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)