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New Year’s Eve in Iceland

  • When does it run?
    31 Dec
  • Start time
    8:00pm
  • Duration
    5 hours
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
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key 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
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    31 Dec

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Start time

    8:00pm

  • 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.)

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

    Click here to view the bus stops

    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik at 8:00pm 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. However, hotel dropoff may depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 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
  • Snacks and Meals

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

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.

Hotel drop-off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provide from private addresses.

Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. 

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

Customer Reviews

  • Enough fireworks for every person in Iceland to have 2kg of TNT
    Fiona Reynolds, United Kingdom 01/04/2015
  • Icelanders know how to do NYE!
    Miss Claire Tolman, United Kingdom 01/14/2013
  • Land of Fire and Ice. Especially at New Year.
    Tony Gomm, United Kingdom 01/28/2010

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