Embracing Winter Wonders: A Guide to December Tours and Activities in Reykjavík
December in Iceland transforms the country into a winter wonderland, inviting travelers to explore its unique and stunning landscapes. From the magical Northern Lights to soothing geothermal springs, this month offers a variety of tours and activities for an unforgettable journey. Join us as we discover the enchanting experiences waiting for those who choose to explore Iceland in December.
Experiencing Icelandic Christmas Traditions
December in Iceland is a time of rich cultural festivities. Join guided tours to witness local Christmas traditions in Reykjavik, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Explore Christmas markets, indulge in traditional treats, and immerse yourself in the warmth of Icelandic holiday traditions.
Reykjavík Christmas Walk
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with our Reykjavík Christmas Walk. This cultural and gastronomic walking tour offers an intimate exploration of downtown Reykjavík, featuring Christmas traditions, history, art, and cuisine. Led by a guide in Iceland’s national costume, you'll stroll through a Christmas-adorned city, stopping at various locations for Icelandic treats like fermented shark and malt ale. Highlights include the Settler's exhibition with Viking ruins and Reykjavik's oldest cemetery for rune reading. The tour concludes with a delightful Christmas gift, ensuring a memorable experience of Iceland's holiday magic. Book the Reykjavík Christmas Walk.
New Years Firework Cruise
Sail into the New Year with Special Tours from Reykjavik's Old Harbour on a luxury vessel for the ultimate fireworks experience. Departing at 11 pm and returning just after midnight, our comfort vessel provides the best viewpoint for Reykjavik's renowned New Year's Eve display. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne, choosing between our cozy indoor saloon or open-air deck. Witness all of Reykjavik's fireworks from the sea, with the sparkling city lights forming a stunning backdrop. After the tour, conveniently disembark in the heart of the city, allowing you to continue revealing in the festive night of Reykjavik. Book the New Years Firework Cruise.
Chasing the Northern Lights
December is one of the best months to witness the Northern Lights, and various tours take you to prime viewing spots away from city lights. Picture the sky dancing with vibrant colors, creating a celestial masterpiece.
Northern Lights Small Group Tour with Hot Chocolate and Photos
Embark on a 4-hour Northern Lights adventure with our professional-local guide, starting your quest for the mesmerising auroras. With strategic planning based on the Aurora forecast, you'll be directed towards optimal viewing spots. Limited to just 19 participants, your minibus tour ensures an intimate experience as you chase the awe-inspiring wonders of nature across the Icelandic night sky. Book the Small Group Northern Lights.
Exploring the Golden Circle
The Golden Circle, a popular route, becomes even more magical in December. Covered in snow, Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall create a picturesque winter landscape.
Golden Circle, Fridheimar & Sky Lagoon Small-Group Tour
Explore Iceland's iconic Golden Circle with our small-group tour, including Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Our unique experience extends to Kerid crater lake and a visit to Fridheimar Farm for a guided tour of stables and greenhouses. Renowned for its greenhouse culture and quality horses, Fridheimar offers a warm welcome. The tour concludes with a visit to the stunning Sky Lagoon thermal spa. Your booking includes the Pure Pass entrance ticket, featuring a 7-Step Ritual with sauna, hot-pot, steam bath, and more. Immerse yourself in the beauty and relaxation of Iceland's natural wonders. Book the Golden Circle, Fridheimar and Sky Lagoon Tour.
December in Iceland is a blend of natural wonders and festive celebrations. Whether you're chasing the Northern Lights, exploring classic routes, or experiencing Icelandic Christmas traditions, this month promises extraordinary experiences. Iceland in December invites travelers to embrace the enchantment of winter, creating cherished memories of this captivating wonderland.