Christmas & New Year's Packages

Christmas & New Year's Packages

Enjoy your Christmas and New Year's holiday in Iceland. Discover the land of ice and fire on an epic island trip. Compare the best vacation packages available and book early to reserve your spot and find the best price!

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Maricel Quesada

Maricel Quesada

27/11/2017, 00:36
Review of Best 7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour of Iceland to a Unique Ice Cave

The tour is super well organized, lots of information is provided for you to take the most advantage of it, the hotels were great, they all offered amazing breakfast, also all of them had a restaurant and most of them offered great food. A 4x4 is a most and specially during winter. Our agent was super helpful and patient. Because of bad weather all of our tours were cancelled and Guide to Iceland refunded us with no problem and helped us booked new tours when the weather permitted. I feel the itinerary is a bit ambitious specially in winter when driving times are longer due to weather, the roads are with ice and the daylight is shorter, so my advice is be prepared with the list of things you really want to see so you can prioritize them, the last day is a lot of driving because you are coming back from Hofn to Reykjavik, so be prepared for that. Something that helped us a lot to get familiarized with the itinerary was to create Google Maps using MyMaps for each day so we can get the route and the exact coordinates of the places we were going to visit even though at the end we could not see them all. Try to familiarize yourself with the websites that give you information about the roads and the weather, they will become your main tool when driving in Iceland because the weather can change rapidly (,,, we were caught in a Wind Storm in the South and South East area and the wind and wind gust were incredible strong, some roads were closed some times and driving through that was a bit stressful, so just be ready in case it happens. Iceland is amazing beautiful country, the trip is totally worth it so I totally recommend it and booking through Guide to Iceland will make your life easier.

Simone Cronin

Simone Cronin

06/11/2017, 17:42
Review of Best 1 Week Summer Self Drive Tour of the Ring Road of Iceland & Golden Circle

I did the 8 day self drive tour solo in October with the budget 2wd option. As I had an extra day either side Guide to Iceland organised for me to have the same rental car for the two extra days with the pick up and drop off from the airport. They also offered to arrange the extra nights accommodation aswell but I had already arranged my own. Everything was amazing, all of the accommodation was great. Make sure you pop into the office in Reykjavik when you arrive to grab your welcome pack and to ask any last bits of advice like places to stop and eat driving between destinations. The staff there were super lovely and even printed a few suggested routes for different days off for me. I only did the one activity tour, the amphibious glacier boat tour and it was a definite highlight of the trip! Another highlight was the Mývatn Nature Baths (much nicer than the Blue Lagoon) which I definitely recommend putting aside at least two hours for when in the area. The only thing I would suggest doing a bit different is splitting the golden circle and the drive from Reykjavik to Vík into two separate days as with the limited amount of daylight (in early Oct) there simply wasn't enough time to fit everything in and it was already getting dark by the time I reached Seljalandsfoss. Which was another highlight of my trip and as a little tip if you plan on going right up behind it make sure to pop on some waterproof outer layers (including pants) as you will get absolutely drenched but it's worth it! So if you have time plan an extra day before or after to do the golden circle on it's own. All in all a wonderful experience and I can't wait to come back!

Eric Berger

Eric Berger

05/08/2017, 14:43
Review of 6 Day Self Drive Holiday in Iceland with the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Overall, great family time vacation! Highly recommended. We did the 6 day self drive tour and chose the quality accommodations so we had certain expectations for the lodging. Guide to Iceland really made things easy with the suggested itinerary and activities. My 20 yr and 17 yr old sons enjoyed all the activities. The itinerary combined the right amout of activities and suggestions if you wanted more sites to visit. The hotel quality overall was fine and it was convenient to have breakfasts included, especially as some of the hotels are pretty remote so you would have to drive a distance for breakfast otherwise. When we had an issue with one of the activities, they addressed the problem right away and issued us a partial refund within a day. Our service agent, Johnathan, was always prompt in answering questions and helping us make some last minute scheduling changes. My one gripe was with only one hotel for one night - the Fosshotel Nupar. We chose the highest comfort level for all our hotels and this one was truly subpar. It was very new in fact there was serious construction going on during our brief stay. The room was very clean. Accomodations were basic at best, a stool served as a nightstand and our large glass door to the outside didn't lock. The staff appeared overwhelmed at dinner and even more so at the self-serve buffet breakfast. The whole experience there was a bit "off." But, other than that one hiccup, I highly recommend this group.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best Christmas & New Year’s day tour in Iceland?

