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Experience the magic of the holiday season with our Christmas and New Year's packages in Iceland.

Nestled in the heart of the North Atlantic, Iceland is a winter wonderland with unparalleled beauty, making it the perfect destination to celebrate the festive season.

Our Christmas packages invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting traditions of Iceland. Picture yourself exploring the snowy landscapes adorned with twinkling lights as you visit charming Christmas markets and sip on warm, spiced drinks.

As New Year's Eve approaches, our packages promise an unforgettable celebration. Iceland is famous for its epic fireworks displays, and you'll have front-row seats to witness the sky ablaze with colors.

Our packages offer cozy accommodations, guided tours to witness the Northern Lights, and the opportunity to soak in the soothing geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Create cherished memories with loved ones as you revel in the magic of Christmas and ring in the New Year in the captivating land of fire and ice. Don't miss this chance to make your holiday season genuinely extraordinary in Iceland.

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What is the best Christmas & New Year’s vacation package in Iceland?

A popular Christmas and New Year's package in Iceland is the small group winter package tour of Iceland and the Snaefellsnes peninsula, rated 4.9 by over 40 travelers. The 12-day tour allows you to experience the best attractions in Iceland and costs approximately 2,944 USD.
Another top-rated Christmas and New Year package in Iceland is a northern lights self-drive tour through South Iceland rated 4.8 by over 300 travelers. This seven-day tour costs around 908 USD.
Another popular Christmas and New Year’s package is the six-day northern lights winter self-drive tour on Iceland's South Coast, rated an average of 4.7 and by over 130 travelers. This winter tour package costs about 783 USD.

What is the cheapest Christmas & New Year’s vacation package in Iceland?

One of the cheapest Christmas and New Year's vacation packages in Iceland is a five-day northern lights winter road trip. This package costs around 727 USD and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 120 travelers.
Another cheap Christmas and New Year's vacation package in Iceland is a fun three-day winter stopover in Reykjavik with the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. This tour costs approximately 514 USD and lets you experience Iceland's most popular attractions. It has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from over ten travelers.
Alternatively, this affordable two-day Christmas and New Year's vacation package includes glacier hiking and ice caving at the Vatnajokull glacier. This unique package costs about 646 USD and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 40 travelers.

How long is the average Christmas & New Year’s vacation package in Iceland?

Christmas and New Year’s packages in Iceland can last several days and give you a more in-depth tour, helping you discover everything the country offers. Some of these tours start and finish at Keflavik Airport.
Choose from a two-day ice cave tour with South Coast waterfalls and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon for a shorter trip, or spend 11 days exploring the Ring Road and Snaefellsnes peninsula on a more extended trip.

Is Iceland worth visiting over Christmas and New Year’s?

Yes, Christmas and New Year are excellent times for visiting Iceland. Winter is one of the most popular times to visit Iceland because you can experience some of the best northern lights tours and winter activities.
Some activities, like ice cave tours, are only possible during winter. Dog sledding tours and snowmobiling adventures are also popular winter activities.
Take a Blue Lagoon tour to enjoy one of Iceland's most famous geothermal attractions when it's cold outside. A December visit to Iceland will get you feeling festive, or you can surprise a loved one with the gift of a trip away as their holiday present.

What should I wear in Iceland during Christmas and New Year’s?

During winter, Iceland can get very cold. With average temperatures between 28 F (-2 C) and 39 F (4 C), keeping yourself warm and dry is essential.
You should pack plenty of layers, and don’t forget your wind and waterproof jacket and pants, wool socks, hat, gloves, scarf, sweaters, thermal base layers, and warm, waterproof boots.
If you plan to visit the hot springs for which Iceland is known, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit. If your luggage allowance isn’t huge, you can rent some of these winter items in Iceland.
There are plenty of equipment rentals available in Reykjavik. Most operators offer hiking shoe rentals if you plan on glacier hiking during your trip.

Can you see the northern lights in Iceland over Christmas and New Year’s?

The best time of year to see the northern lights in Iceland is during the winter months of November, December, and January, when nights are at their darkest.
To increase your chances of seeing this spectacular phenomenon, consider taking a ten-day guided tour to look for the northern lights.
Expert guides know the best places to see the northern lights without too much light pollution. Remember, the northern lights (or aurora borealis) are natural phenomena, so there is no guarantee that you will see them.
However, the longer you stay in Iceland, the more likely you will glimpse this natural wonder.

