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Over the Holidays

Welcome to Winter Wonderland

During the Holidays and New Year’s in the middle of the beautiful winter darkness, Icelanders turn on lights all over to bright up the day. This is the time when Iceland’s tranquility, energy and magic is all around and old traditions are more visible than any other time of the year.

Holiday specials and flavoured tours with Icelandic traditions

You will notice all our tours have some flavour of what time of the year it is.

Free Booking office in downtown Akureyri! Kaupvangsstræti 4, 600 Akureyri

Opening hours from 23rd December – 2nd January

Available day tours and activities over the Holidays


23rd of December

Icelanders start the holidays on the 24th so today, called Þorláksmessa in Icelandic, is the last day of stress. Locals are finishing wrapping the gifts and shops are opened longer than usually so in the evening people go down-town to meet and greet each other.

Scheduled tours:

   AKUREYRI

09:15 – Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special
09:15 – Waterfall Dettifoss Super Jeep Holiday Special
13:00 – Siglufjörður & Costal Culture Holiday Special and we end by visiting the Leaf bread Centre
21:30 – Northern Lights Exploration

   REYKJAVÍK

08:30 – Fly: Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special

Private Tours are available up on request


 24th of December

This evening is when Icelanders celebrate Christmas. This is the day all children have been waiting for, the beautifully decorated trees light up the living rooms and the gifts are waiting to be opened after dinner.

09:15 – Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special

Private Tours are available up on request


25th of December

During the day people go around visiting family members or spend it on the couch reading a newly given book with candy by their side so very few people are out and about. This is also the day when most local service is limited or closed so here we recommend private day tours where the needed service like restaurants and Geothermal Baths are open especially for Saga Travel.

No Scheduled Tours, check out our private tour schedule:

Private Tours are available up on request


26th of December

Scheduled tours:

   AKUREYRI

09:15 – Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special
13:00 – Siglufjörður & Costal Culture Holiday Special and we end by visiting the Leaf bread Centre

21:30 – Northern Lights Exploration

   REYKJAVÍK

08:05 – Fly: Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special

Private Tours are available up on request


27th – 29th of December

All our regular day tours available, according to schedule!


30th of December

Scheduled tours:

   AKUREYRI

09:15 – Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special
09:15 – Waterfall Dettifoss Super Jeep Holiday Special

21:30 – Northern Lights Exploration

   REYKJAVÍK

08:30 – Fly: Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special

Private Tours are available up on request


31st of December

Icelanders celebrate New Year’s Eve with style and tremendous amount of fireworks. A drink or two is also on the menu.

09:15 – Lake Mývatn Classic Holiday Special

Private Tours are available up on request


1st of January – Happy New Year

The first day of the year most families get up late and spend the day relaxing before life goes back to the routine of everyday. This is also a day when most local service is limited or closed so here we recommend day-tours where the needed service like restaurants and Geothermal Baths are open especially for Saga Travel.


09:15 – Waterfall Dettifoss Super Jeep Holiday Special

21:30 – Northern Lights Exploration

Private Tours are available up on request


Our Holiday Specials

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