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Iceland New Year’s Eve Trip – 5 Days

Spend the start of the New Year in Iceland! The citizens of the northernmost capital of the world celebrate New Year’s Eve in style and in the sky, there is a magical display the Northern Lights. Combine a great and special time in the Northern most capital of the world with a visit of some beautiful natural highlights in the countryside of Iceland.

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Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

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Tour Code

NC-01

Season

New Year's

Travel Style

Guided Group Tours

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Location

South Iceland

Accessibility

Not Recommended

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation (Comfort or Quality) with breakfast
  • Private pick up and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Guided Northern Lights tour by minibus
  • Guide Golden Circle Tour by minibus with a visit to Secret Lagoon included
  • Guided South Coast Tour by minibus
  • Shuttle bus transfer with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
Day 1 | December 28: Welcome to Reykjavik and Northern Lights

Once you arrive at Keflavik International Airport, our chauffeur will welcome you and will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. Explore the pearls of the city like Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church, and the Laugavegur shopping street. We recommend visiting the Northern Lights Centre in the old harbor area where you can learn more about the science behind this amazing phenomenon.

In the evening you will join a Northern Lights tour by minibus (maximum 18 persons) that will take you into the beautiful countryside, unpolluted my electric light, where you will chase these natural wonders around the crisp arctic sky. You stay for the next five nights in comfortable accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik.

Day 2 | December 29: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most popular attractions along the classic “Golden Circle” route. First, you will visit the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can walk between tectonic plates. You will also see the fountain geyser Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) erupting every 4 to 8 minutes and you will visit Gullfoss, the “golden waterfall”, which is often covered in ice during wintertime.

This tour takes place in a minibus and on top of visiting the mentioned “must see places”, you will also bathe in a natural hot pool. The name of this charming location is “Secret Lagoon”, it was made in 1891 and is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. This unique pool is the perfect alternative to the more popular Blue Lagoon. The pool is located in an active geothermal area, so the water is naturally heated. After your adventure, you will be returned to Reykjavík. Enjoy a free evening at leisure.

Day 3 | December 30: South Coast

Today you will embark on a guided tour to the South coast of Iceland. First, you will see the wonderful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Later, you will be driven to Skógar where you’ll find the picture-perfect Skógafoss waterfall. Your next stop will be at the famous black sand beach Reynisfjarar with picturesque basalt column formations. Finally, you will return to Reykjavík, where you can enjoy the evening in town.

Day 4 | December 31: Free Day and New Year's Festivities

Today you have a free day in Reykjavik. Enjoy and absorb the beauty of the city which glows at this time of the year. You will not be bored in the Northernmost capital city: you can visit some of the landmarks like Hallgrímskirkja, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center and Sun Voyager Sculpture. If you want to add some more adventure, we can also book an ATV tour or a horseback riding tour for you.

In the evening, we recommend a nice dinner (optional). It is also possible to join a guided tour to a local bonfire, a real “New Year´s tradition” (optional). The custom of having bonfires on New Year’s Eve in Iceland dates to the 18th century and the locals gather around the many bonfires set-up all over the city, celebrating and singing. Experience the outstanding and spectacular firework show at midnight. One of the best (but also most crowded places) is at the Hallgrims Church. After the fireworks show, you can experience the world-famous and thrilling Reykjavik nightlife.

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  • Day 5 | January 01: Departure

    Sadly, your Iceland New Year vacation has come to an end. You will be picked up close to your accommodation and transferred to Keflavik International Airport in time for your flight back home. Have a safe and enjoyable trip back home and we hope to see you again in Iceland!

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    Comfort

    Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.

    Quality

    Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.

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