Christmas is around the corner and it is the right time when you must decide your plans for this Christmas and what better can one think than the snowy capital of Iceland. A destination to visit in a lifetime, Iceland offers its tourists with all the requirements of a perfect tour. In this highly customized tour of Iceland, you will be spending 5 days in Iceland right in Christmas week to enjoy every bit of its fullest. Starting from the capital city of Reykjavik, you will soon catch a bus to get to the Northern Lights adventure. Throughout the 5 days Iceland vacation, you will be visiting 12 destinations including the capital city while celebrating the festival in the typical Icelandic fashion. Get to know the Icelandic culture, its cuisines, and delicacies when you take on the Icelandic beauty home. Apart from its natural gifts, Iceland is also rewarded with a history which has its importance in European history as well. Check all of it and more in this itinerary. Get to know the highlights here –
Trip at a Glance
Arrive in the beautiful city of Reykjavik to kick-start your 5 days tour of Iceland which has been customized according to the week preceding Christmas.
Throughout the 5 days, you will be visiting around 12 destinations across Iceland which includes Reykjavik as well.
Get to know the history, culture and the fantasies that seep the Island nation and its dramatic Northern Lights.
Get to know the science behind the Northern Lights while having a party keeping it in the backdrop.
Bring your joy to the truth of spending your Christmas with the loving ones in the country which accounts for the true spirit of Christmas and the snowflakes.
You will be arriving on the first day in the beautiful city of Reykjavik before moving on to twelve other destinations over five days. You will be visiting the Reykjanes peninsula, the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and the South Coast with other destinations surrounding these areas. Your trip will be planned within the week preceding the Christmas festival and ending it in the capital city. check out the details of the trip in the following day wise itinerary –
Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik to start the Christmas Tour (December 23)
The first day of the customized Iceland vacation would be December 23, when you would be arriving in the beautiful city of Reykjavik. When you arrive in the capital city, your tour operator and guide will explain about the tour and take you to the pre-booked hotel by a Flybus shuttle Keflavík International Airport to the Hotel. Depending upon the timing of your arrival, you can plan the day accordingly. If you arrive early in the day, you can start visiting some places in the capital city before the official tour starts the next day. Get out in the night to enjoy drinks in the local pubs and cafes.
Day 2: Tour of the Capital city and the Blue Lagoon (December 24)
The morning of the second day would come to take you to the beautiful contours of the Iceland Capital. After having some meal, your tour operator would explain the day and features of the capital city. After that point, you will head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its underground aquifers, mountains, fledgling precipices, beacons, and fishing areas. Toward the day's end, you will get the opportunity to splash off your movements in the warm blue waters of the renowned Blue Lagoon. The crew would remain for two evenings in basic cabins in South Iceland. At night you have an introduction about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you can advance out in the nursery and check if the Northern Lights are noticeable. Additionally, known as the Aurora Borealis, these terrific lookout window shows can now and again be found in Iceland from September through April on clear evenings. White and green are normally the predominant shades of Aurora Borealis, however, in some cases, there are significant shading varieties. They are vaporous, be that as it may, so sightings are not ensured. The grounds of Árhús Cabins in Hella are extremely huge and offer you a phenomenal view of the Northern Lights.
Day 3: Visiting South Iceland and Christmas Celebration (December 25)
The Christmas celebration could not have come at a better timing given that the aurora borealis is visible from September to April. And what better setting than the Northern lights to celebrate the much-awaited Christmas with your loved ones. After breakfast, you will head along the South coast and get close to the active volcano which lies underneath the Eyjafjallajökull waterfall. You will stop at the higher side of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which dives over the mountain. A trail goes behind the falling water and offers noteworthy perspectives on the off chance that you are set up to get wet! Further east you will visit one of Iceland's best society exhibition halls. This historical center contains an exceptional gathering of the ranch and local ancient rarities run of the mill of Iceland's past, just as turf-constructed houses. Close by is Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and one of the most noteworthy waterfalls in the country.
You will then proceed to the ocean side and walk around the shoreline to see the astonishing winged animal bird cliffs at Reynisfjara close Vík. At night the tourist party will organize the Christmas feast in the Icelandic way. Before supper, join a guided walking tour to visit the Christmas lights in the towns of Hvolsvöllur and Hella. The conventional Christmas lights had their starting points in the Middle Ages when individuals expected to keep the lights in their residences the Winter Solstice. In Iceland, the custom establishes in the Pagan Old Norse convictions when individuals would keep the flame alive inside the focal pit of the Viking longhouses to keep the murkiness of the Winter Solstice outside.
Your happy 4-course supper begins around 20:30 and is served at Árhús Restaurant on in the city of Hella, which is a little town in South Iceland. Drink a toast of shining wine as you appreciate a genuine exceptional Christmas festivity. If the night is clear, you may be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and cheerful move over the sky in sensational shapes, hues, examples, and sizes. This is one of the rarest sites in the world and you can be a party to it on a day when you are amid the festivity in a world which seems to be like a fairytale. Enjoy the night here and savor the memories well.
Day 4: Visiting Golden Circle and getting Culinary lessons at Perlan (December 26)
On the fourth day of the tour, you will be visiting the very famous Golden circle which has some Geysir geothermal fields. You can see a lot of hot springs and bubbling pools of hot water in an area which is largely cold and desolate. The original geyser because of which the area was named as Golden Circle has now become dormant but this has also been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at around 5-10 minutes interval to enthrall the tourists who come in a large number to see it. after this, you will be visiting the Gullfoss waterfall nicknamed as "the golden falls", which is a double waterfall with a height of 34 meters into the Hvítá river thereby attracting a large swath of tourists and travelers throughout the year. You will also be traveling inwards to the Thingvellir National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavík to spend the last night on tour. You will have culinary treat back at a hotel tonight in the panoramic restaurant which is located at the Pearl in the city.
Day 5: Departure (December 27)
On the last day of the tour, your tour operator would arrange for a Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport according to your flight timings.
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