A great stop for families visiting Iceland is Reykjavik Park and Zoo. Featuring 150 animals, a rehabilitation centre for wild animals, a selection of family rides and other activities, the Zoo and Park have plenty to offer for a great day out during your stay in Iceland. The standard collection at Reykjavik zoo includes a range of relatively common animals – horses, pigs, sheep, foxes, minks, reindeer, seals, turkeys and rabbits. In 2004, the Zoo augmented this traditional collection with an aquarium stocked with over 20 species of local fish and other sea-dwelling creatures.
In addition to the fish and animals on display, families can take part in activities at the park’s Science World, featuring a number of exhibits encouraging hands-on exploration of a variety of experiments. During the summer, Reykjavik Park and Zoo is open every day from 10am to 6pm; in the winter, hours are 10am to 5pm daily. Admission fees go toward the rehabilitation of injured animals.