Reykjavik New Years Celebration

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From $765 USD
December 30, 2017 - January 2, 2018
4 Days / 3 Nights

Icelandic New Year's Eve is a magical celebration with colorful fireworks, bonfires, folk songs, and festive gala dinner with music and entertainment.

Overview

New Year Celebration in Reykjavik, ring in the New Year with colorful fireworks displays. On a guided tour, you'll learn about Icelandic elf folklore related to the magic of the holiday. Enjoy a hosted gala evening of music, entertainment and a buffet extravaganza prepared by award winning chefs. Experience the amazing fireworks spectacle with a trip downtown, join the festive celebrations, light off fireworks, with champagne toast to life and love.

Operation

December 30, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Departure

December 30, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Price

  • Grand Hotel Reykjavik****, Executive room
    $1,315 per person in double room
    $1,960 single room
  • Hilton Reykjavik Nordica****, Standard room
    $945 per person in double room
    $1,230 single room
  • Hilton Reykjavik Nordica****, Executive room
    $1,240 per person in double room
    $1,880 single room
  • Icelandair Reykjavik Hotel Natura****, Standard room
    $765 per person in double room
    $925 single room
  • Icelandair Reykjavik Hotel Natura****, Art Poet room
    $835 per person in double room
    $1,140 single room

Included

  • Grand Hotel Reykjavik
    3 nights at Grand Hotel Reykjavik
    Breakfast buffet daily (except arrival day)
    A guided walking & coach tour of folklore and New Year's traditions.
    New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner with live music
    Sparkling wine with strawberries and canapés served pre and post dinner
    New Year’s Eve Dance in Gullteigur Festive Hall
    (An upgrade version of this package available also included a 5-course Gala Dinner and Guided Bonfire tour)
  • Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel
    3 nights at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel
    Breakfast buffet daily (except arrival day)
    A guided walking & coach tour of folklore and New Year's traditions.
    Complimentary glass of Champagne
    Festive four course dinner at VOX Restaurant
  • Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
    3 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
    Breakfast buffet daily (except arrival day)
    A guided walking & coach tour of folklore and New Year's traditions
    New Year's Eve dinner buffett at SATT restaurant with complimentary aperitifs

Not Included

  • Trans-Atlantic flight & Airport taxes
  • Transfers to/from Keflavik airport
  • Optional day tours/activities
  • Meals and beverages other then stated above
  • Any service not listed under "included"
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • The minimum stay is three nights - extra nights can be added.
  • There is no minimum number of passengers for this trip.

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik
  • Optional excursions

Day 1 ARRIVAL KEFLAVIK - REYKJAVIK

December 30
The day is free for you to explore. Enjoy a stroll down Laugavegur and Skolavordur streets, check out the downtown harbour village, or visit one of the many geothermal swimming pools in the area. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Highlights: Reykjavik | Hallgrimskirkja | Tjornin | Perlan

Optional: Northern Lights Hunt - Super Jeep Tour | Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour | Airport transfer with Flybus Plus

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 2 NEW YEARS EVE (B, D)

December 31

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore Reykjavik with a local guide and learn about special traditions and Icelandic folklore related to the magical New Year's Eve in Iceland.

The first stop is to purchase fireworks, which are sold through the Icelandic Rescue Teams. Each year on December 31st, Icelanders light up over 600 tons of fireworks — that's nearly 5 lbs (2 kg) per inhabitant!
Next, take part in an Icelandic tradition and visit the Old Reykjavik Cemetery. Hear about this tradition’s origins with the mysterious tale of the graveyard caretaker-- and why the dead rise from their graves on New Year's Eve.

Then it’s off to Hafnarfjordur, "The Town in the Lava" famous for its elf population. Visit an elf stone, but keep in mind that the mystical "hidden people" roam freely on New Year's Eve!
The excursion ends in a beautiful clearing where your group will light a small bonfire, enjoy a toast to life and love and say farewell to the passing year in traditional Icelandic fashion!
(Note: Tour is conducted in English)

In the evening, delight in a New Year's Eve dinner artistically prepared and made from fresh local ingredients straight from Icelandic farmers and greenhouses and the neighboring ocean. Indulge yourself in various artisanal starters, hearty entrées and endless tasty desserts.

Fireworks are lit all night long, reaching a high point at midnight, when the sky lights up for a few minutes as fire trucks and docked ships ring their bells and blow their horns to welcome the New Year.
After midnight, the nightclubs and pubs are open for business and the downtown area becomes a veritable catwalk of Icelanders outfitted in their finest holiday glitz, with dancing and celebrations going well into the morning. The biggest party night in a city renowned for its nightlife, the New Year's Eve celebration in Reykjavik is the stuff of legends.
The Program at Grand Hotel Reykjavik - at Grand Restaurant & Setrid:

19:00 - Aperitif - Sparkling wine and strawberries.
19:30 - Dinner is served - Starter, New Year's Festive Buffet and Desserts.
23:45 - Sparkling wine and canapés served. Watch the fireworks from the balconies. Countdown to midnight.

Dress code: Formal wear.

The Program at Grand Hotel Reykjavik - at Gullteigur Festive Hall (upgrade):

17:30 - Aperitif - Sparkling wine and strawberries.
18:00 - Dinner is served - 5-course meal.
20:30 - Guided visit to view a bonfire in Kopavogur. This is one of the largest New Year’s Eve bonfires in Iceland.
21:45 - Return to hotel.
22:00 - Icelandic Charcuterie and desserts served
23:45 - Sparkling wine and canapés served. Watch the fireworks from the balconies. Countdown to midnight.

Dress code: Formal wear.

The Evening Program at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

17:00 - Festive reception to enjoy drinks and canapés
18:00 - Dinner is served - New Year’s buffet at Satt Restaurant; Starters and appetizers, carving station, festive selection of mains, fabulous desserts from the pastry chefs

Dress code: Formal wear or smart casual.

The Evening Program at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel - suitable in a combination with bonfire tours, if seated at 18:00 (the bon-fire tour is not included)

Complimentary glass of champagne
Festive four course dinner at VOX Restaurant

Dress code: Formal wear or smart casual.

Highlights: Reykjavik

Optional: Bonfire Tour - Celebrate New Year's Eve

Day 3 NEW YEAR'S DAY (B, D)

January 1
Today we suggest a tour to visit some of Iceland's natural highlights, such as the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa or the Geysir hot spring area. We offer a variety of interesting daytours all days, check our selection and book ahead.

Optional: Festive 4-course dinner at VOX Restaurant.

The gourmet chefs at VOX Restaurant bring you a taste of nature this evening, like all year round, with inventive, contemporary cuisine, based on fresh local and Nordic ingredients.

Dinner service between 18:00 and 22:00. Last seating at 20:00.

Dress code: Formal wear and casual smart.

Highlights: Reykjavik

Optional: Relax at the Blue Lagoon | Pearl Tour: Golden Circle, Super Jeep and Snowmobile | Horse Back Riding - Lava Tour

Day 4 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)

January 2
Please be ready to leave your hotel approx. 3 hours before the departure of your flight (transfer to airport is not included in the package price).

Highlights: Reykjavik

Optional: Airport transfer: Blue Lagoon upon departure | Airport transfer with Flybus Plus

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