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Day 1: Arrival in Iceland:

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Laugardalur Perlan

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, almost! The mysterious lava plain of the Reykjanes Peninsula might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, but it will be the first thing to greet you during your Christmas holiday in Iceland!

A 50-minute drive away is the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik, where you’ll find your lodging for the night at the family-friendly modern Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

If you arrive early in the day, we recommend a visit to one of the city’s many geothermal swimming pools. They appeal to families with children of all ages.

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Day 2: Winter Wonderland awaits:

Highlights: Akureyri Akureyri Folk Museum Nonni House

After a relaxing morning with a delicious breakfast and perhaps a stroll to the Old Town area, your family will take a one-hour flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland´s second-largest community.

On your own, transfer to your hotel in downtown Akureyri. Airport taxis are plentiful. Enjoy the rest of your day in the charming town of Akureyri and its cheerful holiday atmosphere.

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Day 3: Christmas Spirit and Volcanic Landscapes:

Highlights: Godafoss Myvatn Dimmuborgir

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is all about having fun with your family and getting you into the Christmas spirit!

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Akureyri. Start your tour by visiting the magical Godafoss Waterfall in its winter glory. Then head to the magic and mystery of the Lake Myvatn volcanic area. You‘ll see volcanic wonders such as pseudo-craters, Krafla volcano and the bright colors and bubbling mud pots of Hverrarond.

The volcanic formations of Dimmuborgir are the home to the thirteen Icelandic Yule Lads, the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. Today these friendly spirits will come out to play pranks, sing and dance with their visitors.

In the afternoon, visit the Myvatn Nature Baths where your family can opt for a relaxing soak in the geothermal water (admission not included). It‘s a truly refreshing experience! Return to the festive holiday atmosphere of Akureyri for the evening.

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Day 4: Return to Reykjavik:

Highlights: Reykjavik Hofdi Imagine Peace Tower Reykjavik City Hall

Breakfast at your hotel. A morning flight to Reykjavik will give you a chance to roam around Reykjavik’s city center in the afternoon and perhaps do a bit of last-minute Christmas gift shopping. Be sure to ask us if there are any family concerts or other cultural events taking place during your stay; many family-related activities are scheduled during the pre-Christmas period.

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Day 5: Departure:

Highlights: Keflavik The Blue Lagoon

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll return home after a fun-filled family vacation in Iceland! On your own transfer to Keflavik International Airport. We recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your flight.

If your flight is in the afternoon you can spend the day at your leisure or experience Iceland further by going on a daytour. You can also add extra days to your stay and we will help you make arrangements.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you again soon!

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Looking to hit the slopes?:

Extend your holiday in Iceland! Whether it’s to go skiing in Hlidarfjall Mountain or just to spend more time exploring the pretty town of Akureyri, we can help you make the arrangements!

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