In Iceland with kids
Friends and family called us crazy for taking our two small children on a two week tour of Iceland. In two weeks we drove 3500km in a station wagon. I've always been a supporter of the idea that outdoor life doesn't end just cause you have kids. Taking the kids to Iceland to support that theory might be seen a bit out there but to us it was as normal as can be. Having good gear and clothes for such a trip is essential...as a friend of mine once told me, "there is no bad weather, just bad clothes". At times it did feel a bit like a scene from the National Lampoon's Vacation but the memories we made there will forever stay with us. We hiked volcanos, waterfalls, a glacier, went whale watching in Northern Iceland, and traveled around the very rugged West Fjord, many times with visibility zero and extremely narrow, windy roads with no rails. We experienced gale force winds while driving and almost lost my mind thinking we will be blown away from the road. It was by far the most adventurous trip we've ever done due to the wild terrain and having the responsibility of our children. But at the end of the day we would have not done it any other way...so take your kids and GO!, anywhere, it will be a great family adventure.