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Nostalgia of Christmas

2-days in the East of Iceland, filled with old-time Christmas spirit. Find your Christmas spirit in Iceland!

Tour code: NC

Nostalgia of Christmas

Experience the Christmas of the past in Iceland. During this 2-day tour you will hear tales about the Icelandic Yule lads and their mother Grýla, have a sip of jólaglögg (mulled wine), make traditional Icelandic Christmas bread, laufabrauð and enjoy a Wilderness feast from the highlands.

You will be staying at the Wilderness Center, a place filled with the spirit of the past. In addition to the unique surroundings you will explore an exhibition with a guide telling you how life was at Christmas in the old days. We will take a guided hike to an abandoned farm further up the valley and cable-ferry over a glacial river. To relax you can find your way to the centre's an authentic spa with stone built traditional hot spring, sauna and relaxation area with fireplace and hammocks.

During your stay you will visit a small country church at Valþjófsstaður, where you will watch an old silent film about the most famous outlaw couple in Iceland and be introduced to the unique and friendly Icelandic horse.

Fill your heart with the Christmas spirit of the olden days during this authentic wilderness experience!

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    Nov - Dec

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Pickup

    Seyðisfjörður Ferry Port / Egilsstaðir Information Center

  • Group Size

    2 - 16 participants

  • Language

    English

  • Accommodation

    Dormitory (can be upgraded)

Tour Highlights

Old Icelandic Christmas

Northern Lights

Geothermal Bath

The Cable Car Bridge