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Reykjavik Advent Break

Experience the magical atmosphere of the advent in Reykjavik with holiday lights and garlands.

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  • Reykjavik
  • Reykajvik down town
  • Solfarid
  • Perlan
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Price from €260


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  • Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Departures: All days
  • Type of tour: Short Break
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Highlights of Reykjavík Advent Break

  • Admire Reykjavík city, decked with Christmas lights in every window
  • Experience a private walking tour around Reykjavík's city center with focus on Christmas traditions
  • Taste Icelandic Christmas treats and specialties


Christmas time is a fun time at the National Museum of Iceland with a wide range of exhibitions, lectures and happenings to reflect Icelandic Christmas traditions.  It is open from 11-17 daily except Mondays. 

A Christmas Exhibition opens early in December at the National Museum and is on-going through the advent.  Previous exhibitions has shown Christmas trees, Christmas cards and more, so it will be interesting to learn what the museums curators have up their sleeve this time.

From 12th until 24th of December, the Icelandic Yule Lads will visit the museum at 11 am.  One by one they descend from their hideaway in the mountains, and have their own story to tell the children and other spectators.  This program is in Icelandic, but everyone is welcome to join.

The Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður offers a wide selection of handmade Christmas design, decorations and delicious treats such as cookies, hot cocoa and confectionary. Hafnarfjörður is a small cozy town, only a 20 minutes bus ride from Reykjavík, where you can enjoy celebrating the Christmas season with a feeling of relaxation.  The village is open every week-end from late November until Christmas.  Live musical and theatrical performances are on the program, as well as the opportunity to meet with Grýla, the ugly ogress and the mother of Iceland's very own Yule Lads.

The tiny island of "Viðey" is a beautiful nature pearl only a short ferry ride from Reykjavik. Numerous events will take place in Viðey during the Advent and all of them will be revealed in due time, but you can make sure that the smell of cinnamon and pines will surround the island.

At Natura Icelandair Hotel you will experience true Icelandic Christmas traditions in a fun way. The Icelandic Yule Lads bring a little goodie to all guests staying from mid-December until Christmas Eve.  And they will share with the guests some fun facts about the quirky Icelandic Christmas traditions.  The popular and FREE Bedtime Stories every Thursday evening are on-going as usual and during the Advent the focus is on Christmas stories.

Regretfully as the Comic show „"Let's talk Iceland" & "Let's Talk Christmas” will not be offered this year, it has been excluded in the program.  At the same time Lækjarbrekka restaurant has been re-placed with the Pearl restaurant.



  • 3 nights at your chosen hotel, standard room
  • 3 x breakfast buffet
  • "Warm Welcome" - Private walking tour in the city centre, approx 3 hours with English speaking guidance (other languages available upon request)
  • Taste of Icelandic treats during the walking tour
  • Christmas Buffet at Pearl restaurant (at 6 pm or 9 pm)


Reykjavik Advent Break

Day 1: Arrival

Get Yourself Comfortable

If you arrive early, you might have time for a half-day or evening excursion, so study our tour selection and book ahead. Check in at your hotel in Reykjavik City and get comfortable for your three nights' stay in Iceland.

Reykjavik Advent Break

Day 2 - Private walking tour of Reykjavik's city centre

Reykjavik City Sightseeing

In the after-noon enjoy the benefits of a local guide that will show you privately around the city centre during a 3 hours walking tour.

The emphasis will be on Christmas in Iceland, but nevertheless your interest will control the tour, whether it is history, art and culture or shopping Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

DEPARTURE: at 1 pm (13:00) at the Tourist Information Centre, opposite Restaurant Reykjavik.


"Warm Welcome" - Private walking tour in the city centre
Taste of Icelandic treats during the walking tour

Reykjavik Advent Break

Day 3: Free Day & Delicious Christmas Buffet

Explore Reykjavik or Icelandic Nature

The day is yours to relax, either get out into the beautiful winter countryside taking part in one of the available day tours and activities or set off scouting for interesting museums and art galleries scattered around the city.

A visit to Iceland during the advent is not complete without tasting the specialties of the season, so tonight you will be treated to a delicious Christmas buffet at one of the best and most panoramic restaurants in Reykjavik, namely The Pearl.

Christmas buffets originated in Denmark, but the Icelanders have taken the idea even further to make a sumptuous feast with emphasis on Iceland's fresh and tasty seafood, lamb, game and turkey.


Christmas Buffet at Pearl restaurant (at 6 pm or 9 pm)

Reykjavik Advent Break

Day 4: Departure

Free day for leisure - departure

If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments to walk along the harbour seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze - or if you still need to relax, visit one of the city's swimming pools. There you can chat with the locals while relaxing in the geothermal mist.

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead.

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