Christmas in Iceland | Iceland | On The Go Tours
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Christmas Land Of The Northern Lights - 5 days map

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.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik - Explore the capital of Iceland
Blue Lagoon - Relax in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier - See the home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week
Golden Circle - Visit Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
Reykjanes Peninsula - Visit hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages
Hella - Travel across the Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting
Marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls


4 breakfasts, 2 dinners including one 4 course meal and one fine dining experience
Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)
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 24 December

Not Included

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


Day 1


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 dinner and a glass of sparkling wine, 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 one of the finest museums in Iceland, the LAVA centre in Hvolsvollur. 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.

In the evening, you have a presentation on the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, step into the garden to see if they're visible. These stunning light displays are common in Iceland from September to April on clear nights and often appearing in white and green hues. However, sightings aren't always guaranteed. The expansive, dark grounds at Stracta Hotel in Hella provide an ideal spot for Northern Lights viewing, but it demands patience, warm clothing, and the anticipation of a possible sighting.
Overnight: Hella  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Golden Circle & Fine Dining Evening

Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we learn about the indigenous Icelandic horse and its history and special qualities. We also visit a geothermal greenhouse seeing steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. 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


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

Comfort Accommodation Upgrade

Please note that the Comfort Accommodation Upgrade is not available on the Christmas or New Year's departures of Land of the Northern Lights.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 or 4 persons (dependent on tours). 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
23 Dec - 27 Dec 19% off G

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room


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.

Cabin Hotel, 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.

Hotel Stracta, Hella

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

In the sleepy village of Hella, Stracta Hotel offers fantastic modern accommodation in a great location. Guest rooms are designed in a Nordic style with bright interiors and comfortable beds. Guests can enjoy meals at the Restaurant Gardur on the second floor - affording stunning views of the beautiful countryside around. Why not grab a tasty beverage and sit out in the hot tubs in the evening - waiting for the Northern Lights to appear? Perfectly located in the centre of Hella near the Ranga River.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 or 4 persons (dependent on tours). 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
23 Dec - 27 Dec 19% off G

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

At a Glance

Trip Type
23 Dec 2023
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 40
Hotel Rating
Simple hotels and Cottages
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
Minimum Age
8 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes by Flybus shared transfer
Dep. Transfer
Yes by Flybus shared transfer
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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