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New Year's Celebrations

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Start the New Year with a whirlwind Reykjavík city break!

Ring in the New Year in Reykjavik with food, fun and fireworks! Start your break with a search for the northern lights and then celebrate the holiday with a Golden Circle tour followed by a special evening of gourmet cuisine and entertainment. A relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon is the perfect beginning to your New Year and ending to your stay in Iceland.

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

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

Season

New Year

Departure

30 Dec

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Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Northern Lights

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. 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 to suit all tastes. Then in the evening, enjoy a guided tour into the countryside for a chance to see the mysterious northern lights. On a clear night, if conditions are right, these dazzling lights can appear in a variety of dancing shapes and colours.*

    Spend the next two nights in Reykjavik.

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

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  • Day 2: Golden Circle & New Year’s Festivities

    Today's first activity takes you up close to some of Iceland’s most popular attractions on the classic “Golden Circle” route, including the geologically fascinating Þingvellir National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the spouting geysers at the Haukadalur geothermal area and the Gullfoss waterfall, which is especially beautiful in winter. The tour also makes a stop to the old implosion crater of Kerið before heading back to Reykjavik.

    Then at 19:30, the holiday festivities kick off at one of Reykjavik’s finest restaurants, with an aperitif followed by a gourmet buffet and entertainment. Just before midnight, you‘ll gather at an excellent viewpoint to watch the dazzling fireworks explode all over Reykjavik—a sight you will never forget! Afterwards, if you feel like celebrating with the locals, you can continue the party in the city centre with music and dancing late into the night.

    *Most shops stay open until 13:00 on New Year's Eve.

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  • Day 3: Blue Lagoon & Departure

    A great way to start the New Year and freshen up before your flight is a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon, out in the fresh air surrounded by a surreal lava landscape. From there, transportation is provided by bus directly to Keflavik Airport for your journey home. 

    Note: If your flight is in the morning, we can adjust your travel itinerary accordingly.

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Reviews

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

Jeffrobe, United States

, December 2014

They were awesome

They helped plan and book my entire trip. everything was perfect. all the pick ups, all the activities, i would use them again in a second. Thanks Helga.....

Eugenia, United States

New Year's Celebrations, December 2015

Great!

The whole experience was great. I am very pleased with my trip and how everything was arranged.

Kevin, United States

New Year's Celebrations, December 2014

A Wonderful Experience!

I highly recommend booking your nordic trip with Nordic Visitor. Gudrun and her colleagues provided exception service from my very first email inquiry. I was kept informed of the status of my booking and complete details were emailed in plenty of time to review and ask questions prior to my departure to Iceland. My only regret was that I didn't stop by their office in Reykjavik to say "hello" and thank them for a job well done. 
 
All of the tours that were part of the New Year's Eve package were great! The guides were are very warm and friendly and really wanted their guests to feel comfortable and have a great time. 
 
I'm so looking forward to visiting Iceland again and will definitely book my trip through Nordic Visitor! 

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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 in January is around -0.6 C (31 F) so we strongly urge bringing warm clothes and plenty of layers, especially for fireworks and 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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