New Year in the Countryside



New Year in the Countryside

Experience Icelandic country life and cultural traditions on this inspiring tour based at farmer's guesthouse Brekkulækur in Northwest Iceland. Enjoy the breathtaking winter landscape, view the northern lights if you are lucky, gain a unique insight into Icelandic culture and folklore from friendly local hosts and celebrate the New Year filled with energy! 28 December 2017 - 3 January 2018 / 28 December 2018 - 3 January 2019.

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Included

  • 5 nights' accommodation at Brekkulækur in a double room with private bathroom or a single room with shared bathroom
  • One night in a guesthouse in Reykjavík (shared bathroom)
  • Transfer from Reykjavík to Brekkulækur and back again
  • Full board at Brekkulækur, from dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 6
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary and entrance fee to the swimming pool
  • English and German-speaking guide

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful winter landscape of Northwest Iceland
  • Meet the locals and get to know Icelandic culture and folklore
  • Visit a seal colony
  • Celebrate the New Year in unique surroundings
  • With luck view the northern lights dancing in the sky
  • Spend some time in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík

Itinerary

Day 1 | 28 December - Arrival and welcome

Arrival at Keflavík International Airport between 14:00 and 16:00. Transfer to farmer‘s guesthouse Brekkulækur. Get to know your friendly hosts, enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the peaceful surroundings.

Accommodation at Brekkulækur.

Day 2 | 29 December - Pool culture

Start the day like many Icelanders do by taking a dip in the local geothermal swimming pool and soaking in the hot tubs. Enjoy a brunch afterwards at Brekkulækur. On one of the following evenings you will attend a local get-together at the community centre.

Accommodation at Brekkulækur.

Day 3 | 30 December - Excursion day

Travel by car to a seal colony on the beautiful Vatnsnes Peninsula. Enjoy short walks/hikes in the area.

Lunch and dinner at Brekkulækur. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening you will enjoy readings from Icelandic literature by candlelight with a hot cup of tea.

Accommodation at Brekkulækur.

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Day 4 | 31 December - New Year's celebration

The day starts in the hot tub, followed by an afternoon walk/hike to the neighbours‘ to have a look into the sheep stable. The Icelandic sheep is a special breed dating back 900 years.

In the evening you will enjoy the warmth from a huge bonfire – an Icelandic tradition on New Year's Eve. After the fireworks at midnight you will return to the farm and spend the first few hours of the New Year with your local hosts.

Accommodation at Brekkulækur.

Day 5 | 1 January - Church service

Day at leisure. Hike up to the hills and get acquainted with Icelandic horses.

Enjoy an afternoon service in a small and charming country church.

Accommodation at Brekkulækur.

Day 6 | 2 January - Reykjavík

Morning departure from Brekkulækur to Reykjavík. Explore the city at your own pace. Stroll around the colourful city centre, visit museums, shops, restaurants and landmarks such as the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre by the harbour and Hallgrímskirkja church.

Accommodation in a guesthouse in Reykjavík city centre.

Day 7 | 3 January - Departure

Transfer to Keflavík International Airport after breakfast at the guesthouse (no breakfast for very early morning flights).

Price

1.310 EUR per person.
200 EUR extra charge for single supplement

Maximum number of participants: 20

Not included

  • Travel insurance 
  • Short transfers in Reykjavík 
 

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