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Magical Christmas in Reykjavik: 5 Day Tour

December in Iceland is a very special time. Icelanders love to decorate their windows and gardens with glittering holiday lights. Enjoy the special atmosphere in Reykjavik combined with some extraordinary tours to the amazing country side of Iceland. Celebrate Christmas in Reykjavik, see Northern Lights and explore fantastic nature. We promise an unforgettable holiday on top of the world.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

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.

Tour Code

NC-05

Season

Christmas

Travel Style

Guided Group Tours

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Location

South Iceland

Accessibility

Privately Guided

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation (Comfort or Quality) with breakfast
  • Private pick up and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Northern Lights tour by minibus (maximum 18 persons)
  • Golden Circle tour by minibus (maximum 18 persons)
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon (premium package with use of towel/bathrobe/slippers, 1 drink of your choice and face mask included)
  • South coast tour with glacier walk included (minibus tour, maximum 18 persons)
  • 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, 23: Welcome to Iceland & Northern Lights

Welcome to an unforgettable Christmas in Reykjavik! Once you arrive in 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 Laugarvegur shopping street. We recommend to visit the Northern Lights Center in the old harbor area where you can learn more about the science behind this amazing phenomenon.

In the evening of December 23rd, Icelanders celebrate Þorláksmessa. It is an Icelandic tradition to spend the evening in the city where all shops and cafes are open until late at night. Join the locals and listen to street choirs singing traditional Christmas carols & have hot chocolate at a cozy cafe.

Later tonight, you will be picked up at your accommodation for a guided Northern Lights tour. The tour will take you away from the city lights where you will hopefully be able to spot this natural phenomena dancing in the night sky. Afterwards you’ll be transferred back to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You stay for the next 4 nights in a comfortable accommodation in the city center.

Day 2 | December, 24: The Famous Blue Lagoon & Christmas in Reykjavik

Today, Icelanders celebrate Christmas – normally with their families and special food for dinner. You also have a relaxing day ahead of you and you will hop into the Blue Lagoon bus which will take you to the famous Blue Lagoon. Included in this Christmas in Reykjavik package is the premium entrance package which includes the use of robe, towels and slippers, sample products such as an algae and silica mask and one free drink of your choice.

Also included is a reservation at the lagoon’s LAVA restaurant and we recommend to enjoy lunch there (optional). The meal is not included but you will be offered complimentary sparkling wine with your order. It is allowed to wear the Blue Lagoon robes to lunch, so you can go back into the lagoon after a delicious lunch if you wish.

After a relaxing day at the lagoon you will hop back on the Blue Lagoon bus which will take you back to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Enjoy the evening in Reykjavik and we recommend making a reservation at a local restaurant. Please ask your travel agent for recommendation.

Day 3 | December, 25: Golden Circle Tour with Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysers & Þingvellir National Park

Today you will join a guided tour around the Golden Circle area on a minibus. First, you will visit Þingvellir National Park, which is where the world’s first parliament was founded. This beautiful National Park is also one of the few sites in the world where you can observe two divergent tectonic plates on the surface.

After leaving Þingvellir, you will visit the Geyser Geothermal Area. There, Geysir is no longer active, but nearby Strokkur keeps gushing up about every five to eight minutes to the gaze and amaze of its spectators. Next to the parking lot is a big souvenir shop and two restaurants.

After you enjoyed one of Iceland´s most famous tourist attractions, you will only need 10 minutes to reach Gullfoss, the Golden Falls. Here you can read about how a farmer´s daughter saved the falls from the hands of entrepreneurs who wanted to build a dam in the area. In the late afternoon, you return to Reykjavik and if you are not too tired we recommend an evening walk enjoying all the cozy Christmas lights in the city center.

Day 4 | December, 26: South Coast Sensation & Glacier Hike

Today, another adventure awaits you! You will be picked up in the morning and taken on a minibus tour to the sensational South Coast of Iceland. Sights visited today include the picturesque waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the village of Vík. On a clear day you may be lucky enough to spot the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull during the drive.

A highlight on today’s tour is a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. You get crampons and suitable equipment for the tour before venturing on to the glacier with a professional glacier guide. During the tour you will be able to touch, feel and even listen to the glacier while learning more about the importance of glaciers in our natural environment. If you are lucky you may even find some natural ice tunnels or caves along the way. After a day of exploring you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Reykjavik. We recommend a delicious dinner at one of Reykjavik’s gourmet restaurants, a perfect way to celebrate your last night in Iceland.

Highlights of the day: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, black sand beaches, glacier walk, and more

Day 5 | December, 27: Departure

It is sad to admit it but your Icelandic journey and Christmas adventure is about to come to an end. You will be transported from your hotel to Keflavik International Airport by shuttle bus in time for your flight back home.

If your flight is in the afternoon, you still have time to do some last minute sightseeing in Reykjavik or do some shopping on Laugavegur shopping street. We wish you a nice journey back home and hope you will leave our island with fond memories of Iceland and its inhabitants

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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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