Iceland: Iceland New Year's Eve Celebration
Our Iceland New Year Holiday lets you celebrate in true Icelandic fashion
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Action-packed, five day sightseeing break in Reykjavik, with visits to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon and featuring a New Year’s Eve party to remember at the famous Harpa Concert Hall Restaurant with cocktails, sparkling wine, a four course meal, music, dancing and fireworks
- Set sail on a Northern Lights boat excursion or an Aurora bus tour
- Discover the lunar landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula
- Experience the world famous Blue Lagoon - an azure, geo-thermal spa set in a lava field
- Explore The Golden Circle and see Iceland's foremost, iconic natural attractions
- Take a guided tour of Reykjavik
If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the New Year, why not push the boat out and journey to Iceland for New Year? This spectacular country is packed with amazing sights and natural wonders, and the Icelanders sure know how to party in style!
For the duration of your five day break, you will stay in a hand-picked city centre hotel in Reykjavík and enjoy a range of tours and excursions, as well as a special treat on New Year’s Eve. Highlights of this Iceland New Year holiday include the ever-popular Golden Circle tour, a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, a guided sightseeing tour of Reykjavík, the chance to explore the otherworldly Reykjanes Peninsula and an evening spent searching for the dazzling Northern Lights, which are often seen dancing across the sky in this part of the world. Ring in the New Year in unforgettable style when you head to Iceland for a unique celebration.
Your New Year’s Eve party will be one to remember, as you will be dining at one of Reykjavík’s top attractions, the incredible Harpa Concert Hall. This iconic structure with it's distinctive coloured glass facade dominates the Old Harbour, Reykjavik's city center and it's beating heart. The setting is superb and guests will have panoramic views of the city, surrounding mountains and North Atlantic Ocean. A night of gourmet cuisine, sparkling wine, fireworks and dancing is guaranteed to make your Icelandic New Year, truly unforgettable.
Like to travel further afield and see the glacier lagoon? Our self drive Hotel Ranga and Northern Lights Adventure is well worth a look!
Still in need of guidance? Check out our Icelandic Holiday Ideas or call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 to find your perfect break in Iceland.
Day 1 - Welcome to Reykjavík
From Reykjavík Airport, transfer to your centrally located hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps taking a wander around the city to see some of the sights.
Day 2 - Discover the City
Start your first day on the Iceland New Year break with a guided tour of Reykjavík. See iconic landmarks such as the parliament buildings, the towering Hallgrímskirkja and the picturesque Lake Tjörnin at the heart of the city. Afterwards you're free to enjoy some independent exploration of this vibrant city, be sure to have a look around the shopping district this afternoon and pick up the perfect souvenir!
Tonight you embark on an unforgettable Northern Lights tour. If weather permits, you will set out in search of the stunning Aurora by sea on an exhilarating boat safari! Don't worry though, if the weather prevents a boat journey, a bus tour over the Icelandic terrains will take its place as you search for one of Iceland's most incredible phenomena!Meals included:Breakfast
Day 3 - New Year's Eve
Tonight's the big night on your Iceland New Year break, but that doesn't mean you can't have a thrilling day beforehand! Begin with an incredible Golden Circle tour; taking in three of Iceland’s most popular sights. The first is the famous Geysir Hot Springs, where you can witness superheated water erupting high into the air. The second is þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of amazing historical importance and remarkable geological formations. Finally, there's Gullfoss Waterfall, a magnificent three-tiered waterfall on the Hvítá River.
Late in the afternoon, you will be transported to Reykjavik's Old Harbour and the imposing Harpa Concert Hall. You will be greeted with a welcome coctail before sitting down to a delicious four course meal. Afterwards, guests are taken by coach to a wonderful bonfire and fireworks display. The local guides will take you to the best available city views in order to enjoy the fantastic sight of Reykjavik lit up by fireworks. Afterwards, enjoy music and dancing into the small hours.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - New Year's Day
After your Iceland New Year’s Eve celebrations, you have a leisurely start to New Year’s Day. Enjoy breakfast before heading to the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula, home to a wide range of geological treasures. These otherworldly landscapes offer breathtaking shoreline views, incredible hot springs and fascinating lava fields. End your tour at the lighthouse on the tip of the Peninsula after crossing a bridge over the continents. After lunch you'll enjoy discovery of a different kind as you head on to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a soak in its warm, mineral rich waters and perhaps book a treatment at the spa. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, return to Reykjavík for dinner and a good night’s sleep.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Departure
Return to Reykjavík Airport for your flight home, full of amazing memories of your New Year in Iceland. What was your favourite experience, the New Years Eve Dinner at Harpa, the Blue Lagoon or the amazing Golden Circle? There's simply so much to choose from!Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London Gatwick (details of regional departures on request)
- Four nights' accommodation in a local standard hotel (upgrade details on request)
- Unescorted airport transfers
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- Reykjavik city tour
- Golden Circle tour
- Northern Lights tour by boat or bus (weather dependent)
- Gala Dinner 31st December with bonfire tour
- Tour of Reykjanes Peninsula
- Visit to the Blue Lagoon
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.
Please note: In previous years this itinerary has held the dinner at the Perlan Restaurant on Öskjuhlíð Hill. This year the Perlan is currently undergoing refurbishment works and it's availability is uncertain over the New Year. It is intended that the tour will visit Perlan on New Year's Eve, but at the time of writing this has not been confirmed. The order of activities may be subject to change.