park after supper.
We also went to the pool in the morning and had a lot of fun. The admission was included with our Reykjavik City Cards. School age children are required...