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, 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 celebrate in true Icelandic style. The setting is superb and guests will have beautiful views of the celebrations taking place across south Iceland. 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
Upon arrival at Reykjavík’s Keflavík airport, take the flybus to your hotel in Reykjavík for your first night’s stay. Why not explore Iceland's capital at your own pace. Alternatively, you can relax and unwind ready for your Iceland New Year adventure to begin tomorrow.
Day 2 - Discover Reykjavík
Meet your guide after breakfast and head out to see the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Afterwards, you head out to the Reykjanes peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, travel to the famous Blue Lagoon and relax in the warm blue waters.
This evening, enjoy a Northern Lights presentation, and, if the night is clear, step out in the garden and check if the magical Aurorae are lighting up the sky. Although white and green are usually the dominant colours of the Northern Lights but other colours can sometimes appear. The large grounds of your accommodation are dark and afford you a great location for Northern Lights sightings if the conditions are right.
You’ll stay for two nights in South Iceland.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 3 - New Year's Eve
Day three of your Iceland New Year holiday starts with breakfast, before travelling along the South coast, getting close to the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall - a high but narrow waterfall - which plunges over the mountain. Prepared to get wet? There's a trail that goes behind the falling water and offers interesting views. As you travel further east, you’ll visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums with turf-built houses and an impressive collection of farm and domestic artefacts typical of Iceland's past. One of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland and standing at sixty metres high, the Skógafoss waterfall is nearby. Your journey continues to the seaside for a stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.
This evening it’s time to celebrate New Year the Icelandic way. Start the festivities with a guided bus tour to visit the bonfires in the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella. The origins of these bonfires are in the middle ages, when people built bonfires to burn the old things they no longer needed. You’ll see bonfires all around Iceland, where people gather to set off fireworks, sing and dance as they wait to ring in the New Year.
Dinner starts around 2030 and is served at the restaurant on the river banks in Hella, a small village in South Iceland. Shortly before midnight, it’s time to set off your own small fireworks display, before heading to the village to celebrate New Year with a bang! At midnight the sky will be illuminated with thousands of fireworks set off across the village by the locals. This experience of a life time is one you will never forget.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - New Year's Day
Today you’ll witness the steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive to travel the Golden circle route, featuring a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at five to ten minute intervals. Continue on to the Gullfoss Waterfall known "the golden falls", a magnificent three-tiered waterfall on the Hvítá river, attracting thousands of people from far and wide in summer and winter. Continue inland to þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavík.
On the final night of your Iceland New Year holiday, you’ll enjoy a culinary treat at one of Reykjavík's best gourmet restaurants.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Return to the UK
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, the Blue Lagoon or the amazing Golden Circle? There's simply so much to choose from!Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London (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.