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 Reykjavik 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 28: 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 Reykjavik. 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 (hopefully) seeing them with your own eyes tonight.

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 29: 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 (maximum 13 participants) 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 30: Frozen Waterfalls, Black Sand Beaches and Glacier Walk

winter icelandToday 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!

In the afternoon your guide shows you the beautiful black sand beach of Reynisfara. Iceland day tour with glacier walkThis 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

 

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

new years eve in icelandIn the morning you will go on a guided tour of the volcanic active Reykjanes peninsula. On your way, you will visit the geothermal area in Krysuvik. There you will find boiling mud pools and colorful mountains. The next stop will be at the “Bridge between Continents”. This is a 15 meters long footbridge spanning a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. If time allows, you might make a short photo stop at Gunnuhver and its hot springs. In the early afternoon, 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.

reykjavik new year's eveYou have some time in the afternoon to prepare for the evening. You will enjoy a great New Year’s Eve buffet in Haust Restaurant. 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 dispersed 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: 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 2020.

 

 

 

Detailed Information Iceland New Years Eve Tour

Accommodation

We offer three different accommodation options for this New Year in Iceland tour:

Hotel Storm – standard double room with breakfast
Hotel Storm is a comfort 3 star hotel in Reykjavik’s centre. The hotel is located between Reykjavik’s main business district and Laugavegur shopping street. The hotel offers a Nordic-inspired design.

Fosshotel Reykjavik – deluxe double room with beakfast
Fosshotel Reykjavik is a great 4 star hotel in Reykjavik’s centre. The hotel is located between Reykjavik’s main business district and Laugavegur shopping street. The deluxe double rooms are in the 8th to 14th floor and provide an amazing view over the city.

Swan House Apartments – superior studio apartment with breakfast
The Swan House Apartments are located in the heart of the old town of Reykjavik. The superior studios are spacious and come with a comfortable dining area with kitchenette and cosy living room.

 

Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation (in Hotel Storm, Fosshotel Reykjavik or Swan Apartments) 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 (larger bus tour)
  • Golden Circle tour by super jeep with visit of a glacier (maximum 15 participants)
  • South coast tour with glacier walk included (minibus tour, maximum 21 persons)
  • Reykjanes half day tour (minibus tour, maximum 19 persons)
  • 1 hour ATV tour on Reykjanes (double ride)
  • Buffet dinner in Haust Restaurant on New Year´s Eve
  • 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) – transfer from Reykjavik and back by bus
  • 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

Book you Iceland New Years Eve Package:

You can book our New Year’s Eve package for 2 people sharing a double room directly here on our website. The full amount will be charged from your credit card when booking the tour package.

The minimum age for this tour is 10 years.

The listed price below is the total price for 2 people. We charge our tours in the local currency ISK. We recommend this page to convert the ISK amount into your local currency.

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If you are looking for a similar package but with different travel dates or if you are looking for a particular hotel or room type, we can always prepare a customized package for you (depending on availability). Please contact us if you are interested in a customized tour. Please mention the tour code (NC-04) in your message.

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