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Christmas 4x4 Adventure

(5 days / 4 nights)

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This year, resolve to spend the holidays in the world’s coolest Christmas destination: Iceland

This special package gives you authentic insight into Icelandic Christmas traditions with a holiday inspired walking tour and Christmas dinner in a top Reykjavik restaurant. Travellers will also have guided small group activities including a hunt for the majestic northern lights, a Golden Circle jeep safari taking you to some of the most popular destinations on the island, and a tour of the world´s largest manmade ice cave. You’ll also get to enjoy free time in the city and visit some of Iceland’s top attractions, including the Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall. You may even spot the northern lights, if the conditions are right.

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 236031 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Active, Christmas, Northern Lights

Season

Christmas

Departure

22 Dec

Highlights A selection of the many incredible things you can see while in Iceland.

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: December 22 - Arrival, Relaxation & Northern Lights Hunt

    Welcome to Iceland! From the arrivals hall in Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After setting aside your luggage, the rest of the day is at your leisure. The colourful city centre is always full of life, offering a great variety of museums, shops and cosy cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. You can explore downtown easily on foot, and it's highly recommended to take a stroll along the old harbour.

    Later in the evening, if the weather conditions allow, you will be taken for a super jeep tour in search of the majestic northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. The guide will do his utmost to hunt for the northern lights, getting far from the city lights and away from other travellers. The advantage of going with a super jeep tour is that you can reach locations that buses and vans cannot.

    * Please note that northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.

    Spend the next four nights in Reykjavík. 

     

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  • Day 2: December 23 - Action-Packed Golden Circle Jeep Safari

    Get ready for some adventure! Today, you will take a guided super jeep tour around the Golden Circle, a popular route with some of the country’s most famous attractions. The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, an area full of unique geology and the site of Iceland’s first parliament. Next is Haukadalur valley, the home of Geysir—the original geyser—and the Strokkur hot spring that spouts boiling water up to 30 metres high every 8 – 10 minutes. Meanwhile, Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls where visitors will have time to explore the rolling landscape surrounding the thundering falls . The last stop of the tour is at Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier before heading back to the capital to rest up for more highlights tomorrow.

    Optional: An upgrade to snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier is available on the Golden Circle tour (note; needs to be pre-booked in advance). 

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  • Day 3: December 24 - Icelandic Traditions & Christmas Dinner

    Start off the day with a fascinating walking tour led by a local guide dressed in Iceland´s intricate national costume. This leisurely stroll throughout downtown gives you insight into unique Icelandic Christmas traditions as well as the city’s history, architecture and culture. You will also get to enjoy a taste of Iceland’s culinary secrets at various stops and receive a lovely parting gift – a special souvenir!

    At 18:00, the church bells ring throughout Reykjavik as Icelanders begin their Christmas celebrations with their families. Tonight you will be joining fellow travellers at a lively Christmas dinner at one of Reykjavik´s restaurants.  

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  • Day 4: December 25 - Delve Deep Into the Glacier & Super Jeep Adventure

    Start the day in the Icelandic countryside on an exhilarating super jeep tour with a knowledgeable driver/guide. Sights include Deildartunguhver—the largest hot spring in Europe and the stunning Hraunfossar waterfall that emerges from lava rocks. You will then drive along a dramatic highlands road leading to the desolate and hauntingly beautiful Kaldidalur valley, making your way to Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. At Langjökull, you will have the opportunity to venture “Into the Glacier” (weather depending) via an impressive man-made tunnel deep into the ice. Here, you will learn about the glacier and see amazing blue ice formations, an experience that very few in the world have had.

    Continue to Hvalfjörður [Whale Fjord] were you will see reminders of the British presence in the area during World War II and see the small whaling station in the fjord. Hvalfjörður is often considered one of the most beautiful areas in the country, so the striking scenery will be a highlight for this part of the day.

     

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  • Day 5: December 26 - Departure from Iceland

    When it's time for you to head home, a private transfer will be provided to Keflavik International Airport in time for your departure flight.

    Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight during the holidays, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April. 

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Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Budget

Rooms with shared WC and shower (or bath) in farmhouses, guesthouses or well-appointed hostels. All provide breakfast (included in..

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Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel or well-appointed guesthouse. All provide breakfast (included in ..

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the t..

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Luxury

Deluxe rooms or junior suites in the very best hotels at the time of booking: in junior suites at four-star hotels in Reykjavik, a..

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Approx 236031 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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

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Everything about this tour

Booking:
  • We recommend booking at least three weeks prior to departure.
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs, and extra nights can be added on request. Contact us for details.
Other:
  • Although the winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, the temperatures can drop below freezing at times. You should bring some windproof/waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers.
  • The best months to experience the northern lights are October through April, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so we cannot guarantee sightings.
  • There is a 2 person minimum for the Into the Glacier Super Jeep tour to operate.
Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight during the holidays, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April. 
 
Please note
A reservation is required for entrance to the Blue Lagoon and for spa treatments while there. Please ask your travel consultant for further information.
 
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 working 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 holiday.

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