Overview

This is a great tour that allows you to experience this celebration like an authentic Icelander.

Highlights

  • Bonfires
  • Guided Tour
  • Sparklers

A spectacular sight not to be missed when in Reykjavik for New Year’s Eve! Unlimited seats are available!

  • Personal Experience
  • Local Guides
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Availability December 31
Duration 3 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age No limit
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

9 999
Per Adult
    • Operated by our trusted partner

What's included

Included

  • Bus Fare (from BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center)
  • Guided Tour
  • Sparklers

What to bring

  • Warm clothes

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Introduction

If you are lucky enough to be in Reykjavik over New Year’s, then we have the perfect tour for you! New Year’s Eve in Reykjavík is celebrated as a community, with a display of bonfires and fireworks. On the tour you will get to bring in the New Year with local people, celebrating and singing and experiencing the several bonfire parties scattered all over the city.

This is a great tour that allows you to experience this annual celebration like a truly authentic Icelander. With the blaze of an enormous bonfire and the bright colors of the fireworks, the night comes alive with this spectacular sight, not to be missed when in Reykjavik for New Year’s Eve! Dress up warm and a great time for all of the family is guaranteed!

Bonfires and fireworks are part of the tradition of Iceland’s new year celebrations, but you may have noticed that this tour finishes at 11 pm and not after midnight - as you’d expect for a new years party!

The ‘Ármótabrenna’ (bonfires) tend to wind down at around 10 pm because at 10.30 “Áramótaskaupið” airs on TV. This show is a satirical reflection on the news events of the last 12 months, and a staggering 90-95% of the population stay in to watch it!

After the show, backyard firework displays tend to start up. The fireworks display is provided by the people of Reykjavík, not funded by the city. Fireworks are huge in Iceland! Apparently, some people spend up to an entire month's salary on them! In fact, together Icelanders buy over 500 tons of fireworks just for this night!

 

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