Iceland: New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

Celebrate New Year’s beneath a multi-layered sky of fireworks and perhaps Aurora Borealis, learning local traditions and reveling in natural beauty as you unlock the secrets of Iceland.
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Program No. 18898RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Participate in one of the world’s most distinctive celebrations of the New Year in Reykjavik, Iceland, where ancient traditions and modern technology combine in spectacular fashion. First appreciate the stillness and beauty of the Icelandic countryside at the waterfall Gullfoss and along the scenic southern coast. Discover Thingvellir National Park, where Vikings met and formed the world’s oldest parliament. Then, join Icelandic families around their celebratory New Year’s Eve bonfires, enjoy a gala dinner and watch the amazing fireworks display.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven and potentially slippery terrain. May be outdoors for up to one hour in winter conditions.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • From a VIP vantage point, view one of the most spectacular displays of fireworks in the world.
  • Learn about Icelandic folk culture as you explore the turf homes, schoolhouse and artifact collections of the Skogar Museum.
  • Soak in the mineral-rich, geothermally heated waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
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