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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Keflavík International Airport after breakfast at the guesthouse (no breakfast for very early morning flights).
1.275 EUR per person.200 EUR extra charge for single accommodation
Maximum number of participants: 20
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