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New Year’s Eve in Iceland

Instant confirmation Available in English E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    31 Dec

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Start time

    8pm

  • Meeting Point

    We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. Alternatively, you can join the tour at our local partner’s office at Hafnarstræti 20 / Bus stop 6.

    In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place.

    Check the Useful Downloads section for the list of hotels and the list of nearest bus stops.

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

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
  • Enjoy a glass of cheer as we count down the last moments of the year
  • Sing, dance and celebrate with the locals!
  • 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.

What's the plan:

You will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik at 8:00pm in a climate-controlled bus. 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 drop off may depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
    • Best professional tour guide
    • Glass of sparkling wine
    • Traditional bonfire
    • Coffee/hot chocolate
    • Dazzling, citywide firework show

    Exclusions

    • 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. 

    This tour is by default guided in English on all departures.

    Bus stop 10 will no longer be available, You will be picked up at stop 9. Which is located on Snorrabraut, short distance away.

    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

    • Nick Pittman

      Great experience and excellent way to see in the new year.

      United Kingdom 01/05/2019
    • Keith Lawrence

      Good

      United Kingdom 01/04/2017
    • Tracey Leach

      Very special

      United Kingdom 01/04/2016

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