Family Christmas Adventure in North Iceland

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From $1,125 USD
November 1 - December 21, 2017
5 Days / 4 Nights

Family Christmas holiday to Reykjavik, Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn area. Experience an Icelandic Christmas, meet our thirteen Yule Lads at Dimmuborgir.

Overview

Family Christmas holiday to Reykjavik, Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn area. The North of Iceland is full of magical sights, adventures and history, and the home of Iceland's thirteen "Santa Clauses", the Yule Lads. Visit family-friendly Reykjavik and fly to the charming town of Akureyri. Enjoy a guided tour to the Lake Myvatn area, learn about the Icelandic Christmas traditions, meet the Icelandic Yule Lads and encounter phenomenal natural landscapes.

Operation

November 1 - December 21, 2017

Departure

Daily, November 1 - December 21, 2017

Price

  • from $1,125 per person in double room
  • from $1,315 single room
  • from $1,115 double w/extra bed (w/1 child)
  • from $685 family room (w/2 children)

Included

  • 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Akureyri with private facilities
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Round-trip flight Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik
  • Guided coach tour around Lake Myvatn
  • Visit to Icelandic Yule Lads
  • One complimentary drink at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

Not Included

  • International flights / Airport taxes
  • Transfer to/from domestic airport Reykjavik & Akureyri
  • Meals other then breakfast
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • Airport tax of approximately USD 29 per adult and USD 23 per child will be added to above price

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

Day 1 ARRIVAL ICELAND

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, almost! The mysterious lava plane of the Reykjanes Peninsula might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, but it will be the first thing to greet you during your Christmas holiday in Iceland! A 50-minute drive away is the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik, where you'll find your lodging for the night at the modern Reykjavik Lights Hotel, situated next to Laugardalur recreational area. Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Lights. Highlights: Reykjavik | Hallgrimskirkja | Laugardalur | Perlan Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura ****

Day 2 WINTER WONDERLAND - AKUREYRI (B)

After a relaxing morning with a delicious breakfast and perhaps a stroll to the Old Town area, your family will take a one-hour flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland's second-largest community. On your own, transfer to your hotel in downtown Akureyri. Airport taxis are plentiful. Enjoy the rest of your day in the charming town of Akureyri and its cheerful holiday atmosphere. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar. Highlights: Akureyri | Akureyri Folk Museum | Nonni House Icelandair Hotel Akureyri ****

Day 3 CHRISTMAS SPIRIT - VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is all about having fun with your family and getting you into the Christmas spirit! Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Akureyri. Start your tour by visiting the magical Godafoss Waterfall in its winter glory. Then head to the magic and mystery of the Lake Myvatn volcanic area. You'll see volcanic wonders such as pseudo-craters, Krafla volcano and the bright colors and bubbling mud pots of Hverrarond. The volcanic formations of Dimmuborgir are the home to the thirteen Icelandic Yule Lads, the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. Today these friendly spirits will come out to play pranks, sing and dance with their visitors. In the afternoon, visit the Myvatn Nature Baths where your family can opt for a relaxing soak in the geothermal water (admission not included). It's a truly refreshing experience! Return to the festive holiday atmosphere of Akureyri for the evening. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar. Highlights: Godafoss | Myvatn | Dimmuborgir Icelandair Hotel Akureyri ****

Day 4 RETURN TO REYKJAVIK (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. A morning flight to Reykjavik will give you a chance to roam around Reykjavik's city center in the afternoon and perhaps do a bit of last-minute Christmas gift shopping. Be sure to ask us if there are any concerts, or other interesting cultural events, taking place during your stay as the cultural scene becomes very busy during the advent. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar. Highlights: Reykjavik | Hofdi | Imagine Peace Tower | Reykjavik City Hall Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura ****

Day 5 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you'll return home after a fun-filled family vacation in Iceland! On your own transfer to Keflavik International Airport. We recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your flight. If your flight is in the afternoon you can spend the day at your leisure or experience Iceland further by going on a daytour. You can also add extra days to your stay and we will help you make arrangements. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you again soon! Highlights: Keflavik | The Blue Lagoon Optional: Relax at the Blue Lagoon Looking to hit the slopes? Extend your holiday in Iceland! Whether it's to go skiing in Hlidarfjall Mountain or just to spend more time exploring the pretty town of Akureyri, we can help you make the arrangements!
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