Christmas in Reykjavik

Experience a very different Yuletide!
4 days
Nov - Dec
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Reykjavik is an enchanting city during the winter holiday season. Admire Reykjavík city, decked with Christmas lights in every window, enjoy a private walking tour around Reykjavik’s city centre, with the focus on Christmas traditions, taste Icelandic Christmas treats and specialities and finally explore the Golden Circle’s winter landscape, including Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik
On  arrival in Reykjavik transfer by airport coach to your hotel. Time to explore - enjoy  the city's many museums and shops. Reykjavik has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. In the evening  join a hunt for the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. These lights are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing in fantastic colours across the Icelandic night sky. Please note this tour is weather dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed. If conditions do not allow the operation of this excursion instead you will visit the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

Day 2: Golden Circle Tour  & Traditional Icelandic Christmas Buffet
After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel at 09:30. Today you will experience a trio of natural wonders along the Golden Circle route in South Iceland.  Highlights include the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, which is often frozen mid-cascade during winter; the active Geysir geothermal area of bubbling mud pools, hot springs and spouting geysers; and Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Iceland's greatest historical site.  Thingvellir is also of tremendous geological interest, as it is the visible location of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. In the evening, enjoy an Icelandic Christmas feast at Restaurant Satt.  The true yuletide spirit is delivered with a deluxe gourmet buffet of distinctive heritage dishes based on local and Scandinavian ingredients. Restaurant Satt is a contemporary restaurant located within the hotel and is known for it's modern twist on traditional dishes. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 3: Christmas Season in Reykjavik
This morning is at leisure.  Relax or perhaps try the hotel's spa facilities? Your stay includes 1 admission to the hotel's Soley Spa. This afternoon, enjoy a guided Christmas-themed walking and tasting tour of downtown Reykjavik, as you accompany your local guide through the city streets, experiencing some fun-filled, charming Icelandic traditions. During this Reykjavik Christmas experience, you’ll gain a real insight into Icelandic holiday traditions old and new, as well the history, art, architecture, culture and cuisine of the capital city. Wander through the beautifully-decorated city centre, twinkling with festive holiday lights. Along the way, make several stops to enjoy enjoy a small taste of Iceland. Then pay a visit to a classic Icelandic restaurant, that is also home to one of Iceland’s finest private art collections. Here you’ll meet with one of the city’s top chefs who will share some culinary secrets over a premium selection from the wine cellar. At the end of the tour you’ll be rewarded with a small Christmas gift – a lovely souvenir of Iceland and this special holiday moment. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 4: Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer by airport coach back to Keflavik Airport

Departures 2017: December 07, 14 and 23 

Extra nights in Reykjavik and some great day excursions can be added .

Minimum 2 persons

Includes: 3 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura including breakfast, admission to Soley Natura Spa at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (one visit per person),  Northern lights guided coach tour, guided Golden Circle coach tour, Christmas buffet at SATT Restaurant, privately guided walking tour of Reykjavik’s old town area with samples of Icelandic specialties, return airport coach transfers.

Excludes: Optional excursions  

For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.  

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1328.00
Single AUD$ 1604.00

Includes: 3 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura including breakfast; 1 admission to Soley Natura Spa at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura;  Northern lights guided coach tour;  guided Golden Circle coach tour;  Christmas buffet at SATT Restaurant,  Private guided walking tour of Reykjavik’s old town area with samples of Icelandic specialties

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