Iceland New Years Eve - 6 Days Adventure Package

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Iceland New Years Eve – 6 Days Adventure Package

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New Year’s Eve in Iceland is an extraordinary experience and the fireworks displays in Reykjavík have to be seen to be believed. Celebrate in Iceland New Years Eve, see Northern Lights and explore the fantastic nature. Some of the most popular activities are included in this 6 days Iceland New Years Eve tour and we promise an unforgettable holiday on the top of the world.

 NC-04 – Iceland New Years Eve Tour

 

December 29: Welcome to Iceland with Geothermal Baths and Northern Lights

Iceland winter tourWelcome to your New Year´s tour in Iceland. Our private chauffeur waits for you in the arrival hall of the airport and transfers you to your accommodation in central Reykjavík. During the day we recommend to explore the center of Reykjavík. It is also possible to “prepare yourself” for the evening by visiting the Northern Lights Centre in the old harbor. Learn more about the magic lights before seeing (hopefully) tonight how beautiful they are in real.

In the evening you will visit Laugarvatn Fontana´s open-air geothermal baths where you can relax in the warm pools and natural steam rooms. Enjoy a local style buffet winter tour iceland(included) before heading out to hunt for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the best places in Europe to see the Northern Lights because of its location so close to the Arctic circle. You will have the chance of spotting colors in the sky ranging from green to red and even purple. After viewing the Northern Lights for a while you drive back to Reykjavik and at approximately 01:00 a.m. you will be back at your accommodation.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík City, Northern Lights Centre (entrance not included), visit of Fontana Spa, dinner buffet, Northern Lights tour

December 30: Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour

Today you explore the so-called Golden Circle with the three primary stops Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. The tour is a small group tour in a super jeep which is more personal and intimate. You combine the most popular sites in Iceland with an exciting drive to a glacier.

After seeing the highlights of the golden circle, your guide takes you to the second largest glacier Langjökull. The road to the glacier is impassable for normal cars during winter and normally there is a lot of snow in December. Enjoy the breathtaking views and some super jeep fun in this remote area of Iceland. After an exciting day in the Icelandic nature, you will be back in Reykjavik in the evening.

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

December 31: ATV Tour, Bonfires and Iceland New Years Eve Festivities

new years eve in icelandIn the morning you will go on an adventurous ATV tour on Reykjanes peninsula. During this one hour tour, you will drive along lava and black sand on top of a mountain with a great view over the whole area. The ATVs are automatic and easy to drive, so no experience is needed.

You have some time in the afternoon to prepare for the evening. You will enjoy a nice 3-course dinner in Slippbarinn Restaurant in the Old Harbor Area. After dinner, you will visit a bonfire. The custom of having bonfires on New Year’s Eve in Iceland dates back to the 18th century and the locals gather around the several bonfires reykjavik new year's evedispersed all over the city, celebrating and singing. You will be back in the city center for the big firework show at midnight and 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.

Highlights of the day: ATV tour, visit of a bonfire, fireworks, Reykjavik’s nightlife, and more

January 01: Relaxed Day in Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon

Blue LagoonAfter the last night festivities, you have a free day to sleep late and relax a bit. We recommend a walk in central Reykjavík to get some fresh air and explore some of the highlights of the city. Visit the Hallgrims church and take a look at the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden next to the church (free entrance). Einar Jónsson is one of the most famous Icelandic artists and his bronze casts are mostly figurative sculptures which fuse classical art with northern myth. Walk along Reykjavik’s scenic waterfront, look out for the remarkable Solfar Sun Voyager sculpture and do not miss the modern Harpa Music Hall. Behind Harpa, you also find a picturesque small yellow lighthouse.

In the early afternoon, you will visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a spa located in a magnificent black lava field. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in the milky blue water makes your skin super soft.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavik, visit of the Blue Lagoon
Optional activities: Winter whale watching, 
Northern Lights Tour in a super jeep

January 02: Frozen Waterfalls, Black Sand Beaches, and Glacier Walk

winter icelandAfter a very quiet and relaxed New Year´s first day it is time for some more exciting adventures. Today you go on a guided minibus tour to the South of Iceland with an easy glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier included. You will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind this magnificent wall of water and you will also stop at Skogafoss waterfall. During winter the waterfalls are often partly frozen which gives them a unique look. After that, it is time for the glacier walk and you will explore a wonderland of ice formations, ridges, and deep crevasses. Not many people can say that they have walked on a glacier but today you will be one of them!

Iceland day tour with glacier walkIn the afternoon your guide shows you the beautiful black sand beach of Reynisfara. This beach features stacks of basalt columns that wall off surrounding cliffs scattered with caves. Offshore you will see the Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legend says they were trolls turned into rock by the rising sun when they came home late after a fishing trip.

Highlights of the day: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfall, black sand beach of Reynisfara, Reynisdrangar pillars, 1-hour glacier walk

January 03: Departure

new years eve in icelandSadly today your Iceland New years eve tour comes to an end. Transfer by bus back to the International Airport Keflavik. Thanks for traveling with Iceland Unlimited and all the best for 2019.

 

 

 

Detailed Information Iceland New Years Eve Tour

Accommodation

We offer two different accommodation categories for this New Year in Iceland tour:

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In Comfort accommodation, you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be standard double rooms in 3-star hotels in the city center of Reykjavik. All offer breakfast that is included in the price.

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationQuality
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.

 

Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Comfort or Quality) with breakfast
  • Private pick up and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Northern Lights tour with local dinner and visit of the Fontana Spa included
  • Golden Circle tour by super jeep with visit of a glacier (maximum 14 participants)
  • 1 hour ATV tour on Reykjanes with transfer from Reykjavik  and back by bus
  • 3-course dinner in Slipparinn Restaurant
  • Transfer from your accommodation to the bonfire and back by minibus (maximum 19 participants)
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon (quality package with use of towel and bathrobe, 1 drink of your choice and face masks 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
  • Use of an Icelandic mobile phone with 1,500 ISK worth of calls
  • 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

Book you Iceland New Years Eve Package:

Limited places available!

The listed price is valid per person when two people stay in one double room.

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Please contact us if you have some questions about the offered tour. Please mention the tour code (NC-04) in your message.

The listed price is valid when 2 persons stay in one double room. If you are traveling alone or looking for a triple or quadruple room please contact us. The included day tours are operated by us and by reliable partners.

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