Explore Iceland's capital, Reykjavik on this 5 day adventure and celebrate New Year's Eve Reykjavik-style. On New Year's Eve everyone in the city seems to head out into the streets and gathers, locals and tourists alike, to start a bonfire and let off fireworks, creating one of the largest displays in the world. The night is filled with music, dancing and cocktails, and is always a fantastic way to welcome in the new year.
Stay at the 4-star Hotel Alda in the heart of Reykjavik and embark on an exciting Superjeep journey to hunt for the northern lights. Speak to a Regent Holidays Travel Specialist to plan the activities for the rest of your trip: explore the natural wonders of the Golden Circle or stop at the Blue Lagoon for a soothing dip in the geothermal waters.
Arrive in Iceland and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to the Hotel Alda in Reykjavik. This evening, embark upon a journey by Superjeep to search for the northern lights.
Today, why not book an optional excursion and visit Iceland's famous Golden Circle by Superjeep. Discover Þingvellir National Park, where the first Icelandic parliament was established over 1,000 years ago, see mighty Gullfoss waterfall plunge into a 32m crevice and visit the Geysir geothermal field to witness Strokkur geyser erupting into the sky. (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Reykjavik or ask our Iceland specialists for their suggestions on optional excursions.
This evening enjoy the best views of Reykjavik‘s spectacular display of fireworks and be a part of the local festivities. Enjoy a toast of sparkling wine and ring in the New Year Icelandic style. Watch in awe as the skies of Reykjavik are set ablaze with over 500 tons of fireworks. (B)
Spend New Year's Day being pampered on an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Ask our Iceland specialists about the range of bookable options. Enjoy a morning or afternoon at the Blue Lagoon. Located south-west of Reykjavik near the fishing village of Grindavik, this thermal spa is the perfect way to unwind on New Years Day. A high-temperature geothermal field supplies the hot water to the Reykjanes district and steam to run the power plant, and it is the mineral-rich overflow water from this operation that fills the lagoon. The geothermal water is pumped up from 2,000 metres below the Earth’s surface and high levels of silica, minerals and algae give the lagoon its rich blue colour. Whether in the middle of winter surrounded by snow, or in the long summer daylight, the Lagoon is exciting, invigorating and superbly relaxing – an experience not to be missed! (B)
Enjoy a morning in Reykjavik before transferring to the airport for the flight to the UK. (B)
5 day tour, from £1190 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair direct from London Heathrow or London Gatwick
- Airport taxes
- Accommodation at the 4-star Hotel Alda in a double/twin room with breakfast
- Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Return Grayline Shuttle Bus Transfers
- Northern Lights tour by Superjeep with English-speaking guide/driver
- Bonfire & Fireworks & tour on New Years Eve
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Meals other than specified
- Items of personal nature (laundry, drinks etc.)
- Optional Excursions
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