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What Tours Should You Take During the Holidays in Iceland?

We always receive a ton of questions about what to do during the holidays in Iceland. It can be hard to find the best Iceland Christmas tours, since many of them are not operated during the Holidays. If you are traveling to Iceland during the Christmas Time, and are wondering what you should do, you’ve come to the right place.

We have listed all our favorite tours that are available during this time of the year. Check it out and let us know in the comments what you think.

It can be hard to find a tour in Iceland on these dates during the holiday season;

December 24th
December 25th
December 26th
December 31st
January 1st

Iceland Christmas Tours

Here you can find the Iceland Christmas tours that are available on these dates. You can find all kind of tours over the Holidays in Iceland, but here are the ones that we recommend. Some of the tours are located in Reykjavik, like the Walking tour and the food tour. Other tours take you out to the countryside to explore the magical nature of Iceland. And then you also have the northern lights. Can you think of a better way to spend the Holidays that watching the northern lights dance above the skies?

Reykjavik city walk, view from Hallgrimskirkja church

Reykjavik Walking Tour

Join a guided walk around Reykjavik City. The City of Reykjavik is magical during this time of the year and it is great to get to know more about the capital of Iceland on times like this.

This tour is available on December 24th, December 25th, December 26th and December 31st. And of course all the other dates that are not holidays in Iceland.

You can read more about the Reykjavik Walking tour and book it here. 

Icelandic lobster soup on a Reykjavik food walk

Reykjavik Food Walk

Explore the food of Reykjavik on this Reykjavik Food Walk Tour. Reykjavik is known for great restaurants and chefs. On this tour you will get to try some of the best Icelandic Food.

This tour is available on December 24th, December 26th, December 31st and January 1st.

You can read more about the Reykjavik Fook Walk and book it here. 

blue and black natural ice cave under Katla Volcano

Day Tour to the Natural Ice Cave under Katla Volcano

Visit one of the most beautiful ice cave in Iceland on this day tour from Reykjavik. This natural ice cave is located under a volcano in south Iceland. Pretty epic way to spend the holidays. In an ice cave under a volcano. At least this would be a Christmas day that you will remember.

This tour is available on December 24th and December 26th.

You can read more about the Katla Ice Cave tour and book it here. 

Northern lights seen on a luxury cruise from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Luxury Cruise

See the northern lights dance above the skies on this luxury cruise. This is a new tour and therefor it comes at a great price. There is nothing more magical than being out on a cruise, watching the northern lights during the Holidays in Iceland.

This tour is available on December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.

You can read more about the Northern Lights Luxury Cruise and book it here. 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

Is the Blue Lagoon on your bucket list? What about the northern lights? Why not combine this in a one day tour and cross two things off of your bucket list on the same day.

This tour is available on December 25th and December 26th.

You can read more about  the Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights tour here.

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Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle

Change the northern lights part of the tour from above, to the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is the most popular route in Iceland with some of the most unique places that you will ever see. Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and the magical Gullfoss waterfall.

This tour is available on December 25th, December 26th and December 31st.

You can read more about the Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle tour and book it here. 

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South Coast Classic

You have probably heard about the beauty of the south coast of Iceland. With its mesmerizing waterfalls, active volcanoes, black sand beaches, glaciers and mountain range. There is probably no place in the world where you will feel more connected to nature than when traveling along the south coast of Iceland.  Why not do it over the Holidays?

This tour is available all days during the Holiday season.

You can read more about the South Coast Classic and book it here.

Reykjavik whale watching

Reykjavik Whale Watching

See the whales swim around their home, the ocean. It is magical to sail away from Reykjavik and see the wildlife that lives so close to the city.

This tour is available all days during the Holiday season in Iceland.

You can read more about hte Reykjavik Whale Watching tour and book it here. 

Iceland Cooking Class

Take a Cooking Class

End your year with an Icelandic cooking class. This cooking class has been awarded as one of the best cooking class in Europe. A delicious fun and a great way to experience the Nordic style cuisine in Iceland. Invite your friends to an Icelandic dinner in the new year!

The cooking class is available on December 31st.

You can read more about the Cooking Class and book it here. 

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Reykjavik Helicopter Tour

End your year in style with a helicopter tour over Reykjavik. Reykjavik is a charming town from the ground but it is even more charming when flying above it in a helicopter. You will see all the small and colorful houses. Land on one of the mountains close to Reykjavik and see Reykjavik city and the surrounding area from the distance. A sight that will take your breath away.

You can read more about the Reykjavik Helicopter tour and book it here. 

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