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Iceland Holidays and New Years Festivities in Reykjavik

5 days
4 nights

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Dates

Rates:

Per Person in USD:

$ 1,550.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

Dec 29, 2016 - Jan 02, 2017 3 rooms left!

Hotels:

Fosshotel Reykjavik 4*

 

 

Included:

Return airport transfer (without guide)
4 nights at Fosshotel Reykjavik with breakfast
City Tour of Reykjavik on 12/29
Golden Circle Tour on 12/30
Bonfire and Fireworks on 12/31
Optional Northern Lights Tour
Reykjanes Tour with optional drop off at Blue Lagoon on 01/01
All tours by tour bus with English speaking tour guide

 

Itinerary:

Spend your New Year's festivities and holidays in Iceland with lots of fun, fireworks and Gala dinner in Reykjavik.

New Year's Festivities in Iceland certainly goes with a bang! The sky at midnight lights up with fireworks as the Icelanders enjoy their celebration. 
This tour package includes four nights in Reykjavik. During your stay a number of excursions are included such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs,  Reykjavik city tour, the Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes peninsula. The New Year's Gala Dinner is enjoyed at the exclusive revolving Perlan Restaurant, which is situated above geothermal hot water tanks and offers some of the best views of Reykjavik. 

Day 1  : WELCOME TO ICELAND

Welcome, your New Years Iceland holidays begin today! Upon arrival in Iceland,  transfer  from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. 

Guided Reykjavik City Tour 2.5 to 3 hours. The rest of the day is free to rest and explore the city. In the evening take an optional Northern Lights tour.

Day 2  : GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR

After breakfast we take an 8-hour Golden Circle Tour. We drive over the highland plateau of Hellisheiði, passing the geothermal town of Hveragerði, known for the green house culture. Onwards we will explore the other worldly 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. In the afternoon 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. If weather & road conditions allow, we stop on the way back to Reykjavik at Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its fascinating natural beauty and spectacular geological features. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates and you can literally walk between the American and Eurasian continental plates. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 3  : BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS

Free day to explore. Pick-up from the hotel around 19:00 (7:00pm).

The Icelandic New Year's Eve is by many considered the most breathtaking New Year's celebration in the world. We offer a special tour where you will experience this celebration first-hand. You will be taken to enjoy the immersive celebration atmosphere.
Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighbourhoods in Reykjavík. At midnight the atmosphere becomes highly intense due to the hundreds, even up to a thousand, tons of fireworks that are lit up and fired away. We will than stop at a desirable viewpoint to watch the fireworks and toast with a glass of sparkling wine while thousands of people all over the city are shooting up tons of fireworks, resulting in one of the world's most spectacular sights one can imagine.
Between the Bonfire and the Firework show we stop for a light refreshment. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 4  : REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON (optional)

After breakfast at 9:00am we leave Reykjavik and explore the Reykjavik peninsula with its dramatic sea shores, fascinating hot springs, moonscapes, lava fields and fishing villages. There is a little bit of everything on this tour which includes two geothermal sites, dramatic coastlines and quaint, historic towns. Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, you will really get a feeling of the life and power of this young land.

It’s hard to explain the charm of this cozy, family-friendly tour because half of the attraction is the beautiful scenery you pass, starting with the endless lava fields and the quaint and historic small town Eyrarbakki, which you pass through en route to the legendary Strandakirkja church. You can see the ground cooking at two different geothermal areas: Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver, and enjoy delicious lobster soup in Grindavík. Take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and finally step out on the “Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates - all while surrounded with the breathtaking scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula. If you want, the tour can drop you off at the Blue Lagoon to relax after the day’s adventures. We return to Reykjavik around 17:00 (5:00pm).

Evening and dinner on your own. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 5  : FAREWELL

Your tour of Iceland ends here. We hope you've enjoyed your stay! You will transfer without a guide to Keflavik Airport where you will catch your flight home.