Iceland New Years Festival - 5 days

Iceland New Years Festival - 5 days

5 Days



Iceland New Years Festival - 5 days

5 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting: Reykjavík, Gullfoss Falls, Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:


Group size:

2 - 40

Age range:

Child: 8 - 11.99yrs. Adult: 12 yrs+

Trip Styles:

Small Group

$3707 (USD) Operator discount: -$673 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$105 -17%

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Tour Overview

NEW YEAR TOUR: Rein in the New Year in Reykjavik! Explore Thingvellir National Park, marvel at Gullfoss waterfall, and witness the geothermal wonders of Haukadalur. Enjoy an authentic dinner at a Viking Restaurant, discover Reykjavik's landmarks, delve into holiday traditions on a festive walking tour, and enjoy a Gala dinner with music and panoramic city views. Explore Reykjanes Peninsula's dramatic landscapes and relax at the Blue Lagoon. Wrap up this incredible journey with a modern Icelandic steak dinner, completing your adventure on the perfect note.


  • Reykjavik - Discover the city's iconic sites, including Hallgrímskirkja church and immerse in Icelandic holiday traditions during a festive walking tour

  • Reykjanes Peninsula -Explore dramatic landscapes, intriguing geology, and charming fishing villages

  • Blue Lagoon - Relax in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field

  • Ingólfsskáli - Indulge in an authentic Viking dinner, delving into ancient Icelandic heritage

  • Perlan - Enjoy a festive New Year's Eve 4-course dinner with wine pairing, music performances, and a 360° view over Reykjavík

  • Icelandic Steak Dinner - Enjoy a delicious fusion of flavours at a modern Icelandic steakhouse

  • Golden Circle - See Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site


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Day 1: Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík

Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík, Gullfoss Falls, Reykjavík
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reykjavik - Thingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Reykjavik. Embark on a scenic journey to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to Iceland's ancient Alþingi parliament.

Witness the Mid-Atlantic rift, a visible symbol of Iceland's geological forces. Move on to the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall and the active geothermal area of Haukadalur, where Strokkur geyser bursts water life every few minutes.

Conclude the day with a step back in time at Ingólfsskáli Viking Restaurant, offering an authentic Icelandic dinner immersed in Viking history and traditions. As the day ends, keep an eye out for the elusive Northern Lights dancing over Faxaflói Bay.

Day 3: Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Happy New Year's Eve! Explore Reykjavík's highlights on a guided city tour, taking in its iconic sites and landmarks. Admire the city's center, the Parliamentary grounds, the harbour, and Hallgrímskirkja church. Passing the renowned Harpa concert hall, our journey leads to the Pearl, a building offering unparalleled views.

Later, immerse yourself in the city's festive spirit on a walking tour, discovering Icelandic holiday traditions and sampling Christmas treats.

In the evening, enjoy a Gala dinner at Perlan, complete with music, a DJ, and stunning views of Reykjavík. Exclusive access to the observation deck ensures an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration.

Day 4: Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik. Departing from Reykjavik, our adventure leads us through the breathtaking Reykjanes peninsula, renowned for its dramatic seashores, captivating geology, and charming fishing villages.

En route, we'll visit Bessastaðir, the official residence of Iceland's President, and venture to remarkable landmarks like the Bridge between the continents, Gunnuhver hot spring area, Brimketill viewpoint, and the UNESCO Global Geopark lighthouse.

After lunch at the Northern Light Inn restaurant, we'll reach the famed Blue Lagoon—a geothermal oasis amid lava fields, inviting you to enjoy in its mineral-rich, healing waters.

To conclude the day, we'll enjoy a memorable meal at Hereford, an acclaimed and modern Iceland steakhouse.

Day 5: Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4 star

  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners (a Viking dinner experience, New Year's Eve festive 4-course dinner and a culinary dinner experience in Reykjavik on New Year's Day)

  • 4 nights 4 star hotel

  • Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)

  • Escorted by an English speaking tour guide

  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board

  • Northern Lights Planetarium show

  • Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon

  • Northern Lights search by boat

  • Guided tours of Reykjavik and Reykjanes Peninsula

  • This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons.

What's Not Included

  • International Flights and Visas

  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

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Dec 29, 2024 - Jan 02, 2025
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Operator discount: -$673 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$105 (USD)

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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