Iceland  

New Year's Eve, Northern Lights and Nature! :)

Guided trip

Yara will take the lead and plan your journey for you. Just sit back and enjoy the adventure.

+4

1 TripMate is going and 7 are interested

Cost per TripMate

€1,299 info

Did you know?

German and Austrian residents are now protected by comprehensive JoinMyTrip Travel Insurance (powered by Allianz), including Corona coverage, at no extra cost.

More countries coming soon

Insurance
Hey you travel enthusiasts, my name is Yara, I am 24 years old and from Germany. For 6 years I've been traveling around the world and after a year of sun and beach I'm longing for crisp cold and adventure! On New Year's Eve, instead of loud fireworks, I'd rather watch the northern lights! Sounds convincing to you too? Therefore, I plan to make a round trip through Iceland for a week over New Year's Eve. On the program is a lot of nature and activity. From breathtaking waterfalls,hot lagoons, national parks and ice caves, I'll show you all the highlights Icelands and the Northern Lights will follow us on our whole route! Together we will start exploring with a 4x4 wheel drive rental car in Reykjavik and travel across the island for a week. I don't care about your age, nationality or gender! Be open, adventurous and fun! You might have to share a room with someone else during the trip, so you should be open for that :) In total I'm looking for 3-4 other people to join, so we're a fun and mixed group! The cost includes all the accommodations which most likely will be private houses or apartements, the rental car and a small fee for organizing trip, because it's a lot of work and helpful to have a puffer for emergencies. Costs like food and gas will be put in Splitwise and shared and the only excluded and optional activities are the blue lagoon (ca. 50€, if we decide to do it) and the jeep and hike tour to the ice caves (ca.150€). Pssst.. and don't forget hiking shoes and warm clothes, it's going to be an adventure! I am very stoked about this trip and I think it is a once in a lifetime experience! Let's explore the highlights of Iceland together! Curious now? Then check out the detailed program below and don't hestitate to ask further questions! I am looking forward to travel with you :) P.S.: On New Years Eve we are most likely going to cook together, prepare drinks, do a bonfire and have a nice and fun night! Of course we can decide together, if we are want to go out or keep it cozy! :)
Trip style
Nature
Map
1

Day 1-2

1

Reykjavík

Day 1-2

Our adventure starts in Reykjavic, from here we drive our car towards Grindavik. We will check the webcams of the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the way and see if they are suitable for climbing the summit. The 3 hour hike across lava fields to the (hopefully) active volcano is a spectacular experience. However, if conditions are not ideal, we will head to the Blue Lagoons for a relaxing afternoon in the hot springs. The entrance fee is not yet included and is about 50-60€, depending on when you book. After splashing out we will continue east and move into our quarters for the night. P.S: Look up, the Nothern Lights will follow our route!

2

Day 2-3

2

Grindavik

Day 2-3

We leave and make our way to Vik to spend our New Year's Eve there. On the way we stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and make friends and family jealous with our cool photos! Afterwards we will go shopping together and get everything we need for a nice evening!

3

Day 3-4

3

Vik

Day 3-4

What do we need after a New Year's celebration? Right, a lot of fresh air. We spend the day leisurely, sleep in and take a relaxing trip to the nearby Black Sand Beach, where we can take a walk to the Solheimasander airplane wreck and then drive to the Dyrholaey cliffs. Afterwards, we'll curl up on the sofa in front of the fireplace with tea and mulled wine and play games.

4

Day 4-5

4

Vik

Day 4-5

The following day we will visit Katla Ice Cave. We will be picked up by a jeep in the morning and taken to the glacier, from where we will do a short hike into the black and white Katla Cave. A unique and fascinating experience. Don't forget your camera, sturdy shoes and good mood!

5

Day 5-6

5

Thingvellir National Park

Day 5-6

Back on the road. Today we head towards Thingvellir National Park with stops at Bruanfoss Waterfall and the world famous Gullfoss Waterfall. But as if that wasn't enough, we also stop by Strokken Geyser before arriving in Thingvellir in the evening.

6

Day 6-7

6

Thingvellir National Park

Day 6-7

From our cabin we will go exploring through the national park and can marvel at gorges, unique rock formations and endless nature. This day is kind of flexible and everyone can decide, if they want to be active or enjoy the day in the cozy cabin! And where would be a better place than in nature to experience the northern lights at night?

7

Day 7-8

7

Reykjavík

Day 7-8

And back to the beginning! We spend the morning relaxing in the national park before heading back to Reykjavic, where we spend one last evening together, exploring the city and getting ready to head home! What an adventure!

TripLeader

Yara

24 years old

VerifiedIdentity verified
1 Review

My name is Yara, I am 24 years old and from Germany. Since 6 years I'm traveling the world and after studying Tourism Management I became a dive instructor and photographer :) I love languages, cultures, adventures and people - let's explore the world together! Find out more about me and check my upcoming trips here: https://tilda.cc/page/?pageid=23247123

Profile description: My name is Yara, I am 24 years old and from Germany. Since 6 years I'm traveling the world and after studying Tourism Management I became a dive instructor and photographer :) I love languages, cultures, adventures and people - let's explore the world together! Find out more about me and check my upcoming trips here: https://tilda.cc/page/?pageid=23247123

What is included

Accommodation
Apartments
8 days trip
Reykjavík, Grindavik & 5 more
Transportation
Car, Other
+4

1 TripMate is going and 7 are interested