- 30 December 2016 (4 days/3 nights) Tour code: NYCB416
- 29 December 2016 (5 days/4 nights) Tour code: NYCB516
£868 – £1449* (4 days/3 nights) £937 – £1708* (5 days/4 nights)
* Cost depends on the standard of accommodation chosen. Prices are per person (based on two people sharing a double or twin room), excluding flights
For those keen to join in the fun at Iceland’s biggest party night of the year, we offer this three or four night break, with a choice of accommodation in from simple guesthouse to luxury hotel. Please ask us for full details of available options.
Excursions to the sites of the famousroute and the dramatic scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula – with a chance to relax in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon – are included, as is a New Year’s Eve gala dinner at Perlan, an exclusive, revolving restaurant situated atop geothermal hot water tanks and offering some of the best views across the city.
DAY 1 (Friday 30 December): ARRIVAL
On arrival at Keflavík Airport, transfer to your accommodation inby Flybus shuttle. Depending on the time of your arrival, we will be happy to suggest some ideas on how to explore Iceland’s capital on your own.
DAY 2 (Saturday 31 December):TOUR
Meet your guide at 09:00 and drive the spectacularroute, starting at the Geysir geothermal park with its hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur (“the Churn”), which erupts every few minutes. After lunch (included), it’s on to Gullfoss or “Golden Falls”, one of the most beautiful of Iceland’s many waterfalls, and, if weather and road conditions allow, the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the World’s first parliament. At 17:15, transfer from your hotel to Perlan revolving restaurant for a festive four-course gala dinner. After the main course, you will be picked up for a Bonfire & Christmas Lights Tour where you will celebrate with the locals at the bonfires that are lit all over the city. The tour takes about two hours, after which you will return to Perlan for dessert. At midnight, the New Year will be welcomed in with sparkling wine and a prime view of the city’s spectacular firework display from Perlan’s terrace, followed by dancing into the small hours. Hotel transfers start at 00:30 and continue until around 02:00.
DAY 3 (Sunday 1 January): REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON
After a welcome lie-in, you will leave Reykjavik at 10:30 to explore the Reykjanes peninsula with its dramatic sea shores, fascinating geology, moonscapes, lava fields and fishing villages. The tour continues to the bridge over the continents and to the light house at the edge of the peninsula. After a light lunch (included), you reach the famous Blue Lagoon, for a restorative bathe in its warm, mineral-rich waters. You will return toat around 19:00. This evening and tonight’s dinner are on your own.
DAY 4 (Monday 2 January): DEPARTURE
Transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in to Keflavík Airport.
The 5-day tour begins on Thursday 29 December and includes the following on Day 2
DAY 2 (Friday 30 December): REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR
Join your guide for a three-hour guided City Tour this morning. The rest of the day is free for exploring and shopping on your own. This evening, optional Northern Lights tours are offered – please ask us for details. The subsequent itinerary moves on by one day.
Please note: In rare cases, a change of programme may be necessary should road and weather conditions make it impossible to follow the scheduled itinerary, and certain outdoor activities may be cancelled. In this case, no refund will be given but your tour operator will try to find reasonable alternatives where possible.
Nature fees: It is possible that some of the natural sites visited on this tour may charge a small entrance fee. These are not included in the price and must be paid locally on the day.
- Return airport transfer (without guide)
- , Bonfire & Christmas Light and Reykjanes tours with English-speaking guide
- 3 or 4 nights accommodation, including breakfast
- Entrance, with towel, to the Blue Lagoon
- 2x lunches on Days 2 or 3 & 3 or 4
- 4 course gala dinner, with ½ bottle of wine and glass of sparkling wine at Perlan, plus return transfers on Day 2 or 3
- Use of snow & ice gripper spikes during nature excursions
For bookings, or to check availability, please contact us here.