Join in with Reykjavik’s extravagant New Year’s Eve celebrations on a nighttime bonfire tour and fireworks display. The event is a big deal in the Icelandic capital, with countless bonfires, street parties and revelry taking place. With a guide, discover the most impressive bonfires and then see Reykjavik erupt with a midnight firework bonanza. Ring in new year with a glass of sparkling wine and celebrate alongside the locals!
Meet your guide at the local operator's bus terminal or alternatively, start your evening with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Then, head off by bus to discover the city’s legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations. Few places in the world rival the atmosphere of New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik, when the city pulls out all the stops for its single biggest night of the year. Every neighborhood of the city has a bonfire on New Year’s Eve, and your guide will tell you about the the tradition behind the bonfires, as well as customs and myths that surround this holiday in Iceland. After seeing the city's roaring bonfires crackle and spit against the frosty buildings and dark night sky, visit one of the major bonfires with your guide. Having enjoyed the party atmosphere around the bonfire, visit a nearby viewing spot for a hot drink and warm your hands from the Icelandic cold. While there are lots of small fireworks displays throughout the evening, Reykjavik’s New Year’s Eve crowd-puller is the fireworks extravaganza that starts around 11:30pm and lasts until well after midnight. Travel by bus to one of the city’s finest viewpoints, and then countdown to midnight alongside the locals to see the city erupt in a dazzling fireworks display set against the backdrop of Reykjavik’s wintery streets. Ring in the New Year in Iceland’s capital with a glass of sparkling wine. After enjoying the party for roughly an hour after midnight, your tour finishes with a drop off at or near your hotel.