New Years Eve

Fireworks Show

Tour 2: New Years Eve

New Year´s Eve in Reykjavík is one of a kind and well worth experiencing, as at midnight, the sky is lit up by thousands of colorful fireworks set off by families all around the city.

During this five day visit, you will see all the major sights around Reykjavik and along the south coast; hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields, black volcanic sand beaches along the south coast, glaciers and the glacier lagoon. Accommodation is in a small and cosy guesthouse – www.hrifunesguesthouse.is, located in a unique place in south Iceland and owned by your guide, Haukur, and his wife, Hadda, who is famous for her delicious home- made gourmet cooking. You will celebrate New Year´s Eve in Reykjavik at Haukur and Hadda’s home, and at midnight enjoy spectacular fireworks around the city. This is a wonderful end to the tour and on New Year’s Day you can relax and recover in the geothermal pools at the famous the Blue Lagoon. A perfect way to start the New Year!

Visit Iceland in winter mode and celebrate New Year‘s Eve with local family in Reykjavík

Itinerary

Day 1: Golden Circle and the South Coast

28th of December

We will pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík between 9am and 9.30am and drive to Thingvellir National Park, the first place in Iceland to receive UNESCO‘s nomination of world heritage.  From Thingvellir we will drive to the natural sights of spouting Geysir (and Strokkur), and the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss.  From there we will drive through southern Iceland stopping at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and then head to our first overnight stop at Hrífunes Guesthouse, located between the villages of Vík and Kirkjubaæjarklaustur.

Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse

Day 2: Skaftafell and Glacial Lagoon

29th of December

After a hearty breakfast we will drive further east to Skaftafell National Park.  Skaftafell is a wooded area close to Vatnajökull, Europe‘s largest glacier, and is surrounded by a sand desert deposited by glacial rivers.  At Skaftafell we will take a short hike to Svartifoss (the black waterfall).  From Skaftafell we then continue to the famous glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, to see its magnificent floating icebergs.  Afterwards, we return to our cosy guesthouse in Hrífunes where we will relax and enjoy Hadda‘s home cooking.

Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse

Day 3: South coast to Reykjavík

30th of December

We will depart from the beautiful Guesthouse Hrífunes and head back towards Reykjavik through southern Iceland.   We will make several stops en route to take in various sights along the coast such as the Reynisfjara black sand beach with its basalt formations and Skógafoss waterfall.

Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavík

Day 4: New Year´s Eve in Reykjavík

31st of December

You will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy Reykjavik on your own and perhaps do some shopping.  It is well worth walking to the city centre and the harbor area to get a flavor of Reykavik‘s atmosphere as well as encountering some fantastic photo opportunities.

We will pick you up at 5pm and invite you to enjoy a warm and relaxing New Year´s Eve at the home of Hadda and Haukur, with the possibility of enjoying an apéritif in the hotpot in their garden.  After dinner we will take go to one of Reykjavik‘s huge bonfires, and at midnight we will find a nice view point over Reykavik to enjoy the spectacular fireworks being set off around the city.

Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavík

Day 5: New Year‘s Day and the Blue Lagoon

1st of January

A great way to start the New Year and refresh yourself after the previous nights festivities is to enjoy bathing and relaxing in the unique Blue Lagoon.  You will be picked up at lunch time and on the way to the Blue Lagoon, we will make a stop and visit the bridge which crosses between the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates located on Reykjanes peninsula.

Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavík

Departure: 28th December – 2nd January

Duration: 5 days/5 nights

Participants:  4-10

Price/person in a dbl room: ISK 282.900
Price/person in sgl room: ISK 311.190

Price Includes:
Accommodation: Two nights in the Hrífunes guesthouse www.hrifunesguesthouse.is with made up beds and shared facilities (2 rooms sharing one bathroom). A four star hotel in Reykjavik for three nights.

Meals: Breakfast from the second day until the last day, picnic lunch on days one to three, dinner on days one and two, and also New Years Eve (Two to three course meals, Icelandic specialities such as fish and lamb (vegetarians are most welcome and catered for if we are notified in advance).

Entrance to the Blue Lagoon

Transportation & guiding: Professional English speaking driver guide and photographer, Vehicle: 4X4

Not included: Cost of flight to Keflavik/Iceland, transportation to and from airport (although this can be arranged), dinner on the 30th December and New Years Day, alcoholic beverages except on New Years Eve.