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New Year's Celebration 4 nights

Join the fun, fireworks and festivities around Reykjavik. New Year's eve in Iceland certainly goes with a bang! The sky at midnight lights up with fireworks as the Icelanders enjoy their celebration. This exclusive tour package includes 4 nights in Reykjavik. During your stay a number of excursions and activities are included, such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs, Reykjavík city tour, visit to a traditional Icelandic open-air village museum, Viking restaurant with an experience of traditional medieval music, Icelandic horse show, geothermal greenhouse visit at a local farm, a geothermal power plant exhibition and the Blue Lagoon. The New Year's Gala Dinner is enjoyed at the spectacular Harpa concert and conference hall, which is located in the city center close to the old marina harbor. The square in front of Harpa is an ideal location for viewing fireworks over Reykjavik downtown, and it is the only place in town with a countdown to midnight that appears on the glass facade of the famous building.

Duration: 4 Nights, December 29 to January 2

Price: From $2,581 per person. SOLD OUT

Highlights

  • New Year's festivities
  • Fireworks and Bonfire
  • 4-course Gala Dinner on New Years Eve
  • Golden Circle Tour

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Included
• Return FLYBUS airport transfer (without guide)
• 4-night accommodation including breakfast
• Reykjavik Grand City Tour from 9:00am – 3:30pm with an English speaking guide
• Golden Circle Tour from 9:30am – 6:30pm with an English speaking guide
• Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour from 8:30pm – 10:30pm with an English speaking guide
• Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Tour from 10:30am – 10:00pm/midnight, with an English speaking guide
• Blue Lagoon:
             Entrance
             Rental towel
             One Blue Lagoon drink per person
• Entrance to Whales of Iceland museum
• Entrance to Árbæjar open-air museum
• Entrance to the Viking World museum
• Entrance to the Energy for Life exhibition in Reykjanes
• Icelandic horse show
• Visit to Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse farm
• Lunch during the Reykjavík Grand City Tour
• Lunch during the Golden Circle Tour
• Light lunch & 3-course dinner during the Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon Tour
• 4-course Gala dinner & party at Harpa with live music, welcome drink, ½ bottle of wine, glass of sparkling wine & return transfers on the 31st December
• Use of snow & ice gripper spikes during nature excursions

Not Included:
• Flights to and from Iceland
• Travel Insurance

 

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

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Day 1: December 29

WELCOME

Arrival in Iceland. Non-guided transfer from Keflavik International Airport to accommodation in Reykjavik.

Driving distance: (50 km / 31 mls)

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Day 2: December 30

GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR, GREENHOUSE VISIT & HORSE SHOW INCL. LUNCH

Our fist stop is the national park of Þingvellir. This UNESCO world heritage site is the most important historical place in Iceland. It was in the year 930 that Icelanders gathered from all over the country and formed the Althing – the world’s first democratic parliament. While it now meets indoors in Reykjavik, this same kind of national assembly operates today. The park has some wonderful spots to walk through to sense the atmosphere of long past times. Þingvellir is not only important for Icelandic history, but also it is a place of unique geological interest, where the two continental plates can be seen slowly drifting apart. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible in Þingvellir; it is a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates and you can literally walk between the American and Eurasian continental plates. From there we continue to Geysir, passing the village of Laugarvatn. We will explore the hot spring area of Geysir - multicolored pools of water and mud. Strokkur, the Great Geysir's little brother, is spouting to a height of about 25 meters and erupts at about 5-7 minute intervals. After lunch (included) we drive to the mighty Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), perhaps the most beautiful in the country. We walk around Gullfoss Falls, where the river Hvitá tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade. After Gullfoss we head to Fridheimar – a geothermal greenhouse farm where they grow fresh tomatoes all year around. We continue to the Eldhestar riding center to watch the popular horse show about the Icelandic horse, which has light feet, amazing balance, and ability to master five gaits rather than just the traditional three. We reach Reykjavik around 6:30pm. Dinner on your own.

