- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
21-30 December 2023
- Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day) and 3 dinners
- Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 4 to day 7
- Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Free Wi-Fi on board the motor coach
- - International air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
Depart Kuala Lumpur
Depart Kuala Lumpur
Arrive in Reykjavik and get transferred to the hotel and check in. Rest of the day for your exploration.
Reykjavik walking tour
After breakfast, take some time to independently discover the city.
In the evening, join the Reykjavik walking tour - Hallgrimskirkja Church, with its towering spire, is a striking symbol of Reykjavik's skyline and a must visit spot for its stunning architecture and panoramic city views. Austurvollur Square, nestled in the heart of the city, offers a charming and vibrant atmosphere, perfect for people-watching and enjoying a cup of Icelandic coffee. Harpa Concert Hall, a modern masterpiece, hosts world-class performances and its unique glass facade reflects the beauty of the surrounding harbor. Reykjavik City Hall stands as a hub for culture and administration, showcasing Icelandic art and history. Nearby, the Parliament House is a historic gem where you can delve into Iceland's democratic heritage and admire its classical architecture. Together, these spots capture the essence of Reykjavik's rich history and contemporary charm
The Golden Circle
Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel. Start your adventure by visiting the fascinating Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre. You’ll get a great introduction to northern lights, how they are formed and the folklore surrounding them. You’ll also get tips about how to capture northern lights on film.
Depart Reykjavik and head onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. This place makes us Icelanders enormously proud of our heritage. You might even have a rare chance to walk between two continents!
Continue to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Finally, you’ll visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.
During the day, you will also visit the town of Laugarvatn. The town is built around three hot springs, and the residents have cleverly harnessed the hot springs for power and hot water. You’ll visit a unique outdoor geothermal bakery where sweet Icelandic rye bread is baked in hot sands. You can taste some of the freshly baked bread, hot from the ground. It’s especially delicious eaten with Icelandic butter and smoked trout.
Dinner and overnight in the Hella area.
Tonight, enjoy a Christmas Eve buffet dinner at your hotel. If weather conditions are right, your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt on foot in the area outside your hotel tonight, tomorrow evening or day after
Iceland’s South Shore
Merry Christmas! After breakfast at your hotel, drive along the South Shore, an area of Iceland that is especially beautiful to view in the winter.
This part of Iceland is home to the wonderful LAVA Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes, and the creation of Iceland. Enjoy the exhibit and an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes. Continue onwards. If the skies are clear, you might see the area’s two most famous volcanoes in the distance: Mount Hekla (last eruption 2000) and Eyjafjallajokull (last eruption 2010).
Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. If trail conditions are right, you might be able to walk behind the ribbon-like Seljalandsfoss falls. Skogafoss is a beautifully shaped waterfall that makes a perfect backdrop for a selfie.
Head onwards to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sand, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Cross Eldhraun, a vast lava field created from a very destructive 18th-century eruption as you head to your overnight.
Celebrate Christmas with a festive Christmas dinner at your hotel. You’ll also receive a gift to commemorate your Christmas visit to Iceland.
Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14 percent of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you can enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea.
Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers.
Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Hveragerdi – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Head back along the beautiful South Coast, enjoying a different view of the winter landscapes. Visit the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called The Flower Village because of its geothermal greenhouses.
Next, you’ll visit a horse farm to meet some locals: Icelandic horses. This Viking horse breed played a pivotal role in Icelandic history. Enjoy petting these friendly horses and snapping a few selfies with them. You’ll also taste some sweet refreshments that are traditionally served on Icelandic farms.
Turn onto a southern coastal road and follow alongside the shoreline with its breathtaking sea waves. The road takes you through the surreal landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavik, where your guide bids you farewell at the hotel. The evening is open for you to enjoy your own activities. Dinner is on your own.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Free day in Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Spend the rest of day explore the Land of Fire and Ice.
Depart Reykjavik with the included airport transfer service.
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur
Arrived Kuala Lumpur
- Christmas Eve buffet dinner (24Dec)
- Festive dinner and a small Christmas gift (25Dec)
- Two-course local-cuisine dinner (main course, dessert, coffee/tea)(26Dec)
- Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre
- Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread
- Visit to the LAVA Centre and LAVA Centre Cinema
- Visit to a local horse farm to meet Icelandic horses, including traditional Icelandic refreshments
- Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink
- Christmas treats from the Yule Lads
- Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
- Great photo stops
- Seat rotation during the tour
- Northern lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening, including use of crampons and headlight
- Northern lights “wake-up call” option during the countryside stays
|Travel Period||Twin||Single Supplement||Triple||CNB (6 - 11 y.o)|
|21-30 Dec 2023||RM21900||RM5443||RM21693||RM17742|
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
This stylish 16-floor hotel provides great city and sea views. Offering a fitness centre and restaurant, Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 metres from Laugavegur shopping street. WiFi is free. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels, a desk and a private bathroom with shower are standard at Fosshotel. Each rooms features modern interiors and a safety deposit box. Haust Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience and a sleek, modern setting with designer décor. A beer garden, guest lounge and tour desk are also found on site. Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre is 1 km from Fosshotel Reykjavík. The National Museum of Iceland is 1.6 km away. Keflavík International Airport is 38 km from the hotel.
Hella, 850 Hella, Iceland
This modern hotel is located along the Golden Circle in the south-western town of Hella. It offers free WiFi, a buffet restaurant and bar. The stylish, minimalist accommodation at Stracta Hotel includes a TV. Guests can choose from self-catering apartments and rooms with either private or shared bathroom facilities. Some options feature a private hot tub. Gullfoss Waterfall, the Great Geysir and Thingvellir National Park are all within 83 km of the property. Relaxing and hiking in the surrounding nature are common area activities.
Klausturvegur 6, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland
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