Fire & Ice Christmas Adventure with Blue Lagoon

6 days / 5 nights
A snow covered Reykjavík skyline with Hallgrímskirkja
The Strokkur geyser erupting against the winter sun
A house decorated with Christmas lights against the Northern Lights
A snow covered Reykjavík skyline with Hallgrímskirkja
The Strokkur geyser erupting against the winter sun

Discover the magic of Iceland’s natural wonders over Christmas

Spend 6 days in Iceland this Christmas, soaking up the festive atmosphere and getting a taste of the country’s mind-blowing nature. This package includes a Christmas Eve dinner and admission to the famous Blue Lagoon spa.

On this trip, you’ll be based in charming Reykjavík. Spend a morning exploring the quaint streets of the old town with a seasoned guide and sampling local delicacies. And on your first night, you’ll get the chance to hunt down the Northern Lights.

There’s also plenty of time for you to dive into adventure. You’ll zoom over to an ice cave in a super jeep, roam an ancient lava tunnel, and see some of Iceland’s most loved natural attractions.

This package offers the perfect mix of outdoor activities and R&R. So get ready to make this a Christmas to remember!

Departures

  • 21 December
Travel styleMulti-day
Trip length6 days / 5 nights
VibeFestive
SeasonChristmas
(21 Dec only)
TransportBus
Starts fromReykjavík
Tour codeCB22

On this tour you will...

  • Head into the countryside to hunt for the Northern Lights on an evening excursion

  • Kick the festivities off on Christmas Eve with a tasty dinner, like the Icelanders do

  • Spend Christmas Day unwinding in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon

  • Tour the must-see Golden Circle, brimming with incredible natural wonders

  • See dazzling formations when you explore an ice cave

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

A man floating in the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime

Gullfoss

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles

Seljalandsfoss

Why book a multi-day trip with Iceland Tours?

  • Stay at the same place in Reykjavík for your whole trip

  • Travel on comfortable buses with free Wi-Fi

  • Effortlessly customize your trip with extra activities

  • 24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland

  • Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit

Your 6-day bus & Blue Lagoon itinerary

Your 6-day bus & Blue Lagoon itinerary
Staying inReykjavík

21 December

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to your hotel in Reykjavík (included).

Welcome to Iceland at Christmastime! Immerse yourself in Reykjavík’s festive atmosphere as you explore the city, decked out in lights and decorations. Spend the afternoon roaming the city center, stopping by Christmas markets and boutiques to pick up locally made gifts.

In the evening, join a Northern Lights expedition in the countryside. You’ll escape the bright lights of the city to a spot that’s ideal for seeing the Aurora. If skies are clear and solar activity is high, you might just get to see them dance overhead.

If luck isn’t with you tonight, you can go on another Northern Lights excursion for free later on in your trip.

You also have the option to upgrade to a small group excursion for a more intimate experience, or even a trip via super jeep or boat if you’re feeling adventurous!

Highlights

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Included experiences, upgrade options & extra activities

A woman watching the Northern Lights on the edge of a lakeIncluded

Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

The Sun Voyager sculpture with Northern Lights, ReykjavikUpgrade

Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour

Yellow and purple Northern Lights illuminating the sea near Seltjarnarnes in ReykjavikUpgrade

Northern Lights Small Group Tour

northern-lights-by-boat-copyright-special-tours.jpgUpgrade

Northern Lights by Boat

Staying inReykjavík

22 December

The Golden Circle needs little introduction: it is home to some of the most stunning and famous sights in Iceland. You will see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 meters (98 feet) into the air every 4-8 minutes. It is a thrilling experience that never gets old. 

You will stop to admire the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meters (105 feet) deep. This tour also includes the historical and geological wonder, Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

Included experience

Included with your package is a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Here you and your group will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

Alternatively, you can upgrade to a different adventure on this day. All experiences include a Golden Circle tour, so you won’t miss out on this classic touring route.

Staying inReykjavík

23 December

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel this morning, as you have a day of epic exploration ahead of you. Then hop aboard a bus to the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland. Here you can walk behind a curtain of water plummeting down at breakneck speed. At this time of year, it might even be covered in icicles.

Next it’s time to transfer into your super jeep for an unforgettable ride through a landscape of glaciers and mountains. The jeep tackles the rough terrain with ease, taking you all the way to the root of the Kötlujökull glacier.

