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
Special offer
Free entrance to 360° Reykjavik Observation Deck at Perlan
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Tour ID
CB17
Golden Circle tour
Golden Circle and Lava Tunnel guided bus tour
New Year's Eve Dinner
4-course celebration meal at Geiri Smart restaurant
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 01 – Welcome to Iceland!

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Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

Once you’re settled in, take the time to explore the city center. Stretch your legs on a beautiful walk around the old harbor. Then why not check out the shops on the main street Laugavegur, before grabbing a bite to eat at a local food hall?

If culture’s your thing, you could stop at some of the city’s many art galleries and museums. Or see how many statues and sculptures you can spot on a wander around town.

 

Reykjavík

Day 02 – Lava tunnel and Golden Circle

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In the morning, walk right into the heart of an ancient volcano and biggest lava tunnel in Iceland. You’ll be stunned by the cave’s colorful walls and otherworldly rock formations. And your guide will tell you all about how the lava tunnel came to be.

Then follow the famous Golden Circle trail. By bus you’ll travel to Geysir, where you can see the Strokkur geyser erupt a jet of boiling water 30 meters (98 feet) into the air every few minutes. Next you’ll head to Gullfoss, an epic waterfall where the Hvítá river plunges down a 32-meter (105-foot) rock face.

Before heading back to Reykjavík, you’ll stop at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. This is the site of Iceland’s Viking-age parliament, and a natural wonder too. Here you’ll walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates as they drift ever further apart year by year.

Tour: Golden Circle & Lava Tunnel (included)
Duration: 10 hours
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English, 1-hour guided cave tour, flashlight, protective helmet
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
Spend the night on a magical Northern Lights hunt! Your guide will take you away from the urban glow of Reykjavík into the Icelandic countryside.
The extra darkness boosts your chances of spotting this amazing natural wonder. So if the skies are clear, you might just be lucky enough to see these colorful ribbons dance above you.

Good to know: The Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed, even with clear skies. The tour may be canceled if weather conditions are unfavorable, but you’ll receive a full refund.

Tour: Northern Lights guided bus tour (included)
Duration: Around 3 hours 30 minutes
Departure: 21:00
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi
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.

Reykjavík

Day 03 – New Year’s Eve celebration

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The morning and afternoon are yours in Reykjavík.

The New Year’s fun begins at 17:30 with a 4-course celebration meal (included). After dinner, join the Icelanders at a bonfire in the local area. Warm yourself up, gaze up at the sky, and watch the fireworks as midnight draws closer.

If you’re the party type, why not check out some of the local nightlife venues? There you can dance your way into the New Year with the locals.

Reykjavík

Day 04 – Free day in Reykjavík or optional day tour

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You decide how you want to spend New Year’s Day. If you want to relax and recharge after the celebrations, you could take a dip in the pool in Reykjavík. Then have lunch at a local café, or squeeze in a spot of shopping.

Alternatively, you can join one of the following day tours and see even more of Iceland before you go.


The South Shore Adventure

Perfect for nature lovers, this tour packs in some of the pearls of Iceland’s south coast. Walk behind the chute of the Seljalandfoss waterfall, before stopping to see its bigger brother Skógafoss.

Next you’ll stop at the Reynisfjara black sand beach, famous for the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. The tour will then take you to the village of Vík, before returning to Reykjavík.

Tour: South Shore Adventure (included)
Duration: Around 10 hours.
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with 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.


Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk

Climb the Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland, not far from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in 2010. After picking you up in Reykjavík, your guide will give you glacier-climbing equipment, including crampons, and show you how to use it. Safely explore the fascinating glacial structures, including ice formations, ridges, and deep crevasses.

On this tour, you’ll also get the chance to visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on Iceland’s south coast.

Tour: Take a Walk on the Ice Side
Duration: Around 11 hours, 30 minutes
Minimum age: 10 years
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík, guidance in English, glacier gear, safety equipment, hot drinks at Sólheimajökull base
Not included: Meals and snacks

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

 

Sky Lagoon

If New Year’s Day R&R is what you need, then a visit to the Sky Lagoon is just the ticket. The Sky Lagoon is Iceland’s newest geothermal lagoon, dedicated to honoring Iceland’s centuries-old bathing culture.

You’ll enjoy the 7-step Sky Ritual, which allows you to experience hot and cold bathing, steam baths, saunas, and more.

Tour: Sky Lagoon
Departure: 13:00 or 15:00
Complimentary pick-up:
12:30 or 14:30
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Included: Sky Lagoon admission, Complete 7-step Ritual, public changing facilities, towel
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.

Reykjavík

Day 05 – Return home

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After the celebrations and adventures of the past few days, it’s time to return home.

Transfer to Keflavík International Airport from Reykjavík (included).

Depending on your departure time, you might be able to fit in a stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport. That way, you’ll be relaxed and rejuvenated before your flight. If you add this stop, you’ll be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at the Blue Lagoon, where there are luggage storage facilities for a fee.

Good to know: Most airlines require you to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure, so bear this in mind when booking. The drive to the airport takes around 20 minutes. Pre-booking is required for the Blue Lagoon stop.

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
The 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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