Are glacier tours available in Iceland over Christmas and New Year’s?

Yes, glacier tours in Iceland are available over Christmas and New Year’s, and they are one of the most popular activities to do while in Iceland.
A glacier tour is a unique and thrilling experience and an excellent opportunity to explore the breathtaking scenery and learn more about Icelandic nature. During this unforgettable experience, you will see impressive ice formations and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
There will also be plenty of photo opportunities, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Can you do a self-drive road trip in Iceland over Christmas and New Year’s?

Yes, you can do a self-drive tour in Iceland over Christmas and New Year’s. The main roads in Iceland are kept clear and open as much as possible during the winter months, so it is reasonably straightforward to drive to some of the main sights.
On a self-drive tour, you drive your vehicle from place to place, giving you complete control over how much time you spend at each location.
You can spend more time admiring the beautiful nature Iceland offers while also allowing room for more spontaneity and flexibility.
If you feel uncomfortable driving in Iceland over winter, you can book a guided tour instead. The drivers on these tours are comfortable driving in all kinds of weather conditions.

What are Christmas and New Year's Packages in Iceland?

Christmas and New Year's Packages in Iceland are specially curated holiday experiences that offer travelers the opportunity to celebrate the festive season in the stunning landscapes of Iceland.
These packages typically include accommodations, guided tours, and unique activities to make your Christmas and New Year's celebrations memorable.

What activities can I expect to find in Christmas and New Year packages in Iceland?

Activities included in these packages often vary, but they may include visiting iconic landmarks, such as the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, hunting for the northern lights, and ice caving.

Are these Christmas and New Year packages in Iceland suitable for families?

Yes, many Christmas and New Year's packages in Iceland are family-friendly. They often offer activities and entertainment suitable for all ages, making it a great destination for families to celebrate the holidays together.
This northern lights winter self-drive tour of West and South Iceland is suitable for families, as is this northern lights winter vacation package.
Some Christmas and New Year’s packages may have age restrictions due to the activities included. Please check each package page to see the minimum age.

Can I customize these packages to suit my preferences?

Yes, some of these packages can be customized to suit your preferences. You may be able to choose from a number of tour options or add more tours to your itinerary.
Self drive tours like this nine-day northern lights Ring Road tour are a good option if you'd like to be flexible.

When is the best time to book these packages?

It's advisable to book Christmas and New Year's Packages in Iceland well in advance, as these are popular travel times. Booking several months before your desired travel dates is recommended to secure availability and the best deals.

What is unique about celebrating Christmas and New Year's in Iceland?

Iceland offers a unique holiday experience due to its stunning natural beauty, winter activities, and distinctive traditions like the Yule Lads and impressive New Year's Eve fireworks displays. Celebrating in Iceland provides a memorable and culturally rich experience.

Do these packages include airfare?

No, the Christmas and New Year packages do not typically include airfare.

Do Christmas and New Year packages include meals and dining options?

Most packages include some meals. However, the extent of meal inclusions can vary, so it's essential to check the package details. Iceland offers a diverse culinary scene, and you'll have opportunities to try traditional Icelandic dishes.

Is travel insurance included in these packages, or should I purchase it separately?

Travel insurance is typically not included in these packages. You should purchase travel insurance separately to ensure coverage for unexpected events during your trip.

What is the weather like during Christmas and New Year's in Iceland?

Iceland experiences cold and snowy weather during the winter months. Temperatures can vary but often hover around freezing point, so be prepared for chilly conditions. It's essential to pack warm, waterproof clothing and layers.

Are there any age restrictions for Christmas and New Year packages, such as age limits for children or seniors?

Age restrictions can vary depending on the specific package and activities included. Some packages are suitable for travelers of all ages, whereas others aren't for young children. Check the package page to ensure that it is suitable for your group.

Can I extend my stay in Iceland beyond the package dates if I want to explore more?

Yes, you can often extend your stay in Iceland if you wish to explore more of the country. Tour operators can help you arrange additional accommodations and activities to suit your preferences, or you can book these independently.
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