New Year's Eve in Iceland

30.12.18 - 05.01.19

About the tour

The New Year in Iceland is a special celebration, which takes its roots from the time of heathendom many centuries ago. New Year's Eve is celebrated from noon on December, 31. The most important condition is not the variety of festive dishes on the table, but the lighting in the houses and near them. Icelanders traditionally make bonfires, sing and dance together.

You will have a real trip to the winter fairytale, going to the end of the world. It’s a unique chance to get acquainted with the amazing nature of the island to fall in love with it forever!


Day 1 – Arrive in Reykjavik

Well, here we are on the edge of the world! Today we meet at the hotel and go for a walk around the city. Despite of the myth that the northern capital can be passed in a couple of hours, this tour will impress you. After walking through the main streets, we’ll visit the city park with its magnificent lake, where locals like to walk and feed birds with bread from the bakery; We will be inspired by a variety of sculptures: from modern futuristic to monuments of the 18th century; Go to the roof of the tallest building in the city and capture the panorama of the capital; Walk to the famous concert hall of glass and see the "dolly" Hofdi house, where the leaders of world countries stopped once. We’ll spend the evening in a cozy restaurant with traditional Icelandic cuisine.

Day 2 – The holiday comes to us

The New Year’s Eve officially starts at noon. Icelanders close their shops and go home, but after a couple of hours they go out to the street to make traditionally bonfires and have fun. On this day we will fully enjoy the atmosphere of the island. If you wish, we will visit the concert of organ music and celebrate the coming of the New Year with a delicious dinner in the restaurant. This night we’ll join the holiday with chimes, raising champagne glasses to the magic fireworks of the city.

Hamingjusamur Nýtt Ár!

Day 3 – The magic of the Blue Lagoon

Having a good relax and having breakfast – all we need before we go to the Blue Lagoon. This is so magical place: geothermal zone with a fantastic color of water and a unique mineral composition. This resort is in the list of places that must be visited not only in Iceland, but all over the world! The landscapes here are fantastic and we promise that this day will become unforgettable for you.

Day 4 – The Golden Circle of Iceland

This day will be very impressive for us! We’ll visit the Thingvellir National Park, a special place for all the Vikings and the ancient Icelandic parliament. In addition to the historical value of the park there is the largest lake of the island and an amazing phenomenon: the breakdown of the Eurasian and North Atlantic lithospheric plates. In the middle of the day we’ll continue our way to the fuming valley of geysers, one of which every 5-10 minutes beats a powerful stream of water to a height of 30 meters and see the Gullfoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Evening time we will spend in the hotel with some nice dinner, sharing the impressions of the last day.

Day 5 – Treasures of the Icy island

Today, at early morning, we are moving to the Skaftafell National Park, a huge territory with glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls and ice caves. We will come very close to a glacier, which occupies 8% of the island! But nowhere else in the world we can’t see such a beautiful landscapes as here. The best completion of the day program it’s a stunning views of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. The lagoon is an amazing cold lake, in which huge blocks of ice fall from the glacier. They cross the lagoon and fall into the ocean. A stunning place that can’t be missed!

Day 6 – The Magic of the Black Coast

Before we return to Reykjavik, we’ll have a full day for a walk along the Atlantic coast. Here you can stay for the very long time, listening to the sound of the waves and enjoying the view of the endless beach from the height of Dyrholaey Cape. Here we will see the famous "fingers of the troll" - the basalt columns, standing among the waters of the North Atlantic. According to legend, trolls inhabited this place and once they tried to steal a vessel. They were already dragging him to the shore, but then the sun came up, and before they could hide, the hand of one of them petrified from the sunlight and remained here forever.The Reynisfjara beach constantly occupies high places among the best beaches in the world, and its atmosphere is not compared to anything you saw before. We’ll enjoy the views and arrive in the capital in the evening.

Day 7 – The end of the New Year’s saga

Saying goodbye to Iceland is always a bit sad. But there is so much more unexplored, so with no doubt you will come back again. We have a lot of time ahead!

Hello, home!

  • Hiking boots, good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support for walking on rough trails. They should have a robust sole and preferably waterproof.
  • Long sleeve top and long johns, thermal underwear made of wool or synthetics, not cotton.
  • Warm jacket, fleece, primaloft or similar.
  • Rain jacket with a hood, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar.
  • Rain trousers, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar.
  • Gloves and mittens, one pair each. Wool or synthetic, waterproof.
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava.
  • Backpack, 20-30 litres.
  • Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts. Suitcases are not recommended.
  • Towel.
  • Tooth brush and personal toiletries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Small personal first aid kit (compeed and tape for blisters).
  • Camera, batteries, memory card.
  • Swimming suit.
+ pickup
Transfer is not included. Meeting at the hotel
+ included
  • Entrance fees to national park.
  • Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon.
  • Transportation.
  • Accommodation.
  • Breakfasts (at the hotels)
  • Lunches (individual lunch packages).
  • Guided support by Ice Vikings team.
+ accommodation
Hotels and private guesthouses.

Price 247575 ISK

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