Christmas in Reykjavik

City Break Package

Christmas in Reykjavik

City Break Package





Enjoy Christmas in Iceland and combine with excursions to some of the most popular sites in south Iceland: Reykjavik City with its beautiful Christmas decorations, Super Jeep tour to Waterfall Gullfoss and the famous Geysir, Thingvellir National Park and visit Langjökull, Iceland´s second largest glacier. Certainly a great winter adventure. - 4 Days

DP09 Map

DP09 Map

AVAILABLE:
December 23

DURATION:
4 days / 3 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
DP09

Included

    A meet and greet at Keflavik airport upon your arrival followed by a transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation for 3 nights. Check in time at most hotels is early to mid afternoon. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.
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    Breakfast
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    A guided tour to search for the Northern Lights in the evening of 23. December
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    A guided City bus tour around Reykjavik and vicinity 24. December
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    A full-day Golden Circle Super Jeep tour 25. December
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    Flybus transfer to Keflavik airport 26. December
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Not Included

    Meals other than breakfast

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


23. December
A meet and greet at Keflavik airport upon arrival, followed by a transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. In the evening at 19:15, pick up for a tour to search for the Northern Lights. Return to hotel in the late evening where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Highlights: Reykjavík

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Day 2 - Reykjavik City tour


24. December
Pick up at your hotel at 08:30 for a tour around Reykjavik City. Icelanders are famous for the beautiful Christmas decorations in the centre of Reykjavik, as well as in the residential areas. This tour covers the city’s top attractions, interesting facts and stories. It provides an excellent opportunity to discover various things to see or to do in Reykjavík during your stay in Iceland.

On this tour you will see the The old Höfði house where the all-important summit between the presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov took place in 1986. Höfði house is also believed to be occupied by a ghost known as the The White Lady.

The tour proceeds to the the Harpa concert hall and conference centre.

We will check out the City Centre. You will see Hallgrímskirkja church, whose design was inspired by basalt lava columns – a common volcanic rock formation in Icelandic nature.

We will visit the viewing platform at Perlan glass dome which provides a 360° view over Reykjavík. After enjoying the view over Reykjavík from Perlan you will see Bessastaðir the official residence of the President of Iceland.


Highlights: Reykjavík city tour

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Day 3 - The Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier by Super Jeep


25. December
At 08:30, - pick up at your hotel for The Golden Circle Super Jeep tour to some of the most popular sites in South Iceland, Thingvellir National Park, Waterfall Gullfoss, The Geysir area with erupting geysers and hot springs and more. We also head into the uninhabited interior highlands on a rough trail, - only passable in winter by Super Jeep and to Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

This classic drive begins with a visit to Þingvellir, a National Park and site of the World’s oldest parliament (established on the site in 930 AD) situated on the Northern shore of lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir National park has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004. The entrance to Þingvellir is a walk through the Almannagjá gorge, visible evidence of plate tectonic activity on the European-American fault-line which is still today pushing the two continents apart and creating Iceland, geology’s youngest country. Some of the rifts are full of clear water and have been a popular place for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Then it’s on to the Geysir geothermal area, which has given its name to spouting hot springs and one of the greatest natural attractions in Iceland. The giant geyser Strokkur will not fail to impress you so have your camera at the ready for when it blows, which it does every few minutes. Other geothermal features include fumaroles, mud pools and other smaller geysers as well as the large but dormant Geysir.

Before heading into the Southern highlands, we visit another of our iconic and impressive natural features, Gullfoss. It goes by the name the Golden waterfall and carries the meltwater from Langjökull glacier down Hvítá river. The waterfall has distinct curves and thus adding drama to the powerful display.

You can grab something to eat at either Gullfoss or Geysir café before we drive on the mountain road Kjölur, up on Langjökull glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland with its endless snowfields and wonderful panoramic views of south Iceland. This route offers fascinating glimpses of nature´s majesty. The return journey down from the glacier provides further unmissable photo opportunities some serious jeep fun at the glaciers edge before we head back to Reykjavik in time for dinner. - Certainly a great adventure on Christmas Day.

Please bring loose change for toilet fees, warm clothes, a camera and some snacks for the ride. The driver will be stopping at service stations should you wish to purchase something there.


Highlights: Þingvellir - Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs - Langjökull glacier

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Day 4 - Departure.


26. December
A Flybus transfer from your hotel or a nearby Bus Stop to Keflavik airport.

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ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the best quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

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


Early morning arrival: Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 - 16:00. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.

Day(s) can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s. If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to contact us by email to tour@tour.is and we will be more than happy to advice.
Minimum participation: 2 persons. If booking only one person, please contact us before booking to check availability.

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