New Year Celebration in Reykjavik

New Year Celebration in Reykjavik

4 Nights Reykjavik

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 is an exclusive tour package whilst based in Reykjavik. During your stay a number of excursions and activities are included, such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs, Reykjavík 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 Gala Dinner is enjoyed at the spectacular Harpa concert and conference hall, which is located in the city center close to the old marina harbor. The square in front of Harpa is an ideal location for viewing fireworks over Reykjavik downtown, and it is the only place in town with a countdown to midnight that appears on the glass facade of the famous 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.

Prices from: £2115

To book, call us on:

01274 875 199

or Tailor your Holiday with a Booking Enquiry

Request A Callback

Day 1 - 29 December 2017

Arrival in Iceland. Non-guided transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your hotel in Reykjavik.  The remainder of the day is free to explore the city centre and absorb the friendly Icelandic atmosphere and culture.

4 nights REYKJAVIK - Accommmodation as detailed


Day 2 - 30 December 2017

Golden Circle Tour, Iceland

GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR, GREENHOUSE VISIT AND LUNCH (260kms/162 miles)

Your tour starts at 0930. Our first stop is the national park of Þingvellir. 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. Þingvellir 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 Þingvellir; 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 - multicoloured 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 Hvitá 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 centre 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 in the evening is independent.


Day 3 - 31 December 2017

CITY TOUR, WHALE AND FOLK MUSEUM, VIKING LUNCH & NEW YEAR´S EVE CELEBRATION IN HARPA (50kms/31 miles)

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 lifesize models of dolphins and whales. Then we head to the lava town of Hafnarfjörður 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 Árbæjar and learn about how Icelanders lived in the past. We return to the hotel around 15:30. Please note that during this tour our guides will present you with your individual tickets for the Gala dinner in Harpa showing your table number, and your participant's badge which allows you the following: participation in the bonfire tour, re-entrance to the Harpa concert hall, and the return transfer back to the hotel.

HARPA FESTIVE DINNER AND BONFIRE TOUR
After the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Transfer from hotels to Harpa starts at 17:30. There will be a welcome drink upon arrival and the Gala Dinner is served in the conference area on the ground floor between 18:15-20:15 (starter, soup, and main course). 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 and Christmas Light Tour. Departure to the bonfire is at 20:30. You visit one of many bonfires all over the city of Reykjavík 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 Harpa. A live band is playing between 22:30-23:30 and 00:30-01:30/02:00. Dessert and coffee are served around 23:00. At 23:45, doors open to go outside to view fireworks and celebrate the New Year by following the countdown that is lit up on the building of the concert hall. At Midnight, sparkling wine will be served. For those who would like to dance the night away, the transfer back to the accommodation is at 00:30/01:00/01:30 and 02:00.


Day 4 - 1 January 2018

Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon

REYKJANES PENINSULA & BLUE LAGOON INCL. LUNCH & DINNER (150 km/93 miles)

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 Bessastaðir, the residence of the Icelandic president, and continues to the Viking World Museum in Reykjanesbær 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 - 2 January 2018

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your hotel before your transfer without a guide to Keflavik Airport.

Departure Date:  29 December 2017 - 2 January 2018
Duration:  4 nights/5 days
Deposit:  £300 per person

Prices from: Prices are per person. NB! Flights NOT included, please ask for schedules and prices.

 

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN REYKJAVIK
Accommodation Category

Single
Room

Double
Room
Triple
Room
Centerhotel Plaza - superior room 3 star £2685 £2115 £2115
Fosshotel Lind - standard room 3 star £2665 £2165 NA
Fosshotel Baron - standard room  3 star  £2665 £2165 NA
Hotel Holt - standard room Boutique £2955  £2425 NA
Grand Hotel - superior room 4 star £3360 £2610 £2610

 

Prices include:

  • Return FLYBUS airport transfer (without guide)
  • 4 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • Reykjavík 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, One Blue Lagoon drink per person
  • Entrance to Whales of Iceland museum
  • Entrance to Árbæjar open-air museum
  • Entrance to the Viking World museum
  • Entrance to the Energy for Life exhibition in Reykjanes
  • Icelandic Horse show/demonstration
  • Visit to Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse farm
  • Lunch during the Reykjavík Grand City Tour and the Golden Circle Tour 
  • Light lunch & 3-course dinner during the Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon Tour
  • 4-course Gala dinner & party at Harpa with live music, welcome drink, ½ bottle of wine, glass of sparkling wine & return transfers on the 31st December
  • Use of snow and ice gripper spikes during nature excursions

 

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the natural 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 natural sites.    

 

HOW TO BOOK:  Either telephone us on 01274 875199 (our preferred option as we like to speak with you!) or email your requirements to us at office@taberhols.co.uk

PLEASE READ:  Our Terms and Conditions

Who is this holidy suitable for?
This holiday is suitable for pretty much everyone, though we do not think it will especially appeal to young children, for obvious reasons.

Although during the excursions and activities participants will be part of a group with other people, this is an independent tour and not escorted. This means that a guide will be with you during the excursions, the remainder of the time you will be free to explore on your own, eat on your own and pretty much be governer of your own time. Lovely!

Can you include flights?
Absolutely. There are now quite a number of airlines and departure airports available serving Keflavik, Reykjavik's international airport. Just let us know your preferred departure airport and we will check availability and quote a price for you.

Are special diets catered for?
Absolutely, as long as you let us know in advance so that we can ensure our suppliers provide you with delicious alternatives.

Is there a dress code?
The dress code in Iceland is governed by the weather! During the Gala Dinner most people want to dress up a little, however it is important to remember that during the same evening you will be outside looking for the Northern Lights, standing around a bonfire and watching a firework display...you will therefore need warm clothes and solid footwear to go over the top of any finery!

What consumer financial protection has been applied to this holiday?
If this holiday is booked as is, that is without flights, then the holiday is protected under a bonding scheme we have in place with ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents). If flights are added to this holiday to form a flight inclusive holiday then this holiday is protected under the ATOL scheme under ATOL number 1228. Let us know if you have any more questions regarding financial protection.

FOREIGN OFFICE & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here

Request A Callback

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required
(please be as specific as possible and state which magazine, newspaper, event, or website it was)
26bfS Invalid Captcha. Please try again.
Find Your Perfect Holiday