Beyonce has given fans a special Christmas treat this year, sharing intimate snaps from her Icelandic holiday with husband Jay-Z earlier this month. The couple visited the wintery paradise ahead of Christmas to celebrate the rapper’s 45th birthday. 

In the pictures Beyonce and Jay-Z seems to be putting the year's troubles behind them, as they enjoy their time in the picturesque landscape together.

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The snaps show the couple frolicking in the snow together, onboard a helicopter, chilling some wine in the ice and riding a snowmobile. In another picture Bey poses in a white bikini in the water.

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Reports at the time said the couple had stayed at the upmarket Trophy Lodge hotel, which describes itself as as a "private luxury resort and spa" that is "fit for a king." The hotel is said to usually host "rich Russians and other tycoons" and is located in the mountains beneath the Langjokull glacier.

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Iceland paper Nútíminn reported that the couple arrived in Iceland on December 1st along with their bodyguards via helicopter with guests joining them later for a party at the hotel. The couple were also reported to have taken a helicopter ride to the Blue Lagoon where they enjoyed some R&R.

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