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New Year’s Eve in Iceland

US$ 77.53 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see in the New Year
  • Join a bonfire party held by a local community and see the spectacular fireworks display
  • No need to worry about finding a taxi on New Year’s eve with this inclusive package

Overview

The Icelandic New Year's Eve is by many considered the most breathtaking New Year's celebration in the world. Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighborhoods in Reykajvík. If you’re lucky, you may even chance to see the Aurora Borealis.

Iceland’s culture draws from folklore, with many interesting stories that will spark your imagination. Basking in the light of a bonfire, you may very well hear a tale or two of ancient lore. Be prepared to see the night sky light up with an intensity you’ve never experienced before. Hundreds of dwellings light crackers at midnight to bring in the New Year in a colorful display you won’t forget.

Itinerary

You will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik at 2000h in a climate-controlled bus and taken for a New Year’s Eve in Iceland tour. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

It is an Icelandic tradition dating back to the Middle Ages to enjoy one of the many bonfires scattered throughout the city on New Year’s Eve. In the frosty tundra climate, you’ll find warmth before a crackling bonfire and enjoy the hospitality that Iceland is known for.

Before midnight strikes, you’ll be taken to a desirable viewpoint to watch the fireworks and toast the new year over a glass of sparkling wine. Bonfires and the bright light of crackers will illuminate the snow covered ground in the most festive of celebrations.

We will stop at a restaurant for a light refreshment between the Bonfire and the Firework show.

You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels with pickup

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Reviews

Can not recommend this tour highly enough. We had met some people on other yours and they were on our coach and then we met a few others, was a great way to spend new years - the... Miss Claire Tolman

A great tour to fully experience New Years Eve in Reykjavik. We otherwise wouldn't have been able to attend such a large bonfire or know the best spot to view the fireworks on... Amanda D Tracy

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

31 Dec

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Start time: 2000h (8:00pm)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.) Pick-ups from hotels or guesthouses start at 1930h (7:30pm)

Ending point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a climate controlled bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Coffee at the restaurant
  • Glass of sparkling wine at midnight

Exclusions

  • Snacks and Meals

Do/Dont's

Dress appropriately for the cold weather with a warm jacket, boots and gloves

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Please note

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provide from private addresses.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Icelanders know how to do NYE!" Can not recommend this tour highly enough. We had met some people on other yours and they were on our coach and then we met a few others, was a great way to spend new years - the...
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