Christmas in Iceland | Iceland | On The Go Tours
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Christmas Tour: Visiting the highlights of southern Iceland, departing Reykjavik into the Icelandic countryside, you'll enjoy a soak in the famous blue lagoon, marvel at the incredible waterfalls and witness exploding Geysers. On Christmas day you'll enjoy a festive evening feast before seeking out the Northern Lights.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland
Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: Home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week
Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages
Hella: Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

Included

4 breakfasts
Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board
Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses
This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons.
Fine dining experience on the 26th of December including transfers
4 nights simple hotel and Cottage Accommodation
Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon
Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night
4-course festive dinner on the 24th of December

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2

Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Hella. This morning you meet your tour guide who shows the group some of the highlights of Iceland's capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes peninsula famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and quaint fishing villages. Later on we get to relax in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon

This evening we celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way, we start the evening by heading to the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella to witness their traditional Christmas lights. In Iceland this is a tradition that dates back to the middle ages when people would would keep fires burning inside the central pit of the Viking longhouses in order to keep the darkness of the Winter Solstice out. We then enjoy a sumptuous 4 course Christmas dinner and a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate this evening with any luck you might also see the northern lights.
Overnight: Hella  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Christmas Day: Glaciers & Waterfalls

Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - Skogafoss - Black Lava Beach - Hella. Today we travel along the South coast and visit the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. We travel on to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges down from the mountain, and then visit the Skógar folk museum, which contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60-meter high Skógafoss waterfall.

This afternoon the tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.


Overnight: Hella  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Golden Circle & Fine Dining Evening

Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we visit the Geysir geothermal fields where there is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continuing on to Gullfoss "the golden falls", a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita River. Next we travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavik for one night. This evening we return to Reykjavik for a dining experience which includes some local Icelandic cuisine.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Reykjavik

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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23 Dec - 27 Dec 20% offG
AUD $2,595
AUD $2,076

AUD $320

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.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Just a short walk from the waterfront, Hotel Cabin offers comfortable accommodation, rooms are modern and cosy with en suite facilities. The hotel also boasts a buffet restaurant and lobby bar as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests. The city centre is an interesting 15 - 20 minute walk away and the local geothermal Laugardalslaug swimming pool is a 5 minute walk away.

Arhus Cottages, Hella

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Hella, Arhus Cottages offer comfortable and homely accommodation just a stones throw from the famous Ranga River. Guest cottages have an alpine style to them and are complete with en suite facilities, fridge and kitchenette. Arhus also has a restaurant and bar that serve up a delicious array of local and international dishes as well as refreshing Icelandic beer. Why not grab a warm tipple and sit outside on the decking whilst waiting for the Northern Lights to appear? Located in the middle of the small countryside town of Hella in Southern Iceland.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Reykjavik
Ends
Reykjavik
Departs
23th December 2019
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 40
Hotel Rating
Simple hotels and Cottages
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Countries
Blue Lagoon Iceland
Horses grazing in front of the Helka stratovolcano near Hella
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Southern Iceland
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
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