On this tour, you get the chance to experience genuine Icelandic culture and age-old customs surrounding the New Year’s celebrations in Iceland which by many is considered one of the world’s most breathtaking New Year’s celebrations.
Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighborhoods of Reykjavik and we will visit one of them and celebrate with the locals. At precisely midnight the celebration’s atmosphere becomes pretty wild with an incredible amount of fireworks that people light all over the city, covering the sky with lights and colors.
We select the best viewpoint to watch the fireworks while raising a glass of sparkling wine under one of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays.
The Icelandic New Year’s Eve is by many considered the most breathtaking New Year’s celebration in the world. We offer a special tour where you will experience this celebration first-hand. You will be taken to enjoy the immersive celebration atmosphere. Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighborhoods in Reykjavík.
At midnight the atmosphere becomes highly intense due to the hundreds, even up to a thousand, tons of fireworks that are lit up and fired away. We will then stop at a desirable viewpoint to watch the fireworks and toast with a glass of sparkling wine while thousands of people all over the city are shooting up tons of fireworks, resulting in one of the world’s most spectacular sights one can imagine. Between the Bonfire and the Firework show, we stop for a light refreshment.
Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher. Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.