New Year Fire and Ice!

Tailor Made and Bespoke Holidays to Iceland

Reykjavik New Year Fire & Ice – 4 Nights 5 Days

Book now for this fabulous New Year holiday to Iceland!  From £985 per adult, £725 per child

Celebrate New Year in a style peculiar to Icelanders that attracts visitors from around the world not least because unlimited fireworks can be had by anyone which Icelanders take maximum advantage of and garland the city with displays. Start the evening with our ‘Buffet on Ice’; bring in the New with champagne and fireworks and then dance the night away.  Contact us now on 01728 748209, link to the Live Chat on this site or fill out the enquiry form to book your Icelandic adventure.

Over the next few days, snowmobile across a glacier, search for the Northern Lights or simply chill out in the Blue Lagoon. Reykjavik is an unlikely city to warrant the description “as hip and happening as it is possible to be”. The shops are stylish and according to A.A. Gill, the women are “the most beautiful in the world”. The locals have developed a legendary and prodigious reputation for being able to enjoy themselves. This ultra-modernity and party town atmosphere dramatically contrasts with the island interior with its geologically sculpted scenery; glacial ice fields, sand deserts, lava fields, volcanoes, waterfalls and geysers. All of which you can see either by horseback, Super Jeep, snowmobile or, for the faint hearted, from the comfort of a reclining coach seat.

Itinerary

29 DEC 

Scheduled Icelandair flight from Heathrow to Reykjavik. Transfer on arrival to Grand Hotel for 4 nights.

30 DEC 

Optional Excursions & Optional Evening Aurora cruise

31 DEC 

Optional excursions

31 DEC 

New Year’s Eve programme

19.00 Sparkling wine and strawberries reception

19.30 4 Course Dinner accompanied by Icelandic folk entertainment

23:45 Sparkling wine and canapés on hotel’s 4th floor balcony with one of the city’s best views for watching the fireworks display and midnight countdown.

00.30 Dancing and live music in the hotel’s Gullteigur Festive Hall

02.00 To bed or bar

1 JAN 

Morning at leisure before transfer to Keflavik for return flight to UK. Alternatively choose to go via the Blue Lagoon (entry payable locally).

What’s Included 

Return scheduled Icelandair flight(s) from Heathrow to Reykjavik.

  • All airport departure taxes and passenger service charges
  • 4 nights accommodation in a twin/double room with private WC/ shower
  • 4 breakfasts
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner and programme as per itinerary

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS WHICH YOU CAN ADD

Aurora Cruise

Cruise offshore for one of the best chances Reykjavik offers of seeing the Northern Lights showing against a mountain backdrop and (if you’re double lucky) reflected in the waters around you. The Rosin is a specially built boat offering virtually uninterrupted vistas from the poop, midships and foredeck to catch the Aurora however fleetingly they appear. In the saloon below comfort seating, flat screen TV’s and wide vista windows allow you a 360 degree view of the night sky even when you’re taking time out for a hot coco. Waterproof clothing and hot drinks are Included.

Tour Available – October – March

Tour Departs – Daily  Hotel Pick-up – 21:00 Duration – 2 hours   £45 pp

Northern Lights

Climb aboard for an evening hunt for the beautiful auroras known as the Northern Lights. Sometimes white, wispy and elusive and at others rainbow coloured, swirling and dramatic. The Norwegian, who first gave an explanation as to how they came about was driven mad (literally) by them: if you are lucky enough to catch a sighting your reaction may be a touch more muted! If you don’t see the Northern Lights then you can book a second tour free of charge.

Tour Available – 1st September – 15th April

Tour Departs – Daily     Hotel pick-up –  20:00   Duration –  3/5 hours  £45 pp

Golden Circle Super Jeep Classic

Something of an Icelandic phenomenon, the Super Jeep makes any excursion more thrilling. For part of this trip you will travel across wild barren landscapes and plunge through icy streams on your journey around the Golden Circle which includes the National Park Pingvellir, the Geyser area and the golden waterfall of Gullfoss before carrying on to Langjokull for an optional snowmobile tour on top of the glacier (additional cost). You’ll return via the cathedral at Skalholt, the crater Kerid and the greenhouse community Hveragerdi.

Tour Available – All Year

Tour Departs – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Hotel pick-up –  8:30   Duration –  8-9 hours.  £199 pp Snowmobile supplement – £120pp

Golden Circle Classic

An all-day scenic extravaganza. First stop are the landscapes south of Lake Pingvallavatn before the National Park Pingvellir. From there continue to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, with its foaming, thundering waters forming a mist of glacial waters that you can feel. Continue to the Geyser area with its spouting water geysers and bubbling mud pots with time for lunch (payable locally). Return to Reykjavík via the cathedral at Skalholt, the extraordinary crater Kerid and the greenhouse community Hveragerdi.

Tour Available – All Year

Tour Departs – Daily Hotel pick-up – 8.00 Duration –  8 hours. £65 pp

Reykjavik Sightseeing

Get your bearings in and around Reykjavik. This tour includes the most significant places in the capital and the sur-rounding towns including the presidential residence, the thriving harbour town of Hafnarfjordur, a scenic treasure and home to the ‘hidden folk’. Enjoy a birds-eye view of Reykjavik from Perlan and the Hallgrimskirkja church. The Old harbour & town and the geothermal heated outdoor swimming pools in Langardalur.

Tour Available – All Year

Tour departs – Daily  Hotel pick-up – 08:30 Duration – 2½ hours. £35 pp

Horse Riding – The Lava Trail

This guided horse trek takes you along lava fields and hillside tracks previously used by their Viking ancestors. Particularly suitable for novices or those with rusty equestrian skills, the Icelandic horse is famed for its even temper and unique gait which gives a particularly smooth ride. You will transfer to the riding centre on arrival you will be supplied with; riding hat, boots, waterproof outwear and tack. Home-made lunch at the riding centre included

Tour Available – All Year

Tour Departs – All Year   Hotel Pick up – 08:30 or 12:45  Duration – 3 hours (including transfers) £72 pp

Northern Lights Search by Super Jeep

A Super Jeep Northern Lights search is an experience not to be missed. Your guide transports you away from the city lights into surrounding countryside where the modified Landrover Defenders takes you through spectacular landscapes; providing an ideal backdrop as and when the Northern Lights appear. Your guide is on hand to help you capture this spectacle on film and should the lights not appear, you are welcome to try another night free of charge .

Tour Available – 15th September – 15th April

Tour Departs – Daily  Hotel Pick up – 20:00 Duration –  3-4 hrs. £110 pp

If you would like a similar holiday at other times of the year please get in touch for a tailor made trip to Iceland.

 

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Nicky Fussell – several destinations (July 2015)
July 3, 2015

Great short break to Iceland. The hotel in Reykjavik was lovely and the New Years Eve event was really good and the food was fantastic! Loved fireworks and the Blue Lagoon.
Jon Dailey – Iceland New Year’s Eve (Dec 2013)
January 3, 2014

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for organizing at late notice our holiday to Sweden. We had the most amazing time and got to see the Northern Lights on three nights, so we were really lucky. The trips were very well organized, the food was delicious and the people were charming. Camp Ripan was a great place to stay too. Thanks again for making it all happen for us.
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February 14, 2013

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