Win a Winter Trip to Iceland!

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A Holiday Gift Like No Other…

Few places on Earth serve up a Christmas season quite like Iceland! Wintertime in these northern climes resembles the Christmases you’re used to seeing in picture books and festive movies.

Snow-covered landscapes? Seasonal tales filled with fantastic characters? Bellyfuls of fine food and drink? All this and much more await you in Iceland.

Maybe the Christmas spirit has gone to our heads, but at Your Friend in Reykjavik, we’ve put together a very special holiday prize draw.

Inspired by the mischievous 13 Yule Lads (more on them below), we’ve created our very own Yule Lads Advent Calendar – from December 12th to December 24th, we’ll be drawing a prize each day in correlation with the arrival of each of the Icelandic Santa’s.

Between December 12th and December 23rd, a small Iceland-themed prize will be revealed each day. All prizes will be mailed internationally to the lucky winners.

Then our prize draw will culminate on December 24th, with one lucky participant winning a once-in-a-lifetime Icelandic adventure during Christmas 2023!

Enter our competition form below for a chance to win an unforgettable Christmas trip to Iceland for you and a companion.

    Experience an Authentic Icelandic Christmas with Your Friend in Reykjavik

    What you could win…

    – Flights to/from Iceland from the US or the UK in December 2023
    – Airport pick-up & drop-off
    – Three night’s accommodation by Center Hotels
    – A selection of popular tours and experiences by Your Friend in Reykjavik, including a private Walk With a Viking Tour, Private Golden Circle Tour, Private Northern Lights Tour, and more.

    Meet the Yule Lads…

    Iceland’s folklore is an endless source of amusement for our winter guests. Jolly Santas, accompanied by giggling elves and docile reindeer, aren’t quite our style.

    Nope, take a deep dive into Iceland’s winter traditions, and you’re destined to meet the likes of Grýla, the child-gobbling giantess, Leppalúði, her slob of a third husband, and Jólakötturinn (aka the Yule Cat), their monstrous house cat.

    You’ll also meet the rascal children of Grýla and Leppalúði, 13 boys known as the Yule Lads. These 13 tricksters like nothing more than to endlessly prank Icelanders. Keep both eyes open during the Christmas season in Iceland – you never know when the Yule Lads will strike!

    Learn the story of each mischief-making prankster by reading our 13 Yule Lads blog. And browse our Icelandic Christmas Traditions post to learn more about our festive rituals.

    Join Us For a Winter Walk

    Get to know us better and get into the Christmas groove by joining us for one of our past winter walks. On December 10th we streamed live as we explored the festive streets of Reykjavik.

    Watch the recording and accompany us through Reykjavik’s Christmas-lit and festive streets, exploring Iceland’s Christmas traditions (including the Yule Lads and their terrifying mother).

    This family-friendly tour brings Icelandic winter traditions straight to your home – all brought to life with curious tales and ancient folklore.

    We’ll also stopped at notable places around Reykjavik, uncovering hidden gems, and enjoying some Icelandic winter delicacies.

    Come and celebrate with us!

    If you have any questions about this event or tours and services by Your Friend In Reykjavik, please get in touch.

    Terms & Conditions

    1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    2. The Promoter is Your Friend in Reykjavik (Hrafnaþing ehf).
    3. The competition is open to residents of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over.
    4. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.
    5. This is a Facebook/Instagram/Website competition.
    6. To submit a valid entry is by the following:
      1. Registering for the competition at
      2. Completing all fields with valid details
      3. Answering the competition questions
        1. Have you ever been to Iceland?
        2. By reading and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions
        3. By agreeing to signup for the newsletter from Your Friend in Reykjavik
        4. Forms for entry are also on the Facebook page of Your Friend in Reykjavik.
    7. The prize is a three-night stay for two people in Reykjavik, Iceland, including flights from the US or the UK, accommodation, activities, attractions, and some dining & drinking experiences.
      1. Airline tickets are valid for Economy class on PLAY airlines’ direct scheduled flight from the U.S and the UK to/from Iceland. Based on availability.
      2. Accommodation for three nights in a hotel in the center of Reykjavik by Center Hotels (3 nights).
      3. Activities and attractions include Private Tours with Your Friend In Reykjavik & Partners
      4. Dining experiences included are at Bryggjan Brugghús, The Seabaron restaurant, and more.
    8. The prize is as stated; no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability, and the Promoter reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
    9. The prize cannot be transferred to any other person unless agreed to by the Promoter. It is a condition of accepting a prize that the winners accept the conditions of use of that prize.
    10. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
    11. The closing date for entry will be 23 December 2022, at 11:59 GMT. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted. The Promoter reserve the right to extend or suspend the competition.
    12. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
    13. Winners will be chosen at random by software from all entries received and verified by the Promoter and/or their agents.
    14. The winner will be notified by telephone or email and will be requested to confirm their the email address submitted and will only ever be contacted by Your Friend in Reykjavik. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the Promoter reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
    15. The judges’ decision is final!
    16. The Promoter will notify the winner when the prize can be collected.
    17. The Promoter’s decision regarding all matters concerning the competition will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
    18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Icelandic law, and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.
    19. This Icelandic Christmas getaway is to take place in December of 2023.
    20. Peak travel times and holidays may not be available; all airline seats are subject to availability and capacity controls.
    21. The tickets are non-transferable and have no cash redemption value. Both tickets must be used together.
    22. Once ticketed, changes will be charged the current applicable fees.
    23. A completed travel form must be submitted to PLAY airlines & Your Friend in Reykjavik at least 60 days before departure.
    24. Once Flights are booked, a notification to the Your Friend in Reykjavik must be given in order to secure accommodation, dining, attractions, and experiences.
    25. To be eligible to win, entrants must be eligible to travel and have a valid passport.
    26. Canadian participants will have to cover their own costs when transporting to the US for the flight.
    27. The winners are responsible for any Covid related expenses, such as but not limited to PCR testing.
    28. By entering the competition, you indicate your consent to having your name and photo included in a winner announcement. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or entrants will be used solely following current European data protection legislation.
    29. By entering the competition, you indicate your consent to receiving the Your Friend in Reykjavik e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
    30. The winners’ names will be available on the Facebook pages for Your Friend in Reykjavik
    31. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to the Promoters:
      1. Your Friend in Reykjavik
      2. PLAY airlines
      3. Center Hotels
        The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at:
    32. The Promoter reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Promoter.

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