The best-rated Christmas & New Year’s day tour in Iceland is a glacier hiking tour in Skaftafell, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 144 travelers. This five-hour tour is a fun-filled hiking trip that costs around 119 USD.

Another popular Christmas & New Year’s day tour in Iceland is an ice cave tour in the Vatnajokull glacier and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,106 travelers. This three-hour tour costs approximately 153 USD.

Alternatively, you could choose this best-rated Christmas & New Year’s day Skaftafell ice cave tour in Iceland, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 63 travelers. This small-group tour costs about 107 USD.

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

A popular Christmas & New Year’s package in Iceland is a northern lights tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle & South Coast, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 845 travelers. The three-day tour allows you to experience the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days and costs approximately 674 USD.

Another top-rated Christmas & New Year’s package in Iceland is an ice cave tour with visits to the South Coast waterfalls & Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 342 travelers. The two-day tour costs around 498 USD.

Another popular Christmas & New Year’s package is a five-day tour in Iceland, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 385 travelers. The five-day Iceland northern lights winter tour package costs about 1,017 USD.

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

One of the cheapest Christmas & New Year's vacation packages in Iceland is a 5-day northern lights winter road trip. This package costs around 313 USD and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 84 travelers.

Another cheap Christmas & New Year's vacation package in Iceland is a 2-day South Coast road trip with stops at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This self-drive tour costs approximately 436 USD and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 142 travelers.

Alternatively, this affordable 2-day Christmas & New Year's vacation package includes glacier hiking and ice caving at the Vatnajokull glacier. This unique package costs about 459 USD and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 35 travelers.

How long is the average Christmas & New Year’s day tour in Iceland?

The length of Christmas & New Year’s day tours in Iceland can vary, but they usually last a few hours. This Vatnajokull glacier ice caving tour lasts for two hours. These can easily be added to your Iceland vacation, and you can arrange a pickup from your hotel.

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 allow you to get a more in-depth tour, helping you discover everything that the country offers. Some of these tours start and finish at Keflavik Airport. Choose from a 2-Day South Coast Sightseeing Tour for a shorter trip or spend 11 days exploring the Ring Road and Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a longer trip.

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

Yes, Christmas and New Year’s are excellent times for visiting Iceland. Winter is one of the most popular times to visit Iceland because it is during the winter months that you can experience some of the best northern lights tours and winter activities. Some activities like ice cave tours are only possible during winter. What better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s than with exciting snow activities like skiing tours, dog sledding trips, and snowmobiling adventures? You could also experience one of Iceland’s most famous attractions on a Blue Lagoon tour. 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), it’s essential to keep yourself both warm and dry. 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, don’t worry, you can rent some of these winter items once you arrive in Iceland. There are plenty of equipment rentals available in Reykjavik. If you plan glacier hiking during your trip, most operators offer hiking shoe rentals.

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

The best time of year to have a chance of seeing the northern lights in Iceland is during the winter months of November, December, and January when nights are at their darkest. If you want to increase your chances of seeing this spectacular phenomenon, consider taking a 10-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 are to catch a glimpse of 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 to explore the breathtaking scenery and learn more about Icelandic nature. During this unforgettable experience, you will get to see impressive ice formations and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There will be plenty of photo opportunities too, 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, and 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 full 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. These drivers are comfortable driving in all kinds of weather conditions.