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Iceland Holidays and New Years Festivities in Reykjavik

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$ 475.00 ()

Dates:

Dec 31, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 

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Included:

 

  • Welcome drink
  • Festive 4-course dinner including wine as per menu
  • Guided special Reykjavik Bonfire & Christmas Lights Tour
  • Glass of sparkling wine at midnight
  • Live music and dance
  • Bus transfer at 01:00 and 02:00 to 3 selected locations (Lækjargata, Hlemmur and Grand Hotel/Hilton Hotel Nordica)

 

Highlights & Experience:

City Tour of Reykjavik 
Northern Lights Tour 
Golden Circle Tour w/Fontana Geothermal baths
Bonfire and Fireworks on 12/31
South Coast Adventure Tour 
Blue Lagoon Visit upon arrival or departure day.

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. 

Enjoy the New Year's Eve at Perlan and experience the best Reykjavik has to offer on this magical night. At Perlan the restaurant is situated on the 5th floor just under the glass dome where you can enjoy a 360° panoramic view over the capital of Iceland. Ring in the New Year with an exclusive package including a festive 4-course dinner with wine & drinks, a bonfire & Christmas light tour, live music & dance, and sparkling wine. If you plan on spending the New Year in Reykjavik, then Perlan is definitely the place to be !

The door opens at 17:30 and the festive 4-course dinner starts at 18:00. After the main course guests will be picked up by our guides for the evening Reykjavik Bonfire & Christmas Lights Tour where we celebrate with Icelanders at one of the many bonfires that are situated all over the city. The tour takes about two hours. After the tour, we go back to the Pearl for the dessert. At midnight, with sparkling wine, we celebrate the New Year by watching the fireworks from the 360° panoramic balcony. Afterwards, we dance the night away with festive live music. Transfer to 3 selected locations in Reykjavík (Lækjargata, Hlemmur and Grand Hotel/Hilton Hotel Nordica) is offered at 01:00 and 02:00. 

ITINERARY:
17:30 Door opens (individual transfer on your own to the Pearl). Receive your tickets for dinner, tour and return transfer on the ground floor.
18:00 Welcome drink, starters & main course on the 5th floor
20:30 Departure for guided Reykjavik Bonfire & Christmas light tour (about 2 hours)
22:30 Back at the Pearl for dessert & coffee on the 5th floor. Live music & dance
22:45 Sparkling wine is served and doors open to panorama terrace for viewing Reykjavik's fireworks
00:15 Live music & dance
01:00 First bus transfer to 3 selected locations in Reykjavik (Lækjargata, Hlemmur and Grand Hotel/Hilton Hotel Nordica)
02:00 Second bus transfer to 3 selected locations in Reykjavik (Lækjargata, Hlemmur and Grand Hotel/Hilton Hotel Nordica)

The Dinner Menu / Matseðill

Traditional Icelandic fried bread and whipped butter pumpernickel
Laufabrauð & þeytt smjör sólkjarnarúgbrauð
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Cured and smoked salmon, cured goose breast & accompaniments
Grafinn og reyktur lax, grafin gæs & meðlæti
Wine pairing: Arthur Metz Pinot Gris
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Wild game soup, redcurrants & pickled onion
Villibráðasúpa, rifsber & sýrður laukur
Wine pairing: Tommasi Surani Ares
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Glazed leg of lamb, creamy wild mushrooms & carrots
Gljáð lambainnlæri, kremaðir villisveppir & gulrætur
Wine pairing: Ruffino Riserva Ducale
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Colombia crème brûlée, dark chocolate, pistachios & bilberries
Kólumbíu créme brûlée, dökkt súkkulaði, pistasíur & aðalbláber

 

The Vegetarian Menu / Grænmetisseðill

Traditional Icelandic fried bread and whipped butter pumpernickel
Laufabrauð & þeytt smjör sólkjarnarúgbrauð
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Artichokes, dill
Jarðskokkar, dill
Wine pairing: Arthur Metz Pinot Gris
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Wild mushroom soup, redcurrants & pickled onion
Villisveppasúpa, rifsber & sýrður laukur
Wine pairing: Tommasi Surani Ares
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Celeriac, hazlenuts, kale
Seljurót, heslihnetur, grænkál
Wine pairing: Ruffino Riserva Ducale
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Colombia coffee ice cream, chocolate, bilberries
Kólumbíu kaffiís, súkkulaði, aðalbláber
 

Changing menu is not available, except vegetarian meals and change of menu due to food allergy. Please note that you need to inform us about your special dietary needs or allergies latest 2 weeks in advance.

Day 1  : WELCOME TO ICELAND

Welcome, your New Year’s Iceland holidays begin today! Upon arrival in Iceland, take the Flybus transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

At 9:00am take the Guided Reykjavik City Tour and learn about the highlights of the Icelandic history and culture. We will  stop at Hallgrímskirkja church, Perlan with its fabulous viewing deck, Höfði house where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War and Harpa concert hall. The guide will provide you with all the essential information about Reykjavík and its natural environment. The rest of the day is free to rest and explore the city.
At 9:00PM we will take you on Northern Lights Mystery Tour - hunt for the Northern Lights away from the center of Reykjavík to darker areas. Witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays and watch their swirling wild dance across the night sky in fantastic shapes and colors. Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

Day 2  : GOLDEN CIRCLE & FONTANA GEOTHERMAL BATHS

After breakfast, at 10:30am we will take you on the Golden Circle tour, visiting Þingvellir National Park. After Þingvellir National Park we will visit the natural geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, a great way to unwind and revitalise before continuing to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. For a long time, the locals of Laugarvatn have been enjoying the healing powers of natural steam from a geothermal field at the edge of the lake. Built over this geothermal area, the Laugarvatn Fontana wellness centre features geothermal steam rooms, hot pools and outdoor mineral baths and a fantastic view over the lake. At Laugarvatn Fontana centre you will find Fontana café that offers a nice selection of healthy and locally produced delicacies and refreshments. Having lunch there is a great idea for those who just want to enjoy the facilities without going to the baths. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 3  : BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS

Free day to explore on your own and relax on the last day of the year.  

We will pick you up at your hotel at 19:00 (7:00pm) for New Year's fireworks and bonfire. The Icelandic New Year's Eve is considered by many one of the most exciting New Year's celebrations in the world. Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighborhoods in Reykjavík. At midnight the atmosphere becomes highly intense due to the amazing fireworks that lit up the skies of Iceland. We offer a special tour where you will experience this celebration first-hand with the locals.  We will have light refreshments and stop at a 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. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 4  : SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND

After breakfast at 11:00am, experience the beautiful landscape of Iceland's South Coast with its magical waterfalls, rough black sand beaches, small seaside villages and raw nature. Walk up to the roots of glacier Sólheimajökull and feel the temperature drop the closer you get. On this tour, you will explore many of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring natural landmarks, including the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara volcanic beach to name a few. Travelling across the lush farmlands that cut between the coast and the mountain ranges and glaciers of the interior highlands you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, visit the main natural attractions and learn about the fascinating history of the region. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 5  : BLUE LAGOON & DEPARTURE

Your tour of Iceland ends here. We hope you've enjoyed your stay!
Today we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Blue Lagoon, and from there to Keflavik International Airport. (B)

Notes:

Seating arrangements: Upon availability, we offer tables of 2, 4, 6 and 10 persons
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Dress code: Casual/casual elegant 
Please note that it is advisable to bring warm shoes, a scarf, and gloves along for the Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour that can be kept in the wardrobe at the Pearl during dinner.