NEW YEARS CELEBRATION IN REYKJAVIK 5 days/4 nights - 2018

This exclusive tour package includes 4 nights in Reykjavik and a number of excursions and activities as well as a New Year's Festive Dinner at the spectacular Pearl building

NEW YEARS CELEBRATION IN REYKJAVIK 5 days/4 nights - 2018

This exclusive tour package includes 4 nights in Reykjavik and a number of excursions and activities as well as a New Year's Festive Dinner at the spectacular Pearl building

Join the fun, fireworks, and festivities around Reykjavik. New Year's Eve in Iceland certainly goes with a bang! The sky at midnight lights up with fireworks as the Icelanders enjoy their celebration. This exclusive tour package includes four nights in Reykjavik. During your stay a number of excursions and activities are included, such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs, Reykjavķk city tour, visit to a traditional Icelandic open-air village museum, Viking restaurant with an experience of traditional medieval music, Icelandic horse show, geothermal greenhouse visit at a local farm, a geothermal power plant exhibition and the Blue Lagoon. The New Year's festive dinner is enjoyed at the spectacular Pearl building, a famous landmark and simply Iceland's prime location to celebrate New Year's Eve with a 360° view.

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AVAILABLE:
December 29 to January 2

DURATION:
5 days / 4 nights

TOUR ID:
GG13

Included

    Return FLYBUS airport transfer (without guide)
    4 nights accommodation including breakfast
    Reykjavķk Grand City Tour from 09:00-15:30 with an English speaking guide
    Golden Circle Tour from 09:30-18:30 with an English speaking guide
    Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour from 20:30-22:30 with an English speaking guide
    Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Tour from 10:30-22:00/24:00 with an English speaking guide
    Included in the Blue Lagoon:
    Entrance
    Rental towel
    Silica mud mask
    One drink of your choice
    Entrance to Whales of Iceland museum
    Entrance to Įrbęjar open-air museum
    Entrance to the Viking World museum
    Entrance to the Energy for Life exhibition in Reykjanes
    Icelandic horse show
    Visit to Frišheimar geothermal greenhouse farm
    Lunch during the Reykjavķk Grand City Tour and the Golden Circle Tour
    Light lunch & 3-course dinner during the Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon Tour
    4-course festive dinner & party at the Pearl with live music, welcome drink, ½ bottle of wine, glass of sparkling wine & return transfers on the 31st December
    Use of snow & ice gripper spikes during nature excursions

Not Included

    Airfare
    Meals, drinks and anything that is not spcifically stated in the "Included"

Itinerary

Day 1, December 29th: WELCOME


Arrival in Iceland. Non-guided transfer from Keflavik International Airport to accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2, December 30th: GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR, GREENHOUSE VISIT & HORSE SHOW INCL. LUNCH


Tour starts at 09:30. Our first stop is the national park of Žingvellir. This UNESCO world heritage site is the most important historical place in Iceland. It was in the year 930 that Icelanders gathered from all over the country and formed the Althing – the world’s first democratic parliament. While it now meets indoors in Reykjavik, this same kind of national assembly operates today. The park has some wonderful spots to walk through to sense the atmosphere of long past times. Žingvellir is not only important for Icelandic history but also it is a place of unique geological interest, where the two continental plates can be seen slowly drifting apart. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible in Žingvellir; it is a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates, and you can literally walk between the American and Eurasian continental plates. From there we continue to Geysir, passing the village of Laugarvatn. We will explore the hot spring area of Geysir - multicolored pools of water and mud. Strokkur, the Great Geysir's little brother, is spouting to a height of about 25 meters and erupts at about 5-10 minute intervals. After lunch (included) we drive to the mighty Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), perhaps the most beautiful in the country. We walk around Gullfoss Falls, where the river Hvitį tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade. After Gullfoss, we head to Fridheimar – a geothermal greenhouse farm where they grow fresh tomatoes all year around. We continue to the Eldhestar riding center to watch the popular horse show about the Icelandic horse, which has light feet, incredible balance, and ability to master five gaits rather than just the traditional three. We reach Reykjavik around 18:30. Dinner on your own.

Day 3, December 31st: CITY TOUR, WHALE & FOLK MUSEUM, VIKING LUNCH & NEW YEAR“S CELEBRATION AT THE PEARL


We start at 09:00 with a Reykjavik city tour and see the highlights of Iceland“s exciting capital including the Whales of Iceland museum that features models of dolphins and whales in their life sizes. Then we head to the lava town of Hafnarfjöršur where we experience a Viking lunch while listening to traditional Icelandic folk songs at a famous local restaurant. After that, we visit the open-air museum of Įrbęjar and learn about the way how Icelanders lived in the past. We return to the hotel around 15:30. Please note that during this tour our guides give out individual tickets for the festive dinner at the Pearl showing your table number, and a badge which allows you the following: participation in the bonfire tour, re-entrance to the Pearl building, and the return transfer back to the hotel (scheduled for 01:00 and 02:00).

