New Year’s Celebration in Reykjavík

5 days / 4 nights
A snow covered Reykjavík skyline with Hallgrímskirkja
Reynisdrangar rock formation on a black sand beach in Iceland
New Year's bonfire in Iceland
A snow covered Reykjavík skyline with Hallgrímskirkja
Reynisdrangar rock formation on a black sand beach in Iceland

Ring in the New Year the Icelandic way

Have a spectacular time this festive season with a 5-day New Year’s Eve tour in Iceland. Celebrate like the locals do with bonfires, music, and jaw-dropping firework displays. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch nature’s own light show: the Northern Lights.

Before and after the New Year’s fun, see some of Iceland’s natural highlights with day trips from Reykjavík. You’ll be surprised how much you can see in just 5 days!

Travel styleMulti-day
Trip length5 days / 4 nights
SeasonNew Year’s
(29 Dec only)
Starts fromReykjavík
Tour codeCB17

On this tour you will...

  • Enjoy a 4-course celebration meal on New Year’s Eve

  • Visit neighborhood bonfires and see a firework display

  • Soak up the culture and vibe of downtown Reykjavík

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

  • Have the chance to hunt down the Northern Lights

  • Spend a day in the city or go on another day trip

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime


The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles


A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day


Vik Church with Reynisdrangar sea stacks in the distance

Vík í Mýrdal

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 5-day bus itinerary

Your 5-day bus itinerary
Staying inReykjavík

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to your hotel in 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.

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.

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!

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.


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

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

Northern Lights Small Group Tour

The Sun Voyager sculpture with Northern Lights, ReykjavikUpgrade

Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour


Northern Lights by Boat

Riders on FlyOver Iceland above a virtual waterfallExtra

FlyOver Iceland

Perlan on a sunny summer’s dayExtra

Perlan Museum Wonders of Iceland & Northern Lights Show

Staying inReykjavík

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

What better way then to start the day relaxing in the Blue Lagoon before the New Year's celebration this evening. The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s oldest and most famous geothermal spa, tracing its history back to the first public bathing facilities in the area in 1987. The lagoon’s milky blue waters are rich in silica, a mineral that nourishes your skin.

Included with your admission is a towel, silica mud mask, and a drink of your choice from the in-lagoon bar. So just slip into the silky waters and spend the day recharging. It’s also a great place to snap some uniquely Icelandic shots for your Insta!

In the evening

The New Year’s fun begins at 21:30 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.

Staying inReykjavík

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.

Staying inReykjavík

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (included).

After the celebrations and adventures of the past few days, it’s time to return home. You’ll leave with unforgettable memories and we bet it won’t be long until you start thinking about coming back!

What’s included?

Comfort accommodation every night

New Year’s Eve buffet gala dinner

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Northern Lights guided bus tour

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

Golden Circle & Friðheimar guided bus tour

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

Don’t take our word for it

See what hundreds of fellow travelers have to say about their trips with Iceland Tours.

Read customer reviews

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.


Ages 12+



Ages 2-11



Ages 0-1



See what travelers like you have been up to lately on Instagram.