Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable holiday on top of the world!
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Let nature, culture and quaint traditions get you into the holiday spirit!
Reykjavik is an enchanting city during the holiday season. Celebrate Iceland’s distinctive Christmas traditions and tasty holiday treats. And last but not least, visit the amazing nature sites along the Golden Circle.
Experience the magical atmosphere of the weeks preceding Christmas in Iceland with holiday lights, garlands and ornate Christmas trees. Enjoy a private sightseeing tour around the city centre, taste delicious Icelandic Christmas specialities and learn about the thirteen eccentric Yule Lads and other unique Christmas traditions in Iceland.
In addition, experience the frozen realm of amazing natural beauty along the Golden Circle with time left to spare for some indulgent spa relaxation.
All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.
Maximum group size: 36 participants.
• Breakfast on arrival day
• International airfare
• Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
• Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
• Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)
• Guaranteed late check-out
• Any service not specifically listed under "included"
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Day 1: Arrival
Arrival - Free day in Reykjavik - Hunt for the Northern Lights
Day at your leisure. Airport transfers and optional tours available upon request.
This day is open for your own activities. A visit to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, located 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport, is a wonderful way to enjoy your arrival or departure day, depending on your flight schedule.
In the evening, hunt for the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, the lights are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colours across the Icelandic night sky. Please note this tour is weather dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed. If conditions are unfavorable for Northern Lights viewing, your group will visit the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik.
Overnight in Reykjavik for the next 3 nights.
Day 2: Golden Circle Tour
Natural Wonders of Gullfoss, Geysir & Thingvellir - Traditional Icelandic Christmas buffet
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you at 09:30. Today you will experience a trio of natural wonders along the Golden Circle route in South Iceland. Highlights include the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, which is often frozen mid-cascade during winter; the active Geysir geothermal area of bubbling mud pools, hot springs and spouting geysers; and Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Iceland's greatest historical site. Thingvellir is also of tremendous geological interest, as it is the visible location of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.
Tonight enjoy a traditional Christmas Buffet at Satt Restaurant, located at Icelandair Hotel Natura. The true yuletide spirit is served with a deluxe gourmet Christmas buffet of distinctive dishes based on local and Nordic ingredients.
Overnight again in Reykjavik.
Day 3: Christmas Season in Reykjavik
Experience Reykjavík - Christmas Themed Walking Tour - Tasty stops at Unique Restaurants
This morning is at your leisure. Perhaps you´ll enjoy an indulgent visit to Soley Natura Spa at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (included in package price).
This afternoon, enjoy a guided Christmas-themed walking and tasting tour of downtown Reykjavik. What better way to get into the spirit of the season than strolling around the city and visiting several unique restaurants with a fun & knowledgeable local guide by your side.
During this Reykjavik Christmas experience, you’ll gain insight into Icelandic holiday traditions old and new, as well the history, art, architecture, culture and cuisine of the capital city. Wander through the beautifully-decorated city centre, twinkling with festive holiday lights.
As a finishing touch, pay a visit to a classic Icelandic restaurant that is also home to one of Iceland’s finest private art collections. Here you’ll meet with one of the city’s top chefs who will share some culinary secrets over a premium selection from the wine cellar. At the end of the tour you’ll be rewarded with a small Christmas gift – a lovely souvenir of Iceland and this special holiday moment.
Overnight again in Reykjavik.
Day 4: Departure
Transfer to Keflavik International Airport (not included). If your departing flight is in the afternoon and you have not had the chance to visit the Blue Lagoon, a departure transfer via the lagoon is recommended
Optional:Relax at the Blue Lagoon Iceland
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Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.
Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.