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.
WINTER DRIVING IN ICELAND
For added safety and comfort, we highly recommend selecting a 4x4 vehicle for a winter trip.
Please note that driving during the winter in Iceland can be challenging as the weather can be unpredictable. If you do not have experience driving in winter conditions, with snow, icy roads and high winds, a self-drive tour during winter is not be recommended. However, we offer a number of guided small group tours as well as multi-day tours and privately-guided tours.
Learn more about winter driving in Iceland here.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ITINERARY & ARRIVALS
Please note: The standard itinerary is based on arrivals for Sunday, the 23rd of December. For arrivals on the 22nd of December, the itinerary will be adjusted to travellers spending the nights of the 23rd and 24th in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area, and the day at teh Blue Lagoon will be moved to the 30th of December. Christmas day will be spent travelling the south coast toward the Golden Circle area. Please contact your travel consultant if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the itinerary.
NEW YEAR‘S 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.
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.
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 from September to March, 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.
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.