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New Years Celebration Festival in Reykjavik

5 days
4 nights

Rates

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Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 2,535.00 (double 3*)
$ 2,590.00 (double 4*)
$ 2,835.00 (double comfort )
$ 2,905.00 (double boutique)
$ 3,000.00 (single 3*)
$ 3,170.00 (single 4*)
$ 3,400.00 (single comfort )
$ 3,540.00 (single boutique)

Price depends on the selected hotel

Dates:

Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 call us

Hotels:

  • Centerhotel Plaza 3*
  • Hotel Klettur 3*
  • Fosshotel Lind 3*
  • Fosshotel Baron 3*
  • Hotel Skkuggi comfort
  • Hotel Holt boutique
  • Hotel Radisson SAS Saga 4*
  • Fosshotel Reykjavik 4*
  • City Park Hotel 3*
  • Hotel Reykjavik Centrum 4*
  • Grand Hotel 4*

Included:

Return FLYBUS airport transfer (without guide)
4 nights accommodation including breakfast
Reykjavík Grand City Tour from 09:00-15:30 with an English speaking guide
Golden Circle Tour from 09:30-18:30 with an English speaking guide
Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour from 20:30-22:30 with an English speaking guide
Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Tour from 10:30-22:00/24:00 with an English speaking guide
Included in the 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 and 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

Itinerary:

New Year's Celebration Festival in Reykjavik and Iceland is filled with fun, fireworks and lots of bang for the buck.

Join the fun, fireworks, and festivities around Reykjavik. New Year's eve in Iceland certainly goes out 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, and the Blue Lagoon. The New Year's Gala Dinner is enjoyed at Harpa, which offers some of the best views of Reykjavik.

There is a lot to see and a lot to do in a short time. Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, walk around the world-famous Geysir hot spring area, visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, travel to South Iceland with white glaciers and black lava beaches, pass the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, enjoy the excitement of northern lights hunting and relax in the geothermal Blue Lagoon. All this to very attractive prices.

Day 1  : WELCOME

Welcome! Your exciting Iceland New Year's celebration festival begins today. You will arrive in Iceland and take a non-guided transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. 

Day 2  : GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR, GREENHOUSE VISIT & HORSE SHOW INCL. LUNCH (260 km / 162 mi)

Tour starts at 09:30. 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 18:30. Dinner on your own.

Day 3  : CITY TOUR, WHALE & FOLK MUSEUM, VIKING LUNCH & NEW YEAR´S CELEBRATION IN HARPA (50 km / 31 mi)

We start at 09:00 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 15:30. Please note that during this tour our guides give out individual tickets for the Gala dinner in Harpa showing your table number, and the GJ-Travel badge which allowes 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 00:30, 01:00, 01:30 or 02:00).

HARPA FESTIVE DINNER AND BONFIRE TOUR
After the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Transfer from hotels to Harpa starts at 17:30. There will be a welcome drink upon arrival to Harpa. The Gala Dinner is served in the conference area on the ground floor between 18:15-20:15 (starter, soup and main course). After the main course, which is around 20:15, 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 20:30. You visit one of many bonfires all over the city of Reykjavík and experience how many Icelanders celebrate New Year’s EveThe 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 22:30-23:30 and 00:30-01:30/02:00. Dessert & a coffee are served around 23:00. At 23:45, 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 00:30 / 01:00 / 01:30 and 02:00.

Day 4  : REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON INCL. LUNCH & DINNER (150 km / 93 mi)

At 10:30 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 year 2000. After a light lunch (all-you-can-eat soup) that is included, we continue to the bridge over the continents and a light house 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 16:00 or 17:00 (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 bathe 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 19:30-21:00. Starters and deserts are brought to the table but main course is served buffet-style. After dinner, we continue to Reykjavik. Depending on 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 22:00-24:00.

Day 5  : FAREWELL (50 km / 31 mi)

Your tour of Iceland ends here. We hope you've enjoyed your stay! Transfers will take place without guides to the Keflavik Airport.