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New Year's Eve Iceland

Discover the Northern Lights

Northern lights, glaciers, waterfalls, boat ride, snowmobile, blue lagoon and fireworks and on the programme of this amazing Northern Light tour during New Year's Eve. This trip will be unforgettable as you have an amazing time with other solo women travellers and spend the end of the year in a spectacular environment.

Details
  • 28th Dec - 1 January
  • Keflavik Airport
  • 0°C
  • 3 SPOTS LEFT
  • Reykjavik
  • 5 Days
  • £ 1300.00
  • Enjoy New Year's Eve under the Northern Lights
the programme

HIGHLIGHT

*SPOT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS               
*RELAX AT THE BLUE LAGOON, A GEOTHERMAL SPA
*SAIL FROM THE HARBOUR OF REYKJAVIK
*EXPLORE THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
*SNOWMOBILE EXCURSION ON THE GLACIER
*GLACIERS, WATERFALLS AND ICE CAVES
*NYE DINNER WITH PROSECCO

DAY 1

Arrival at Reykjavik Keflavik Airport.

You will be transported through the moon-like lava landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula to your accommodation in downtown Reykjavík.

If your flight arrives early, you can stop in Reykjanes' barren lava field to soak in the Blue Lagoon before you reach the city. This azure geothermal spa stays warm all year round, and its natural silica mud does wonders for your skin! It's the perfect way to relax after your flight.

If your flight arrives late, the Blue Lagoon trip will be arranged on a different day and instead, you can spend your evening soaking in the Nordic atmosphere in the northern-most capital in the world, Reykjavík.

In the evening you will finally meet your Girls on Travel group and go on a  Northern Lights tour by boat and set sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbour in search of these green, pink and white lights. Something not to miss!

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

DAY 2

Today, you'll spend your day admiring Iceland's most visited natural attractions, the Golden Circle! From Reykjavík, you'll be whisked away on a minibus to the first site of the day; the historic Þingvellir National Park where Iceland's parliament was founded over a thousand years ago.

The park is neither located on the Eurasian tectonic plate, nor the North-American one, but in a rift valley between. As the continents drift apart, they tear up the landscape around, causing cracks and fissures in the region.

From there you will head to Geysir geothermal area, home of the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Strokkur spews geothermal water every few minutes, creating a high water column that reaches 15-20 metres in the air. This is a great spot to take pictures!

Your next stop is the Golden Waterfall, and it is a stunning one, especially in winter as the water turns into ice and snow.

It is then time for some adventure as you hop on a snowmobile and explore the area and the glacier further! If you feel adventurous enough you can ride it alone or join an experienced driver. 

After this amazing trip, you'll return to the city to unwind and spend another night at your Reykjavík accommodation.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

DAY 3

The South Coast of Iceland is filled with breathtaking wonders and today, you'll start your two day trip along the coast.

You will first see Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a stunning high and narrow cascade that falls over a 62-metre cliff face. Behind the curtain of falling water, a large cave is visible, and in the winter, this majestic waterfall is illuminated by strong lights.

From there, you will visit Skógafoss, a wholly different but equally stunning waterfall. Skógafoss is bigger than Seljalandsfoss and has a more classic shape.  The land underneath the cascade is very flat, which allows visitors to walk right up to the wall of water.

You'll then continue your journey, making your way to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara near the village of Vík. Out in the North-Atlantic surf stand the imposing dark rock stacks of Reynisdrangar, watching as the heavy waves crash upon the shore.

You'll then continue further east, past a vast extension of black lava sand plains, the results of a single volcanic eruption. As you continue your journey, the impressive Vatnajökull glacier will start to appear.

You will stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, an oasis situated between white sheets of ice and black sands. The area is located under the mighty Vatnajökull glacier, and from here you can see Iceland’s highest peak, the 2110 metre hight Hvannadalshnúkur.

Finally, it is time to head to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Icebergs from a nearby glacier break off and fall into the lagoon where they float on the serene water before drifting off to the ocean. Close by is the Diamond Beach, where ice blocks from the lagoon have washed up on shore and glisten in the sunlight.

To finish off the day with even more spectacular nature, be sure to look up into the night sky for a chance to spot the elusive Northern Lights. You'll then spend the night either near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or Skaftafell Nature Reserve.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

DAY 4

Today, you'll have the rare opportunity to visit a natural ice cave in a 4*4.

The caves vary in size and shape and change daily. In the right light and conditions, they are exquisitely beautiful, shrouded in stunning electric blue colours. 

After the breathtaking experience of the ice cave, it is time to head back to Reykjavík. On the way, you'll make another stop at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon as it looks different in the midday light. Keep an eye out for seals lazing about on the icebergs!

It is now time to get ready for NYE!! Enjoy a delicious meal at a restaurant in the city with a glass of Prosecco and head to the streets for amazing bonfires and fireworks, it is guaranteed to be a spectacular show as everybody is allowed to do their own fireworks, so expect some overall in the city and join the celebrations!

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

 

DAY 5

Free day

It is now time to say goodbye Reykjavik and head back home. We hope you had an amazing time Girls on Travel!

What is included

*All hotel nights, 3* hotel, twin/triple shared rooms

*Airport shuttle

*Breakfast

*NYE dinner with a glass of Prosecco

*Transport

*Guide

*Activities mentioned (snowmobile, blue lagoon, boat tour)

What is not included

*Drinks and alcohol

*Meals not mentioned

*International flights

good to know

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them. 

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.


What to bring:

  • Warm and waterproof clothing

  • Winter hiking shoes

  • Swimsuit and Towel

  • Camera


Price to pay by 30/10: £1300 (-£300 deposit)

Deposit to pay: £300

Payment Options:

1: via the website, click on "book it now" and head to your basket on the top right-hand corner of the page.

2: via this Paypal link



Flight from London starting at £230: 

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Flights can only be booked after the confirmation e-mail is received and the minimum number of people is reached.

N.B. Activities can be replaced for external reasons

N.B. Hotels are only given as an indication and can change for similar ones

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Dates

28th Dec - 1 January

how long?

5 Days

Where?

Reykjavik

DEPOSIT

£300.00
Deadline: 27th October 2019
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