Reykjavik, Iceland, is a hot destination despite its chilly climate. Photo via Flickr.com user poptech.
Reykjavik, Iceland, is a hot destination despite its chilly climate. Photo via Flickr.com user poptech.

Have you made New Year’s plans yet? Imagine greeting the New Year a few hours earlier in Reykjavik, Iceland, the closest European city to New York. It doesn’t have to be as cold as you’d think, either: temperatures in Reykjavik average warmer in January than in New York.

Iceland Experience, a travel company that specializes in northern climates, is offering a New Year’s Celebration in Iceland package December 30 through January 2. At $990 to $1095 per person, double occupancy, the package includes accommodations at the Bogartun Guesthouse or the Grand Tower Hotel, a day tour to the hot spring area Geysir and the Golden Waterfall of Gullfoss.

For New Year’s Eve, guests partake in a buffet dinner and firework viewing. Guests welcome the new year with a tour to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, heated by a geothermal field.

Reykjavik is known for its lively nightlife, spectacular nature, and Viking heritage, and is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Another thing Iceland is famous for is its delicacy fermented shark, or hákarl. Read Laurieanne Wysocki’s experience with this unusual treat on GoNOMAD.

Visit the Great Canadian Travel Company for more information about the New Year’s package.

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