Magical Christmas in Reykjavik for 5 Days

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Magical Christmas in Reykjavik for 5 Days

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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.

 NC-05 – Christmas in Reykjavik


December, 23: Welcome to Iceland & Northern Lights

reykjavik christmasWelcome 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 Centre in the old harbour 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 northern-lights-reykjavikChristmas 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.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík City, Þorláksmessa, Northern Lights tour

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

Blue LagoonToday, 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 Christmas Traditions in IcelandLagoon 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.

Highlights of the day: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Northern Lights, and more

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

golcen circle icelandToday 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.

Golden CircleAfter 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.

Highlights of the day: The Golden Circle, Þingvellir National Park, Geyser spouting hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, and more

December, 26: South Coast Sensation & Glacier Hike

winter in icelandToday, 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 glacier hike icelandwhile 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

December, 27: Departure

Christmas in IcelandIt 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.


Detailed Information Christmas in Reykjavik Tour


We offer two different accommodations for this Christmas in Reykjavik package:

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In Comfort accommodations you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). This will be a 3 star hotel directly in the city center of Reykjavik. Breakfast is included in the price.



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Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are normally superior rooms in 4 star hotels in the city center of Reykjavik. All offer breakfast that is included in the price.




  • 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 19 persons)
  • Golden Circle tour by minibus (maximum 19 persons)
  • Transfer to the Blue Lagoon by bus
  • 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 19 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


Please contact us if you are interested in this Christmas package. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request.

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