Itinerary + Map

27 December 2022 Reykjavik
Upon arrival please make your own way to your hotel. After check in the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a great variety of restaurants and coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.
Stay at Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4 star) or similar

28 December 2022 Reykjavik - South Shore - Southeast Iceland
Start the day by visiting the fascinating Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre. You’ll get a great introduction to northern lights, how they are formed and the folklore surrounding them. Afterwards, drive along the South Shore, an area of Iceland that is especially beautiful in the winter. This part of Iceland is home to the wonderful LAVA Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. If the skies are clear you might see the area’s two most famous volcanoes in the distance: Mount Hekla (last eruption 2000) and Eyjafjallajokull (last eruption 2010). Continue on to visit the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, both must-see falls and a great photo opportunity. Head onwards, passing Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Then cross a vast lava field created by a very destructive 18th century eruption as you head into Southeast Iceland. BD
Stay at Hotel Klaustur (3 star) or similar

29 December 2022 Southeast Iceland - Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Vik
Today enter the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. Travel through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east en route to the Vatnajokull area. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy the breath taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m deep glacial lagoon. View Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers. BD
Stay at Hotel Klaustur (3 star) or similar

30 December 2022 Vik - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
Journey back along the beautiful South Coast to the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs.
The trip then takes you through the surreal landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral rich water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. B
Stay at Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4 star) or similar

31 December 2022 Reykjavik
Today is free to experience buzz of excitement filling the city as locals fill the streets in anticipation of ringing in the New Year. Icelanders so look forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve and revelling in the occasion, with a festive vibe filling the city for days ahead of the 31st. It’s the time of year when neighbours and friends are bumping into each other on the decorated streets, stopping to wish each other happy holidays, preparing bonfires and the all important fireworks.

Ring in the New Year at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik, with a wonderful 5-course dinner with paired wines. Following your main course you will travel by guided coach to view the bonfire in the suburb of Kopavogur - this is one of the largest New Year’s Eve bonfires in Iceland, and exciting traditions and wonderful local experience. Return to the Grand Hotel approximately 10pm where an Icelandic charcuterie and dessert course is served followed by sparkling wine and canapes as you countdown to midnight and watch the fireworks from the balcony. Happy New Year! BD
Stay at Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4 star) or similar

1 January 2023 Reykjavik
Start off 2023 with a visit to the stunning Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Continue to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high spouting Strokkur hot spring. Visit the dramatic two tiered Gullfoss Waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid cascade. During the day you will also visit the town of Laugarvatn, built around three hot springs which the residents have cleverly harnessed the hot springs for heating, greenhouses and even cooking. You’ll visit a unique outdoor geothermal bakery at the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa where Icelandic rye bread is baked in the hot sands. Return to Reykjavik. B
Stay at Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4 star) or similar

2 January 2023 Reykjavik

Your tour concludes with an optional departures transfer for your onward journey. B

  • 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Expert local English speaking guide (day 2-6)
  • Transportation by modern coach (day 2-4 and day 6)
  • Entrance to the Northern Lights Centre
  • Entrance to the LAVA Centre
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink
  • Geothermal bakery experience and rye bread tasting
  • Northern lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern lights guided hunting kit
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Gala New Years Eve Dinner including 5 courses
  • Walk along the banks of the amazing, iceberg-filled Glacier Lagoon
  • Take stunning photographs at the dramatic Diamond Beach
  • See famous Icelandic volcanoes and their impacts on the area around them
  • Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides
  • Visit to the suburb of Kopavogur to see-one of the largest New Year’s Eve bonfires in Iceland


27 Dec 2022
New Year's Hidden Powers & Northern Lights 7 days - Escorted Tour
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