FROM: USD $3,795

New Year's in Iceland - 5 Days

Head to the Icelandic capital for a New Year's to remember. Spend a couple of days exploring the capital before heading to the famed Golden Circle. New Year's Eve is celebrated at a restaurant in the famous Harpa Concert Hall with fireworks and a bonfire tour. Spend New Year's day relaxing in the luxurious Blue Lagoon before heading home.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

New Years Eve Gala Dinner at the Harpa Concert Hall Restaurant in Reykjavik and Bonfire tour
Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field
Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland, the Sun Voyager, Harpa Concert Hall, Arbaer Open Air Museum, Hafnafjordur and Whales of Iceland museum.
Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse farm and Eldhestar horse show.
Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages, Energy for Life exhibition, Bessasthir, Viking World Museum.

Included

City Tour of Reykjavik including Arbaer Open Air Museum.
Tour of Reykjanes Peninsula including Bessasthir, Viking World Museum and Geothermal Power Plant.
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches including one at the Viking Village Restaurant and an 'all you can eat soup lunch' at on the Reykjanes Peninsula, 4 course Gala dinner with 1/2 bottle of wine and a glass of bubbles at midnight on New Year's Eve at the Harpa Concert Hall Restaurant and 3 course meal at the Blue Lagoon LAVA restaurant on day 4.
Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
Use of snow & ice gripper spikes during nature excursions
Return transfers to Harpa concert hall for New Year's Eve Gala Dinner including Bonfire Tour
Entrance with towel into Blue Lagoon for 2 hours including dinner.
4 nights 3 star accommodation (4 star available on request and for a supplement)
Guided Golden Circle tour, entrance into Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse and Iceland horse show at Eldhestar
Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board

Not Included

International Flights and Visas
Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

29th December 2018. Upon arrival at Reykjavik (Kaflavik) International Airport you'll get the FLYBUS transfer from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2

Golden Circle

Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. Today we explore the famous Golden Circle starting with Thingvellir National Park - a UNESCO world heritage site home to the world's first democratic parliament. The park is also famous for its geological interest as it straddles the American and Eurasian continental plates. Next stop is Geysir and its fascinating hot springs and multi coloured pools of water and mud. Be sure to look out for Strokkur - an active geyser that spouts every 5 - 7 minutes.

After lunch we drive to the final part of the circle - Gullfoss (the Golden Falls). This two tiered waterfall is possible one of the prettiest in the country. Our last stop of the day is at Fridheimar - a geothermal greenhouse farm that grows fresh tomatoes all year round before heading to Eldhestar riding centre to watch the popular horse show about the Icelandic horse. Arrival into Reykjavik is in the early evening - remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

New Year's Eve in Reykjavik

This morning we start the day with a Reykjavik city tour which will include the highlights of the capital including the Whales of Iceland museum featuring life size models of dolphins and whales. Our next stop is the lava town of Hafnarfjordur where we get to enjoy a Viking lunch whilst listening to traditional Icelandic folk songs. Later on we visit the open-air Arbaer museum and learn how Icelanders would have lived in the past. We should be returning to our hotels for 15:30 in order to start getting ready for tonight's celebrations.

Departures for the evening begin at 17:30 and we will be transferred to the Harpa Concert Hall on the waterfront. The evening includes a welcome drinks reception, 4 course gala dinner with wine, a Bonfire and Christmas Light tour and dancing until the early hours.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Happy New Year & Blue Lagoon

After a bit of a lie in 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 Bessastathir, the residence of the Icelandic president, and continues to the Viking World Museum in Reykjanesaer to visit an authentic Viking ship model that sailed across the Atlantic ocean to New York in year 2000. After an included light lunch of all you can eat soup we continue around the peninsula and also visit a geothermal power plant. We reach the Blue Lagoon in the late afternoon/early evening, an oasis in the lava that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. We spend 2 hours enjoying the warm mineral rich waters and dinner is also served in the on site LAVA restaurant. On our way back to the city we keep our eyes peeled for the Northern Lights if the weather is favourable. We plan to get back to the hotels in the city between 22:00 and 24:00.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Reykjavik

2nd January 2019. Arrangements end this morning at hotel check out with included FLYBUS transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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New years in Iceland - 5 Days Upgrade to Superior Accom
USD $300
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Fosshotel Lind, Reykjavik

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Renovated in 2014, Fosshotel Lind offers modern and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik. Guest rooms are brightly coloured in a special design with pretty views of the city. All rooms are en suite and the hotel also boasts a friendly bar and restaurant. The hotel also benefits from being just two blocks from famous Laugavegur shopping street and the beautiful harbour of Reykjavik.

Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Recently opened (2015) and now the largest hotel in the whole of Iceland, Fosshotel Reykjavik is in a great location just a short walk to famous Laugavegur - the main shopping street. All guest rooms are designed with hard wood floors, sophisticated interiors and magnificent views of the city and bay area. The hotel also has an onsite beer garden, gymnasium and complimentary Wi-Fi. Why not sample some tasty Icelandic cuisine at the Haust restaurant - specialities include Grilled Goose, Reindeer Carapaccio and Lamb Shank!

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Reykjavik
Ends
Reykjavik
Departs
29th December 2018
Hotel Rating
3 star (4 star available on request)
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 2
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