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New Year's in Iceland

Golden Circle, Northern Lights & NYE Party

(5 days / 4 nights)

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN ICELAND WITH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Make it an unforgettable New Year's with a celebration out of the ordinary – a getaway in Iceland! Join in the seasonal traditions with a guided city tour with a local guide, including a bonfire, and a festive evening of gourmet dining and the biggest, loudest fireworks show you’re ever seen. A blend of city fun and countryside adventure, this short break also includes a northern lights hunt, guided small group tour of the classic Golden Circle and a soothing soak at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Guests will also be able to attend a New Year's Eve party at the amazing Gamla Bíó venue in the heart of Reykjavik with a balcony overview of the fireworks.

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 212744 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Hunt for the majestic northern lights
  • Bathe at the world famous Blue Lagoon
  • Stroll around Reykjavik and visit popular landmarks
  • Go on a New Year’s Eve guided tour of Reykjavik during the day
  • Visit a bonfire on New Year’s Eve, a local tradition
  • Attend an exclusive New Year’s Eve party, with a gourmet dinner, wine and entertainment

Travel style

Multi-Day Tours i

Interest

City Break i, Classic i, New Year´s i, Northern Lights i

Season

December

Departure

28 and 29 Dec

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik & Northern Lights

    On arrival to Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a professional driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Reykjavik. You can stroll the charming capital city, visit museums, and explore landmarks. Downtown Reykjavík offers numerous excellent restaurants, cafés, coffeehouses, and bars, for those who want to experience the renowned Reykjavík nightlife.

    In the evening, get ready to search for the otherworldly northern lights. You will join a guided small group bus tour with a knowledgeable driver that will find a great spot to view the white, green and sometimes red lights dancing and flickering in the sky.

    Spend the next four nights in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 2: Visiting the Blue Lagoon

    Today, you will be picked for a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon. You have time to bathe in the heated geothermal pool, which is rich with silica and soothing for your skin. You can also enjoy a sauna or steambath and an array of spa services (which must be booked in advance).

    If you are up for more adventure, you can book a northern lights excursion. For instance, you could take a northern lights boat tour, where you could see the majestic lights flicker and dance in the sky, far from the bright city lights of Reykjavik.

    Please note: For arrivals on the 29th of December, we will adjust the tour so the Blue Lagoon will be moved to the 1st of January.

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  • Day 3: The Golden Circle - Geysers & Waterfalls

    Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided personal small group tour of the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the many highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological significance that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir is the site of the country’s first parliament and is located along the edge of the great rift created by the drifting of the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot springs of Geysir. While Geysir lies dormant, its neighbour Strokkur erupts every few minutes, gushing steam and water from the bowels of the earth. A taste of Icelandic food and drink is included during the tour.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 4: New Years Eve Exclusive Party

    Enjoy an easy morning after yesterday’s adventure. If you do venture out, please note that most businesses are generally open until 13:00 today. After lunch, your Icelandic New Year‘s Eve experience begins with a local guide showing you around the city, allowing you to take part in local traditions. After a stop at the fireworks sales—an essential Icelandic New Year’s ritual—you will get to know Icelandic new years traditions. You will have a chance to taste some local food, admire the city‘s Christmas decorations and have a chance to set off the fireworks that were purchased.

    Tonight at 19:00, you will attend an exclusive New Year’s Eve party hosted by Nordic Visitor. This New Year’s celebration takes place at Gamla Bíó, a beautiful venue in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. This party is more than just dinner and drinks. Guests will be able to attend a traditional bonfire where Icelanders gather to sing songs about the hidden people. You will also enjoy entertainment at the venue, and have a delicious 3-course dinner, topped off with sparkling wine at midnight. You will be treated to a roof top view over Reykjavik harbour for the fireworks at midnight. It will be quite the show! Once the exclusive celebration finishes, you can continue the party, like the locals, in the city centre with music and dancing late into the night.

    Please note: the party has an age limit of 12 years and this day is set on 31 December. If you are travelling with younger children, please contact us; we will be happy to offer an alternative option for dinner on New Year’s Eve.

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  • Day 5: Departure from Iceland

    Your winter getaway to Iceland has come to an end, and you will have a semi-private transfer from your accommodation to Keflavik International Airport. If you are departing in the afternoon and are interested in adding an optional activity, please arrange with your travel consultant in advance, as there are a limited number of activities available due to the holiday.

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Map

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The New Year's Eve event was excellent and far exceeded our expectations.

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Price per person from

Approx 212744 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, what to pack for your holiday and useful information about the activities that are included during the tour.  

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS
All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meet our high standards.

NEW YEARS EVE EXCLUSIVE PARTY
The New Year´s Eve Party has an age limit of 12 years. If travelling with younger children, please contact us and we will be happy to offer you an alternative option for dinner on New Year’s Eve. 

The New Year’s Eve Party includes alcoholic beverages. In Iceland, the legal drinking age is 20 years old so you might need to present an ID at the event. For those younger and those who prefer not to drink alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages will be offered.

Please note that a transfer is not included to/from the venue, but it‘s centrally located and within walking distance from most hotels in city centre. It‘s also easily accessible by taxis.

ADD-ON & OPTIONAL UPGRADES
Travellers can choose to add-on selected optional activities when booking online. Customers can also choose to upgrade bus tours to super jeep tours. It is also possible to add-on extra nights to packages along with customising the tours to client needs.

THE BLUE LAGOON
Please note that the Blue Lagoon is busier than usual during the holiday season, we will be booking your entrance at a specific time with a specific duration at the lagoon. If you would prefer a different departure time, please inform your travel consultant as soon as possible.

Please note that your scheduled transfer to the Blue Lagoon can be on a coach bus, with up to 70 fellow travellers.

The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years old. It is mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands while in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian.

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS 
The best months to experience the northern lights are October through April, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated.

Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with 4-5 hours of daylight from December to January. However, fresh snowfall often gives the appearance of more light, and it is common that houses, streets and businesses are lit up with Christmas lights, so don't fear that you will be travelling in complete darkness.

Although the winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, the temperature can drop below freezing at times. Please bring windproof and waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers. Please note that the programme is dependent upon weather and road conditions, and may be altered if conditions are not favourable. For information on weather conditions and daylight hours we recommend visiting our extensive Online Travel Guide

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holi

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