Reykjavík’s odd little zoo, which opened in 1990, is one of the few in the world that concentrates on domestic animals. It’s kind of like one big petting zoo, with sheep, horses, cattle, pigs, goats, reindeer, and mink. An animal petting schedule is posted each day—foxes at midday—and pony rides begin at 2pm. There are also enclosures with wild native species, such as the Arctic fox, the only indigenous land mammal. The aquarium, opened in 2004, holds seals and fish native to the North Atlantic. The Family Park is surefire children’s entertainment, with boats, a go-cart driving school complete with traffic lights, and a “science world,” where little ones can measure their screams in big decibels.
Reykjavík Zoo & Family Park
At Engjaveg, Laugardalur Park, behind sports complexHours May 15 to mid-Aug daily 10am-6pm; mid-Aug to May 14 daily 10am-5pm Transportation Bus: S2, 14, 15, 17, or 19 Phone 411-5900 Prices Admission Mon–Fri 880kr adults; 660kr children 5–12; free for kids 4 and under. Rides cost extra Web site Reykjavík Zoo & Family Park
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