PEARL FESTIVE DINNER AND BONFIRE TOUR
After the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Transfer from hotels to the Pearl starts at 17:15. There will be a welcome drink upon arrival at the Pearl, a famous landmark and simply Iceland's prime location to celebrate New Year's Eve with a 360° view. The festive dinner is served on the 5th floor between 18:15-20:15 (starter, soup, and main course) where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views over Reykjavķk. After the main course, which is around 20:15, our guides expect you outside the main entrance door for the transfer to the Evening Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour. Departure to the bonfire is at 20:30. You visit one of many bonfires all over the city of Reykjavķk and experience how many Icelanders celebrate New Year’s Eve. The bonfire tour takes about two hours. Good shoes, warm clothing, headwear, and gloves are needed. After the tour, you go back to the Pearl. Dessert & coffee are served around 23:00. Live music is playing between 22:30-23:30 and 00:30-01:30/02:00. At 23:45, sparkling wine is served and doors open to go outside to view fireworks and celebrate the New Year. For those who would like to dance their night away, the transfer back to the accommodation is at 01:00 and 02:00.

Day 4, January 1st: REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON INCL. LUNCH & DINNER


At 10:30 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 Bessastašir, the residence of the Icelandic president, and continues to the Viking World Museum in Reykjanesbęr to visit an authentic Viking ship model that sailed across the Atlantic ocean to New York in the year 2000. After a light lunch (all-you-can-eat soup) that is included, we continue to the bridge over the continents and a lighthouse located at the edge of the Reykjanes peninsula. During this time we also visit a geothermal power plant that explains how Icelanders benefit of clean geothermal energy in their daily lives. We reach the Blue Lagoon for photographs at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on the group you are in), to experience an oasis in the lava that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. We stop for 2 hours for a refreshing bath or a swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. A dinner will be served in the LAVA restaurant (part of Blue Lagoon) between 19:30-21:00. Starters and desserts are brought to the table, but the main course is served buffet-style. After dinner, we continue to Reykjavik. Depending on the weather, we will do a northern light hunt by bus on the way from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik. Arrival to your hotel is between 22:00-24:00.

Day 5, January 2nd: FAREWEL


A non guided transfer from your hotel to Keflavik Airport.


NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be canceled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Dates

December 29, 2018 English Guaranteed Sold out 10% OFF BOOKINGS MADE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH 2018

Price Information

December 29, 2018 - December 30, 2018:
Fosshotel Lind - Standard room: Per person in a double room 255000 ISK (1821 EUR)
Fosshotel Lind - Standard room: Per person in a single room 316000 ISK (2257 EUR)
Hotel Reykjavķk Lights - Standard room: Per person in a double room 268000 ISK (1914 EUR)
Hotel Reykjavķk Lights - Standard room: Per person in a single room 357000 ISK (2550 EUR)
Hotel Radisson SAS Saga - Business room: Per person in a double room 290000 ISK (2071 EUR)
Hotel Radisson SAS Saga - Business room: Per person in a double room for single use 386000 ISK (2757 EUR)
Hilton Hotel Nordica - Guestroom Plus: Per person in a double room 291000 ISK (2079 EUR)
Hilton Hotel Nordica - Guestroom Plus: Per person in a single room 378001 ISK (2700 EUR)

Payments & Terms

Please contact us (tour@tour.is) regarding availability before booking. A payment of the full tour price is required at the time of booking.
CANCELLATIONS
A cancellation fee of 50% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 8 to 12 weeks before departure. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 55 days before departure, or for no-shows, and a tour began, but not completed. TOURIS reserves the right to charge a non-refundable booking fee/deposit of up to 50% to secure space on the tour.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

The Dinner Menu

Traditional Icelandic fried bread and whipped butter pumpernickel

Cured and smoked salmon, cured goose breast & accompaniments
Wine pairing: Arthur Metz Pinot Gris

Wild game soup, redcurrants & pickled onion
Wine pairing: Tommasi Surani Ares

Glazed leg of lamb, creamy wild mushrooms & carrots
Wine pairing: Ruffino Riserva Ducale

Colombia crčme brūlée, dark chocolate, pistachios & bilberries

The Vegetarian Menu
Traditional Icelandic fried bread and whipped butter pumpernickel

Artichokes, dill
Wine pairing: Arthur Metz Pinot Gris

Wild mushroom soup, redcurrants & pickled onion
Wine pairing: Tommasi Surani Ares

Celeriac, hazlenuts, kale
Wine pairing: Ruffino Riserva Ducale

Colombia coffee ice cream, chocolate, bilberries

Changing menu is not available, except vegetarian meals and change of menu due to food allergy. Please note that you need to inform us about your special dietary needs or allergies latest 2 weeks in advance.

Seating arrangements: Upon availability, we offer tables of 2, 4, 6 and 10 persons.

Dress code: Casual/casual elegant. Please note that it is advisable to bring warm shoes, a scarf, and gloves along for the Bonfire & Christmas Light Tour that can be kept in the wardrobe at the Pearl during dinner.

NATURE FEES

There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

Insurance:
To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

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