Driving distance: (260 km / 162 mls)

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Day 3: December 31

CITY TOUR, WHALE & FOLK MUSEUM, VIKING LUNCH & NEW YEAR´S CELEBRATION AT HARPA

We start at 9:00am with a Reykjavik city tour and see the highlights of Iceland´s exciting capital including the Whales of Iceland museum that features models of dolphins and whales in their life sizes. Then we head to the lava town of Hafnarfjörður where we experience a Viking lunch while listening to traditional Icelandic folk songs at a famous local restaurant. After that we visit the open-air museum of Árbæjar and learn about the way how Icelanders lived in the past. We return to the hotel around 3:30pm. Please note that during this tour our guides give out individual tickets for the Gala dinner in Harpa showing your table number, and a badge which allows you the following: participation in the bonfire tour, re-entrance to the Harpa concert hall, and the return transfer back to the hotel (scheduled for 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 or 2:00am).

HARPA FESTIVE DINNER AND BONFIRE TOUR
After the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Transfer from hotels to Harpa starts at 5:30pm. There will be a welcome drink upon arrival to Harpa. The Gala Dinner is served in the conference area on the ground floor between 6:15-8:15pm (starter, soup and main course). After the main course, which is around 8:15pm, our guides expect you outside the main entrance door for the transfer to the evening Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour. Departure to the bonfire is at 8:30pm. You visit one of many bonfires all over the city of Reykjavík and experience how many Icelanders celebrate New Year’s Eve. The bonfire tour takes about two hours. Good shoes, warm clothing, head-wear and gloves are needed. After the tour you go back to Harpa. Live band is playing between 10:30-11:30pm and 12:30-1:30/2:00am. Dessert & a coffee are served around 11:00pm. At 11:45pm, doors open to go outside to view fireworks and celebrate the New Year by following the countdown that is lit up on the building of the concert hall. At midnight, sparkling wine will be served. For those who would like to dance their night away, the transfer back to the accommodation is at 12:30 / 1:00 / 1:30 and 2:00am.

Driving distance: (50 km / 31 mls)

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Day 4: January 1

REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON INCL. LUNCH & DINNER

At 10:30am we leave Reykjavik and explore the Reykjavik Peninsula with its dramatic sea shores, fascinating geology, moonscapes, lava fields and fishing villages. The guided tour starts in Bessastaðir, the residence of the Icelandic president, and continues to the Viking World Museum in Reykjanesbær to visit an authentic Viking ship model that sailed across the Atlantic ocean to New York in the year 2000. After a light lunch (all-you-can-eat soup) that is included, we continue to the bridge over the continents and a lighthouse located at the edge of the Reykjanes peninsula. During this time we also visit a geothermal power plant that explains how Icelanders benefit of clean geothermal energy in their daily lives. We reach the Blue Lagoon for photographs at 4:00 or 5:00pm (depending on the group you are in), to experience an oasis in the lava that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. We stop for 2 hours for a refreshing bath or a swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. A dinner will be served in the LAVA restaurant (part of Blue Lagoon) between 7:30-9:00pm. Starters and desserts are brought to the table, but the main course is served buffet-style. After dinner, we continue to Reykjavik. Depending on the weather, we will do a northern light hunt by bus on the way from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik. Arrival to your hotel is between 10:00pm - 12:00midnight.

Driving distance: (150 km / 93 mls)

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Day 5: January 2

FAREWELL

Transfer without guide to Keflavik Airport. Optionally we can provide private transfer between hotel and airport.

Driving distance: (50 km / 31 mls)

 Price and Date (Prices in USD per person):Sorry This Tour Is Sold Out... Please ask us if we have another option for you

SOLD OUT
Season Accommodation Double Room Single Room
December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018 3 star Centerhotel Plaza - Superior Room SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018 3 star Fosshotel Lind - Standard Room SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018 4 star Hilton Hotel Nordica - Guest Room Plus (ocean view) SOLD OUT  

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Views from New Year's Celebration 4 nights

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Highlights

  • New Year's festivities
  • Fireworks and Bonfire
  • 4-course Gala Dinner on New Years Eve
  • Golden Circle Tour

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