Reykjavik, ICELAND — Did you know the first day of Summer in Iceland officially begins April 21? And did you also know the first day of summer is observed as a public holiday? Iceland is awesome fun and a premier place in the world to see the power and beauty of nature, especially during the summer months. And an Iceland farm holiday will serve as an ideal family-travel alternative when it comes to finding overnight accommodations that the whole family can enjoy. For example, Vansholt — a beautiful farmstead located 60 miles from the capital city of Reykjavik — offers guests world-renowned nature landmarks right at their doorstep.
But Vansholt is a wonderful destination all year long. Consider a visit during the wintertime when you can get a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis — those colorful, shimmering Northern Lights that play across the night sky. Parents will love the award- winning homemade meals and the option of self-drive specially-tailored group tours that are easily accessible from the farm.
And it’s not all the glories of nature on display. On our visit to Vansholt, we were offered the largest-ever can of Coke that we have ever seen at a famous hotdog stand located on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
The kids loved the vast outdoor playgrounds at Vansholt, and they were particularly taken by the eclectic collection of farm animals. During our stay, the kids had the responsibility to feed and take care of dogs, horses, rabbits, sheep, and a veritable Icelandic superstar among animals, Vansholt’s renowned ” Dancing Goat.” Horseback riding options were also included. But be advised when you visit Iceland’s great outdoors—no guidebook ever tells you just how bizarre and strong the winds can be at the bottom of any mountain in this magnificent country.