Night of Enchantment | Christmas & New Years Adventure

During new years in Iceland, locals gather at bonfires in every town and city district.
The Icelandic Yule Lads are an integral part of local Christmas culture.
The Northern Lights can often be seen during the holiday season in Iceland.
Blankets of snow often cover Iceland during the holiday season.
Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner in Iceland at Rauða húsið restaurant in Eyrarbakki.
In Iceland, icicles are called Grýla's candles, but she is the troll mother of the Yule Lads in local folklore.
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Immerse yourself in local yuletide culture on this Christmas tour of Eyrarbakki, where you will enjoy stories and live music before going out to dinner in a charming fishing village on the scenic South Coast. If you are in Iceland for the holidays, this tour is sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

Your holiday adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavík City, after which you will make your way to the town Eyrarbakki. For centuries, the Eyrarbakki Harbour was the main port of call in South Iceland, so the location of your adventure is rich with history.

The town is dotted with old wooden houses, which become especially picturesque during the holiday season. The Icelandic people are known for their enthusiastic holiday spirit, so rest assured that the decorations will be plentiful, lighting up the whole town during these darkest hours of the winter solstice.

You will then have the pleasure of visiting Bakkastofa, the home of a local family; husband and wife Valgeir Guðjónsson and Ásta Kristrún Ragnarsdóttir. They will happily tell you about their town’s history and share stories of Iceland’s folklore, such as tales of the thirteen Icelandic Yule Lads, of elves and hidden people.

Then, the couple will play the guitar and sing, putting on a concert in their very own living room. After such an intimate insight into Icelandic culture, you will conclude your night with a traditional Christmas dinner at the restaurant Rauða húsið.

The dinner is included in the tour price, and after a rich and satisfying meal, you should look up in the night sky because ‘tis the season of the Northern Lights, and one never knows when this unbelievable natural phenomenon decides to make an appearance.

Book your Icelandic holiday adventure now for an unforgettable night of local culture with an included Christmas dinner. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Jan.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Norwegian
  • Highlights: Eyrarbakki, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 00:00

  • English guide

  • Small group experience in a minibus

  • Concert in Bakkastofa

  • Dinner at Rauða húsið

  • Drinks other than water

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes


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Night of Enchantment | Christmas & New Years Adventure

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