Old-time Icelandic Christmas

Old Icelandic Christmas spirit, mixed with a wilderness experience.

From 519 USD per/person
East Iceland 2 Days/ 1 Night December Fully Guided 2-16 people Fixed departures or private tours

Nostalgia of Christmas

Unique location, peaceful surroundings and a wilderness exhibition that no one should miss! Enjoy great local food, bathing in hot springs and witness the magnificent landscape of the eastern highlands. Learn how people used to make Christmas decorations in olden days and taste some old Icelandic recipes.

Tour Details

Check out the highlights for the Old-time Icelandic Christmas Tour. We can’t wait to give you this unique experience!

Day 1
Step back in time and hear stories about the 13 Icelandic Santas, visit the last working farm with turf buildings and enjoy local lunch with Christmas specialties, followed by a guided tour of the Wilderness exhibition with stories about the Icelandic Christmas. Try the delicacy smoked mountain lamb, straight from the smoke hut, make traditional Christmas decorations, and get your adrenaline pumping by taking a cable-ferry over a glacial river. In the evening, enjoy a Wilderness Christmas feast with music and storytelling.
Day 2
Learn how to make traditional Icelandic Christmas bread, take a short hike in the area, hear stories and experience nature, visit a small country church and watch an old silent film about the most famous outlaw couple in Iceland. The tour ends with a scenic drive up to the highlands where you can enjoy a dip in geothermal pools and experience the peace and serenity of the highlands.
  • Fully guided tour
  • All transport on the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local food
  • Admission to exhibitions and pool

Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Operated: 4–5 December, 11–12 December, 18–19 December and upon request
Pick up: Seyðisfjörður Ferry Port / Egilsstaðir Information Center
Drop off: We return our guests to Seyðisfjörður (Ferry Port / Hotel) / Egilsstaðir at the end of day 2
Departing from: Seyðisfjörður / Egilsstaðir
Group size: 2–16
Minimum age: No age limit
Language: gb[1]
Price: 62,000 ISK (519 USD)

  • Accommodations can be upgraded
  • The tour can be done as a private tour, personalized to your wishes
  • Extend your stay and give yourself time to truly immerse yourself in this amazing destination
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