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Iceland-Style New Year

(4 days / 3 nights)

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See the way Icelanders welcome the new year!

This year, resolve to party like an Icelander in the world’s coolest New Year’s Eve destination: Reykjavik. This special package gives you a look into Icelandic traditions, with guided small group activities and the option of joining the locals at their community bonfires as well as attending an exclusive party hosted by Nordic Visitor at one of the hippest venues in downtown Reykjavik. You’ll also get to enjoy free time in the city and visit some of Iceland’s top attractions, including the Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall and the Blue Lagoon. You may even spot the northern lights, if the conditions are right.

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 171021 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Interest

City Break, New Year´s, Northern Lights

Season

New Year

Departure

29 Dec

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: December 29 - REYKJAVIK FREE TIME & NORTHERN LIGHTS

    Welcome to Iceland! From the arrivals hall in Keflavik International Airport, a driver will meet you and take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After a quick snooze you can find plenty to do in the lively, colourful city centre to perk you up: quirky shops, little art galleries, cosy coffee houses, and restaurants to suit all tastes. If you bundle up well, a walk along the old harbour and seafront at sunset is another great option.

    Later in the evening—weather permitting—you will join a guided small group tour to the countryside in search of northern lights, nature‘s own version of New Year‘s fireworks.* Warm up under thick blankets with hot cocoa and Icelandic pastries while enjoying the view.

    *Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so we cannot guarantee sightings.

    Spend the next four nights in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 2: December 30 – NATURAL WONDERS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

    Visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided small group tour of the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the 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. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot springs Geysir and Strokkur. A taste of Icelandic food and drink is included during the tour. On return to Reykjavik, you will see the beautiful waterfall Faxi.

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  • Day 3: December 31 - NEW YEAR‘S EVE WITH AN ICELANDIC TWIST

    If you venture out, keep in mind that most businesses are generally open until 13:00 today. In the afternoon, your Icelandic New Year‘s Eve begins! Festivities kick off 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 walk through an old Reykjavik cemetery for an encounter with Icelandic spirits, of both the folklore and beverage variety. Then, after a visit to the “home of the elves” in neighbouring Hafnafjörður, the tour ends in the wooded area of Heiðmörk with a small bonfire, refreshments and fireworks.

    Tonight at 19:00, get ready for 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 early into the morning.

    The New Year´s Eve Party hosted by Nordic Visitor 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. 

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  • Day 4: January 1 - A WARM START TO THE YEAR BEFORE DEPARTURE

    What better way to start your New Year than by soaking in a relaxing warm pool out in the fresh air? Today you will revive your senses after last night’s festivities at the Blue Lagoon, famous for its milky blue water surrounded by dark, haunting lava fields. Here you can let your cares slip away as you unwind in the saunas and steam baths or soak in the lagoon with a silica mud mask.

    From there, transportation is provided by bus directly to Keflavik International Airport for your journey home.

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Map

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

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

We had a fantastic time

We loved this tour. Our guide for the Northern Lights tour was certainly an 'interesting' fellow but took us to an isolated place where we could view the lights without a million other people being there and gave us great instruction on how to take good photos. I am very impressed with his knowledge and his enthusiasm to get us to the best spot and get the most out of the experience.

Our guides for the dog sledding and super jeep tours were also great. I really appreciated the concern our super jeep guide gave for the well being of our 18 month old son and his willingness to interact and entertain him while us adults ducked out to see the sights. All in all a great experience.

Your service far exceeded our expectations. The information provided in the welcome pack far exceeded what we expected and the information on what restaurants and activities were open over the Xmas period was very helpful.

We had a fantastic time. Iceland was wonderful to visit and we are still on a high. Thank you for helping us to get the most out of the visit and i really hope that we will make it back there during the summer season so we can see what is underneath all that snow!

Accommodation

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Approx 171021 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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Tour Information

  • The New Year´s Eve Party hosted by Nordic Visitor 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. 
  • Extra nights and activities can be added on request; contact us for details.
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details.
Other Details
Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the guided tour is operated. If weather conditions are not favourable, we reserve the right to cancel a tour and offer a full refund.
The average temperate in Reykjavik during January is around -0.6 C (31 F) so we strongly urge bringing warm clothes and plenty of layers, especially for fireworks or northern lights viewing.
Note about the Blue Lagoon on 1st January: As this attraction is busier than usual during the holiday season, we will be booking you on the earliest departure to get you there before most visitors are expected to arrive. If you would prefer a different departure time, please inform your travel consultant as soon as you can.
 
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands 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. 
 
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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