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Join our Family Christmas adventure holiday to Reykjavik, Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn area. A white Christmas is pretty much guaranteed!

The North of Iceland is full of magical sights, adventure and history. However, not many people know that it is also the home of Iceland’s thirteen “Santa Clauses,” the Yule Lads.

During this winter break you’ll visit family-friendly Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world, before flying to the charming town of Akureyri. The highlight of this fun-filled vacation is definitely the guided tour to the Lake Myvatn area, where you will learn all about the Icelandic Christmas traditions, meet the Icelandic Yule Lads and encounter phenomenal natural landscapes.

Choose from a number of additional optional tours. You can search for the northern lights, visit local farmers or sample fresh Icelandic cuisine. Plan your visit and learn more about Christmas in Iceland here.


• Visit Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world
• Travel to the north of Iceland and experience the magical winter landscape near the Arctic Circle
• See the majestic Godafoss Waterfall
• Visit the Icelandic Yule Lads at the Dimmuborgir rock formations
• Take in the exciting volcanic landscapes of the Lake Myvatn area


• 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities, including breakfast (except arrival day)
• 2 nights at a hotel in Akureyri with private facilities, including breakfast
• Round-trip flight Reykjavik-Akureyri (excluding airport tax:  approximately EUR33 per person adult and EUR25 per person child 11 and under )
• Guided coach tour to Lake Myvatn, including visit to Icelandic Yule Lads


2018 Hotels in offer:

  • Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik and Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
  • Reykjavik Lights and KEA Hotel (Akureyri)



Minimum of 2 participants required to guarantee departure

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Day 1: Arrival in Iceland

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar

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Day 2: Winter Wonderland awaits

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar

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Day 3: Christmas Spirit and Volcanic Landscapes

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar

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Day 4: Return to Reykjavik

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar

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Day 5: Departure

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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