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Christmas Tour - Northern Lights in Iceland

5 days
4 nights






Budget hotels
$ 1,785.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,120.00 (single occupancy)
Comfort hotels
$ 2,005.00 (double / twin)
$ 2,625.00 (single)

Children discount: 20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with 2 adults. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with an extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.


Dec 23, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024 


Budget Category
Day 1 – Hotel Cabin (standard room is 10m²) 
Day 2 – Stracta Hotel (standard room is 18m²)
Day 3 – Stracta Hotel (standard room is 18m²)
Day 4 – Hotel Cabin (standard room is 10m²) 

Comfort Category
Day 1 – Hótel Klettur
Day 2 – Stracta Hotel (studio room 24m²)
Day 3 – Stracta Hotel (studio room 24m²)
Day 4 – Hótel Klettur


• 4 nights accommodation, rooms with private showers/wc
• 3 days escorted coach tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• Christmas lights tour & Christmas celebration on day 2
• Daily breakfast
• Festive dinner on the 24th of December
• Fine dining at culinary restaurant on the 26th of December, incl transfers
• Blue Lagoon, entrance and use of towel included
• Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
• Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
• Northern Lights program during two evenings
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Entrance fees
• Use of flashlight
• Use of ice grippers spikes for shoes

Highlights & Experience:

  • Explore Reykjavík, the lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula, and the Golden Circle route.
  • Relaxing soak in the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Travel to South Iceland, a region with glaciers, waterfalls and black lava beaches
  • Golden Circle including a greenhouse & horse stable visit
  • Northern Lights program
  • Festive dinner (24th of December)
  • Culinary Experience downtown Reykjavík (26th of December)
  • Optional hotel upgrade


This escorted tour invites you to experience an Icelandic Christmas immersed in the serene beauty of the countryside. Limited to 40 participants, we encourage early bookings.

Embark on a journey exploring Reykjavík, the lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula, and the iconic Golden Circle, featuring Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir hot springs. Venture to South Iceland, a land adorned with glaciers, waterfalls, and captivating black lava beaches. And of course, amidst the winter chill, indulge in a comforting soak at the renowned Blue Lagoon.

Embrace simplicity by lodging in cozy hotels and cottages in Reykjavík and South Iceland, all equipped with private bathrooms. Experience the charm of Hella, a quaint village in South Iceland, where you'll witness authentic Icelandic Christmas traditions. Even in this relaxed setting, expect delicious meals and beverages. And let's not forget the enchanting Northern Lights! The accommodations in Hella, nestled within a vast, dark garden, offer an ideal spot for Northern Lights sightings, provided weather conditions permit. Our expert guide shares insights on this celestial spectacle and provides tips for capturing its beauty through photography. As a finale on December 26th, delight in fine dining at a culinary gem in Reykjavík.

Join us in celebrating a unique Christmas amidst the Icelandic countryside!

Day 1  : Arrival in Reykjavik (31 mi)

Arrival at the Keflavik airport, FLYBUS transfer to your hotel.

If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We would be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a wonderful way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Early this evening you will enjoy a walking tour in downtown Reykjavik. One of our local guides who is an expert in Icelandic traditions and folklore will meet you at your hotel. Enjoy Reykjavik’s twinkling lights and festive decorations as your guide tells you about holiday traditions. Today is St. Thorlak’s Day, a day when stores are open late into the evening and Icelanders enjoy last minute shopping and greeting friends throughout the day and evening. You'll surely enjoy this cheerful backdrop for your walking tour.

Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a wonderful way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 2  : Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon & Christmas Celebration (137 mi)

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the Christmas spirit of the capital and the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, we get to soak off our travels in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. We stay for two nights in simple cottages in South Iceland.

In the evening we celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way. Before dinner, we join a guided bus tour to visit the Christmas lights in the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella. The traditional Christmas lights had their origins in the Middle Ages when people needed to keep the lights in their abodes during the Winter Solstice. In Iceland, the tradition finds its roots in the Pagan Old Norse beliefs when people would keep the fire alive inside the central pit of the Viking longhouses to keep the darkness of the Winter Solstice outside.

Your festive dinner starts around 19:30 and is served at Stracta Hotel in Hella, which is a small village in South Iceland. Drink a toast of sparkling wine as you enjoy a real special Christmas Celebration. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

Overnight in Hella - South Iceland (B, D)

Day 3  : South Iceland with optional Glacier Hike (124 mi)

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses.  At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.

In the afternoon we offer an optional glacier hike. The hike is on the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue which extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier. 

If you don’t book the glacier hike, then the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík. 

If the night is clear, you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.

Overnight in Hella (B)

Day 4  : Golden Circle & Culinary Experience downtown Reykjavík (130 mi)

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The program includes a culinary treat at a traditional restaurant located downtown Reykjavík. Return transfer included.

Overnight in Reykjavik (B, D)

Day 5  : Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice (31 mi)

Breakfast at your hotel. Flybus transfer to the airport (B)


  • Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed
  • We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
  • Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences