Christmas in Reykjavik

Christmas in Iceland is one of the most magical times of the year, and Reykjavik is a fantastic place to experience the country’s unique Yuletide traditions. This short break includes accommodation in the heart of the Reykjavik, with easy access to the brightly decorated and lively city center with its assortment of shops, restaurants and other festive sights. This package also includes special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outings to some of Iceland’s top attractions in the countryside.

  • Product: ISIGCN-01
  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Season: 23 Dec – 26 Dec
  • Departure: 23 Dec


  • 3 nights' accommdation in Reykjavik, breakfast included
  • Golden Circle Guided bus tour (8 hours)
  • Blue Lagoon entrance fee & transfers
  • Bus transfer to/from Keflavik Airport
  • Detailed itinerary sent by PDF
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants 
  • Personal travel insurance


  • Reykjavik
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir
  • Kerið
  • Skálholt
  • Blue Lagoon

23 Dec. – A Festive Day in Reykjavik

Arrive to Keflavik Airport in Iceland and transfer to your accommodation in central Reykjavik via airport bus. After settling in, you can explore the vibrant capital as you wish. With the city center at your fingertips, you’ll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions.

Today, Icelanders celebrate Þorláksmessa, or St. Þorlákur’s Mass, a day for finishing Christmas decorations or doing a bit of last-minute shopping for gifts. To accommodate the latter, many shops stay open late into the evening and the streets fill with people in a festive holiday spirit. Why not join them?

Spend the next 3 nights in Reykjavik.


  • Reykjavik

24 Dec. – A Golden Christmas Eve

Start your Christmas Eve with a journey along the famed Golden Circle route. This guided bus tour takes you to some of Iceland’s top attractions, starting with Þingvellir National Park, an area renowned for its unique geology and historical significance. Next, you’ll see spouting hot springs, including the great Geysir, and Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls. On the way back to Reykjavik, the tour makes a stop at the dormant caldera of Kerið and historic Skálholt, the ancient seat of Iceland’s bishops.

At 18:00, the church bells ring throughout Reykjavik as Icelanders begin their Christmas celebrations with their families. This is an ideal evening to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner buffet at one of the city’s fine restaurants, with typical offerings including smoked lamb or ptarmigan with glazed potatoes, roast vegetables, wonderful cakes and many other seasonal delicacies.


  • Þingvellir
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Kerið
  • Skálholt

25 Dec. – A Christmas Gift of Relaxation

Enjoy a peaceful Christmas Day by relaxing at the magnificent Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa famous for its healing mineral waters. Unwind in the warm lagoon with a white silica mud mask to gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin, or enjoy the steam baths and sauna. With the soft light of winter, the steam rising into the cool air and the surreal lava surroundings, you’ll feel like you’re in another world.

Back in the city, enjoy your Christmas evening as you wish, perhaps with a cozy evening at your hotel or a top-notch dinner and drinks in one the downtown’s elegant bistros and bars.


  • Blue Lagoon

26 Dec. – Departure

After your relaxing Christmas break in Iceland, it’s time to head home today. Transfer to Keflavik Airport via bus in time for your check-in.


  • Reykjavík

Thanks to our extensive network of trusted suppliers, we can accommodate travelers of all needs and interests according to location, group size and budget. Our hand-picked selection of accommodations in Reykjavik includes everything from hostel rooms with shared facilities to well-appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms in the city‘s best hotels. For this package, we have included the following accommdations that we consider to be the best value in Reykjavik.

Includes basic guesthouses, farmhouses and good quality hostels with shared showers/WC facilities. Some rooms may have washbasins. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. In the more remote areas, most properties offer
optional evening meals.

Includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.

Booking and confirmation

After booking a holiday package with, you will be contacted by email within two working days by your designated travel consultant, who will assist with your booking and serve as your point of contact for any travel needs during your stay. The email will include the full name and direct contact information for your travel consultant along with information about your booking, payment and what to expect during your holiday.

We recommend booking at least three weeks in advance.

Travel Documents

For all bookings, we provide the following travel documents:
  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary

Delivery of travel documents

Travel documents will be delivered as follows:
  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email