Included
Departure
December 29
Accommodations
Comfort for 4 nights with Continental breakfast
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Blue Lagoon entrance
Comfort admission and transfer from/to Reykjavík
Tour ID
CB18
Golden Circle Tour
Golden Circle, Super Jeep and Snowmobiling Tour
Dinner
4-course celebration meal at VOX restaurant
Ice Cave Tour
Katla Ice Cave - Under the Volcano Tour
Cruise
New Year's Fireworks Cruise
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
5 days / 4 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavík & Northern Lights hunting

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29 December

Transfer from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík with the Flybus (included).

Welcome to wintry Iceland! Get settled in at your hotel in Reykjavík, before heading out to explore the city center. Roam the quaint streets lined with brightly colored houses, still decked out in festive lights. You could spend the afternoon checking out the city’s cool cafés and trendy restaurants, fueling up for the night’s adventure.

In the evening

This evening you’ll join a Northern Lights tour by bus. In the countryside, away from the bright lights of the city, there are better conditions for spotting the aurora. If you have clear skies, you might be lucky enough to see them. If not, then you can join another excursion for free later in your tour.

Tour: Northern Lights Tour (included)
Duration: Around 3 hours 30 minutes
Departure: 21:00
Complimentary pick-up: 20:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
The tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Upgrade options

Option 1: Northern Lights Small Group Tour

Enjoy the experience of spotting the Northern Lights in a more intimate setting on a small group bus tour. The maximum group size on this excursion is 25 people, so the vibe and the pace is more relaxed.

Tour: Northern Lights – Small Group Tour (optional upgrade)
Duration: Around 3 hours
Departure: 21:30
Complimentary pick-up: 21:00
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi, use of blankets, free second trip if you don’t see the aurora
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 6 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Option 2: Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour

A ride in a super jeep is an unforgettably Icelandic experience! Venture where buses can’t on this adventure-packed Northern Lights hunt. You’ll be able to fully escape the darkness of the towns and cities by going off the beaten track with your super jeep driver-guide.

Tour: Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour (optional upgrade)
Duration: Around 4 hours
Departure: 21:30
Complimentary pick-up: 21:00
Included: Guided super jeep tour in English, free Wi-Fi, hot chocolate & biscuits, Northern Lights photos, free minibus trip if you don’t see the aurora
Not included: Meals and refreshments other than those stated
Minimum age: 6 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Option 3: Northern Lights by Boat

Set sail from Reykjavík’s old harbor and in 15–20 minutes you’ll be blanketed in darkness: the perfect conditions for chasing down the Northern Lights. Keep warm in your overalls and focus on scouring the skies as the crew take photos for you to look back on after your trip. The boat also has a café/bar and toilets for your comfort on board.

Tour: Northern Lights by Boat (optional upgrade)
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Departure:
21:00 (15 March – 15 April & September)
22:00 (1 October – 14 March)
Included: Guided boat tour in English, free Wi-Fi, use of warm overalls, Northern Lights video, free second trip if you don’t see the aurora
Facilities on board: Café/bar, toilets
Not included: Meals and refreshments other than those stated

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 2 - Katla ice cave tour

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30 December

This morning you’ll hop aboard a bus that will take you to your rendezvous point near the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Here a super jeep will pick you up and whisk you across rugged terrain towards the glacier edge. 

Now it’s time to put on your crampons and safety gear for a hike across the glacier surface. Journey across the glistening terrain until you reach the ice cave. Enter a subglacial cavern and marvel at its walls made of blue-tinged ice. This is a truly incredible natural wonder.

You also get a bonus stop at the jaw-dropping Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow the path behind the plume, which might even be part-frozen at this time of year!

Tour: Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) Tour
Duration: 11 hours
Departure: 10:00
Complimentary pick-up: 09:30
Included: Super jeep ride, natural ice cave visit, crampons, safety equipment, guidance in English
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
The tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 3 - Blue Lagoon & New Year’s Eve firework cruise

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31 December

Begin your day with a healthy dose of R&R at the famous Blue Lagoon spa. Then this evening, get into a celebratory mood with a New Year’s dinner and drinks at VOX Brasserie & Bar.

In the morning

Unwind in the turquoise, silica-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a drink as you relax in the warm lagoon, set amongst a lava field that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Tour: Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission and Transfer (included)
Duration: 4 hours
Departure: 11:00
Complimentary pick-up: 10:30
Included: Bus transfer, Comfort admission to Blue Lagoon (includes towel, silica mud mask, 1 drink of your choice)
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours

In the evening

Head over to VOX Brasserie & Bar for an indulgent New Year’s Eve dinner from a set menu.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements in the ‘Special requests’ box at checkout.

Next make your way down to Reykjavík’s old harbor where you’ll step aboard a luxury boat for your firework cruise. Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne as midnight approaches. When the clock strikes 12, watch the incredible light show begin as you toast the new year.

Tour: New Year’s Fireworks Cruise (included)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure: 23:00
Included: Guided boat tour in luxury vessel, glass of champagne, warm overalls, view of midnight fireworks
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please note the transfer to the harbor is not included. Your hotel can help you arrange a taxi.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 4 - Golden Circle super jeep tour & glacier snowmobiling

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1 January

After the relaxation and celebration of yesterday comes a day of adventure! You’ll see 3 of Iceland’s most popular natural attractions before snowmobiling across a glacier.

Hop into a super jeep, your mode of transport for the day, and follow the iconic Golden Circle trail. Along the way you’ll get to visit Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Geysir hot spring, and Gullfoss waterfall.

Þingvellir is where the Icelandic parliament first met in 930 AD and it just so happens to be an area of breathtaking beauty. It’s here that the North American and European tectonic plates meet, which you can walk between.

Next head to the Geysir geothermal area, where you’ll find the active geyser Strokkur. It erupts every 6–10 minutes to a height of up to 20 meters (65 feet). Last on the Golden Circle route is Gullfoss, also known as the ‘Golden Falls’. This mighty cascade is named after the color of its waters, which have a yellowish tinge.

Your adventure today concludes at the nearby Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest. Gear up in a warm jumpsuit and step onto your snowmobile. An expert guide will lead you safely across the glacier surface as you take in your icy surroundings.

Tour: Golden Circle & Snowmobile Ride (included)
Duration: 8–10 hours
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with guided Golden Circle tour in English and free Wi-Fi, snowmobile tour (includes warm, protective gear)
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 8 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 5 - Goodbye Iceland

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2 January

Transfer to Keflavík Airport with the Flybus for your return flight (included).

You’ve had a New Year’s like none before. Now it’s time to return home with unforgettable memories and stories from your trip.

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Comfort accommodation:

Hótel Frón offers comfortable rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Located in the city center close to all the main shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries and museums.
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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