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“The bees were the most interesting thing”

Reykjavik Family park and Zoo
Reviewed September 21, 2013

In my opinion, the bees were the best. This is a great place for families. I spent quite some times around the seal as well. It is very clean and well taken care of.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great little park! We knew that the zoo was small and contained primarily farm animals but found that they were well cared for and friendly. The little science "hut" was dilapidated but contained fun, hands on science exhibits that all the kids seemed to love. The biggest delight was the end of the park where the rides are. Clean, spacious and fun! Perfect for ages 4-10. Mind you, this is not an attraction that can compete with Iceland's awesome scenery, whales, glaciers, geyers, waterfalls, horses, etc. But if you find yourself in Reykjavik with a young child who needs an age appropriate break from all of the adult awesomeness, the park provides a very nice diversion.

1  Thank ca2nova
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

As others have said, this attraction is more like a small farm than a zoo. We saw some goats, a couple horses, chickens, and a few wild geese sitting in a field. There are also half dozen or so seals in a large pool near the entrance. In addition to the farm animals, there is a rather forlorn looking "temporary" building that houses a small sea creature touch pool (star fish, sea squirts, etc), a couple creepy looking fish in large tanks, and some science-museum type exhibits. (You can measure how loud can you scream and you can also try to step inside a giant soap bubble.)
Our daughter had much more fun at the playground that is attached to the zoo. (All activities were included in the price of zoo admission.) There is a very large masted ship to run around on and several small playground structures as well, a ranger look-out tower to climb up, huge inflatable balls to roll around in on the pond, and several carnival-type rides. Our 11-year old daughter's favorite activity was bouncing on the open-air moonwalk - this seemed to be a big hit with all of the kids at the park.
There is a small cafe located on the pathway that runs between the zoo and the playground area. They have a small selection of sandwiches, hot food, and beverages, and a large selection of candy and frozen treats. Though the staff did not speak English, they did offer us a menu printed in English so that we could just point to what we wanted.
We spent a total of about 30 minutes wandering around in the zoo and the science building, and about an hour at the playground.
This attraction is definitely not in the Top Ten of things to do in Iceland, but it was a good way to spend a couple hours after a long overnight flight from the US. My husband and I found a bench to relax on and our daughter ran around and got some much-needed fresh air.

1  Thank MplsMommy
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I visited this zoo in March 2013. Since it was still technically winter in Iceland, there were not a lot of activities at the zoo. I can imagine in summer it's a blast.

They have all sorts of activity play areas for kids, although none of this was in use in Winter.

You won't find lions and tigers or giraffes and zebra's here, you'll need to go to Africa for that. At this zoo they had an array of farm animals, such as chickens, horses, goats and cows. The most interesting animals here are the seals, they love all the attention they can get!

If you want to get the most out of this zoo then make sure you visit it in the summer, the kids will love it!

Thank SarahHarrisWatters
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Loved our trip to Iceland but this was definitely the low point. We did go in Winter so that may have played a part but it was still open so I'd expect something a little more.

It reminded me of the scene at the end of 'Big' where Tom Hanks is in a deserted fairground. You can tell it was once lovely and fun but is now just a bit depressing and stark.

Some interesting animals and if you have an hour to kill and are nearby then it's better than nothing but that's as positive as I can be.

Thank Sarah B
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