Here you’ll gear up with the safety equipment provided and explore a natural ice cave on foot. Depending on conditions, you might even be able to step inside the cave!

Staying inReykjavík

24 December

Today is Christmas Eve, when Icelanders kick off their festivities. So it’s time to get into the holiday spirit and join the celebrations!

In the morning

First up today is a guided Christmas walk. Meet your local guide in the heart of downtown Reykjavík and learn about the history and architecture of the city. All whilst you enjoy the cozy festive atmosphere.

You’ll also get to taste local delicacies, including hákarl (fermented shark) and harðfiskur (air-dried fish). These can be an acquired taste, so luckily more palatable festive treats are also on the menu.

This tour includes admission to the Settlement Exhibition museum. Here you can learn about the discovery of Iceland and the lives of its earliest settlers, as well as see an excavated Viking longhouse.

In the afternoon, you’ll have a few hours to spend as you like before the evening’s festivities.

 

In the evening

Enjoy a festive Christmas Eve dinner at a restaurant in Reykjavík (included). 

Staying inReykjavík

25 December

What better way to spend Christmas Day than unwinding in the tranquil waters of the Blue Lagoon? Luckily for you, this is where you’re heading today.

Set in the moonlike lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula, the Blue Lagoon offers a bathing experience like no other. As part of your package you receive Comfort admission, which includes the spa’s famous silica mud mask. You also get a complimentary drink from the in-lagoon bar.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon refreshed and relaxed.

26 December

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (included).

After a Christmas break filled with adventure, culture, and relaxation, it’s time to head back home. You’ll leave with a reel full of photos and memories to treasure.

What’s included?

Quality accommodation every night

Comfort accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Northern Lights guided bus tour

Golden Circle & Friðheimar guided bus tour

Katla Ice Cave – Under the Volcano tour

Christmas Eve walking tour of Reykjavík

Christmas Eve buffet dinner

Blue Lagoon Comfort admission (includes towel rental, silica mud mask, 1 drink)

24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland

VAT, taxes & service fees

Flights to Iceland

Food & drink, unless otherwise stated

Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

Personal travel insurance

Adults

Ages 12+

2

Children

Ages 2-11

0

Infants

Ages 0-1

0

FAQs about our multi-day trips

Throughout your multi-day trip with Iceland Tours, you’ll be based in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík or Akureyri the capital of the North. From here, you can join guided tours into the surrounding countryside to soak up the mind-blowing scenery. Your package will include at least one day trip, and depending on the length of your tour package you can opt to add more.

It’s worth bearing in mind that you won’t have the same guide throughout your trip. In fact, on each escorted group day trip from Reykjavík or Akureyri, you’ll get to meet a new guide and new fellow travelers.

What’s more, spending each night in the same accommodation means you don’t need to worry about unpacking and repacking during your trip. It also gives you the chance to experience more of the city’s restaurants, food halls, and bars. And you’ll have time to browse the local shops and visiting the city’s attractions.

When you opt for a multi-day package, you won’t be traveling with the same guide and group throughout your trip. This means that number of fellow travelers you meet on your guided excursions will vary depending on the activity.

For instance, if you’re going on an ice cave tour, your group could include a just a handful people. Meanwhile, a tour of the Golden Circle by bus will often be a larger group as you’ll likely be traveling by coach. And you’ll find evening Northern Lights tours are usually by coach too, although you have the option to upgrade to a small group, super jeep, or boat tour.

Depending on the excursion, your bus could be either a minibus or coach. Most buses will have free onboard Wi-Fi and charging points for your phone. Larger buses also have overhead compartments for stowing your bag and jacket.

It’s good to know that although there’s no restroom on the bus, your guide will make sure to include regular breaks throughout the journey.

Yes, all of these multi-day trips include airport transfers by bus from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík on arrival and departure.

On each morning of your trip, you’ll get a tasty continental breakfast at your accommodation. In most places, this is served buffet-style in a communal dining room.

With most packages, lunch and dinner are not included so you’re free to choose from all of the options available. In Reykjavík and Akureyri, you’ll be spoiled for choice when deciding where to eat.

Some festive packages include special meals. Check the ‘What’s included?’ section for the individual package to find out exactly what you’ll get.

If your package features longer day tours, you’ll find that the guide will factor in lunch and restroom stops. But it’s still good to come prepared by packing a few snacks and plenty of water. And if you prefer, you could bring a picnic lunch rather than eat out.

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