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!
- 21 December
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
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir and Strokkur
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
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Your 6-day bus & Blue Lagoon itinerary
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!
Included experiences, upgrade options & extra activities
Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour
Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour
Northern Lights Small Group Tour
Northern Lights by Boat
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 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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
Quality accommodation every night
Comfort accommodation every night
Continental breakfast every day
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